Traditional Afternoon Tea At Rosedon Hotel
Spring in Bermuda – Activities & Experiences
Look for Longtails on the Coastline
The Longtails, or white-tailed tropic bird, are a beautiful feature of our coastline during the spring and summer months when they nest in the soft Bermuda limestone cliffs. At the end of April the female lays one egg in the burrow, or in specially designed “igloos”, and the parents take turns incubating the egg. The chicks fledge in late August and the birds return to the open ocean in September. Longtails are a protected species and are featured on Bermuda’s 25 cent coin and 50 dollar bill.
Explore the Island by Bike
Take a guided bicycle tour of the western end of Bermuda’s Railway Trail, stopping at a historic fort, quiet chapel and points of interest to learn about the island’s natural environment and history. Then stop for a refreshing swim!
Info: 3 ½ hour tour departs from the Island Tour Centre, Dockyard.
Tickets $80. Book here. 441 236 1300
Traditional Afternoon Tea
The delightful English tradition of tea at four o’clock lives on in Bermuda, and we recommend taking tea on a lovely verandah on a spring afternoon. The grand front porch of Rosedon Hotel is the setting for afternoon tea, served daily against a tranquil backdrop of old-world charm in Huckleberry Restaurant. The menu includes finger sandwiches, house-made scones with clotted cream, delicate tea cakes and macaroons, plus a range of specialty teas from Harney & Sons, London.
Info: 3-4.30 pm daily, Rosedon Hotel, Pitts Bay Road, Hamilton. 441 295 1640. $42 + 17% pp.
Visit Crystal and Fantasy Caves
Crystal Cave was discovered by accident in 1907 when two teenagers lost their cricket ball. Today it is one of Bermuda’s most popular attractions with its limestone stalactites and stalagmites. Pathways of floating pontoons span the deep, clear underground pools of azure blue water where formations seem to be mere inches below the surface. In fact they are over 50 feet below the surface of the crystal clear water.
Fantastic calcite formations make Fantasy Cave a mesmerising experience. Entire walls of the cave are covered in calcite mineral deposits nature has shaped to resemble majestic waterfalls frozen in time. The deep clear pools reflect the formations and you can see the beginnings of the passageways connecting the caves with the ocean. A state-of-the-art lighting system highlights the intricacies and impressive detail of the formations.
Info: Open daily, 9 am to 5 pm, last tour at 4.30 pm. Tickets – one cave $24 adult, $10 child; two caves $35 adult, $12 child. Child rate for 12 and under; under 5 are free. Bus 1, 3, 10 or 11. Click here for details.