10 Things to Do in Bermuda That You Shouldn't Miss

October 8, 2017 Nobuko Falco

Don’t be fooled by Bermuda’s small size; this 21-square-mile Atlantic island is big on history, personality and charm, from pink-sand beaches to historic forts. It’s known for aquatic adventures like shipwreck scuba diving, cliff jumping and deep-sea fishing. On land you’ll find an eclectic island culture of vibrant neighborhoods, brightly colored shorts and delicious fish chowder.
Restaurants in Bermuda

1. Jobson's Cove BeachBermuda TourismA Guide to Romance in Bermuda

Bermuda
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4.5 based on 176 reviews

Jobson's Cove BeachBermuda TourismA Guide to Romance in Bermuda

Reviewed By Liz H - Lichfield, United Kingdom

We walked along the sandy coastal path from Horseshoe Bay calling in at each cove and bay along the way. Jobson's Cove was a real find as there were parrotfish feeding on the algae on the rocks. You could catch a glimpse from the sand but they were content to let you swim close to them and get a real look.

2. Horseshoe Bay BeachBermuda TourismOn The Water

Bermuda
Excellent
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Horseshoe Bay BeachBermuda TourismOn The Water

Swim in safety at Bermuda's most popular beach, best known for the lifeguard on duty from May to September.

Reviewed By Larisa A - Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom

What makes a beach the best : the Sand, the surroundings , the water .... this beach looks So fabulous the colours of it all ! You can See The Bermuda national Bird around , The longtail And planty of chatty kiskadee in The Palms further down near The road .. ask Any taxi driver And they will Tell You where this fabulous beach is . Within 10 minutes walk from Fairmont Southampton hotel , or You can get one of The hotel Pink ride busses to drop You there . A must See!

3. Warwick Long Bay Beach

South Road | South Shore Park, Bermuda
Excellent
78%
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4.5 based on 239 reviews

Warwick Long Bay Beach

A half-mile stretch of paradise, with gently rolling waves, coral reefs and pale white sand.

Reviewed By Alexanderreed - London, United Kingdom

One of the best Beaches on the island, beautiful sand and not too crowded. We easily spent a day here. Note that there isn't any food stalls on this beach.

4. Dolphin Quest

15 The Keep | National Museum of Bermuda, MA 01, Bermuda
Excellent
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4.5 based on 630 reviews

Dolphin Quest

Dolphin Quest Bermuda, located at the historic National Museum of Bermuda, brings people and dolphins closer than ever in fun, interactive dolphin encounter programs for all ages. This unique experience is on-of-a-kind in Bermuda. A Dolphin Quest encounter program is great for everyone from kids to honeymooners! Reservations can be made up to one year in advance. A portion of the proceeds from all Dolphin Quest encounter programs supports vital marine education, conservation and scientific study. TripAdvisor Certificate Excellence winner in 2017, 2016 and 2015!

Reviewed By ilkkats - Concord, Massachusetts

Really interesting to watch the young women being trained to work with dolphins. They are so enthusiastic and make rapid progress with each new skill. More than just a dolphin show.

5. Tom Moore's JungleBermuda TourismA Guide to Romance in Bermuda

Bermuda
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4.5 based on 127 reviews

Tom Moore's JungleBermuda TourismA Guide to Romance in Bermuda

Reviewed By Brandi K

This was my favorite stop in Bermuda, and it was free! I guess it gets pretty crowded, but we had scooters and got here pretty early in the morning, was only a couple other people around. The most picturesque setting you can imagine, a sparkling blue pool, surrounded by caves and jungle. Several different spots to jump from. Found some trails with caves, still not sure if we saw everything, there's no markers or signs, if I had it to do over I'd print a map of the trails. Also, no facilities that I noticed, so wear your bathing suit if your going swimming. We stopped for lunch at the Swizzle Inn afterwards, it was only a couple blocks away.

6. Sea Express Ferry Service, Bermuda

Main Terminal At Albuoy's Point, Hamilton, Hamilton, Bermuda +1 441-295-4506
Excellent
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4.5 based on 122 reviews

Sea Express Ferry Service, Bermuda

Reviewed By Charles B - Athol, Massachusetts

We used the ferry twice! Once to go from Hamilton to the Dockyard (Blue line) and the other to go from Waterville to Hamilton (red line). It was convenient, inexpensive and absolutely beautiful!

7. Elbow Beach

Bermuda
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4.5 based on 483 reviews

Elbow Beach

Three hotels line this beach, making it popular with tourists; you might want to avoid this place if you're not into the Spring Break college kid party scene, which tends to crowd the beach during the Easter season.

Reviewed By Stanley Y - Arlington, Virginia

So we took the Route 7 bus 50 minutes to the stop in front of the hotel. Walked what seemed like miles to the resort beach then over to the public beach. This was our second day on a cruise to Bermy and Hurricane Jose was dumping rain on and off. We got to the public beach and we were all alone in the rain and wind. We decided to pack it in and wait for the next bus back to the Dockyard. Note you can buy bus tokens at the visitors center for $4.50 to get there or pay $5.00 cash per person. You need exact change on the public buses. Personally I'll skip Elbow beach if I ever go back to Bermuda

8. Blue Water Divers & Water Sports LtdBermuda TourismOn The Water

Robinson's Marina | Somerset Bridge & South Shore Road - Bermuda, Bermuda +1 441-234-1034
Excellent
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4.5 based on 164 reviews

Blue Water Divers & Water Sports LtdBermuda TourismOn The Water

Welcome to Blue Water Divers and Water Sports, Bermuda - we are under new ownership as of June 2012; we celebrated our one-year anniversary on 15 June 2013. We have worked hard over the past year to improve our presence on tripadvisor and other social media sites - we recognize that dive travelers are doing their research and choosing the places that best suit their needs, while focusing on the highest ratings in customer service. We run two-tank morning and one-tank afternoon trips on our 36 foot purpose-built Newton dive boat. We offer a full range of PADI courses, up to and including Assistant Instructor ratings. Please check out our website for details. If we can help in any way with planning your dives, please give us a call or contact us through our website. New transport option! WATER TAXI Bookings - for cruise passengers in Dockyard, or anyone close to Hamilton, we can book the new water taxi for you, which will pick you up and bring you directly to Robinson's Marina, and then run you back again after the dive boat gets back in. The price is similar to catching a regular taxi, and it's by far the best way to travel around Bermuda :) All the best - Chris Gauntlett | Owner/Operator | Blue Water Divers & Water Sports, Bermuda

Reviewed By omeinv - Denver, Colorado

I researched dive shops in Bermuda in advance, as I was visiting there on a cruise ship. I avoided the cruise ship operator, since they tend to run larger groups, and must tailor their dives to the inexperienced diver. From their website, and my advanced contact with them, I thought Blue Water would be a better option.
Unfortunately, Blue Water had to cancel the dives I had scheduled for the first two days of my three day visit, as windy conditions were shutting them down. They were very good about communicating this, so I had time to do other things.
On the second day of my visit, while Blue Water's location was still impacted by the winds, the dive operator at he cruise terminal was able to go out. I went with them, and dove.
On the third day I dove with Blue Water. The boat is large, and well equipped, the Staff were all friendly and knowledgeable. They were running with snorkelers, divers and an Open water Class all on the same boat. In other places this would bother me more, but they had the staff so that the groups didn't interfere, and I feel like the dive sites were the ones we were going to get regardless, not like they were choosing them for either the snorkelers or the beginning divers. That being said, the sites were exactly the same ones the cruise ship's operators used that day. This certainly makes one feel there was no benefit to using the more expensive and less convenient option, which I chose in an effort to get to an enhanced experience.
I was disappointed that the dives were limited by time, rather than air consumption. It was made clear in the briefing dives were 40 minutes, regardless of air. At the depths of the sites, this meant surfacing with a lot of left-over air.
The prices for everything are fairly high in Bermuda, but Considering Blue Water offers the same dive sites, and similar service: it was disappointing their prices were considerably higher than the shop at the cruise terminal. If I return to Bermuda I'll use the operator at the cruise port, and save the hassle and expense of getting to Blue Water's shop.

9. St. Peter's Church

Duke of York St., St. George, Bermuda +1 441-297-8359
Excellent
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4.5 based on 445 reviews

St. Peter's Church

Contains a wealth of different architectural styles from the 17th century onwards; best known for being the oldest Anglican Church outside the British Isles.

Reviewed By MickyC-AUS - Melbourne, Australia

The oldest surviving Anglican church outside of the UK, St Peter's Church in historic old St George's Bermuda is a beautiful example of old world architecture. Entry can be gained either through the front from York Street (climb the steps for a grand entrance - then look back) or through the rear from Church Lane via the churchyard. Be sure to wander slowly through the interior to admire the rich timber structure, the fine collection of communion silver and the beautiful old pipe organ. Take a seat in one of the pews to experience the peaceful ambience of the church interior and then move outside and take a stroll through the two historic graveyards. Take time to read some of the headstone inscriptions to enhance this wonderful historical experience. No wonder the church is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

10. The Masterworks Museum of Bermuda ArtBermuda TourismArts, Culture & Entertainment

Botanical Gardens | 183 South Road, DV02, Bermuda +1 441-299-4000
Excellent
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4.5 based on 215 reviews

The Masterworks Museum of Bermuda ArtBermuda TourismArts, Culture & Entertainment

Bermuda's first purpose built museum houses a collection of Bermuda inspired art of over 1,400 works by artists such as Georgia O'Keeffe, Winslow Homer and Albert Gleizes. A continuously evolving show of local artists is also on display. To learn about Bermuda's culture and history, there is no better stop on your vacation itinerary! Open Monday - Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm and Sunday from 11 am - 4:30 pm. CLOSED on Public Holidays and Exhibit Changeovers. Admission $5, free for members and children under 12.

Reviewed By Vicki H - Boise, Idaho

Beautiful art work here- Many of the artists featured were Bermudians. We enjoyed the Gift shop, it seemed that everything there was made in Bermuda- not your usual made inChina souvenir shop. The staff were so very kind and helpful.
Don’t forget to stop at the cafe for a delicious snack

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