Fodor's Expert Review St. David's Island
In a place famous for manicured lawns and well-tended gardens, St. David's Island feels comparatively wild; nevertheless, the real highlight is—quite literally—St. David's Lighthouse. Built in 1879 of Bermuda stone and occupying the tallest point on the East End, this red-and-white-striped lighthouse rises 208 feet above the sea, providing jaw-dropping views of St. George's, Castle Harbour, and the reef-rimmed south shore. Although the lighthouse itself isn't accessible to the public, this is a great place to spot humpback whales passing through Bermuda's waters in April and May. St. David's is also the site of L.F. Wade International Airport, the main gateway to Bermuda.