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Crystal Caves,Bermuda






Fast Facts

Location: Located in Hamilton Parish, near Castle Harbor in Bermuda.
Attraction Type: Cave.
Significance: Crystal-clear underwater lake with stalactites, stalagmites, and deep crystal-clear pools.
Best time to Visit: December to February.
Visiting Hours: 09.30 a.m. to 04.30 p.m.
How to Reach: You need to reach Hamilton first. International travelers need to come down to Bermuda International Airport before they can reach Hamilton. Take bus nos. 1, 3, 10 and 11 from the city of Hamilton to reach Crystal Caves.
Nearest Airport: L.F. Wade International Airport or Bermuda International Airport (BDA).

A discovery by two 12-year old boys that shook the world in 1904, a discovery that still amaze thousands with its spectacular beauty — Crystal Caves are truly a natural wonder with its crystal clear water that fills the caves. The waters are so clear that you can see even the floor of the cave, sometimes at 55 feet below the surface of the water. With a number of stalactites, stalagmites, and deep crystal-clear pools, Crystal Cave is a dream destination for every traveler when they walk along the floating pontoon pathways of the cave in utter wonder.

It was two 12-year old boys who went to search their cricket ball and end up in discovering Crystal Cave. A wonder cave in Hamilton Parish, near Castle Harbor in Bermuda, Crystal Cave is undoubtedly the most famous attraction in Bermuda.


Things to Do

You will enter the cave through an entrance carved into the rock. You need to descend about 80 steps before you can enter into Crystal Caves, major attraction of which is an underground lake with crystal-clear water. There is a floating pontoon pathway on the lake that provides a crystal-clear view of the floor of the cave. Walk through the wooden pontoon to explore the cave. If you are fortunate enough, you may come to see the divers from the Ocean Discovery Centre who visit the place twice a year.

The Crystal Caves are full of illuminated stalagmites and stalactites that take million of years to form. You will see the formations resembling the Manhattan Skyline. There is Crystal's sister, called Fantasy Cave which is filled from top to bottom with formations. You will also find the rare chandelier cluster of soda straw formation there. The walls of the cave are covered in calcite mineral deposits.

If you feel a little bit hungry, there is 'Cafíé Ole' at the Cave where you will find snacks, drinks and light meals. There is also a gift shop called Fiddlestix.

Entry Fee:
Adults: $14
Children (5 to 12 years): $8
Address:

Crystal Caves
8 Crystal Caves Road
Off Wilkinson Avenue
Hamilton Parish, Bermuda
Tel: 441-293-0640

Accommodation

Those who are going to visit Crystal Caves need to stay at the city of Hamilton. There are plenty of options to choose from while searching for accommodation in Hamilton. Some of the hotels are:

The Fairmont Hamilton Princess
76 Pitts bay Road
Hamilton, HM CX

Royal Palms Hotel
24 Rosemont Avenue
Hamilton, HM 06

Clear View Suites and Cottages
Sandylane
Hamilton CR 02

Related Links :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5jVBeENVGk: To view the unearthly views of the fascinating 'Crystal Caves' in Bermuda, click on this link! 

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