11 Best Things to Do in Bermuda

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A picture-perfect island getaway destination, Bermuda is an emerald archipelago that is perfect for a beach vacation. Beloved for its picturesque pink sand beaches, romantic resorts, and idyllic blue waters, Bermuda boasts a unique combination of unspoiled landscapes and family-friendly attractions. From diverse underwater marine life to world-class golf courses and UNESCO World Heritage sites, discover some of the top things to do in Bermuda.

Soak in the Beauty of Horseshoe Bay Beach
Horseshoe Bay Beach

Soak in the Beauty of Horseshoe Bay Beach

What Is It? The most photographed and famous beach in Bermuda, Horseshoe Bay Beach boasts breathtaking curvature views of its impressive pink sand and gorgeous blue waters.

Why Do It? A hot spot for water sports, it is also a great family destination and for those looking to go on a romantic stroll.

Good to Know: Nestled between two boulders of volcanic rock, visitors will be mesmerized by soft hues of pink that come from the crushed corals along its shore.

Stroll the Historic St. George
St. George

Stroll the Historic St. George

What Is It? A UNESCO World Heritage site steeped rich in history, St. George is a charming area that dates back to the early decades of the 17th century.

Why Do It? One of the first English towns established in North America, St. George boasts a resemblance to its colonial roots where visitors can explore the Town Hall, Old State House, and King House that were used hundreds of years ago.

Good to Know: Highlighting the historical significance of Bermuda’s first European settlers, visitors can explore where shipwrecked crews and famous founders walked the streets while watching live re-enactments of these historical tales.

Tour the Royal Naval Dockyard
Royal Naval Dockyard

Tour the Royal Naval Dockyard

What Is It? One of Bermuda’s top attractions, the Royal Naval Dockyard was once the principal base of the Royal Navy in the Western Atlantic Ocean.

Why Do It? You will find a handful of fun-filled attractions including museums, art studios, craft markets, and an abundance of waterfront restaurants and bars attracting visitors from around the world.

Good to Know: It once housed the British Royal Navy and played a major role in the War of 1812 and World War II.

Tee off at Port Royal Golf Course
Port Royal Golf Course

Tee off at Port Royal Golf Course

What Is It? A dream destination for golfers from around the world, the Port Royal Golf Course is a venue for the PGA Grand Slam.

Why Do It? Encompassed by crashing waves, panoramic ocean views, and challenging holes, both vacationing celebrities, and PGA greats have tried their hand at this course. Boasting re-sewn fairways and tee boxes, a new irrigation system, and a luxurious clubhouse, the renovations made this legendary course even more iconic.

Good to Know: The course features 18 challenging holes and a signature crescent-shaped 16th hole that is considered one of the greatest par threes in golf.

Visit the 400-year-old St. Peter’s Church
St. Peter's Church

Visit the 400-year-old St. Peter’s Church

What Is It? A unique historical attraction in the heart of St. George’s, St. Peter’s Church was completed in 1612 and is the oldest Anglican church site in continuous use in the Western Hemisphere.

Why Do It? With simple architecture from the 17th century, the church’s hand-carved altar is composed of red cedar and is one of the oldest pieces of woodwork in the country.

Good to Know: Visitors can also explore its beautiful interior with exposed wood beams with a 900-year-old baptismal font, and a 300-year-old churchyard filled with headstones.

Go Underground at Crystal & Fantasy Caves
Fantasy Cave

Go Underground at Crystal & Fantasy Caves

What Is It? Accidentally discovered in 1907 by two young boys, the Crystal & Fantasy Caves allows visitors to take an adventure 55 feet below the earth’s surface.

Why Do It? Visitors will find otherworldly views of a subterranean lake and crystal formations and explore through bridges and walkways on floating pontoons in order to descend into the darkness and catch a glimpse of unique stalactites and crystallized soda straws that hang from the ceiling.

Good to Know:  An impressive lighting system illuminates the area as informative tour guides share details of the area’s history and geology.

Unwind at Elbow Beach
Elbow Beach

Unwind at Elbow Beach

What Is It? A family-friendly beach destination, Elbow Beach has Bermuda’s trademark sun-kissed pink sands alongside its safe, secluded waters perfect for the little ones.

Why Do It? Located at the southern edge of Paget Parish, Elbow Beach boasts towering palm trees and sun umbrellas perfect for snorkeling and relaxation, lined with charming seaside restaurants within walking distance to recharge.

Good to Know: Set against the rugged cliffs, visitors will be awestruck by the pristine turquoise waters shimmering in Bermuda’s year-round sunshine.

See Diverse Wildlife at Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo
Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo

See Diverse Wildlife at Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo

What Is It? Boasting three attractions into one large seven-acre complex, the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo allows visitors to explore a range of impressive marine life of the North Atlantic.

Why Do It? Fuchsia-pink flamingos, loggerhead turtles, 300 types of birds, 200 species of fish, and a colorful living coral reef, the well-regarded Aquarium is one of the world’s oldest aquariums and considered a must-see attraction in Bermuda.

Good to Know: Alongside the Aquarium is the family-friendly natural history museum, where visitors will find hands-on and interactive educational exhibits with a focus on Bermuda’s unique geology and ecosystem.

Explore Remains of the Unfinished Church
Unfinished Church

Explore Remains of the Unfinished Church

What Is It? Towering above St. George’s, the appropriately named Unfinished Church is a historic structure that dates back to the middle of the 19th century.

Why Do It? Visitors come to explore its grounds to find stunning Gothic architecture with half-finished windows, towers and arches, coupled with a unique and eerie atmosphere.

Good to Know: Settlers to the area began construction in 1870, but due to poor planning, funding issues, and local disagreements, it was never finished. 

Go Bird-Watching at Spittal Pond Nature Reserve
Yellow-Crowned Night Heron

Go Bird-Watching at Spittal Pond Nature Reserve

What Is It? An ideal attraction for nature lovers, the Spittal Pond Nature Reserve boasts an incredible set of hiking trails, bird watching points, and wetlands filled with diverse wildlife.

Why Do It? One of Bermuda’s largest protected areas and a national park, the 60 acres of the preserve has a winding forest area with a range of diverse habitats including freshwater ponds, picturesque plantations, and a bird sanctuary.

Good to Know: In addition to its 30 species of birds and spectacular ocean views, the area is also the location of the historic Spanish Rock carved by shipwrecked Portuguese sailors in 1543.

Get a Bird's Eye View at Gibbs Hill Lighthouse
Gibbs Hill Lighthouse view

Get a Bird's Eye View at Gibbs Hill Lighthouse

What Is It? Standing tall at 354 feet above sea level, Gibbs Hill Lighthouse is the oldest cast-iron-built lighthouse in the world.

Why Do It? Built in 1846, the lighthouse was built to create a safer area, as the waters nearby were known for shipwrecks. Overlooking the Great Sound water area, visitors come to ascend the 185 steep steps for the chance to soak in the breathtaking panoramic views of Bermuda and its pristine shoreline.

Good to Know: During springtime, visitors might even catch a glimpse of the passing migrating whales.

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