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 like the idea of seeing the sights at a slower pace, you will encounter 5 businesses that can help. Navigate here to read our guide to bike and scooter rentals.


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 12 good dive sites to choose from. Navigate here to read our page about scuba diving in this area.

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.


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 experienced anglers in your group, they'll be pleased to know they can fish with one of the 10 charter operators in this area. To read our complete guide to deep sea fishing, click here.


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.

If you have some golfing fans vacationing with you, they're in luck -- the potential exists for playing at several of the 7 golf courses in this area. The area courses include Tucker's Point, Mid Ocean Golf Club, and Belmont Hills Golf Club. Just click on the name of the course to read a detailed article concerning the course, including location, number of holes, and more. To read more about golfing throughout the Caribbean navigate to this page.

Sailing and Boating

Captain Kirk's Coral Reef Adventures

Look through this table to read more about local providers that will help you spend some time 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 4.6 mi. West of Central 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 Downtown Hamilton
Spirit Of Bermuda (441) 737-5667 Downtown Hamilton

If you'd like to read about area marinas and charter operators check out this page.


Horton's: The Original Bermuda Black Rum Cakes

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 there are some avid shoppers traveling with you, they can have some fun exploring some of the 82 retail stores in the area. You can go to this page if you want to discover more about shopping on Bermuda.


Bermuda Maritime Museum

Sightseeing is another great activity for visitors to Bermuda. Sights of interest to visitors include 22 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to visitors Nature enthusiasts typically have fun visiting the area's outdoor parks and botanical gardens. To read a more complete discussion of this specific topic, see this article about area sightseeing opportunities and attractions.

Details concerning a firm that will show you the most interesting local sights can be found down below.

Sightseeing Services On Bermuda
Name Phone Location
Destiny Water Tours (441) 292-7103 Par-la-Ville Park, Northeastern part of Bermuda
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


Bermuda Snorkeling

If exploring an underwater world sounds appealing you'll be pleased to know you'll have the chance along the coast of Bermuda. To get more information about local snorkeling opportunities, go to this article.


Bermuda Spas

Relaxing in a spa could be one of the most enjoyable parts of your vacation. Spa-goers will find plenty of options, since there are 5 spas that operate in this area. Click to view our article about this topic.


Fairmont Southampton Bermuda Resort

If you want to play some tennis your best bet is to stay at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, there are 7 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The table below may help with your planning. At a glance, you can see the number of tennis courts on-site, whether lights are available for evening play, and a few other details. Click on the names to learn 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 in the evening hours, after the lights come on.

Other Activities

Glance through the table just below for more options. to learn more. for information about other activities.

Other Activities On Bermuda
Name Type Phone Location
24 Hour Fitness Gym Fitness Centers and Instructors (441) 293-7479 Hamilton Parish, Central Bermuda
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
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
Court House Squash & Wellness West Fitness Centers and Instructors (441) 295-3008 0.4 mi. West-Southwest of 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
Seaview Health Ultimate Fitness Club Fitness Centers and Instructors (441) 292-7266 1.7 mi. East-Northeast of Downtown Hamilton
Specialty Cinema & Grill Movie Theater (441) 292-2135 Downtown Hamilton
The Olympic Club Fitness Centers and Instructors (441) 292-4095 0.5 mi. North of Downtown Hamilton
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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