Many tourists visit the Caribbean to enjoy the sun, beaches, and scenery, and there’s nothing wrong with that. However, some visit the islands to experience the sense of history they hold and the myriad of cultures that call them home. For such tourists there may be no better place to start than the small island of Bermuda.
Bermuda was colonized by the British in 1609 and it is home to the oldest English town in the New World in which people still live, St. George, now a UNESCO World Heritage site. At Bermuda’s western tip, the Dockyard is a hub of activity. This working dockyard of the British Navy has been around for more than 200 years. Today, it’s a history buff’s delight with glorious views.
The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute appeals to all ages and explores the mysteries of the ocean. Exhibits reveal everything about the oceans surrounding Bermuda and around the world. With a shipwreck gallery including authentic artifacts, Titanic memorabilia and even a detailed display on the infamous Bermuda Triangle; it’s sure to satisfy your inner historian.
For a unique experience rent a bicycle and cycle the 29 km Bermuda Railway Trail. It’s not a laid-back cycle route but the sense of history and the views are worth the effort.
There are many beautiful and historical sites in the Caribbean, but if you have to choose a starting point you can’t do much better than Bermuda for it’s history.