Bermuda’s Official Travel Resource

A Guide to Bermuda's Black Culture & Heritage

Out here, the sights, sounds and tastes of Bermuda manifest in bright colours, rhythmic drums and unexpected flavours. It’s a swirl of these traditions that makes up the country’s distinctive culture and Black heritage. Explore it all while basking in an island spirit as warm and familiar as the sun, shaped proudly over generations and lived marvellously every day.

Live like a local, make new friends, dive into our culture, listen to the local storytellers and watch the island unfold right before your eyes. Plan an itinerary that runs the gamut from dining at mom & pop spots and enjoying pristine pink-sand beaches to supporting Black-owned businesses and touring Bermuda’s own African Diaspora Heritage Trail.

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A clear wave washes over the beach at John Smith's Bay, Bermuda

Beaches and More

Crystal-clear waters, towering rock formations, lush trails and that famous pink sand – it’s always beach season in Bermuda. Some of our favourite local beaches include Horseshoe Bay and Tobacco Bay for their local drinks, vibes and music, while there are other beaches for pure relaxation. With 75 miles of dramatic coastline —there is a beach for every personality — it feels like your own private island. When the orange sun dips into the blue ocean here, you may just witness one of the greatest sunsets of your life.
Exploring African Diaspora Heritage Trail at St George's

African Diaspora Heritage Trail

Bermuda's population is made up of 60% by people whose ancestry can be traced from the West Indies and West Africa. Along the African Diaspora Heritage Trail, we honour the island's African heritage through stories, museum exhibits and monuments spread across the island. These powerful reminders will allow you to learn about the lives of enslaved people in Bermuda before emancipation.
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Street Art

Take a self-guided tour of the City of Hamilton's street art. Starting at the corner of Par-La-Ville Road and Church Street, don't miss the murals that flank both sides of the latter as you walk east toward City Hall. One block north of City Hall, find bold works by mother/daughter artists Charmaine Friday and Alshanté Foggo at the Hamilton Bus Terminal and Victoria Park, respectively. Further north, on Dundonald Street, find Robyn Hooper's angel wings ready to 'rest' atop your shoulders. A few blocks east, Manuel Palacio pays homage to Bermuda's football heroes on the wall of popular jerk-spot Jamaican Grill; nearby, Foggo's vivid interpretation of Bermuda's cultural icons, the Gombeys, climbs Till's Hill.

Food Culture & Community

Woody's Neighborhood Bar

Neighbourhood Bars

In our neighbourhoods, a tasty cocktail is never too far away. Rum is a favourite – especially Goslings Black Seal Rum.  As a matter of fact, it is the main ingredient in Bermuda’s two national cocktails – the Dark 'n Stormy and the Rum Swizzle, both of which are served in any bar across the island. From East to West, you will find our genuine hospitality welcoming and refreshing. 
Bermuda Cupcake Company

The Sweet Life

Looking for a sugar high, we aim to please - fresh banana and gingerbread, ooey-gooey cinnamon buns and homemade fruit flavoured duch pops anyone? Even for those vegan palates, Chef Doreen Williams James from Wild Plants & Herbs creates wild ginger and fennel candy shots as well as a tasty prickly pear cheesecake. Sink your teeth into pure heaven and satisfy that sweet tooth at bakeries and sweet shops throughout the island.  

Alluring Island Vibes

Live Music

Live Music

Bermuda's irresistible rhythms can be found throughout the island. Whether you're relaxing by the water, attending a happy hour event or a local show, you don't have to go far to hear soulful island music. Take a break and listen to easy going grooves at a variety of hotel lounges or maybe go off the grid and chill at the Blue Waters Anglers Club during its weekly Friday night Fish Fry. If you're looking for a daytime party with locals, Tobacco Bay Beach on Sunday afternoons is epic!
Party Cruise

Party Cruises

When the weather is warm in Bermuda the island experience moves from the land to the sea. Tickets for daytime boat parties are frequent and sought after. Ask a local about the boat cruises and typically a 'Booze Cruise' or Uber Vida's Friday mini cruise all departing from Hamilton. Expect lots of locals and fun! If you don't like a crowd you can hire a boat for your own party cruise. This is a popular activity for a girls’ trip. 
Cup Match

Can't Miss Events

No matter what time of year take advantage of the many events on island – this quick escape offers many year-round options. Kick off summer with Bermuda Day, locals’ “unofficial” first day of summer in May and then immediately book a weekend for Bermuda Carnival in June. And then finally, one of the favourite and most coveted weekends is Cup Match, the annual cricket match between island rivals: Somerset and St. George’s. 

Itineraries

We’ve put together fresh itineraries to guide you around Bermuda. Follow the lead of local Bermudians and discover the most interesting, unforgettable island experiences.

Bermuda’s Black-Owned Bars & Restaurants

Find neighborhood faves, destination restaurants, iconic eats, and everything in between. Check out this guide to Bermuda’s Black-owned bars and restaurants presented by Bacardi, headquartered in Bermuda.

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Bermuda Black Golf Week

This November, celebrate the legacy of groundbreaking Black golfers, explore how to bring greater inclusivity to the sport and, of course, tee off on the most beautiful courses you've ever seen.

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Local Favourites, Black Culture & Beyond

When you think there is nothing more to do in Bermuda, picture speed boats at Round-the-Island boat races, glamping, and picnicking on the beach, watching motocross from the sidelines, fishing 'off the rocks' with locals, lip-smacking seafood at the Western and Eastern County Cricket games, and following the beating rhythm of the Gombeys.

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Black-Owned Businesses

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Flannagans

Flanagan's Irish Pub & Restaurant

69 Front St., City of Hamilton

Hamilton & Central Bermuda | Restaurants | Bars

Open for Business

National Service Standards Certified

World Travel & Tourism Council Safe Travels Stamp

Bermuda’s only traditional Irish pub, Flanagan’s has full breakfast, lunch and dinner menus plus a large variety of...

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Outback Sports Bar at Flanagan’s Irish Pub

69 Front St., City of Hamilton

Hamilton & Central Bermuda | Restaurants | Bars

Open for Business

National Service Standards Certified

World Travel & Tourism Council Safe Travels Stamp

A favourite spot for locals and visitors alike to catch the latest game, Outback Sports Bar at Flanagan’s Irish Pub...

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Tobacco Bay

Tobacco Bay Beach

1 Coots Pond Rd., St. George's

St. George's & the East End | Beaches | Kayak Rental | Snorkelling

Open for Business

National Service Standards Certified

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Colonial-era history and modern-day beach amenities meet at Tobacco Bay Beach. This scenic bay at the northernmost...

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White Horse Pub & Restaurant

8 King's Square, St. George's

St. George's & the East End | Restaurants | Clubs

Open for Business

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Enjoy a meal or drinks along the water’s edge at one of the oldest pubs in the historic Town of St. George. White...

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Divots Bar, Grill & Terrace

25 Belmont Hills Drive, Warwick Parish

Hamilton & Central Bermuda | Restaurants

Open for Business

Play a round of golf at the Belmont Hills Golf Course, then grab lunch and a cold drink from the course restaurant,...

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ELBOW BEACH CYCLES

60 South Shore Road, At ELBOW BEACH BERMUDA Resort & Surf Club, Paget

Hamilton & Central Bermuda | Motor Scooters | Cycling

Open for Business

Explore the less-travelled roads and trails of Bermuda with a scooter or bike rental from Elbow Beach Cycles. This...

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Kristin White at Long Story Short - Owner Kristin White pictured at Long Story Short retail store and tour centre.

Long Story Short

7 Water St., St George's

St. George's & the East End | Bookstores

Open for Business

Long Story Short. is a gift store and tour centre in the cutest town in the Atlantic: St. George’s. Owned and...

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Scoops Ice Cream & Cupcake Cafe

237 Middle Rd., Southampton

Royal Naval Dockyard & the West End | Specialty Shops

Open for Business

Savour homemade sweet treats at Scoops Ice Cream Parlour and Cupcake Café. Inside this brightly colored parlour you...

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Davidrose Jewelery

47 Front Street, Pembroke

St. George's & the East End | Jewellers | Department Stores | Specialty Shops

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Davidrose Studio is owned by husband and wife, David and Rose, who met over a decade ago as university students....

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The Snug

The Snug Cafe

69 Front St., Emporium Building, City of Hamilton

Hamilton & Central Bermuda | Restaurants

World Travel & Tourism Council Safe Travels Stamp

Grab fresh-cooked meals for breakfast or lunch while exploring the City of Hamilton, or take something to-go for a...

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Ambiance Bermuda

44 Ord Rd., Lower Suite, Warwick

Hamilton & Central Bermuda | Wedding Planners | Event Planners & Destination Management Companies

Ambiance Design Studio is a boutique design company specializing in Event Design Services catering to the discerning...

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Banter & Steel

51 Reid St., Hamilton

Hamilton & Central Bermuda | Boutiques

Banter & Steel is a men's apparel and lifestyle store bringing new and quality brands to Bermuda. Banter &...

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Black Pony Gallery

Pembroke

Hamilton & Central Bermuda | Galleries & Craft Studios | Arts & Crafts

Black Pony Gallery, curated by Lisa Howie in Bermuda, represents emerging to established contemporary artists from...

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Chiko's Catering Bda

6 Cameron Close, Smiths

Hamilton & Central Bermuda | Catering

Better known as Chef Chiko, Michiko Campbell is known for his signature blend of smoky and spicy rubs that give his...

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Duch Pops Bermuda

Washington Mall 1 Lower Level, Hamilton

Hamilton & Central Bermuda | Specialty Shops

Cool down with gourmet fresh fruit popsicles by Duch Pops, Bermuda's first homemade popsicle venture. These all...

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Private Jet Ski Tours - Our private Jet Ski Safaris are a blast! 1 hour and 15 minutes long and no experience is necessary. By law, it is a guided excursion. There is no speed limit, ride as fast or as slow as you want, and it is not a set route....

H2O Sports Bermuda

2 Cambridge Road, Sandys

Royal Naval Dockyard & the West End | Jet Skiing | Self-Drive Boat Rentals & Bareboat Charters | Kayak Rental | Snorkelling

Have a thrilling day exploring the secluded coves and islands of Bermuda’s West End with boat rentals from H2O Sports...

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Kooking with Kie and Kai

Kooking With Kie & Kai

40 North Shore Rd, Devonshire

Hamilton & Central Bermuda | Specialty Shops

"Kooking with Kie & Kai" is an alluring cooking experience using locally grown seasonal ingredients without a...

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LIK Group of Companies

23 Allspice Gardens, Warwick

Hamilton & Central Bermuda | Specialty Shops

Looking to curate and upgrade your social presence or just need a professional headshot? Let Livinginkham customize...

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