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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Top Things to See & Do
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. 
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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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Locked on the Rock

10 Dockyard Terrace, Unit 7, Sandy's

Royal Naval Dockyard & the West End | Recreational Sports

Escape Rooms are the newest craze sweeping the globe and now, Bermuda - a fun, brain-busting, team-building,...

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LoveBomb Design Studio

Cedar Park Bldg., 48 Cedar Ave. First Floor, Hamilton

Hamilton & Central Bermuda | Boutiques

A Fashion Design Business offering one on one sketch to final product Custom Order Services, Clothing Alterations and...

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Modern Temple Catering

43 Church St., Hamilton

Hamilton & Central Bermuda | Catering

Modern Temple Catering is a Plant Based catering service for all occasions. Its vegan menu has a variety of options...

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NovelTea

Online Store, 15 St. Annes Rd., Southampton

Royal Naval Dockyard & the West End | Specialty Shops

Noveltea creates a diverse variety of tea blends inspired by the flavours of Bermuda ranging from herbal teas to...

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Palmetto Port

6 Penno’s Drive (across from the Ferry), Inside 1612 Provisions, Town of St. George

St. George's & the East End | Bermuda Designed & Made | Boutiques | Specialty Shops

Celebrate the Bermudian lifestyle with these casual, fun, colourful t-shirts for adults and children designed by...

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Pedego Bermuda

4 Penno's Drive, St. George

St. George's & the East End | Motor Scooters | Tours | Cycling

Pedego Bermuda offers a fantastic electric bike selection for rent or purchase. Book custom tours throughout the east...

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Raw Island Jewels

Online Store, Hamilton Parish

Hamilton & Central Bermuda | Bermuda Designed & Made | Jewellers

Raw Island Jewels is demi-fine jewelry made from minimally processed crystals and gemstones. For those who love...

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Rugged rentals

Rugged Rentals LLC

9 Pennos Wharf, St. George

St. George's & the East End | Rental Cars

We are a mini car rental company providing electric mini Hummers. Explore the island from east to west and everything...

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Sweet SAAK Bakery

16 York St., St. George's

St. George's & the East End | Restaurants | Specialty Shops

Pick up fresh-baked cinnamon buns, gingerbread and a host of other sweets at this family-run bakery in the Town of St...

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The Griot Bermuda

32 Parliament St., City of Hamilton

Hamilton & Central Bermuda | Specialty Shops

The Griot is a shared cultural space and retail store for the African diaspora to explore their cultural identity...

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The Lisa Quinn Studio

9 Tribe Rd. No. 3, Southampton

Royal Naval Dockyard & the West End | Galleries & Craft Studios

The Lisa Quinn Studio is a boutique painting studio and art gallery offering original paintings, limited edition...

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Travels and Paddles

P.O. Box 190, Hamilton Parish

Hamilton & Central Bermuda | Guided Kayak Tours

Enjoy relaxing and easy paddling as you connect to nature. You’ll be in for a fun and informative experience as you...

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TriMik Sports

9 Lusher Hill East, Warwick

Hamilton & Central Bermuda | Specialty Shops

Fitness fashion is the trend that consists in combining physical activities and healthy lifestyles with the interest...

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True Bermuda Charters

8 Caroline Bay Rd., Sandys

Hamilton & Central Bermuda | Day Cruises & Captained Charters

Private Sailing charter company offering all the luxury amenities on our catamaran, Azalea, a Lagoon 400. She is...

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Tuck Shop

235 Middle Rd., Southampton

Royal Naval Dockyard & the West End | Specialty Shops

Tucked away in a quiet residential neighborhood called Heron Bay, this eclectic gift shop sells wooden toys, natural...

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Urban Cottage

Somers Building, 11 Front St., City of Hamilton

Hamilton & Central Bermuda | Specialty Shops | Bermuda Designed & Made | Boutiques

Explore an eclectic mix of new and vintage home items, gifts and apparel at this lifestyle boutique on fashionable...

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Urban Little One

Online Store, 7 Tween Walls, Sandy’s

Royal Naval Dockyard & the West End | Boutiques

Urban Little One is an eco-luxe online shop, carrying a carefully curated selection of brands handpicked from around...

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Vista View Bermuda Ltd.

5 Maritime Ln., Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys

Royal Naval Dockyard & the West End | Tours

Welcome to Vista View Bermuda! Bermuda's own mini theme park, the island's 1st and only simulated virtual aerial tour...

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