Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Explore Bermuda



Bermuda’s quiet pink-sand beaches, abundant palm trees, and pastel-colored houses make this scenic and serene island an ideal place for couples. Standard activities to pursue include swimming, snorkeling, playing golf, boating, and tennis. Below, Cynthia Blair for About.com discovers more activities that make it worthwhile to brush the sand off your feet, slip on a pair of flip-flops, and explore Bermuda.


Bermuda’s largest town features candy-colored buildings facing a scenic harbor. The charming architecture and setting invite a stroll. In addition to being the place to take a horse and buggy ride, sip the island’s signature drink, the Dark ‘n Stormy, and enjoy spectacular views of the harbor, Hamilton is also the island’s center for shopping activities. Here you can stock up on Bermuda shorts if you so desire. Front Street is home to the department stores A.S. Cooper & Sons, Gibbons Co., and an outpost of the British chain Marks & Spencer. Hamilton restaurants include British, Caribbean, Indian, and Chinese eateries. On Wednesday nights during the summer, the Harbour Nights festival features local arts and crafts, dancers, and street food.




The clear, turquoise waters surrounding Bermuda are irresistible, and there’s no better way for a couple to enjoy them than on off-coast activities. Fantasea Bermuda, the island’s largest water sports company, offers catamaran cruises; glass bottom boat tours, including one of Bermuda’s famous shipwrecks; kayak tours; and expeditions for snorkeling, scuba diving, and Snuba, a cross between the two that enables snorkelers to breathe underwater.


Visit About.com to read the full article by Cynthia Blair.

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