A Walk on the Wild Side: Exploring Tom Moore’s Jungle in Bermuda

Tom Moore's Jungle

Tucked away on a tiny road in the center of Bermuda lies a massive 12-acre tree-covered area, known as Tom Moore’s Jungle (also called Blue Hole Park or The Walsingham Nature Reserve).

The ‘jungle’, which is somewhat unbeknownst to many tourists and locals, is a beautiful area full of hundreds of species of  plants, reflective blue water, and caverns that retreat deep into the earth.

Tom Moore's Jungle

Tom Moore’s jungle is privately owned property that is accessible to the public. It was named after Thomas Moore, an Irish poet who is said to have written some of his greatest works here under a Bermudian calabash tree.

Walking through the property is quite an adventure as you bob and weave your way along several paths that poke out between the trees. One great point of interest is The Blue Grotto (pictured above and below) with a viewing deck that protrudes out into the water.

Tom Moore's Jungle

Some other great points of interest around the jungle are the numerous caves (both hidden and easily visible) throughout the jungle.

Tom Moore's Jungle

There are hundreds of beautiful moss covered stalagmites and stalactites jutting out from rocks in the caves. One particularly beautiful area to explore and swim in is Causeway Cave, an area whose water is sourced by the nearby Castle Harbour.

Tom Moore's Jungle

Tom Moore's Jungle

Causeway Cave

One thing that I really loved about visiting the jungle was how untouched it all felt, and how few people were exploring the area. This somewhat off-the-beaten-path experience is something that I highly recommend to all people who come to visit Bermuda; it is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy nature.

Know Before You Go – Things To Bring with You:

  • Flashlight to explore the dark caves
  • Sneakers (clearly I should have planned this out better myself)
  • Swimsuit/Snorkel Gear if you want to dive into the water at the caves
  • Water

Tom Moore's Jungle

Practical Information

Location: Surrounding Tom Moore’s Tavern, Bermuda’s oldest eating house – 7 Walsingham Lane, Bailey’s Bay, Hamilton

Cost: FREE

Have you ever explored Bermuda’s Tom Moore’s Jungle? Share below!
By |2015-07-08T00:06:36+00:00July 10th, 2015|Bermuda|3 Comments


  1. Yvonne - The Tourist Of Life Sep 10, 2015 at 9:21 am - Reply

    Those caves look amazing! Did you go by yourself or did you had a guide with you?

    • Chanel | Cultural Xplorer Sep 15, 2015 at 3:18 pm - Reply

      Hi Yvonne; I actually had a local take me around one day but he had never been there before, so we kind of discovered it together! 😀

  2. Lesli Peterson Sep 30, 2018 at 3:30 pm - Reply

    We are heading there this weekend! Dying to get to that cave…is it close to the Blue Hole? I can’t find directions anywhere.

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