Crystal Cave Island- Bermuda

People like to travel in places never seen before and which are unique. Caves are an excellent example of such unique locations where people usually do not go much. The Crystal Caves in Bermuda are one such example.

History and Geography of the Crystal Caves

Bermuda has more than 150 caves out of which maximum of them has an ongoing water exchange with the Atlantic Ocean. Crystal caves are one of those caves which are very popular among the tourists all over the world. The Crystal Caves in Bermuda are located in Hamilton Parish near Castle Harbour and are subterranean caverns. The cave is about 500 Mt. long and 62 Mt wide. Earlier, the caves were deep at low sea level which has now risen significantly.


The caves were discovered more than 100 years back in the year 1905 by two teenage boys Carl Gibbons and Edgar Hollis and have been a tourist attraction since the year 1907. Upon further investigations by the two boys, it was found that the cave had crystal clear water at 55 feet deep with stalagmites. The cave looks more beautiful with deep water pools having spectacular crystals.

Characteristics of the Crystal Cave

Visitors who visit this cave also do not miss the chance to go to the Fantasy Cave. The caves have been only reopened 10 years back and have been illuminated with artificial lighting. The visitors to this cave have to walk over a pontoon bridge across the lake. One can see stalactites that come from the ceiling of the cave and stalagmites that rise from the floor of the cave.

There are now guides who help tourists to see these caves sometimes turning off the lights in the cave to take them back to the original time when the cave was discovered. They have good information on the history and structure of the place. One can get the feeling of entering deep into the earth in the cave.

Crystal Cave

It is seen that going down to the cave is simple but it may be tough for people to climb back to the entrance sometimes.

It takes 30 minutes to 45 minutes to see and explore the cave but for those who want to explore the fantasy cave as well, then it might take about 1.5 hours to explore both the caves. Also, the charges to visit these caves are very affordable. The charges are $22 for adults and $ 10 for children under 12. There is free admission for toddlers under 5. A combination ticket to both of these caves is $30 for adults and $12 for children. The visiting hours to the cave is from 9 30 am to 4 30 pm daily.

Other Activities to do in Bermuda

After visiting the caves, people can eat at the nearby restaurants famous for Ice-cream, local Caribbean and international cuisines. The Bermuda’s oldest pub Swizzle Inn can be visited to have mid-day lunch

The other landmark places and things to do in Bermuda are:

  • Bermuda Maritime Museum
  • Bermuda Claywork and Dockyard Glasswork
  • Swimming with the dolphins
  • Bermuda Train Company
  • City of Hamilton Town Crier Tour
  • Island Tour Centre
  • Bermuda Beaches
  • Bermuda Shopping
  • Bermuda Aquarium

For those who are planning to go with friends to the Crystal Caves, they can contact at:

8, Crystal Caves Road, off Wilkinson Avenue  

Bailey’s Bay, Hamilton Parish, Bermuda. 

Phone (Crystal Caves Information Center):  441/293-0640; Email: 

The local buses leave regularly from the Hamilton City and St. George. A ferry is available to take people to the caves.

Surely, worth a visit.

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