The pink sands, turquoise waters and easy-going island charm make Bermuda the perfect place to relax. And there’s no better place to relax than on one of Bermuda’s beaches. Whether you want to snorkel in the waters, kayak along the seas or just sit back with your favorite book, Bermuda has just the beach for you. Not that you have to stay at the beach to enjoy Bermuda. There are also shopping markets, Segway or ferry tours, dolphin exhibits and more golf courses per square mile than anywhere else in the world. Plus it’s easy to tour Bermuda because the islands are joined together by bridges and causeways so you can literally walk from island to island. So strap on your shoes and enjoys this pink paradise filled with just about any activity you can imagine.
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Mapping Out Bermuda
Bermuda is an archipelago of many islands, 181 in fact. Not all are inhabited, and the larger of the islands are connected by a series of bridges and causeways. In fact, you could travel from island to island without even realizing it because there are no island signs. The island boasts 75 miles of coast line, and because of its unique location in the Atlantic, the weather is almost always pleasant. The island is about 21 square miles, so you can see how easy it is to walk from island to island.
Snorkeling in the Sea
The perfect place to pitch your umbrella for the day is Snorkel Park. Here you can rent just about any water craft imaginable. From jet skis to kayaks to underwater scooters, the kids will love hanging out with the parents for the day. And of course, the area is set and ready for a snorkeling and diving adventure.
When the sun goes down, the beach comes alive with barbeques, beach bashes and island fun for all. You can find authentic island cuisine, live entertainment, music and activities to keep you entertained. Later in the night, you can join the party at Club SPB, where you'll find DJs and live bands playing.
Stroll Through the Markets
Taking time to stroll through the various art galleries and craft markets gives you the opportunity to meet local artists and learn about the inspiration behind their work. You can stop in the Bermuda Arts Centre at the Dockyard to see a variety of pieces. And, the art work is rotated out every 6 weeks so there is always something new to see.
The Bermuda Craft Market is also located at the Dockyard and showcases more than 60 friendly artists ready to impress you with candles, painted glassware and jewelry. Outside of the Dockyard, you'll find many high end stores, and the bonus is - no sales tax! Plus, Bermuda is known to often have sales. You should find plenty of good stuff whether you're looking for locally made art or designer clothing.
Tee It Up!
With more golf courses per square mile than anywhere else in the world, Bermuda is a golfer’s dream. So why not challenge yourself to take on all 7 of the championship courses. The stunning scenery and ideal temps allow you to golf anytime of the year. And, most of the tee boxes on the golf courses are elevated, making for some of the best ocean views you’ll see while on the island.
One of the premiere courses on the island is the Port Royal Golf Course. Home to the PGA Grand Slam of Golf, this golfing paradise is considered the most picturesque in Bermuda, too. Even if you're not a golf enthusiast, you might take some time out from the beach to see the gorgeous manicured lawns and the breathtaking views.
Dance with the Dolphins
Well, maybe you won’t really dance with dolphins, but spending an afternoon swimming with the dolphins will be just as delightful. The friendly creatures love to play and even showoff for their guests. The water, beaches and temps could not be better in Bermuda, so you won’t want to miss a chance to frolic in the ocean with these lovable friends.
And, you can find the dolphins at the National Museum of Bermuda in the Royal Dockyard. Touring the museum is interesting because you'll learn all about Bermuda's social and military history. Local artist Graham Foster took 3.5 years to paint a mural on the wall in the museum that depicts Bermuda's history. You'll for sure want to see this! And, you're bound to find a goat or two grazing the grounds. It's their job to make sure the grass doesn't get too high!
Segway Through Bermuda
You can now explore Bermuda on the latest mode of transportation, a Segway. On this stealthy two-wheeler, you’ll be zippin’ around Bermuda in no time. Your ride is safe, self-balancing and super easy to use.
You can visit many of the island’s historical sites, such as the Royal Naval Dockyard, the Clocktower Mall and the Glassblowing and Rumcake Factory. Or, just traveling along the streets will be a great way to see the island.
With beautiful ocean views and cool island breezes, riding on your Segway will make this tour even more unique.
Bermuda Quick Facts
English is the official language.
The Bermuda dollar is the island’s currency.
All U.S. citizens must have a valid passport when traveling to and from Bermuda.
Drink bottled water. No fresh water lake or rivers are in Bermuda.
Eastern Standard Time (UTC/GMT -4 hours)
April - September