Prospero's & Cathedral Caves Bermuda

These two caves are located at the grounds of Grotto Bay Beach Resort in Hamilton Parish. Both caves are nicely lit up from inside and have magnificent limestone formations hanging from the ceilings. 
Cathedral Cave has a large 30-feet deep lake. There is a platform from where you can view the cave. Or else you can take a plunge and swim in the lake, and see the beautiful cave from the waters. The water flows between the tidal lake and the sea through the pores of the rocks all around it. Note that the water in the cave lagoon is quite cold as it remains in the shades forever. 
Cathedral Cave Bermuda 
Cathedral Cave Bermuda 
Photo: Grotto Bay Beach Resort, Bermuda 
Prospero's Cave is more spectacular of the two. It has dramatic formations of stalactites and stalagmites. It is believed that Prospero's Cave was first discovered by Sir George Somers who came ashore by his ship Sea Venture in the year 1609. This is supposedly the first cave discovered in Bermuda. 
This cave was earlier known as the Island Cave and later renamed to Prospero's Cave once it was open to public by the Bermuda Government as a show cave. The resort runs an underground bar and a disco at the Prospero's cave. They have also opened up a Spa here so that you can enjoy a therapy or a massage in a natural cave ambience on floating platforms while listening to soft background music. 
Spa at Prospero's Cave, Bermuda 
Prospero’s Cave Bermuda 
Photo: Grotto Bay Beach Resort, Bermuda 
Note that now only the resort guests are allowed to visit these caves. In Cathedral Cave, there is a narrow and steep stairway that leads down to a deep lake. You can see great formations of stalactites hanging from the ceiling. Prospero has a prominent mention in Shakespeare's play The Tempest

Swimming in the Grotto Caves

Only the resort guests can swim on the lake of Cathedral Cave between 9am to 5pm. Visitors are not allowed to enter the caves unless you have talked to the resort and taken a permission on payment. However, as a visitor, you can book a spa at Prospero's Cave in advance and enjoy the cave while having the spa. 
I know of some non-guests who could enter the caves pretending that they were hotel guests. The hotel doesn't really have a foolproof system of checking this. However I shall not recommend this method of trying to sneak into the caves as a visitor. When you arrive by a taxi and enter through the front gate, it would be quite obvious that you are a visitor and will likely to be turned away from approaching the caves. 
Both the caves are open daily. They are free for hotel guests. 


11 Blue Hole Hill, Hamilton Parish, Bermuda. 
Bus Routes: #1, 3 (both operating between Hamilton and St George) 

Hotel Contacts

Phone: 800/582-3190 in the U.S., 800/463-0851 in Canada, 441/293-8333 in Bermuda.  
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