Cathedral Cave

Grotto Bay Cave

Useful Information

Location: Grotto Bay Beach Resort in Hamilton Parish.
(32.3531584, -64.7128570)
Open: Open for hotel guests for swimming. All year daily.
Fee: free for hotel guests.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Guided tours: self guided
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Address: Grotto Bay Beach Resort & Spa, 11 Blue Hole Hill, Bailey's Bay, CR04, Bermuda, Tel: +1-441-293-8333. E-mail:
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1960s Hotel built.
2002 featured on a $1 stamp.


Cathedral Cave is one of the five caves in the Joyce's Dock group situated in the grounds of the Grotto Bay Beach Resort in Hamilton Parish. The hotel was built in the late 1960's. The dominant feature in Cathedral Cave is the large, deep lake. This lake is used by guests of the hotel as a weatherproof place to swim. Like the lakes in all of Bermuda's other caves, the lake in Cathedral Cave is tidal and composed of sea water migrating its way through fissures in the porous rock surrounding the cave. Cathedral Cave is so close to Prospero's Cave that these two caves are probably connected underwater.

Text by Tony Oldham (2002). With kind permission.