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Bermuda: Pink Beaches, Shipwrecks, and 400 Years of History

There is something for everyone on the beautiful island of Bermuda.

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Bermuda Overview

Bermuda offers some of the world's most beautiful pink sandy beaches, breathtakingly beautiful marine life, wonderful scenery, lovely architecture, great hotels & dining, and warm and friendly people. For the underwater enthusiast there are over 160 documented shipwrecks, and the whole Island has coral all around for snorkeling through crystal clear water.

Bermuda pink sand beach

Pink sand beaches are a beautiful place to get away from it all.

While Bermuda is beautiful on land, the surrounding ocean is its best playground. There are dozens of ways to enjoy it: from scuba diving to parasailing, fishing to glass bottom boat tours. Just relaxing on the pink sand beaches will take you to another level of happiness.

For the golfer, Bermuda has more golf courses per square mile than any place on the planet, and their courses are renowned for their breathtaking views and subtle challenges.

History seekers will also have much to do delving into Bermuda's 400 years of heritage. History comes alive daily at the forts, museums and historic sites; St. George's, the easternmost town on the island, is a recognized UNESCO World Heritage site.

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Editor's Note: Thanks to Peter Kehoe & Associates for the information we've provided here.

Bermuda: 7 Day Itinerary

This sample one week itinerary is a series of day trips based out of Hamilton Harbor.

Bermuda pink sand beach

Bermuda is well-known for its pink sand beaches, but there are many other places to enjoy too.

Day 1: Great Sound and Little Sound
Depart for a sundowner cruise in Great Sound and Little Sound, passing many small islands with a wonderful unpolluted sunset that you can only find in the middle of the Atlantic on the island of Bermuda.

Day 2: The Crescent
Depart Hamilton Harbor after breakfast for a day filled with watersports and snorkeling. Anchor out close to the North Shore Coral Reef Reserve in The Crescent, where you can snorkel to pristine sea life and coral right from the swim platform.

Day 3: Castle Harbor
Depart before breakfast for Castle Harbor. Going through the entrance you need good light as there are many coral heads, but as soon as you get inside it is nice and calm. Explore Charles's Fort Island, Castle Island and Rusly Island. After lunch take a waverunner or tender around to Saint David's and explore Saint George town. Spend the evening at anchor in the protected Castle Harbor.

Day 4: Challenger and Plantagenet Bank
The Challenger and Plantagenet bank is 24 nautical miles southwest of Bermuda and excellent for trolling and bottom fishing. These two banks rise from 12000 ft. to 157 ft. and you are guaranteed to catch some big game fish here: tuna, marlin, mahi mahi, wahoo.

Day 5: Beacon Hill Bay
Everyone will enjoy the calm blue waters of Beacon Hill Bay – especially the dolphin and underwater experience at Ireland Island, where you can feed tamed wild fish in the open ocean next to pristine coral and sea life. You don't have to be a certified scuba diver to participate. After lunch, anchor at North Hamilton Island and snorkel Philips and Hogfish Cove where there are caves to explore.

Day 6: Somerset Island
After breakfast, head for Somerset island and anchor just east of Scout Fort. With a jetski or tender, it is easy to make the 5 nautical mile exploration trip around Somerset Island and stop to snorkel off of “Vixen Wreck,” located just off of Daniels Head. The Vixen was launched in 1867 and the wreck is now a protected diving site, but no permit is needed for snorkeling. After lunch, drop anchor east of Ports Island to explore a small group of islands (Nelly, Garmex, Ports, Long, Eta and Hawkins Island).

Day 7: Hamilton Town
Spend your last day ashore shopping, or visiting the Bermuda Maritime Museum and the Crystal Caves/Fantasy Caves, where you can see the bottom of the pools 55ft below you. After a wonderful lunch onboard it is time to pack your bags and head home, leaving Bermuda behind, and taking wonderful memories with you.

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