With borders open to tourism, Bermuda is credited as one of the safest islands to visit and has implemented a number of health protocols to keep travelers safe.
Exploring around the island, you’ll encounter many impressive houses and buildings, some of which were built as far back as the 1600s.
Exploring St. George’s – On the East End, explore the historic Town of St. George, a UNESCO World Heritage site that was founded in 1612. It’s the oldest English settlement in the New World. Here, you can wander narrow, cobblestoned streets with names such as Old Maid’s Lane, Printer’s Alley and Featherbed Alley. This part of the island is known for its British colonial architecture.
Unfinished Church – Dramatic archways and weathered grey stone contrast against vibrant tropical foliage at the Unfinished Church. The gothic church was conceived as a replacement for St. Peter’s Church, which had been badly damaged by a hurricane. Due to funding problems, parish infighting and yet another damaging storm, construction was never completed. Now the picturesque ruins can be visited at no charge.
St. Peter’s Church impresses with its limestone walls, beautiful belfry and shapely windows. The steps leading up to the 400-year-old church are one of the most photographed sights on the island. Inside, its original Bermuda cedar beams, chandeliers and 1615 Communion table create a spiritual ambiance. In 2012, Queen Elizabeth named it “Their Majesties Chappell,” a designation first used for this house of worship back in the 1690s.
Bermuda Beacon: Gibb’s Lighthouse– The towering Gibbs’ Hill Lighthouse in Southampton Parish, completed in 1846, stands tall as one of the oldest cast iron lighthouses in the world. The metal is watertight and weathers well, even in a salt-air environment like Bermuda’s. Climb 185 steps to a viewing area at the top and soak up the panoramic view.