11 Fun Things to Do in Bermuda for Families

Posted By Katie on Mar 15, 2015

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Trying to decide which island to visit? Each island I’ve visited has a bit of a different personality, so if you are trying to decide if Bermuda is for you, here are 11 things to do in Bermuda that will make you wish you could be there tomorrow.11 Things to do in Bermuda | tipsforfamilytrips.com

Enjoy the Beautiful Beaches

Elbow Beach and Horseshoe Bay Beach are two of the most beautiful beaches I’ve seen. Crystal clear waters and powdery pink sand make these unique beaches worth visiting. Consider staying at Elbow Beach resort right on the beach, or at least plan to spend a day hanging out on the sand. The water at Elbow Beach was a warm 82 degrees and so calm and clear I could see my toenail polish when I was there in August 2014. With over 30 different beaches in Bermuda, there is something for everyone.


The shallow, calm water in Bermuda is ideal for snorkeling. You can snorkel in calm waters right off the beach in many locations, or you can take a guided snorkeling tour to reefs or shipwrecks. We snorkeled in the corals on Elbow Beach and loved how many fish we could see just 50-100 feet off shore. Check out this website for more suggestions on where to snorkel in Bermuda.

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Snorkeling near Royal Navy Dockyards.

Scuba Dive

For those interested in a more active vacation, scuba dive to one of the hundreds of shipwrecks in Bermuda. Or enjoy stunning swimthroughs or coral reefs. Several dive operators work in Bermuda, and we had an excellent experience with Dive Bermuda. Do you want to see if scuba diving is for you? Dive Bermuda offers a Discover Scuba Diving course for those who are not yet certified.  Spend the afternoon getting training and do a shallow dive to try it out.11 Things to do in Bermuda | tipsforfamilytrips.com


Golfing in the islands is a favorite pasttime, and there is no where better to golf than in Bermuda. Bermuda has a higher concentration of golf courses per square mile than anywhere else in the world.  Check out Port Royal Golf Club or The Turtle Hill Golf Club.

Tour a Lighthouse

Get a bird’s eye view of the island by touring one of several lighthouses.  Check out Gibb’s Hill Lighthouse (Southampton Parish) or St. David’s Lighthouse (St. George’s Parish).

Take an Eco Tour

Spend the day exploring the island with an expert guide through Hidden Gems Island Eco Tour. Explore caves and jungles, go cliff jumping and swim in a cave. Enjoy the view of the island from the top of St. David’s Lighthouse. Snorkel with tropical fish around a preserved coral reef island. Finish your day with homemade ice cream at a locally owned and operated ice cream shop offering 30 flavors of ice cream.11 Things to do in Bermuda | tipsforfamilytrips.com

Enjoy water sports

Jet ski, parasail, kayak, or take a sunset cruise. If you are feeling adventurous, navigate around the island in your own Boston whaler like we did. When you rent a Boston whaler from Somerset Bridge Watersports, you control your destiny. Picnic at secluded beaches, explore a shipwreck, snorkel at your leisure, and motor by private islands.

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Rent a Boston whaler with Somerset Bridge Water Sports for a unique outing in Bermuda.

Tour Crystal Caves of Bermuda

Explore the underwater world of Bermuda in Crystal and Fantasy Caves. These beautiful caves were discovered in 1907 when two boys playing cricket lost a ball down and hole and followed it down. These caves are now one of the most popular tourist attractions in Bermuda.  You can see both caves in a couple of hours. Stop for homemade ice cream after your tour at Bailey’s Ice Cream right next door.11 Things to do in Bermuda | tipsforfamilytrips.com

Explore Historic St. George

The historic town of St. George is listed as a UNESCO National World Heritage Site. Founded in 1612, St. George’s is the oldest English town in the New World. Visit St. Peter’s church, the State House, Fort St. Catherine, or the Unfinished Cathedral.

Visit Royal Naval Dockyard

Most people make a trip to Royal Naval Dockyard at some point when they are in Bermuda. I was underwhelmed by the shopping and craft markets, but I am not a shopper. However, we loved the National Musuem of Bermuda and would highly recommend a stop there if you are interested in the history of Bermuda. You can also swim with the dolphins at DolphinQuest at the Bermuda National Museum.

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Exploring the ramparts at the National Museum of Bermuda.

Try Ginger Beer

There are so many things to do in Bermuda that you might forget to look for ginger beer. My husband loves Barritt’s Ginger Beer, which has been brewed in Bermuda for five generations. This non-alcoholic soft drink has a spicy kick of ginger that gives us a unique flavor and is fun to enjoy in Bermuda.

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Katie is a busy mom living in Northern Virginia with her husband and five children ranging in age from toddlers to teens. When she isn't traveling, she is planning her next trip. Katie loves all types of travel, but she especially loves beach vacations. The Outer Banks of North Carolina is a favorite family destination.


    • Seriously, Colleen, it’s as good as it sounds. I’m not a repeat vacationer, but I will return to Bermuda! I hope you can go sometime.

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  1. our #1 destination, 4 years in a row ! Love Bermuda <3

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  2. We cruised here in October 2014. It was an amazing trip. Such a beautiful island, safe and clean. The laid back lifestyle is so wonderful. It’s a bit expensive if you aren’t careful when eating at restaurants and shopping, but worth it. Hopefully heading back next year!

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