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 thinking about feeling the wind on your face as you move along, you will encounter 8 places that can help you. Those wanting to get more details concerning this topic can do so on 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 6 dive services and at least 12 good dive sites in the area. If interested, you can learn more about diving in this area, can do so by going to this page.

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.

Fishing is popular in this area, as indicated by the presence of 13 charter fishing services that operate from this area. For a more comprehensive look at fishing in the area click this link.

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.

Golf is a popular activity here, 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. For detailed information about the course, including the location, number of holes, and a lot more click on the name of the course. Follow this link to see our extended discussion of golfing throughout the Caribbean.

Sailing and Boating

Captain Kirk's Coral Reef Adventures

The chart right below summarizes some details regarding firms that can enable you to spend some time out on the open water.

Boating Opportunities On Bermuda
Name Phone Location
Andrea Christine Charters (441) 537-6614 0.5 mi. North of Downtown Hamilton
Aquatic Bermuda (441) 236-2200 0.5 mi. North of Downtown Hamilton
Blue Hole Water Sports (441) 293-2915 0.9 mi. South West of Central Henrys Hill
Captain Kirk's Coral Reef Adventures (441) 747-2204 3.2 mi. Northwest of Central Hamilton
H2O Sports (441) 234-3082 0.5 mi. North of Downtown Hamilton
Hattrick Charters (441) 335-5077 Somerset Village
Jessie James Cruises (441) 335-1072 Downtown Hamilton
Ocean Breeze (441) 334-9846 St. George's Parish
Sail Bermuda (441) 737-2993 1.2 mi. Southeast of Downtown Hamilton
Spirit Of Bermuda (441) 334-7245 0.5 mi. North of Downtown Hamilton

If you want to read about charter operators and local marinas read this page.

Shopping

Sharon Wilson Gallery

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 are traveling with some shopping fanatics they can "discover" a few of the area's 83 retail stores. To reach our page about shopping on Bermuda, go to this page.

Sightseeing

Bermuda Maritime Museum

Sightseeing is also a great activity for anyone visiting Bermuda. Sights in the area include 22 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to tourists. Nature enthusiasts frequently have a pleasant time visiting the area's outdoor parks and botanical gardens. Anyone who needs to get more details concerning area sightseeing opportunities can do so here.

Review the table below for a list of a firm that will help you enjoy some great sightseeing.

Sightseeing Services On Bermuda
Name Location
Fantasea Tours 3.2 mi. Northwest of Central Hamilton
Segway Tours Bermuda 3.3 mi. Northwest of Central Hamilton

Snorkeling

Bermuda Snorkeling

If you like to snorkel there's good news -- you'll have the chance off the coast of Bermuda. To navigate to our complete page about local snorkeling opportunities, use this link.

Spas

Bermuda Spas

Relaxing in a spa might be one of the most memorable parts of your entire vacation. It shouldn't be hard to find a spa you like, given the fact that there are 10 spas in this area. To visit our detailed page about spas, read this article.

Tennis

Fairmont Southampton Bermuda Resort

If you want to play some 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 information may help with you make a decision. You can view the number of courts available, whether lighting is available for evening play, and some other helpful details. Click on the names to read about other aspects of the property.

Accommodations with Tennis On Bermuda
Property Location Island Tennis Courts Lit Courts Tennis Pro
Fairmont Southampton Bermuda Resort 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 Bermuda Resort offers the option of playing after the lights come on, in the cool of the evening.

Other Activities

Details concerning lots of other activities are summarized in the following chart.

Other Activities On Bermuda
Name Type Phone Location
24 Hour Fitness Gym Fitness Centers and Instructors (441) 293-7479 Hamilton Parish, Central Bermuda
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 Downtown Hamilton
Bailey's Bay Cricket Club Sporting Event Venue (441) 293-8064 0.5 mi. North of Central Henrys Hill
Bermuda Water Ski Center Watersports Operator (441) 234-3354 1.5 mi. South of Central Somerset Village
Body By Design Fitness Centers and Instructors (441) 293-3714 0.9 mi. South West of Central Henrys Hill
Cb Wholesale & Dive Watersports Equipment Shop (441) 292-3839 0.5 mi. North of Downtown Hamilton
Court House Squash & Wellness Central Fitness Centers and Instructors (441) 292-8357 Downtown Hamilton
Dolphin Quest Bermuda Dolphin Encounter Service (441) 234-4464 3.3 mi. Northeast of Central Somerset Island
Fitness Center at the Loren Fitness Centers and Instructors (441) 293-1666 1.9 mi. South of Central Henrys Hill
K.S. Watersports Hamilton Watersports Operator (441) 238-4155 0.5 mi. South West of Downtown Hamilton
K.S. Watersports Hamilton Watersports Operator (441) 232-4155 0.5 mi. South West of Downtown Hamilton
K.S. Watersports St. George's Watersports Operator (441) 238-4155 0.1 mi. South of Central St. George
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
Marine Locker Watersports Equipment Shop (441) 295-9950 0.5 mi. North of Downtown Hamilton
Neptune Cinema Movie Theater (441) 292-7296 3.3 mi. Northwest of Central Hamilton
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
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
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
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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