Things to do in Bermuda

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Thanks to its mid-Atlantic location, rich maritime history, and deep British roots, there’s no shortage of educational and outdoorsy activities in Be... Read More

Thanks to its mid-Atlantic location, rich maritime history, and deep British roots, there’s no shortage of educational and outdoorsy activities in Bermuda. Of course, most everyone comes for its famous pink sand beaches—a rosy hue created by a single celled animal called Red foram—and the very finest of them all is Horseshoe Bay in Southampton Parish, where tourists and locals alike enjoy this popular beach (for a slice of sand to call your own, walk east along the shoreline to find shady secluded coves). If you’ve got kids in tow, don’t miss the Royal Naval Dockyard, which hosts the National Museum of Bermuda with exhibits devoted to maritime history. Finally, history buffs should not overlook the town of St. Georges. A UNESCO World Heritage site with well-preserved British colonial architecture and cobblestone alleys, the historic village is also the home of St. Peter’s Church, the oldest operating Anglican church in the Western Hemisphere.

Parasailing, waterskiing, and kayaking excursions are available year round, as are underwater activities like snorkeling and diving. There are plenty of shipwrecks for divers to explore, including Cristobal Colon, Bermuda’s biggest shipwreck. Once a Spanish cruise liner, the ship hit a coral reef and sunk in 1936. Another underwater adventure that doesn’t require getting wet is traversing the caves. In Hamilton Parish, 120 feet underground, are the Crystal Caves. Here, take in the breathtaking scenery of crystallized cave ceilings and a clear underground lake. Above ground is the Bermuda Railway Trail, a Bermuda activity that’s popular with both locals and visitors. The railway is gone but the route is now a picturesque walking, jogging, and cycling route. If you’re an animal lover, head over to Spicelands Equestrian Centre in Hamilton, where you’ll get to ride horses on guided tours through the beautiful Bermudian countryside. Or, you can spend your days lounging on the beach or by the pool. The choice is yours.

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    Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo

    After a major renovation, the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo (BAMZ) has reclaimed its mantle as one of the island’s top family-friendly attractions.... Read More

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    Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute

    With two floors of exhibits dedicated to Bermuda’s marine environment, this 40,000-square-feet discovery center has become a hotbed of activity in... Read More

  • Crystal and Fantasy Caves in Bermuda Alamy
    Crystal & Fantasy Caves

    Tour this extensive network of subterranean granite caves and you'll hear the story of their discovery from your guide—how two boys stumbled across the... Read More

  • Dive the Marie Celeste Shipwreck in Bermuda Chris Burville/LookBermuda
    Dive the Mary Celeste

    With over 300 shipwrecks in its waters, Bermuda is the wreck-diving capital of the Atlantic. One of the most notable is the Mary Celeste, a Civil War... Read More

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    Gibbs Hill Lighthouse

    For the very best bird's-eye view of Bermuda, don’t miss this working lighthouse on a hill in Southampton Parish. Opened in 1846, it’s the world’s... Read More

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    Horseshoe Bay Beach

    Bermuda is known the world over for its powdery pink sand beaches—a pale rose hue created by microorganisms called red foram—and this south shore... Read More

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    Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art

    When the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda art opened in 2008, it became the island’s first purpose-built museum devoted to showcasing Bermuda’s top artists... Read More

  • National Museum of Bermuda Courtesy of National Museum of Bermuda
    National Museum of Bermuda

    Housed within the Royal Naval Dockyard—a former west end military fortification that's now home to Bermuda's cruise ship piers and a glut of family... Read More

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    Port Royal Golf Course

    Following a $15 million government investment that culminated with the rebirth of one of the world's finest public golf courses, Port Royal is the jewel... Read More

  • St. Peter's Church in Bermuda Getty Images
    St. Peter's Church

    Located in the historic town of St. George’s—a UNESCO World Heritage site with well-preserved British colonial architecture and labyrinth cobblestone... Read More

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