The area around the Bermuda airport, St. George is the former capital of Bermuda and a UNESCO World Heritage site. St. George was first settled in 1612, and the well preserved historic city has plenty of beautiful sights to see. The city itself is fairly small, and a very walkable location, with most of the sights a few minutes walk from each other.
St. Peter’s Church
Old State House
The center of the town known as King’s Square is next to the water and a cruise ship dock. Here you can find a few stores, restaurants, St. Peter’s Church which was founded in 1612. When strolling the cobbled streets of the well-preserved town there is plenty to see & do.
Not to miss sights would include The Bermuda Perfumery where you can make your own signature blend of perfume or enjoy high tea. The Perfumery offers a wide range of perfumes, with my personal favorite being South Water which is the perfect scent for a beach vacation. With notes of coconut, vanilla, amber, musk, and mandarin the scent is sweet and sultry and reminds you of your favorite tropical drink.
At the edge of the town, you will discover the unfinished church, a Gothic church that was begun in 1874 but was never completed. The ruins of the church are specular and worth visiting.
Wahoo’s Bistro and Patio – Dark and Stormy
Wahoo’s Bistro and Patio – Wahoo tacos
Wahoo’s Bistro and Patio – Rum Swizzle
Wahoo’s Bistro and Patio
No trip to Bermuda would be complete without trying their two national drinks the Rum Swizzle (it tastes like a rum punch) and a Dark and Storm (made with their local rum and ginger beer). I would recommend ordering either from Wahoo’s Bistro and Patio which is located near the town hall. When visiting Wahoo’s request a table outside on the patio, which will give you an amazing view of the crystal clear water. Wahoo’s make an outstanding Wahoo taco (a fish taco), and Wahoo nuggets (similar to a chicken nugget but with fish). Throughout Bermuda, you will find Wahoo fish on the menu everywhere in particular in the form of nuggets, burgers, and tacos.
No visit to Bermuda would be complete without visiting their spectacular beaches. About a 15 minute walk (1.1km) from the Town Hall is Tobacco Bay Beach which is a free public beach with calm crystal clear turquoise water.
Fort St. Catherine
Following Barry’s Road, you will pass Fort St. Catherine before you reach another tiny beach, Dreu’s Bay. The small beach is a popular spot to take a date, according to the locals if they spot a couple at Dreu’s Bay no one else will visit this spot to allow the couple privacy.
Grotto Bay Beach Resort & Spa
Within St. George and the East End two other must-visit spots are the Crystal Caves and Grotto Bay Beach Resort & Spa. Reaching either location will require taking a taxi or public transit, but are lovely spots. At Grotto Bay Beach Resort you can get a massage in private cabana in a cave. and in the Crystal Caves, you can walk through an ancient limestone cave.