Part Caribbean, part rural England, Bermuda makes up for its small size with big historical, cultural, and scenic appeal. From pink-sand beaches and colorful reefs to championship golf courses and historic forts, there’s something for everyone. Here are some tips for how to spend a day in Bermuda.
Morning: St. George
Kick off your day with an island orientation on a sightseeing tour of the city of St. George, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn about the island’s history as you visit historic landmarks such as the Bermuda Heritage Museum, Stewart Hall, and the State House. Those looking to get off the tour bus for something a little more active can opt for a Segway tour of the Royal Naval Dockyard or a guided cycling trip along the Bermuda Railway Trail to visit some hidden gems and lesser-known sites. If time permits, cool off with a swim at a nearby beach before lunch.
Afternoon: On the Water
This afternoon is your opportunity to enjoy Bermuda’s cerulean seas, and the hardest part will be decided what to do. Set sail around the picturesque island, with time to swim and snorkel in a secluded cove, or explore the underwater world just offshore without getting wet aboard a glass-bottom boat. Bermuda is blessed with some of the best scuba diving and snorkeling in the world, so this would be an excellent opportunity to don a mask to check out a sunken shipwreck, take a scuba diving lesson, or (for certified divers) complete a couple of dives in the Wreck Capital of the Atlantic.
Night: Sunset Cocktails
Celebrate your day with a classic Bermuda cocktail, the rum swizzle, as you watch the sunset from the deck of a catamaran. Many sunset cruises offer live music and onboard commentary as they sail along the coast, and you’ll be back on solid ground in time for dinner. Wherever you decide to dine, try one of the island’s culinary specialties, such as wahoo (fish) steak, mussel pie, fish chowder, or guinea chick—a spiny Bermuda lobster.