1 Dive the Deep
More than 400 wrecks make Bermuda the Shipwreck Capital of the Atlantic. Explore sunken luxury liners and old wooden schooners with the pros at Bluewater Divers, a full-service dive centre near Somerset Bridge.
2 Spot Birds at Spittal Pond
Spittal Pond Nature Reserve is Bermuda’s largest preserve. Home to hundreds of species of migratory and resident birds, it’s made for birdwatching.
3 Explore on Horseback
Saddle up for a unique trail ride along East End beaches and wide-open spaces during a 90-minute horseback ride from Bermuda Horse Trail Rides.
4 Paddle Out
Find balance as you paddle out to quiet coves, shipwrecks and coral reefs. Rent a board from K.S. Watersports Hamilton or from their St. George’s location.
5 Catch the Breeze
Take an action-packed, two-hour lesson from Upwind Sports, a mobile windsurfing school that goes wherever the breeze is blowing that day.
6 Get a Bird’s-Eye View
Climb 185 steps to the top of Gibbs Hill Lighthouse for one of Bermuda’s finest views. Built in 1846, the 117-foot cast iron light is the world’s oldest of its kind.
7 Charter a Catamaran
With clear kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and fluffy bean bag chairs on its spacious bow trampoline, Sail Bermuda’s 47-foot catamaran, Wyuna, is a perfect way to explore the island’s natural wonders
8 Revel in Nature
Walk lush forest trails, swim in idyllic turquoise grottoes and explore subterranean caves in Blue Hole Park, a 12-acre East End nature reserve locally known as Tom Moore’s Jungle
9 Climb the Tower
For one of the best panoramas in all of Hamilton, head to the Bermuda Cathedral, where after climbing 155 steps to the top, you'll be rewarded with a picture-perfect view from atop the church tower.
10 Experience Hamilton’s History
Head to Fort Hamilton, which was built in the 1870s to protect the harbour. Beginning in November, watch the Bermuda Island Pipe Band perform a traditional skirling ceremony here every Monday at noon.
11 Revive Body and Soul
Align your chakras with a private yoga session from Lucky Elephant. Certified instructors lead Hatha or Vinyasa-style sessions overlooking Bermuda’s coastline.
12 Enjoy Island-Inspired Artwork
Admire paintings from 19th-century masters like Winslow Homer and Georgia O’Keeffe at the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art – home of Bermuda’s largest collection of island scenics and portraits.
13 Go Electric
A fleet of spacious electric boats with shady biminis, Bluetooth speakers and room for up to 10 passengers make rentals from the Bermuda Electric Boat Company an environmentally friendly way to explore the open water.
14 Befriend the Animals
Feed pygmy goats, dorper sheep, rabbits, guinea pigs and other miniature animals at the WindReach Bermuda Petting Zoo on Spice Hill Road in Warwick Parish.
15 Swim with Dolphins
Hop in the water with a pod of dolphins at Dolphin Quest. Located inside the walls of Bermuda’s largest stone fort, it's a once-in-a-lifetime experience at the Royal Naval Dockyard.
16 Swing a Racquet
Tennis was first introduced to the U.S. by Mary Outerbridge, who brought the sport to Staten Island, New York in 1874 after seeing it in Bermuda. Reserve your court at W.E.R. Joell Tennis Stadium, a government-run facility in the City of Hamilton.
17 Tee It Up
Play 18 holes of golf at Port Royal Golf Course, a Robert Trent Jones-designed course that’s home to the Bermuda Championship, which last year was won by PGA TOUR pro Brendon Todd.
18 Tour the Trail
Take a self-guided tour of the African Diaspora Heritage Trail, a collection of historic sites that explore enslavement, from the island’s settlement until Emancipation in 1834. For the highest concentration of sites, head to Town of St. George.
19 Uncover Island Gems
Explore some of Bermuda's best-kept secrets during a Hidden Gems eco-tour. Led by Ashley Harris, the all-inclusive five-hour excursions visit hidden caves, banyan tree groves and nature preserves teeming with natural life. Sense of adventure required.
20 Cycle the Railway
Once the home of a working railway that ran across the island, the Railway Trail is now a blissful pedestrian and cycle path perfect for active exploration. Try the section in Sandys parish, from Morgan's Point to Somerset Bridge, where you can picnic at the water's edge within view of the railway's old concrete pilings.
21 Buy BDA
Take home an authentic piece of Bermudiana from Alexandra Mosher Studio Jewellery. The artist’s sterling silver creations feature tiny grains of pink sand.