With all her beauty and mystique, Bermuda may feel like another world. But pink-sand beaches, island wonders and colourful summer celebrations are much closer than you may think. Disappear to Bermuda, where you can explore lush terrain and surreal seascapes, relax on the perfect beach and get to know the island's warm culture with unforgettable summer events. The adventure of your dreams awaits you out here.
Summer Fun, Just Your Style
Run Along the South Shore
Sticking to your fitness regimen while on vacation has amazing perks, especially in Bermuda. Go for a sunrise jog along the sandy trails that connect the famous pink-sand beaches of the South Shore, from Warwick Long Bay to Horseshoe Bay Beach. Take in stunning coastal vistas and detour into secluded rocky coves, snapping photos as you go.
Go Island Hopping & Cliff Jumping
Rent a boat, jet ski or Hobie Wave Catamaran for an afternoon of island hopping. For an added shot of adrenaline, make your way out to Diving Board Island in Paradise Lakes (or Castle Island) for a cliff-jumping session. On Diving Board Island, test your courage from three different jumping-off points – including one with a wooden platform that requires a running start.
Explore Admiralty House Park
Explore the scenic seaside Admiralty House Park, which features hilly waterside trails and the ruins of a building that housed British Royal Navy brass. If you didn't get enough cliff jumping at Diving Board Island, this is also a hot spot for plunging into the turquoise waters. After you dry off, head into nearby Hamilton for cocktails and dancing.
Luxe Island Experiences
Private Island Brunch
Ease into the day with a private gourmet brunch on the terrace at Ledgelets Cottage Colony. At this lush island retreat with a self-described "boho luxe" vibe, you can indulge in menu items like a traditional Bermudian codfish breakfast and fresh honey straight from the hive. Wash it down, of course, with a refreshing mimosa. Book this and other exclusive experiences on the Winnow app, which features island experiences curated by locals.
Resort-Style Beach Day
For an iconic pink-sand beach with an air of casual elegance, head to Elbow Beach Bermuda. Pick up an all-access day pass to enjoy the resort's private beach and all the amenities that come with it, including the island's largest free-form swimming pool, tennis courts, water sports equipment rentals, dining, live entertainment and more. Other beach resorts offer similar all-access passes so you can live it up on your beach day.
There's nothing like a catch-and-cook meal in Bermuda. Out here, you can charter a boat with some of Bermuda's top fishermen, who will catch your dinner for you. Then you can have one of the island's chefs prepare it for you – many resorts offer this service. Or, sign up for an exclusive chef's table experience. Personal chefs can create a feast right in your vacation rental so you can kick back, relax and savour the best of Bermuda's cuisine.
Splash Around at Shelly Bay Beach
This beach is perfect for kids who want to splash around and for parents looking for a little peace and quiet. The water at Shelly Bay Beach is shallow even at high tide, which makes it perfect for snorkelling. Bonus: there's a playground. After a morning on the beach, head to the nearby Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo, where the little ones can learn about the sea creatures they just spotted.
Cool Caves & Ice Cream
For a cool underground adventure, head to Crystal Caves in the afternoon. The refreshing 72-degree air temperature will be a welcome respite after playing in the sun. The kids will love exploring and learning about the mysterious formations. Afterward, reward their curiosity with a tasty frozen treat at nearby Bailey's Bay Ice Cream.
Floating Water Park
For a unique on-the-water experience reminiscent of a classic Bermuda raft-up, hop on the No. 7 bus westbound to Daniel's Head Beach Park in Sandys Parish, where you'll find X20, an inflatable water park that's a blast for people of all ages. Climb, splash and slide the afternoon away. Or, just grab a beverage and go for a relaxing float.
Summer is Prime Beach Time
When temperatures peak and Bermuda’s waters are warmed by the Gulf Stream, the island's beaches are irresistible. Find a heavenly stretch of sand and savour every moment of your beach day.
Only in Summer, Only in Bermuda
Bermuda's love of all things aquatic infuses each day with on-the-water fun. Yet the season also brings to life the island's lively cultural and nightlife scenes. Here's how to take it all in.
Snorkelling & Diving
Bermuda's shores are surrounded by shallow a coral reef system and dozens of shipwrecks teeming with mysterious and colourful fish. Scuba diving is huge here, but in many spots, all you need in order to experience otherworldly marine landscapes are a snorkel, mask and fins.
What to Bring Back
1 // TABS Swim Trunks, from $99
Tailored trunks in vibrant solids or vivid prints take you from the beach to the boat to the bar. These Authentic Bermuda Shorts are made for island living.
• TABS, Reid Street, City of Hamilton
2 // Liquid Bermuda Nail Polish, $15
This bold, sophisticated palette is inspired by the colours of the island, with names like Tobacco Bay and Picking Loquats. These lacquers are free from harmful chemicals.
• Willow Stream Spa, Fairmont Southampton
3 // 9 Parishes Rum Swizzle, $24.95
Hand-mixed, tropical and smooth, this 750-ml bottle of genuine Rum Swizzle will have you dreaming of your time out here with every sip.
• 9 Parishes Kiosk, Royal Naval Dockyard
4 // Della Valle Handmade Sandals, from $145
Fitted to your foot in a variety of heel heights, Tuscan leather straps and (optional) sparkly embellishments – each custom pair is finished with your initials embossed in the sole.
• Della Valle, Queen Street, City of Hamilton
5 // Tricia Lines Organic Skin Care, $34-$58
This line of lotions and scrubs is formulated with the best natural, organic ingredients and layered with notes of fresh-smelling scents inspired by life in Bermuda.
• Regali, Rosewood Bermuda