1 Take to the Trails by Horseback
Traverse Bermuda’s beach trails and dunes on a saddle and pick up the pace along the breezy shoreline.
2 BIRDWATCH THE ISLAND’S NATURE RESERVES WITH LONGTAIL TOURS
Naturalist and wildlife rehabilitator Lynn Thorne leads you to Spotted Sandpipers, Eastern Bluebirds and Black-and-White Warblers in the wild.
3 DO THE AFRICAN DIASPORA HERITAGE TRAIL
Stops include Barr’s Bay, where enslaved Africans were freed on their way to America, and Tucker House Museum, home of Joseph Hayne Rainey, who was formerly enslaved before becoming the first African American sworn into the U.S. House of Representatives.
4 HIT THE GROUND RUNNING
Mild temperatures are perfect for pounding the tracks through the lush Arboretum or getting competitive during January’s Bermuda Triangle Challenge.
5 SATISFY YOUR SWEET TOOTH WITH PORTUGUESE DONUTS
Out here, life is sweet. Head to Generosa’s in Southampton on a Sunday morning to get those malasadas fresh.
6 CYCLE THE RAILWAY TRAIL
Travel the former railway line with ease on a rented bicycle from WeRide’s branches in eastern St. George’s or western Dockyard.
7 TASTE THE ISLAND’S FLAVOURS
Eat and drink like a local at these beloved alfresco restaurants or eat your way from East to West..
8 SAIL THE GREAT SOUND & BEYOND
Sail away in the world-renowned, near-perfect conditions of Bermuda’s Great Sound, home of the 35th America’s Cup.
9 SAMPLE SPINY LOBSTER
The season runs from September to March. For a true sea-to-table experience, catch your dinner with a local, licensed lobster diver and cook it that evening.
10 SUBMERGE INTO THE WORLD OF SCUBA
The visibility in winter is crystal-clear. Beneath Bermuda’s blue waves, you’ll find ghostly shipwrecks, abundant marine life and colourful coral reefs. Uncover sunken treasures through Blue Water Divers & Watersports.
11 CRUISE INTO SUNSET
End a perfect day with a perfect Bermuda sunset. For added glamour, charter the Zara, a luxurious 77-foot catamaran.
12 SCHEDULE A TEE TIME
With more golf courses per square mile than anywhere else in the world, the island is a golfer’s paradise with ideal weather and dramatic oceanfront fairways.
13 CLIMB GIBBS HILL LIGHTHOUSE FOR PANORAMIC ISLAND VIEWS
The 185 steps of this hilltop, cast-iron beacon will get you to Bermuda’s tallest point.
14 Go WHALE WATCHING
In March and April, catch the annual migration of 10,000 humpback whales as they make their way through Bermuda’s waters. These majestic creatures are best seen by boat; book through Island Tour Centre.
15 PLAY ICONIC HOLES IN MINIATURE AT BERMUDA FUN GOLF
With panoramic views of the West End and glowin-the-dark games after sunset, various holes are modelled after famous courses around the world, from Pebble Beach to Turnberry and Bermuda’s own Mid Ocean Club.
16 BREATHE IN THE PLEIN AIR
Contact Bermuda’s plein air group to join their weekly al fresco painting excursions.
17 HAVE A BALL ON BERMUDA’S COURTS
Tennis is great year-round in Bermuda, thanks to a temperate climate and an array of top-notch facilities.
18 JOURNEY THROUGH SHIPPING HISTORY
Learn the story of the famous Bermuda rig and pilot James “Jemmy” Darrell at the National Museum of Bermuda.
19 SEE BERMUDA AS AN ARTIST’S MUSE
From the Bermuda Society of Arts to the Arts Centre and Craft Market in the Royal Naval Dockyard, you’ll find plenty to inspire.
20 GET LOST IN THE TRIANGLE
Uncover the mystery of sunken ships and fallen planes at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute’s “Unlock the Secrets” exhibit.
21 BUY BDA
Give the gift of Bermuda this holiday season or support Bermudian businesses from afar by shopping local businesses with international shipping.