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Crystal and Fantasy Caves in Bermuda: Is It Worth It?

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Imagine stepping into a world where the water beneath your feet is crystal clear, and the ceiling sparkles with nature’s own chandeliers.

Welcome to Bermuda’s Crystal Caves, an underground world that feels like stepping into a fairy tale.

This natural wonder is not just a feast for the eyes, but we also think it’s a journey with your time while visiting the island.

But is visiting Crystal Caves worth it? What do you need to know? What about visiting Fantasy Caves? We have you covered!

Visiting Crystal and Fantasy Caves in Bermuda

Planning Your Trip NOW?

Here is the quick low down for visiting Crystal Caves and Fantasy Caves in Bermuda:

  • You MUST take a tour, there’s no option to visit solo.
  • Photos are allowed but no flash photography.
  • There are over 80 steps down into the cave.
  • If you can only choose one, we choose Crystal Cave!
  • Reservations are highly recommended as they only take a certain number of people per tour.
  • Book a combo tour of the caves to visit other amazing spots in Bermuda and get transportation provided!

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Historical Background and Discovery

The story begins over a century ago, in 1907 when two adventurous boys stumbled upon this hidden marvel while chasing a cricket ball.

Entrance stairway leading downwards though a tunnel with a sign above saying not to touch the formations in Crystal Caves.
Entrance to Crystal Cave.

Little did they know, their discovery would become one of Bermuda’s most breathtaking attractions. The caves, formed millions of years ago, are steeped in history and legend, offering a glimpse into the past that is as enchanting as the formations themselves.

How to Visit?

Located in Hamilton Parish, the Crystal and Fantasy Caves are easily accessible by bus, taxi, or scooter from anywhere on the island.

The best time to visit is during the off-peak seasons of spring and fall when Bermuda’s weather is mild, and the caves are less crowded.

Walking on the Pontoon floating bridge with huge stalactites handing down on either side and crystal clear blue water below in Crystal Caves.
Huge Stalactites hang down while walking through Crystal Cave.

Visiting the cave REQUIRES a tour. You can’t see them solo.

You can book your tour individually by calling them at (441) 293 0640 OR book this combo tour that includes other highlights of Bermuda as well as transportation to the caves.

How Long Are The Tours?

Tours of the Crystal Caves run regularly and last about 35 minutes, it’s a total of one hour and 15 minutes to visit both Crystal and Fantasy Caves.

Wear comfortable shoes and prepare for a moderate amount of walking, including 80+ stairs.

Cost and Hours?

Tickets are reasonably priced at $25 per cave, but booking in advance is recommended, especially during tourist season.

  • Tours are offered from 9 am to 5 pm daily.
  • First tour departs: 9.30 am
  • Last tour: 4.30 pm.
  • Last combination tour: 4 pm.
  • Tours depart every 30 minutes, on the hour and half past.

Wandering Crystal Cave

Inside the caves, you’re greeted by an otherworldly scene: stalactites and stalagmites are hanging from above and jutting out from the floor, with crystal-clear pools reflecting the intricate details of the ceiling above.

Walkway through Crystal Caves showing the boardwalk.
Floating Pontoon Bridge in Crystal Cave.

The highlight is the Floating Pontoon Bridge, offering visitors a unique vantage point over the azure waters below, teeming with life and mystery.

Wandering Fantasy Cave

Fantasy Cave is another spectacular natural attraction in Bermuda, offering even more colors and intricate formations.

Like its counterpart, the Crystal Cave, Fantasy Cave is filled with stunning stalactites and stalagmites, but it is distinct in its array of mineral deposits that paint the cave in a palette of warmer hues.

View of a wall of tiny but long stalactites and a small blue pool in Fantasy Cave.
Inside Fantasy Cave.

Discovered later than Crystal Cave, Fantasy Cave has been carefully preserved to maintain its pristine condition. It’s less crowded, which is a plus, but it’s also smaller.

Crystal vs Fantasy Caves

Crystal Cave is known for its crystal-clear blue pools and delicate formations, offering an ethereal underwater-like experience. It’s a bit more popular and usually the preferred cave if you ask around.

Looking to the right of the floating boardwalk to see the cavern ceiling full of stalactites along with stalagmites in the water below reaching upwards.
View of underwater Stalagmites in Crystal Cave!

Personally, we agree that Crystal Cave was spectacular, and we highly recommend it!

Fantasy Cave stands out with its warmer colors and diverse mineral deposits.

Fantasy Cave is great and if you have the extra time and cash, then go for it, but it’s a bit smaller and can be more claustrophobic. It also doesn’t have the cool boardwalk.

Is Visiting Crystal and Fantasy Caves Worth It?

Absolutely! It’s one of the best things to do in Bermuda.

We think spending your hard-earned cash on just one of the caves is enough, we wouldn’t really recommend both simply because because it costs double, takes double the amount of time, and you’re essentially looking at two pretty similar caves.

But definitely don’t leave this off your list when visiting Bermuda! Just choose which you’d prefer and go for it.

Exit tunnel stairway to surface from Crystal Caves.
Stairway exit out of Crystal Cave.

Book The Tour!

Book this highly recommended combo tour that includes transportation to the cave, Bermuda’s best beach (Horseshoe Bay), and a shopping excursion!


Quick Tips For Your Visit:

  • Wear Comfortable Shoes: Both caves have wet and uneven surfaces.
  • No Flash Photography: Protect the caves’ natural beauty by avoiding flash.
  • Book in Advance: Especially during peak season to secure your spot.
  • Stay on Pathways: To preserve the delicate cave environments.
  • Bring a Light Jacket: Caves can be cooler than the outdoor temperature.
  • Leave the Swimsuit: There’s no swimming here despite how inviting the water looks.
  • Be Mindful of Stairs: There are steps to navigate in both caves.
  • Respect Conservation Efforts: Follow guidelines to help preserve these natural wonders.
  • Enjoy the Silence: Keep noise to a minimum to enjoy the natural ambiance.

Wait, What Else is Nearby?

So glad you asked! Don’t run off just yet.

Next door you’ll find Blue Hole Park which is an awesome spot to take a dip and explore other caves that might not be as cool as Crystal Cave but they are free!

Nina swimming in Blue Hole in Bermuda
Swimming in Blue Hole

Once you’ve built up an appetite, you should head to the Swizzle Inn to grab some fresh fish chowder and the island’s signature signature drink, the Rum Swizzle. But don’t fill up, because there’s Bailey’s Bay Ice Cream right next door that’s definitely worth a visit.

Grotto Bay Beach Resort in Bermuda with canopies lining the beach and people swimming
Grotto Bay

If you’re looking for a place to stay, check out my where to stay in Bermuda guide, but the best place near the cave is hands down Grotto Bay Beach Resort & Spa. They even have another cave to wonder about, which is private to just their guests!

Book The Tour!

Book this highly recommended combo tour that includes transportation to the cave, Bermuda’s best beach (Horseshoe Bay), and a shopping excursion!


We hope this helped you plan your trip to Fantasy and Crystal Caves in Bermuda!

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