Your Bermuda Bucket List: Winter Edition
Picture yourself in Bermuda this winter. With non-stop flights under three hours from major East Coast cities, you can easily transport yourself to island time in no time and swap out your snowsuit for Bermuda shorts.
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While our pink-sand beaches can be enjoyed year-round, find yourself off the beaten path this season and add these unique island experiences to Your Bermuda Bucket List this winter.
Learn How to Kite Surf
Bermuda has all the right conditions to enjoy your favourite on-the-water thrills, including kiteboarding. If you’re up to try your hand at a new skill, learn to ride the waves with Island Winds, who offer private and semi-private lessons.
Newcomers to the sport should note that it can be extremely challenging and requires proper instruction. All kiteboarders should take extra precautions before and after storms.
Eat a Bermuda Spiny Lobster
Spiny Lobster is a local fresh-caught favourite in the winter. Unlike its distant relative, the Maine lobster, this seasonal dish has a harder (spinier) shell and doesn't have claws. That means nearly all of the tender, succulent meat is found in the tail.
Throughout September through March, you can find it on the menu of many restaurants across the island. You can try lobster prepared in a variety of ways at some of our favourite restaurants, like Wahoo’s Bistro & Patio, The Lobster Pot, and Henry VIII Restaurant.
Enjoy an Evening of Jazz
Calling all jazz lovers! Immerse yourself in a musical experience of live jazz music at the acclaimed Lido Complex every Thursday featuring the dynamic Tino Martinez Quintet with special appearances by sultry stylist and Bermuda’s Lady of Song, Gita. Elevate your evening with a pre-show Special Chef’s Tasting Dinner Menu at Café Lido.
Find Bermudian Street Art Around the City of Hamilton
Get lost in the array of art installations created by talented Bermudian artists around the City of Hamilton. The colourful murals provide the perfect backdrop for photos. Pick up a map from the City Hall reception and find these incredible masterpieces yourself on a self-guided tour.
Catch the Excitement at a Pony Racing Night (January and February)
Giddy up! Experience a night of exhilarating pony races at The Driving Horse and Pony Club of Bermuda each week throughout January and February. The Bermuda racetrack is unique in size and shape, making it a highly demanding course for both rider and pony. Enjoy a night of nail-biting racing with a fun social atmosphere and see who will become the season’s Champion of Champions.
Go Back in Time at one of Bermuda’s Many Forts
Since Bermuda’s first settlers arrived in 1609, over 90 forts have been erected to protect the island shores. Some of the bigger and better-known forts were built between the early 1600s and the mid-1800s and have an interesting and storied past. On your next visit to Bermuda, take a walk through history and admire the archaic architecture at Fort Hamilton, Fort St. Catherine, Ferry Island Fort, Scaur Hill Fort or Fort Victoria.
Learn about Bermuda’s Unique Multi-Culture and History with an Unchained on the Rock Tour
Unchained on the Rock is a local non-profit founded by Bermudians Liana Nanang and Ajala Omodele, who are passionate about telling stories that educate, entertain, and empower people of colour across the world. The Unchained on the Rock Initiative launched in early 2023 and hosts walking tours to teach you about Black liberation and resistance throughout the Atlantic basin.
Get Lost in Ferry Point Park
Located at the end of Ferry Road at the Western Peninsula of St. George’s, you’ll find a hidden gem known as Ferry Point Park. The scenic 62-acre park is Bermuda’s second-largest park and home to an inviting beach, historic forts, and picturesque walking trails. If you venture towards the Eastern area of the park, you’ll find Lovers Lake, surrounded by mangroves on all sides.
Feel festive at the Christmas Walkabout in St George’s (December)
During the holiday season, experience the magic of the Christmas season in Bermuda at the annual Christmas Walkabout in the Town of St. George’s, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Locals and visitors alike join together to celebrate the festive season and admire the magical Christmas lights as the historic streets are lined with live entertainment, local food and artisans. In Bermuda style, friendly residents will even welcome you into their homes for a warm drink.
Find the Tiny Chapel in Sandy’s Parish
The Heydon Chapel, also known as the tiny chapel, was built in 1620 and is Bermuda’s smallest church. Located in western Sandy’s parish, the chapel is tucked away on a 44-acre property in a sea of lush gardens and stands of Bermuda’s oldest buildings. Today, it continues to be open to the public, hosting services and weddings.
Find Yourself in Bermuda this Winter
Are you ready to pack your bags and get lost on our 21-square-mile island? Discover our current deals to start planning your island getaway, and share your photos and videos with us of you scratching these activities off your list by using the hashtag #BermudaBucketList.