Camping and Eco-Tourism in Bermuda

Bermuda doesn't accommodate visitors interested in camping out

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While travelers to Bermuda can walk along the island's beautiful pink sand beaches, they can't pitch a tent next to the surf - or anywhere else for that matter. Only residents may camp in Bermuda.

Likewise, Bermuda has no eco-touristic resorts, so travelers looking to take an ecologically-oriented trip must create their own adventure -- a task that is relatively easy, thanks to the abundance of natural sites throughout the island.  A great place to start is with the Nature Reserves. Nature Reserves afford vacationers the opportunity to view some of the more natural lands on the island, where they are so rarely touched by human hands, and where animals live naturally and flora thrives. There are at least five worth visiting in Bermuda, including Gilbert Nature Reserve, Paget Marsh, Seymoure's Pond, Spittal Pond Nature Reserve, and Warwick Pond

If being surrounded by bright, bursting tropical flowers is a priority, there are a number of gardens throughout the island that are open to the public. The Bermuda Botanical Gardens is particularly worth noting. The gardens encompass 35-acres of land, and there are several smaller themed gardens throughout the property. Other gardens can be found in St. George, Paget, Pembroke, and Devonshire Parish. 

One of the most mysterious natural attraction in Bermuda are there caves.  There are over 150 caves, and all though many of these are unground and only accessible to divers, though a number exist above water.  One of the most popular is Crystal Cave, which has been a bustling attraction since its discover in the beginning of the 20th century. 

You can learn further details about all of these natural attractions when you visit our guide to Nature in Bermuda

Although the lack of camping and formal eco-tourism may disappoint some travelers, there is still plenty of natural beauty to revel in on this tropical island.