Activities on Bermuda

Bermuda packs several activities into its relatively small 22 square miles

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Bermuda may be small, but this little island is packed with plenty of exciting activities.

Active vacationers will discover that there are so many things to do, they may not be able to fit them all in one trip. Golf, fishing, snorkeling, and diving are among the island's most popular activities. So depending on the type of vacation adventures you seek, Bermuda has something to offer almost everyone.

Bike and Scooter Rental

If you are intrigued by the idea of exploring a new environment with the wind in your face, there are multiple different places that can help make it happen. To navigate to our complete guide to renting a bike or scooter, go to this page.

Diving

Bermuda Diving

...three reefs bordering Bermuda's coast...

 

The clear blue waters bordering Bermuda are full of captivating creatures and relics from shipwrecks. You can take a peek into this amazing underwater world by making snorkeling and scuba diving one of your island outings. The marine life of the Atlantic Ocean is very diverse, and scuba diving and snorkeling lets you get close to various exotic fish and other colorful sea life. Although it is not recommended, some snorkelers and divers even allow the fish to eat out of their hands.

You'll find 5 dive services and at least 13 different dive sites in the area. To navigate to our complete guide to diving opportunities in this area, click this link.

Events and Festivals

What better way to get to experience Bermuda's culture than in a party atmosphere? Local events and festivals are filled with fun and excitement, as well as opportunities to hear local music, sample local cuisine, and browse local crafts. Events and festivals on the island are quite varied, ranging from heritage festivals like Bermuda Day to music festivals, sporting events, culinary fairs, and numerous street parties. Read more about Bermuda's festivals by clicking here.

Fishing

Early Bird Charters

In Bermuda, there are three categories of fishing: reef fishing, deep-sea fishing, and fishing from the shore. Game fishermen will find the largest sea quarry, like the blue marlin, swim in deeper waters. Near the coral reefs that surround the island, anglers can fish for challenging saltwater game fish such as the snapper and barracuda, which will test the skills of even the most seasoned fisherman. There are three reefs bordering Bermuda's coast. Two of the coral reefs are close to shore while the third is located as far as 30 miles off of the coast. For land-loving vacationers who still want to get in on some fishing action, shore fishing is the way to go. You can cast off from one of the many docks and harbors on Bermuda. Fishing off of the docks won't bring you large catches, but shore fishermen can still hook medium-sized fish.

If there are some fishing fanatics traveling with you, they'll be pleased to know there are 15 charter fishing services in this area. Take advantage of this article regarding fishing in the area if you're interested in learning more specifics.

Golf

Bermuda Golf

The greens on the island of Bermuda are unlike any other golf courses in the world. Golfing on Bermuda is a pastime enjoyed by many vacationers visiting the island. The courses are designed to be short yet challenging, so even the most experienced golfer will be able to test his or her skills. Another unique feature of the golf courses on Bermuda is that the ground they're built on is firmer than most other courses. Some golfers may have to adjust their style of play for this kind of terrain. Also, Bermuda is a hilly island, so many of the golf courses have elevated areas, which may also affect how the game is played.

There are a number of great courses on Bermuda where golfers can practice their swings. Some of the courses on the island are private and can only be accessed by members of the golf club and their guests. These exclusive golf facilities are often frequented by celebrities and other elite golfers. Bermuda also has a number of top-notch public and government courses on the island, so you don't have to be among the rich and famous to enjoy quality golf on Bermuda.

Golfing is popular in this area, as indicated by the presence of 7 different golf courses. The area courses include Tucker's Point, Mid Ocean Golf Club, and Belmont Hills Golf Club. Click on the course name to get additional information concerning the course, including location, number of holes, and more. In addition, you can read this extended discussion if you'd like to find more information about golf throughout Caribbean.

Sailing and Boating

Bermuda Sailing and Boating

Be sure to look through the table below to read more about area firms that can enable you to get out on the open water.

Boating Opportunities On Bermuda
Name Phone Location Island
AJ's Wings (441) 534-7669 1.7 mi. East-Northeast of Downtown Hamilton Bermuda
Andrea Christine Charters (441) 537-6614 0.5 mi. North of Downtown Hamilton Bermuda
Aquatic Bermuda (441) 236-2200 0.5 mi. North of Downtown Hamilton Bermuda
Blue Hole Water Sports (441) 293-2915 0.9 mi. South West of Central Henrys Hill Bermuda
Captain Kirk's Coral Reef Adventures (441) 747-2204 5.0 mi. West of Central Hamilton Somerset Island
Coral Sea Cruises/Charters (441) 295-5112 St. George's Island Bermuda
Escape Charters (441) 737-2273 Smith's Parish, Central Bermuda Bermuda
H2O Sports (441) 234-3082 0.5 mi. North of Downtown Hamilton Bermuda
Hattrick Charters (441) 335-5077 Somerset Village Somerset Island
Jessie James Cruises (441) 335-1072 Downtown Hamilton Bermuda
Ocean Breeze (441) 334-9846 St. George's Parish Bermuda
Oyster Point Yacht Charters (441) 238-7245 Southampton Parish Bermuda
Rock Steady Charters (441) 331-6678 0.5 mi. North of Downtown Hamilton Bermuda
Safari Cruises (441) 735-2925 St. George's Island Bermuda
Sail Bermuda (441) 737-2993 1.2 mi. Southeast of Downtown Hamilton Bermuda
Sand Dollar Cruises & Snorkelling (441) 334-8218 St. George's Island Bermuda
Spirit Of Bermuda (441) 334-7245 0.5 mi. North of Downtown Hamilton Bermuda

If you'd like to learn about nearby marinas and charter operators follow this link.

Shopping

Bermuda Clayworks

Some of the best shopping on Bermuda is to be had in St. George, West End, and Hamilton. Each city has a little something different to offer tourists in search of the best souvenirs. St. George is filled with boutiques selling the best luxury goods; West End is where you want to go for locally made goods; and Hamilton has a nice mixture of both. If you can make it to Hamilton on Wednesday night, this is when the city hosts Hamilton Harbour Nights. Shopping is made more fun during Harbour Nights with live entertainment, and food and crafts booths.

If you have some folks who enjoy shopping vacationing with you, they might enjoy visiting some of the area's 90 retail stores. Use this link to view our article concerning shopping on Bermuda.

Sightseeing

Bermuda Maritime Museum

Sightseeing is also a good way to use some of your time on Bermuda. Sights of interest to visitors include 22 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to tourists. Nature enthusiasts will typically have a pleasant time visiting the area's outdoor parks and botanical gardens. Anyone needing to find out more concerning area sightseeing opportunities can do so by clicking here.

The following chart provides you with some key facts concerning a firm that will direct you to some of the most enjoyable local sights.

Sightseeing Services On Bermuda
Name Phone Location
Destiny Tours Captain Steven Brown (441) 292-7103 0.5 mi. North of Downtown Hamilton
Fantasea Tours (441) 236-1300 3.2 mi. Northwest of Central Hamilton
Segway Tours Bermuda (441) 236-1300 3.3 mi. Northwest of Central Hamilton
Unique Vacations (441) 331-8687 2.3 mi. South West of Central Hamilton

Snorkeling

Bermuda Snorkeling

If you are thinking about snorkeling on your vacation you're in luck -- you can easily find places to do so along the coast of Bermuda. To read about other snorkeling opportunities, read this page.

Spas

Relaxing in a spa just might be one of the most memorable parts of your entire vacation. Finding a spa that you'll like shouldn't be hard, since there are 9 spas located in this area. Readers can learn more about this topic can do so by clicking on this link.

Tennis

Fairmont Southampton

If you like to play tennis you might want to make your reservations at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 7 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The following list can help with your decision making process. Included is the number of courts on-site, whether lighting is available for evening play, and some other helpful details. Click on each name to learn more about the property.

Accommodations with Tennis On Bermuda
Property Location Island Tennis Courts Lit Courts Tennis Pro
Fairmont Southampton 3.8 mi. South West of Central Hamilton Bermuda 4 check
Elbow Beach Club Resort 1.4 mi. South-Southeast of Downtown Hamilton Bermuda 5 check
Rosewood Tucker's Point 1.0 mi. South of Central Castle Harbour Bermuda 4 check check
Grotto Bay Beach Resort 0.5 mi. West of Central Castle Harbour St. David's Island 4 check
Pompano Beach Club 5.8 mi. West-Southwest of Central Hamilton Bermuda 4 check
Coral Beach & Tennis Club 1.6 mi. South of Downtown Hamilton Bermuda 8
The Mid Ocean Club 1.7 mi. South-Southeast of Central Castle Harbour Bermuda 2 check check

For example, Fairmont Southampton offers the option of playing in the evening hours, after the lights come on.

Other Activities

Review the following chart to read about other activities.

Other Activities On Bermuda
Name Type Phone Location
24 Hour Fitness Gym Fitness Centers and Instructors (441) 293-7479 0.9 mi. South West of Central Henrys Hill
A-Fordable Massage & Therapy Massage Therapist (441) 292-4999 0.5 mi. North of Downtown Hamilton
Athletic Club Fitness Centers and Instructors (441) 295-6140 0.5 mi. North of Downtown Hamilton
Bailey's Bay Cricket Club Sporting Event Venue (441) 293-8064 0.9 mi. South West of Central Henrys Hill
Bermuda Arts & Fitness Academy Fitness Centers and Instructors (441) 296-6040 1.2 mi. Southeast of Downtown Hamilton
Bermuda Water Ski Center Watersports Operator (441) 234-3354 Somerset Village
Body By Design Fitness Centers and Instructors (441) 293-3714 0.9 mi. South West of Central Henrys Hill
Court House Squash & Wellness Fitness Centers and Instructors (441) 292-8357 0.5 mi. North of Downtown Hamilton
Dolphin Quest Bermuda Dolphin Encounter Service (441) 234-4464 3.3 mi. Northeast of Central Somerset Island
Hinson Hall Stables Horseback Riding Site (441) 292-5926 1.7 mi. East-Northeast of Downtown Hamilton
K.S. Watersports Watersports Operator (441) 238-4155 St. George, Northeastern part of Bermuda
Liberty Theatre Movie Theater (441) 292-7296 Downtown Hamilton
Lotus Fitness Centers and Instructors (441) 296-5900 0.5 mi. North of Downtown Hamilton
Mangoes Gym & Fitness Centre Fitness Centers and Instructors (441) 234-6912 Somerset Village
Mbs Fitness Fitness Centers and Instructors (441) 542-4444 0.5 mi. North of Downtown Hamilton
Neptune Cinema Movie Theater (441) 292-7296 3.3 mi. Northwest of Central Hamilton
Pink Beach Fitness Center Fitness Centers and Instructors -- 1.8 mi. South of Central Henrys Hill
Ruth Seaton James Center For The Performing Arts Concert Halls and Performing Arts Centers 441-296-5278 Ext. Technical Coordinator Ext. (2152) 1.7 mi. East-Northeast of Downtown Hamilton
Sabai Thai Body Balancing & Massage Centre Massage Therapist (441) 292-6456 0.5 mi. North of Downtown Hamilton
Sandys 360 Sport, Aquatic & Enrichment Centre Fitness Centers and Instructors (441) 234-6195 Somerset Village
Sea Horses Horse and Dog Racetrack (441) 295-7238 0.5 mi. North of Downtown Hamilton
Sea Venture Water Sports Jet Ski Rental Service (441) 238-6881 Southampton Parish
Seaview Health Ultimate Fitness Club Fitness Centers and Instructors (441) 292-7266 1.7 mi. East-Northeast of Downtown Hamilton
Sessions Wellness Solutions Fitness Centers and Instructors (441) 292-0700 0.5 mi. North of Downtown Hamilton
Shilo Ranch Horse and Carriage Service (441) 236-6678 1.2 mi. Southeast of Downtown Hamilton
Southside Cinema Movie Theater (441) 297-2821 St. George's Island
Southside Family Bowl Bowling Center (441) 293-5906 0.9 mi. South of Central St. George
Specialty Cinema & Grill Movie Theater (441) 292-2135 Downtown Hamilton
Spicelands Riding Centre Horseback Riding Site (441) 238-8212 2.3 mi. South West of Central Hamilton
Talbot Shirlene Massage Therapist Massage Therapist (441) 296-3422 1.7 mi. East-Northeast of Downtown Hamilton
The Olympic Club Fitness Centers and Instructors (441) 292-4095 0.5 mi. North of Downtown Hamilton
Tuckers Point Dive & Water Sports Centre Watersports Operator (441) 298-4050 St. George's Island
Warwick Lanes Bowling Center (441) 236-5290 2.4 mi. South-Southwest of Central Hamilton
Yoga Centre Fitness Centers and Instructors (441) 295-7525 0.5 mi. North of Downtown Hamilton

Vacationers visit Bermuda for many reasons: the beaches, shopping, historic sites, and much more, and the variety of activities on the island will add a little spice to your vacation. So if you're an active traveler, Bermuda is the perfect vacation spot for you.

 

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