Pink sand beaches, jewel-toned bays and genteel towns await in Bermuda. Settled by the English more than 400 years ago, the archipelago combines English charm with tropical feels. The captivating capital offers fantastic museums and galleries, while the interior cradles lush jungles and subterranean caves.
Things to do in Bermuda
Most trips to Bermuda start in the charm-soaked capital of Hamilton. The city is filled with beautiful 19th-century architecture and historic churches. Browse high-end boutiques along Front Street, then stroll along the seafront promenade to admire gleaming yachts. The backstreets are lined with pastel-coloured colonial mansions draped in bougainvillea.
With more than 30 sandy beaches and coves to enjoy, Bermuda is a paradise for sunseekers. Pink sand and turquoise water make Horseshoe Bay Beach a postcard-worthy destination. Church Bay offers excellent snorkelling, while hidden gems like Astwood Cove promise absolute serenity.
Bermuda is encircled by colourful coral reefs that boast some of the best diving in the world. There are more than 300 shipwrecks to explore, including the iconic Mary Celestia paddlewheel steamer that ran aground in 1864. Tarpon Hole features a honeycomb reef teeming with tropical fish and corals. From March to April, Bermuda offers world-class whale watching, while May to October sees the bays light up with aquatic glow worms.
The oldest settlement in Bermuda, St George's is a postcard-perfect town and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Follow the cobbled streets to the East End Arts District, a colourful enclave filled with galleries and studios.
The National Museum of Bermuda occupies a 19th-century fort and charts the fascinating history and heritage of the country. Under the cavernous, vaulted ceiling of the Queen's Exhibition Hall are treasures salvaged from more than a dozen shipwrecks. The upper levels house displays on colonialism, slavery and World War II. Head up to the ramparts for sweeping views over the harbour.
Getting around Bermuda
Hamilton and St George's are pedestrian-friendly and easy to get around on foot while local buses are a good way to explore the island. Other options include scooter rentals or hiring a private driver for the day. Ferries and water taxis travel between Hamilton and St George's.