Arts & culture

Somers Wharf offers a wonderful opportunity to sit back and soak up the essence of Island life.The waterfront has long been the focus of daily comings and goings and cultural events in Bermuda's first capital, today a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a performance of the world-famous gombey dancers, Bermuda's cultural ambassadors whose infectious rhythms fill the streets at holiday times. Fitted dinghies race across the harbour all summer long, their distinctive sails and wooden hulls carrying out an age-old tradition. And artists show their work in special exhibitions staged outdoors or in Somers Wharf shops throughout the year.Yachts from around the world make port here on their way to and from the Caribbean. At Christmas, Somers Wharf sits along the route of the popular Bermuda National Trust 'Walkabout,' when locals pour into the Old Town to stroll the streets with friends and family and celebrate the season.