With a moderate climate warmed by the Gulf Stream, Bermuda offers endless adventures across its 21 square miles. Try some of the island’s most engaging outdoor activities, see inspiring sights and seek out rejuvenating experiences.
Bermuda is not one island, but an archipelago of more than 180 islets and cays. Explore them on a private charter aboard Wyuna, a 47-foot catamaran operated by Sail Bermuda that departs central locations throughout Hamilton Harbour and Granaway Deep.
2 Smell the Flowers
Wander through Palm Grove Gardens, an exquisitely manicured 18-acre garden that was opened to the public by former Bermuda Premier David Gibbons. In addition to royal palms and flowers galore, it’s where you’ll also find a living map of Bermuda set inside a lily pad.
3 Walk the Ocean Floor
Hartley’s Helmet Diving leads underwater walks that take you eye to eye with tropical fish, sea turtles, and more. By using a helmet with large glass windows and air hoses, divers can walk and breathe freely as they explore the colourful coral reefs.
4 Tee It Up
Play eighteen holes at Mid Ocean Golf Club. Originally designed by Charles Blair McDonald in 1921, then rearchitected by Robert Trent Jones in 1953, this ocean-hugging, 6,548-yard private course is commonly ranked among the top 100 golf courses outside the U.S.
5 Go Whale Watching
During the spring months, catch the annual migration of 10,000 humpback whales as they make their way north through Bermuda’s waters. These majestic mammals are best seen by boat, so book a half-day tour through Island Tour Centre.
6 Explore Eve’s Pond
One of Bermuda’s newest outdoor recreational areas is this 3.5-acre inland tidal pond that’s been fully restored by the Bermuda Audubon Society. Located on the north shore, not far from Shelley Bay, it’s where you can spot migratory birds and other coastal wildlife.
7 Catch The Wind
Thanks to strong coastal breezes, Bermuda is a perfect place to learn kiteboarding—a high adrenaline watersport that gets you flying over, and on top of the island’s turquoise waters. For lessons and equipment rentals, contact the professionals at Island Winds.
8 Swing a Racquet
Tennis was first introduced to the U.S. by Bermudian Mary Outerbridge, who brought the sport to Staten Island, New York in 1874. Play for yourself by reserving a court at Pomander Gate Tennis Club, a private club open to guests on the outskirts of Hamilton.
9 Rent a Bermi
Easily repowered via charging stations across the island, these four-wheeled electric vehicles are the latest to join Bermuda’s fleet. Rented by the day from Localmotion, they feature Bluetooth enabled speakers, air-conditioning and a panoramic glass roof.
10 Go Fly a Kite
A symbol of Bermuda in spring that’s also meant to recreate Christ’s ascension to heaven, colourful kites are flown every year on Good Friday. Join local families who fly homemade wooden versions on John Smith’s Bay, a pink sand beach on the island’s south shore.
11 Reel in the Big One
Book a half- or full-day deep sea fishing charter aboard Hakuna Matata, a 51-foot custom Carolina sportfish that runs trips near Bermuda’s deepest banks. For anglers searching for big game fish like tuna, mahi and wahoo, it’s the ultimate day on the water.
12 Step Into Solitude
Originally built in the late 1860’s to defend the Royal Naval Dockyard against possible attack, Fort Scaur is now a quiet green space chocked full of military history. Meander its peaceful 22-acre garden where you’ll also find iron cannons and a large defensive moat.
13 Taste Local Flavours
Held every Saturday from 8am -1pm at the Bermuda Botanical Gardens in Paget parish, the farmer’s market is where you can taste homemade jams, jellies, cakes and cookies. It’s also where you can buy locally grown fruits and vegetables for your next island-inspired meal.
14 Paint Like a Pro
During a painting session offered by the Bermuda Plein Air Group, visiting artists are invited to bring their brushes to various outdoor locations across the island, where they’re encouraged to paint breezy, al fresco landscapes. Find the group on Facebook.
15 Practice Your Putting
Featuring 18 miniature versions of the world’s most iconic holes—think the Road Hole from St. Andrews Old Course or Augusta National’s Golden Bell—Bermuda Fun Golf in the Royal Naval Dockyard is where you can practice your short game with an ocean view.
16 Bike Through History
Hop on a bicycle and join local shop owner Kristen White on a tour of the Town of St. George, a 400-year-old UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tours start at her shop, Long Story Short, and include samples of local foods throughout the historic east end town.
17 Scrub a Shell
Head to the Bermuda, Aquarium, Museum and Zoo in Flatt’s Village, where you can scrub the shells of adult sea turtles. It’s part of the Bermuda Zoological Society’s ongoing efforts to raise awareness for the preservation of local populations of Green and Hawksbill turtles.
18 Explore the South Shore
Discover heavenly pink-sand beaches, limestone outcrops and impossibly turquoise waters along Bermuda's beloved South Shore. Connected by a network of trails you can run, hike or meander along, this stretch of coastline includes the famous Horseshoe Bay Beach, pristine Warwick Long Bay and other heavenly stretches of shore. It's a self-guided beach adventure you'll never forget.
19 Your Own Private Bonfire
Looking for the quintessential Bermuda experience for a small group? Then hire the professionals at Bermuda Bonfires, who will illuminate your night with a display of glowing, roaring embers at your own private bonfire.
20 Eco Tour by Electric Bike
A two-hour electric bike tour is an excellent way to effortlessly explore the island's many sights. See Bermuda’s wild Railway Trail, its nature reserves and its beaches. Your guide will offer interesting insights and can even arrange a Bermuda-style lunch.
21 Explore Crystal Caves
Discover the gems that tower beneath the surface, and see the awe in your children's eyes as they learn about how they formed and continue to grow with every drop of mineral-rich water that trickles through the ground. Fun fact: the Crystal Caves were discovered during a game of cricket.