I have been so fortunate as to be given a cruise to Bermuda. This will be a first for me and a very different approach to travel to a destination. There will be time required for our hosts, but other than the first day, we will have the following two days to ourselves.
I have read about the beautiful beaches and I would like to spend time exploring those, I am also interested in just walking St. Georges and having afternoon tea, is there a good place for tea in St. George's? If not, I believe I read of an afternoon tea at the lighthouse? I really am not interested in shopping.
The thing is, I LOATHE crowds. Counterintuitive when being on a cruise, I realize, however any advice on how to navigate from King's Wharf? Are taxis my best bet? I know that there is a transport pass for the bus and ferries, is there one just for the ferries? I really do not want to spent the little time I have in Bermuda waiting for buses. I realize that this will be more expensive, however if I plan properly and use my feet, hopefully it will just be a roundtrip each day? I would welcome any advice on how to plan so I can accomplish my preferences. I am having trouble understanding how spread out things are. For example, can I go to the beach and then the lighthouse efficiently? Or St. George's and then the lighthouse?
Finally, I will not be an early riser this trip, so I will probably venture out around 11am at the earliest. Any problems with that other than less time on the island? I do not intend to rush back to the boat for dinner.
Thank you very much for any/ all advice.