After the US Navy left in 1995, Bermudians were granted access to the 77-acre Cooper's Island Nature Reserve. Take a stroll along the nature trails that wend their way through Bermuda cedars and olivewoods, relax on one of the seven beaches and go for an occasional snorkel, or keep an eye out for herons, kingfishers, and giant land crabs.
Fort St Catherine is the largest, and arguably the most intriguing of the island's 91 fortifications. Built in 1614, its stone ramparts and subterranean tunnels are still very much intact. Costumed mannequins show what living conditions used to be like in the fort, whilst the air-conditioned museum is primarily dedicated to Bermuda's military history.
Discovered in 1907 by two boys attempting to retrieve a lost cricket ball, the Crystal and Fantasy Caves are one of Bermuda's most remarkable attractions. On a guided tour, you'll make your way across a pontoon bridge spanning a 55-foot-deep subterranean lake and marvel at the delicate straw stalactites extending from the ceiling.
Along with relics from 350-odd shipwrecks and exhibits about the country's participation in World War II, one of the National Museum's must-see highlights is a mural charting Bermudian history. It covers 1,000 square feet and took local artist Graham Foster more than three and a half years to paint.
Horseshoe Bay is home to one of Bermuda's most popular beaches. Featuring a large crescent of gorgeous pink sand and inviting aquamarine waters, Horseshoe Bay will command that you to stay and relax for the entire day. With an on-site bar and restaurant, changing rooms, beach-rental facilities, and lifeguards, this delightful stretch of sand will quickly become your second home.