Zoom Around on a Jet Ski
There’s nothing quite like zipping across Bermuda’s turquoise waters on a jet ski. Not only is it an exhilarating, beautiful ride, but you can easily reach otherwise-hard-to-get-to spots like secluded beaches, hidden coves, stunning coral reefs, and even shipwrecks. Learn how to handle a jet ski with a pre-ride lesson at KS Watersports, Sea Venture Watersports or BDA Watersports. The experienced instructors will have you ready for aquatic adventures in a flash. Insider Tip: The more you gas the throttle, the more likely you're going to get splashed.
Sip Tea the Traditional Way
Is Great Britain just two hours from the U.S. East Coast? Well, no, – but since Bermuda is a British Overseas Territory, the island holds onto several oh-so-English traditions, including afternoon tea. For a proper good time, get dressed up (hats encouraged!) and enjoy fresh-brewed tea, scones and sandwiches at such spots as Sweet P’s High Tea at the Bermuda Perfumery and the Crown & Anchor at the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club.
There’s a lot going on underground in Bermuda – after all, the island’s caves inspired the subterranean TV show Fraggle Rock in the 1980s. If you want to try spelunking, Bermuda has two natural attractions at Crystal Caves: the Crystal Caves is home to an awe-inspiring, pristine underground lake; at Fantasy Cave, your guide will show you calcite mineral deposits that look like strangely beautiful frozen waterfalls. For a relaxing way to get underground, the Grotto Bay Beach Resort’s Natura Spa, located in an ancient cave, offers massages and other treatments in an otherworldly zone of shimmering, ocean-fed lakes and candlelight.
Elevate Your Golf Game on the Water
Hit the green while overlooking the deep blue sea. Bermuda's skilled golf pros can help you enjoy the island’s world-class courses, where the fairways are complemented by cliffside ocean views. It’s not all just eye candy: Bermuda has hosted several prestigious tournaments, including the PGA Grand Slam at the stunning (and challenging) Port Royal Golf Course. A lesson in the morning will have you swinging like a pro by afternoon.
Tackle a Giant Fish Sandwich
Bermudians love fish sandwiches, and many locals say the best ones can be found at an off-the-beaten-path joint, Art Mel’s Spicy Dicy. The sandwich here is literally a handful with flash-fried fresh snapper, lettuce, tomato, grilled Bermuda onions, cheese, hot sauce and coleslaw piled high on raisin bread or toast. “This is the biggest and best fried fish sandwich I have ever had,” raved celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson recently. “And with cheese and coleslaw and a ginger beer, it is perfection.” Our advice? Use both hands.
Learn to Scuba Dive
Bermuda’s clear turquoise waters beg for scuba adventures. Beneath the waves, you’ll find ghostly shipwrecks, abundant marine life and colourful coral reefs. Not sure you if you want to dive on in? Check out Bermuda Scuba’s beginner’s courses, where you learn the basics in shallow water. After that, you’ll want to move to the next level.
If you're the type who has trouble unplugging and winding down, Bermuda will cure that. Whether you’re sinking your toes into the pink sand on Horseshoe Bay Beach (one of USA Today’s 10 Best Caribbean Beaches), strolling the quaint cobblestone streets of the Town of St. George or enjoying a refreshing spa treatment, the island makes it easy to shift to slow speed. At Rosewood Bermuda, take a dip in the serene reflecting pool following a restorative treatment at Sense®, A Rosewood Spa for the ultimate mind-body reset.