For a small island, there is so much to do in Bermuda! From land to sea and with Bermuda’s diverse culture and history, you’ll be able to find something that speaks uniquely to you where you can create your own “Bermuda Experience”. To get you started though, here are some of our top picks for things to do:
1. Nicknamed the Shipwreck Capital of the World, Bermuda is home to over 300 shipwrecks waiting for you to explore. Multiple dive shops are located all over the island and they can arrange a full day dive so you can explore what these amazing shipwrecks have to offer.
2. Snorkelling in Bermuda is uniquely perfect. You get crystal clear waters of the Atlantic, stunningly beautiful coral reefs, numerous shipwrecks in shallow waters, submerged caves and breathtakingly beautiful marine life. Parrot fish are known to swim close to shore and these magical and colourful fish are a sight to see.
3. Either by jet ski, kayak, or stand up paddle board, explore the many coves, inlets and protected bays Bermuda has to offer. See fish, turtles and long-tails (a native bird to the island) in their natural habitat.
4. The beautiful Atlantic Ocean is home to many species including grouper, rockfish, snapper, tuna, dolphin fish and more. Charter boats make daily full or half-day trips to the banks where fishermen can indulge in deep sea fishing, trying to hook the big ones in the wahoo and tuna family.
5. Home to the most golf courses per square mile in the world, Bermuda golf courses offer spectacular ocean views and lush green expanses that you will rarely find anywhere in the world.
6. Learn the art of perfumery and create your own customized scent with Master Perfumer Isabelle Ramsay-Brackstone at Stewart Hall in St. George's. In the charming confines of Bermuda's oldest town, immerse yourself in the history of perfume from Ancient Greece to contemporary Madison Avenue. Isabelle's intimate seminars, of no more than five people at a time, are built around spirited discussions and full interactive participation. Try your hand at the various families of scent and their respective olfactory pyramid, educate yourself on natural essential oils and specialty aroma molecules. In less than four hours you'll have the knowledge to dazzle friends and family with your command of the art of perfumery.
7. Learn about the rich history of Bermuda, local traditions, and the story behind Gosling’s Rum, Bermuda’s oldest business, on a private rum tasting tour. . A ‘rumologist’ will introduce you to a local liqueur and three award-winning rums as well as let you sample local rum cake made with Gosling’s Black Seal Rum. Watch as they prepare Bermuda’s national drink, the DARK ‘N STORMY®, and discover the true secrets of the Bermuda Rum Swizzle.
8. Located in Hamilton Parish Bermuda, Crystal Caves is one of the largest and most famous caves on the island. It is about 36 meters (120 feet) below the ground level. With its dramatic formations of stalactites and stalagmites, which are crystal-like pointed structures naturally formed out of limestone rocks, the views are stunning. There is a lake called the Cahow Lake within the caves complex and it has crystal clear water, and you can walk over a pontoon bridge that goes across the lake. The lake has a depth of 17 meters (55 feet).
9. The Town of St. George is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is the oldest English-speaking colonial town still in existence. It is home to a plethora of cultural experiences. Take a walking tour and wander narrow streets with names such as Old Maid’s Lane, Printer’s Alley and Featherbed Alley. Visit one of the many museums such as the World Heritage Centre, St. George’s Historical Society Museum, Bermuda National Trust Museum, Bermudian Heritage Museum, and St. Peter’s Church, the oldest Anglican Church in the Western Hemisphere Fluster.
10. Experience Bermuda on Horseback. You can ride all throughout the year in Bermuda along the beaches, the old railway trails or through the lush hilly landscapes. Choose to be part of group or book in private.
Of course a lot of these activities are combined with trips to Bermuda's beautiful beaches. Enjoy the contrast of the pink sand and turquoise water between the shoreline and outlying reefs, and the dark blue of the ocean beyond the reefs and land.