Along with pink sands and green golf courses, these subterranean grottoes are among Bermuda‘s iconic sites. First discovered in 1907 by the same family who still owns them, the caverns have spectacular crystal formations, crystalline pools, and underground waterways. Guided tours of the Crystal Cave, which measures more than 1,600 feet long and more than 200 feet deep, explain the differences between stalagmites and stalactites as well as the science behind the impressive underwater formations. A visit to the adjacent Fantasy Cave, which is deeper still, is included in the ticket price.
Adventure to an Underground
One of Bermuda’s most spectacular sights can be found deep underground at the Crystal and Fantasy Caves. These subterranean splendors are vast chambers with crystal-clear underground lakes. In the Crystal Cave, a walking trail is suspended on floating pontoons across the water’s surface, so you can venture into the middle of the lake and look into the water to see the rock formations some 50 feet below. A tour through the Fantasy Cave brings you up close to the above-water formations, jagged stalactites hanging from the ceiling, and walls covered in glittering calcite mineral deposits. Both caves are illuminated, making it easy to admire the unusual formations, and tours are led by guides who explain their geology and history.
Explore the Caves of Bermuda's Basement
As stalactites drip from above and stalagmites rise from the floor, the caves found below the surface of Bermuda create an otherworldly wonder for kids. Discovered by two young boys in 1907, Crystal Cave has a 50-foot-deep subterranean lake full of crystal clear water. A bridge leads explorers across it while a lighting system allows guests to view the intricate patterns of the crystallized formations and calcite mineral deposits adorning the walls. Located on property with Crystal Cave, Fantasy Cave is the smaller of the two. Guided tours take travelers through both of these mysterious caves, where knowledgeable guides share facts on the history and geology of the impressive formations.