We managed to visit the Royal Naval Dockyard on a quieter day which was nice. This area has such a buzz about it with the beautiful glassworks gallery where you can watch artist create pieces in open flames right in front of you. Also, uniquely placed in the same building is the Rum Cake Company, with their signature swizzle rum cake in addition to many other delicious flavors. After tasting some yummy rum cake, we walked down to the Frog and Onion for something a little more substantial. Finally ending our trip at the dockyard by walking through the moon gate, which it is said to be good luck for couples to walk through together.
The next day we headed over to St. George to see St. Peter’s Church. Which is the oldest church outside the British Isles, originally built in 1612. The original altar, as well as an 18th century throne was salvaged from a shipwreck and communion silver from the 1600s, can all be found inside. After walking through this beautiful town, we headed to the crystal caves for a tour, glazing upon the crystal clear underground lake over 50 feet below is completely mesmerizing.
For a day of shopping we went to Hamilton by ferry to Front Street. The first thing you notice is the cheerful pastel colored buildings designed on the typical colonial architecture. Tucked within those building are wonderful retail shops selling jewelry, clothing, liquor (Goslings especially for dark and stormys) and so much more! We heard that we missed harbor nights by just a few weeks! They start up in May and usually go until September every Wednesday night where vendors line the streets and the Gombey dancers perform.
Of course, it goes without saying that we had to visit the pink sand beaches of Horseshoe Bay. The sand is pink because red tiny organisms that grow under the coral reefs, overtime bits of the corals and shells get washed up, mixing with sands and create a pink hue. Gibb's Hill Lighthouse is also right down the road from Horseshoe Bay. The views are outstanding from the top, its only 180 plus steps to climb.
This was such an amazing trip, where we got to immerse ourselves in so many memorable and spectacular pieces of Bermuda’s lifestyle and culture.