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Bermuda's rich past lives on through the country's remaining historical buildings telling the tale of a thriving and powerful colonial island. Most sites have been cared for over the years and adapted to Bermuda's contemporary needs, incorporating modern entertainment into historic buildings, to create a cultural experience that embraces the island's heritage in enjoyable settings.

In addition to its picturesque edifices and bustling town life, Bermuda is blessed with some stunning displays of natural beauty in the shapes of natural reserves, underground cave networks and underwater sites that will marvel nature lovers, scuba divers, and thrill-seekers!

  HAMILTON PARISH   Founded in 1788 and named after Sir Henry Hamilton, who served as the island's governor until 1794, the harbour city became Bermuda's capital in 1815, and is now the country's main local and international cultural and business hub. A colourful mix of gardens, galleries and museums, vibrant shops and humbling historic buildings with harbour views and sea breezes.   

HAMILTON PARISH

Founded in 1788 and named after Sir Henry Hamilton, who served as the island's governor until 1794, the harbour city became Bermuda's capital in 1815, and is now the country's main local and international cultural and business hub. A colourful mix of gardens, galleries and museums, vibrant shops and humbling historic buildings with harbour views and sea breezes.

 

  CATHEDRAL OF THE MOST HOLY TRINITY    A beautiful example local art and artisanship, made of native stone and imported Caen stone, the tower of this Anglican Church also offers beautiful views of the city.   

CATHEDRAL OF THE MOST HOLY TRINITY

A beautiful example local art and artisanship, made of native stone and imported Caen stone, the tower of this Anglican Church also offers beautiful views of the city.

 

  MASTERWORKS MUSEUM OF BERMUDA ART   If the Arts Centre has left you hungry for more, head to this museum and experience Bermuda through the eyes of traditional and contemporary artists such as Georgia O'Keeffe.   

MASTERWORKS MUSEUM OF BERMUDA ART

If the Arts Centre has left you hungry for more, head to this museum and experience Bermuda through the eyes of traditional and contemporary artists such as Georgia O'Keeffe.

 

  TREAT YOUR TASTE BUDS   Whilst in the capital, make the most of the various food trucks dotted around the city to enjoy cheap yet delicious local food. Have a taste of the Bermuda chowder, explore the various seafood options, or get a tasty kick from a delicious Jerk chicken or fishcake. On Sundays, make sure you take part in the codfish brunch, too.   

TREAT YOUR TASTE BUDS

Whilst in the capital, make the most of the various food trucks dotted around the city to enjoy cheap yet delicious local food. Have a taste of the Bermuda chowder, explore the various seafood options, or get a tasty kick from a delicious Jerk chicken or fishcake. On Sundays, make sure you take part in the codfish brunch, too.

 

  GIBBS HILL LIGHTHOUSE   A great mix of sightseeing and vistas, in Southampton. Once used to guide the ships passing by, this lighthouse is the oldest cast iron building on the island. Whilst there, climb up the stairs to the top balcony, where you will find the true reward of this visit: a fantastic 360 degrees view of the beautiful surroundings, made of spectacular coves, limestone bluffs, as well as the island's famous pink sand beaches, including Horseshoe Bay beach (located just a short walk away).

GIBBS HILL LIGHTHOUSE

A great mix of sightseeing and vistas, in Southampton. Once used to guide the ships passing by, this lighthouse is the oldest cast iron building on the island. Whilst there, climb up the stairs to the top balcony, where you will find the true reward of this visit: a fantastic 360 degrees view of the beautiful surroundings, made of spectacular coves, limestone bluffs, as well as the island's famous pink sand beaches, including Horseshoe Bay beach (located just a short walk away).

  SOUTHSHORE BERMUDA    Whilst on the South Shore, make sure you explore the coastal nature reserve gem that is this national park, and take the time to indulge in the breathtaking views offered by the cliff trail. This part of the island is also the perfect occasion to find your own private sandy spot, such as the twin coves of Chaplin and Stonehole Bay, Astwood Park, or the 32-acre wide bird watching spot of Hog Bay Park. 

SOUTHSHORE BERMUDA

Whilst on the South Shore, make sure you explore the coastal nature reserve gem that is this national park, and take the time to indulge in the breathtaking views offered by the cliff trail. This part of the island is also the perfect occasion to find your own private sandy spot, such as the twin coves of Chaplin and Stonehole Bay, Astwood Park, or the 32-acre wide bird watching spot of Hog Bay Park. 

  FRONT STREET    Enjoy a leisurely shopping trip strolling along vibrant Front Street, where views on the harbour make a perfect location for a delightful lunch with a spot of people-watching!   

FRONT STREET

Enjoy a leisurely shopping trip strolling along vibrant Front Street, where views on the harbour make a perfect location for a delightful lunch with a spot of people-watching!

 

  CITY HALL THEATRE AND ARTS CENTRE   To further your architectural knowledge of the capital, go visit the beautiful building housing the City Hall Theatre and National Arts Centre, or attend one of their performing arts events.   

CITY HALL THEATRE AND ARTS CENTRE

To further your architectural knowledge of the capital, go visit the beautiful building housing the City Hall Theatre and National Arts Centre, or attend one of their performing arts events.

 

  SESSIONS HOUSE    For a bit of political entertainment, attend one of the Parliament's lively session - a unique insight into the country's system.   

SESSIONS HOUSE

For a bit of political entertainment, attend one of the Parliament's lively session - a unique insight into the country's system.

 

  ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD & NATIONAL MUSEUM OF BERMUDA    Located in another fortress, on the northern tip of Ireland Island, the Royal Naval Dockyard holds its share of Bermudan history, with over 150 years of service as the bastion of Royal Naval power in the Western Caribbean. Steeped in fascinating marks of heritage, the site became open to the public in 1951, and today, entering the fortifications is like a step back in time to an era where the British Empire dominated the waters all around the world.   

ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD & NATIONAL MUSEUM OF BERMUDA

Located in another fortress, on the northern tip of Ireland Island, the Royal Naval Dockyard holds its share of Bermudan history, with over 150 years of service as the bastion of Royal Naval power in the Western Caribbean. Steeped in fascinating marks of heritage, the site became open to the public in 1951, and today, entering the fortifications is like a step back in time to an era where the British Empire dominated the waters all around the world.

 

  WORLD-CLASS SAILING   St Lucia's warm trade winds are famous for offering the perfect sailing conditions with world-class sailing and yachting activities. Experienced sailors and first timers will enjoy the tranquillity of the Caribbean Sea stretching on the western coast of the island, a much more enjoyable option than the Atlantic Ocean, surrounding St Lucia's eastern coast.

WORLD-CLASS SAILING

St Lucia's warm trade winds are famous for offering the perfect sailing conditions with world-class sailing and yachting activities. Experienced sailors and first timers will enjoy the tranquillity of the Caribbean Sea stretching on the western coast of the island, a much more enjoyable option than the Atlantic Ocean, surrounding St Lucia's eastern coast.

  BERMUDA AQUARIUM, MUSEUM AND ZOO   An impressive and colourful collection of wildlife and culture in this all-round complex that makes a perfect day out for the whole family.   

BERMUDA AQUARIUM, MUSEUM AND ZOO

An impressive and colourful collection of wildlife and culture in this all-round complex that makes a perfect day out for the whole family.

 

  BOTANICAL GARDENS    The capital's 36-acre large gardens include a miniature forest, a colourful tropical fruit garden as well as a palm garden.    

BOTANICAL GARDENS

The capital's 36-acre large gardens include a miniature forest, a colourful tropical fruit garden as well as a palm garden. 

 

  BERMUDA UNDERWATER EXPLORATION INSTITUTE   An interactive experience for the whole family, exploring the mysteries of the deep whilst taking visitors through activities such as virtual submarine and a shark cage.   

BERMUDA UNDERWATER EXPLORATION INSTITUTE

An interactive experience for the whole family, exploring the mysteries of the deep whilst taking visitors through activities such as virtual submarine and a shark cage.

 

  VICTORIA PARK   For another spot of nature in the middle of the city, take a walk around this refreshing and charming park designed in a traditional English style, with a traditional and historic bandstand.   

VICTORIA PARK

For another spot of nature in the middle of the city, take a walk around this refreshing and charming park designed in a traditional English style, with a traditional and historic bandstand.

 

  ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD & NATIONAL MUSEUM OF BERMUDA    The Dolphin Quest, for a chance to get acquainted with the mammal and learn about the important role played by the country in preserving their natural habitat.

ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD & NATIONAL MUSEUM OF BERMUDA

The Dolphin Quest, for a chance to get acquainted with the mammal and learn about the important role played by the country in preserving their natural habitat.

aquatic entertainment

  AQUATIC ENTERTAINMENT   Made up of 181 islands, islets and rocks, and surrounded by clear turquoise waters and coral reef, Bermuda is also worth exploring by sea, and travellers will find a variety of activities and tours to suit their wish. Many companies offer tours focused on water sports, with great snorkelling and kayaking spots, as well as fun paddle-boarding and jet skiing.    

AQUATIC ENTERTAINMENT

Made up of 181 islands, islets and rocks, and surrounded by clear turquoise waters and coral reef, Bermuda is also worth exploring by sea, and travellers will find a variety of activities and tours to suit their wish. Many companies offer tours focused on water sports, with great snorkelling and kayaking spots, as well as fun paddle-boarding and jet skiing. 

 

  FISHING   Other boating experiences are available, including off-shore fishing trips, Bermuda being highly reputed for offering great fishing opportunities all year round. Whilst mostly marlin, tuna, and wahoo found right off-shore, and competitions attracting participants from around the world, Bermuda is definitely a fishing-lover's paradise! 

FISHING

Other boating experiences are available, including off-shore fishing trips, Bermuda being highly reputed for offering great fishing opportunities all year round. Whilst mostly marlin, tuna, and wahoo found right off-shore, and competitions attracting participants from around the world, Bermuda is definitely a fishing-lover's paradise! 

  SUB-AQUATIC LIFE   With wonderful corals, clear waters down to 46.7 metres, colourful fish and even centuries old shipwrecks including the historic and famous Constellation and Cristobal Colon, Bermuda - referred to as the Shipwreck Capital of the world by divers - offers great entertainment for snorkelers and divers alike.   

SUB-AQUATIC LIFE

With wonderful corals, clear waters down to 46.7 metres, colourful fish and even centuries old shipwrecks including the historic and famous Constellation and Cristobal Colon, Bermuda - referred to as the Shipwreck Capital of the world by divers - offers great entertainment for snorkelers and divers alike.

 

  SAILING & YACHT RACING   The island's clear and calm waters alongside its great weather have made of Bermuda a natural first class destination for sailing, a centuries old legacy cultivated and celebrated by the country through its many yearly events and races.

SAILING & YACHT RACING

The island's clear and calm waters alongside its great weather have made of Bermuda a natural first class destination for sailing, a centuries old legacy cultivated and celebrated by the country through its many yearly events and races.

  ADVENTURES OVER THE SEA   Get your blood pumping as well as beautiful views of the island and its crystal clear waters with a bit of parasailing, or skim across the waters on a nimble jet ski. For a more slow-paced and in-depth exploration, opt for a kayaking trip to the island's caves and coves, and enjoy the abundant wildlife both above and under the water.   

ADVENTURES OVER THE SEA

Get your blood pumping as well as beautiful views of the island and its crystal clear waters with a bit of parasailing, or skim across the waters on a nimble jet ski. For a more slow-paced and in-depth exploration, opt for a kayaking trip to the island's caves and coves, and enjoy the abundant wildlife both above and under the water.

 

  AQUARIUM   If over and under waters aren't your thing, but you wish to discover the island's maritime life, head to the capital of Hamilton Parish where you will find a splendid aquarium, alongside a zoo and a museum, for you to admire a display of colourful sea life, wild life and history, with your two feet firmly on the ground!

AQUARIUM

If over and under waters aren't your thing, but you wish to discover the island's maritime life, head to the capital of Hamilton Parish where you will find a splendid aquarium, alongside a zoo and a museum, for you to admire a display of colourful sea life, wild life and history, with your two feet firmly on the ground!

natural beauty

  SPITTAL POND NATURE RESERVE   This bird sanctuary with beautiful sea views is located in Smith's parish and regarded as Bermuda's largest and best reserve. It also features a large pond, some stunning rock formations, unique wildlife and plantations.   

SPITTAL POND NATURE RESERVE

This bird sanctuary with beautiful sea views is located in Smith's parish and regarded as Bermuda's largest and best reserve. It also features a large pond, some stunning rock formations, unique wildlife and plantations.

 

  SOUTH SHORE PARK TRAIL   Many other natural reserves and trails can be enjoyed around the island, as well as parks, gardens and, obviously, Bermuda's stunning shoreline, such as the South Shore Park Trail, covering Bermuda's prettiest pink beaches. For visitors who wish to explore without the strain of a trek, the island's 18-mile Railway Trail covers almost the entire length of the island and is the ideal way to discover the island's beauty from a comfortable and relaxing position.   

SOUTH SHORE PARK TRAIL

Many other natural reserves and trails can be enjoyed around the island, as well as parks, gardens and, obviously, Bermuda's stunning shoreline, such as the South Shore Park Trail, covering Bermuda's prettiest pink beaches. For visitors who wish to explore without the strain of a trek, the island's 18-mile Railway Trail covers almost the entire length of the island and is the ideal way to discover the island's beauty from a comfortable and relaxing position.

 

  COOPER'S ISLAND NATURE RESERVE   Located at the southern tip of Bermuda, this beautiful nature reserve features great wildlife spotting walking trails, as well as beautiful beaches, including Turtle Beach and Clearwater Beach at Annie's Bay.

COOPER'S ISLAND NATURE RESERVE

Located at the southern tip of Bermuda, this beautiful nature reserve features great wildlife spotting walking trails, as well as beautiful beaches, including Turtle Beach and Clearwater Beach at Annie's Bay.

  TOM MOORE'S JUNGLE / WALSINGHAM NATURE RESERVE   For a display of the varied landscapes available on the island, visit Tom Moore's Jungle (also known as Walsingham Nature Reserve) in Hamilton Parish, where you can explore and swim in the various caves and grottos (including the Crystal Caves, below), as well as walk around the mangroves, plantations and pond.   

TOM MOORE'S JUNGLE / WALSINGHAM NATURE RESERVE

For a display of the varied landscapes available on the island, visit Tom Moore's Jungle (also known as Walsingham Nature Reserve) in Hamilton Parish, where you can explore and swim in the various caves and grottos (including the Crystal Caves, below), as well as walk around the mangroves, plantations and pond.

 

  BERMUDA ARBORETUM      This 22-acre large park is the perfect spot for those who wish to combine nature and exercise. A stunning variety of fauna and flora, set in beautiful forests and meadows featuring walking trails along which you will find a total of 20 fitness stations.

BERMUDA ARBORETUM

This 22-acre large park is the perfect spot for those who wish to combine nature and exercise. A stunning variety of fauna and flora, set in beautiful forests and meadows featuring walking trails along which you will find a total of 20 fitness stations.

  CRYSTAL AND FANTASY CAVES    Whilst in Bermuda, make sure to not miss the incredible Crystal and Fantasy caves. Located near the Blue Hole Park, in the Hamilton Parish, the caves surrounds visitors with a truly stunning display of limestone formations. Walk the wooden bridge that takes you through the caves and admire this unique exhibition of natural beauty, enhanced by the lake itself and by some clever lighting, making the place even more magical.   

CRYSTAL AND FANTASY CAVES

Whilst in Bermuda, make sure to not miss the incredible Crystal and Fantasy caves. Located near the Blue Hole Park, in the Hamilton Parish, the caves surrounds visitors with a truly stunning display of limestone formations. Walk the wooden bridge that takes you through the caves and admire this unique exhibition of natural beauty, enhanced by the lake itself and by some clever lighting, making the place even more magical.

 

  WHALE WATCHING   If you're planning on visiting Bermuda during March or April, make sure to witness the whales' annual migration parade on their way to their northern feeding grounds. Although you may spot several species of whales, the Humpback whale is the one you're most likely to see, due to their playful and friendly nature.

WHALE WATCHING

If you're planning on visiting Bermuda during March or April, make sure to witness the whales' annual migration parade on their way to their northern feeding grounds. Although you may spot several species of whales, the Humpback whale is the one you're most likely to see, due to their playful and friendly nature.

st george's & st david's islands

  ST GEORGE'S TOWN    For a history-orientated exploration, back to where Bermuda became, head to St George's Island, where the island's first settlement was built in the early 1600s, by the shipwrecked survivors of the Sea Venture on its way to Jamestown.   

ST GEORGE'S TOWN

For a history-orientated exploration, back to where Bermuda became, head to St George's Island, where the island's first settlement was built in the early 1600s, by the shipwrecked survivors of the Sea Venture on its way to Jamestown.

 

  BERMUDA PERFUMERY   With such abundant flora to be found all over the island, it is only logical for Bermuda to has its own perfumery. Take a tour to discover the island's perfume making process and natural scents.   

BERMUDA PERFUMERY

With such abundant flora to be found all over the island, it is only logical for Bermuda to has its own perfumery. Take a tour to discover the island's perfume making process and natural scents.

 

  CARTER HOUSE   This museum offers visitors a deeper look into the life of the island's first settlers on St David's island and the New World in the 17th century.

CARTER HOUSE

This museum offers visitors a deeper look into the life of the island's first settlers on St David's island and the New World in the 17th century.

  ST CATHERINE'S FORT   At the northern tip of St George's Island and magnificently overlooking the ocean is Bermuda's largest fortification edifice. Set in beautiful surroundings, the fort now houses a museum that informs visitors of the military history of the island and is handily located an easy stroll away from Tobacco Bay Beach.   

ST CATHERINE'S FORT

At the northern tip of St George's Island and magnificently overlooking the ocean is Bermuda's largest fortification edifice. Set in beautiful surroundings, the fort now houses a museum that informs visitors of the military history of the island and is handily located an easy stroll away from Tobacco Bay Beach.

 

  ST DAVID'S LIGHTHOUSE   Built in Bermuda stone and lit for the first time in 1879, this 22 metres tall landmark is still operating to this day. Climb up for beautiful views of the island.  
  
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
  
  
  
  
     

ST DAVID'S LIGHTHOUSE

Built in Bermuda stone and lit for the first time in 1879, this 22 metres tall landmark is still operating to this day. Climb up for beautiful views of the island.

 

  THE DUCKING STOOL   Based on Bermuda's history, this entertaining re-enactment shares the island's past traditions of public punishment in the 17th and 18th century.

THE DUCKING STOOL

Based on Bermuda's history, this entertaining re-enactment shares the island's past traditions of public punishment in the 17th and 18th century.

  CRYSTAL & FANTASY CAVES   A trip to the northern side of the island would not be complete without a visit to Bermuda's famous Crystal Caves, a stunning and impressive display of underground stalactite, soda straws, chandelier clusters and limestone formations set over a subterranean lake of crystal clear water.   

CRYSTAL & FANTASY CAVES

A trip to the northern side of the island would not be complete without a visit to Bermuda's famous Crystal Caves, a stunning and impressive display of underground stalactite, soda straws, chandelier clusters and limestone formations set over a subterranean lake of crystal clear water.

 

  TUCKER HOUSE MUSEUM   For an insight into the island's past, head to this charming example of colonial life on Bermuda, a beautiful piece of architecture with links to Colonial Williamsburg.

TUCKER HOUSE MUSEUM

For an insight into the island's past, head to this charming example of colonial life on Bermuda, a beautiful piece of architecture with links to Colonial Williamsburg.

golf course

  GOLF COURSES   Bermuda is also known for it's incredible golf course set in beautiful scenery around the island, be sure to play a few rounds.   

GOLF COURSES

Bermuda is also known for it's incredible golf course set in beautiful scenery around the island, be sure to play a few rounds.

 

  BERMUDA GOLF ACADEMY   The Golf Academy features a 300-yard driving range, an 18-hole practice chipping and putting green with night lighting until 10pm, 35 practice bays (including 25 covered), and a clubs and balls rental service. Furthermore, the 18-hole mini golf course makes it a fun destination for players of all ages and all levels. Located on Industrial Park Road, Southampton.   

BERMUDA GOLF ACADEMY

The Golf Academy features a 300-yard driving range, an 18-hole practice chipping and putting green with night lighting until 10pm, 35 practice bays (including 25 covered), and a clubs and balls rental service. Furthermore, the 18-hole mini golf course makes it a fun destination for players of all ages and all levels. Located on Industrial Park Road, Southampton.

 

  THE MID OCEAN CLUB    Regarded as one of the world's best links, this private club boasts a championship 18-hole course as well as great facilities, including guest rooms, tennis courts, beaches, and a full-service clubhouse. Located on Mid Ocean Drive, Hamilton Parish.

THE MID OCEAN CLUB

Regarded as one of the world's best links, this private club boasts a championship 18-hole course as well as great facilities, including guest rooms, tennis courts, beaches, and a full-service clubhouse. Located on Mid Ocean Drive, Hamilton Parish.

  BELMONT HILLS GOLF CLUB    Excellent ocean views for this recently renovated and more challenging par 70, with TifEagle greens and man-made lakes, as well as a facilities such as a pro shop, restaurant, and practice area. Located on Belmont Hills Drive, Warwick.   

BELMONT HILLS GOLF CLUB

Excellent ocean views for this recently renovated and more challenging par 70, with TifEagle greens and man-made lakes, as well as a facilities such as a pro shop, restaurant, and practice area. Located on Belmont Hills Drive, Warwick.

 

  TURTLE HILL GOLF CLUB   Formerly known as the Fairmont Southampton Golf Club, this challenging 18-hole, par 3 executive course focuses more on precision than power, with its water hazards and bunkered greens. On-site pro-shop and restaurant available. Located on South Road, Southampton.   

TURTLE HILL GOLF CLUB

Formerly known as the Fairmont Southampton Golf Club, this challenging 18-hole, par 3 executive course focuses more on precision than power, with its water hazards and bunkered greens. On-site pro-shop and restaurant available. Located on South Road, Southampton.

 

  TUCKER'S POINT GOLF CLUB    Featuring TifEagle greens and re-contoured fairways surrounded by majestic views of the island, this course now includes a driving range, practice putting green and short game area. Located on Tucker's Point Drive, Hamilton Parish.

TUCKER'S POINT GOLF CLUB

Featuring TifEagle greens and re-contoured fairways surrounded by majestic views of the island, this course now includes a driving range, practice putting green and short game area. Located on Tucker's Point Drive, Hamilton Parish.

  PORT ROYAL GOLF COURSE    An unforgettable golf experience for this newly renovated island's favourite set in a dramatic cliff-side landscape. Featuring a pro shop, restaurant and driving range. Located on Middle Road, Southampton.   

PORT ROYAL GOLF COURSE

An unforgettable golf experience for this newly renovated island's favourite set in a dramatic cliff-side landscape. Featuring a pro shop, restaurant and driving range. Located on Middle Road, Southampton.

 

  OCEAN VIEW GOLF COURSE   Overlooking the ocean and featuring a public 9-hole course as well as a driving range. Perfect for a quick practice or game. Located on Barkers Hill, Devonshire.

OCEAN VIEW GOLF COURSE

Overlooking the ocean and featuring a public 9-hole course as well as a driving range. Perfect for a quick practice or game. Located on Barkers Hill, Devonshire.