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Spending time in the Atlantic is the obvious and desirable key feature of this destination, but there are plenty of great alternatives for landlubbers, too. Here are Forbes Travel Guide editors’ top picks for what to see and do in Bermuda (on sea and land):
1. Water Sports. With easily accessible venues of brilliant blue waters to swim, dive, snorkel, kayak, sail, fish, jet ski, and body surf on, no appetite for water sports will go unmet. There are plenty of places on the beaches to rent equipment, just be sure to slather on the sunscreen.
2. Explore St. George’s Parish. Avoid the hustle and bustle of Hamilton and head to the northeast tip of the island, home to the historic and charming town of St. George and its intriguing fortifications – all part of a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.
3. Visit Gibbs Hill Lighthouse. Constructed upon the highest point on the island, climb to the top for fabulous views, while learning about the navigational history of the alluring island and its treacherous reef.
4. Crystal and Fantasy Caves. Spelunkers and travelers alike will marvel at the cavernous subterranean network of translucent waterways that have swallowed up stalagmites while simultaneously reflecting their stalactite mates.
5. The Royal Naval Dockyard. Though touristy (particularly when berthing a cruise ship), this hub of activity swirls with Bermudian verve, featuring a Maritime Museum, a pavilion concert venue, local crafts market and pushcart food vendors and a dedicated Arts Centre.