Top 5 Reasons for Visiting Bermuda

K.C. Dermody

Written by Justin Mewse

May 2023

Bermuda’s beaches are some of the most beautiful in the world, known for their soft pink sands, turquoise waters, and scenic surroundings. There are more than 30 public beaches on the island, each with its unique charm and character. Horseshoe Bay Bermuda is a paradise for holidaymakers seeking a unique blend of natural beauty, history, and outdoor adventure. With its stunning pink-sand beaches, crystal clear waters, and year-round mild climate, Bermuda offers visitors a wide range of activities to explore. From whale watching and golfing to diving and cycling, the island provides an array of experiences for visitors of all ages and interests.

Wading in the ocean - Bermuda Tourism Authority

5. Whale Watching

Visitors come from around the world to witness the majesty of these magnificent creatures. The waters surrounding Bermuda are home to several species of whales, including humpback, sperm, and pilot whales. These whales migrate through the area from December to April, making it the perfect time for whale watching.

Several tour operators offer whale watching excursions, providing visitors with the opportunity to see these gentle giants up close. During the tour, visitors can expect to see the whales breaching, tail slapping, and singing, providing an unforgettable experience.

One of the most popular whale watching spots in Bermuda is the shallow waters surrounding the island, known as the North Atlantic humpback whale’s breeding and calving grounds. Here, visitors can witness the incredible sight of humpback whales mating and giving birth, a rare and awe-inspiring experience.

The government of Bermuda has strict regulations to ensure the safety of the whales and the responsible treatment of these animals. Tour operators are required to obtain permits to operate in the area and must adhere to strict guidelines to protect the whales.

Aerial view of a pod of whales - Bermuda Tourism/Conor Outerbridge

4. Hiking & Biking

Hiking and biking are great outdoor activities in Bermuda, offering visitors a chance to explore the island’s stunning natural beauty and historic landmarks. With its mild climate and scenic landscapes, Bermuda is the perfect destination for outdoor enthusiasts looking to enjoy a day of hiking or biking.

The Bermuda Railway Trail is one of the most popular routes for hikers and bikers, offering a scenic tour of the island’s historic landmarks and natural beauty. The trail spans over 18 miles and runs along the former railway line, providing a unique glimpse into Bermuda’s past. Hikers and bikers can stop at historic sites along the way, including the UNESCO World Heritage site of St. George’s Town, the historic village of Somerset, and the breathtaking views from the South Shore Park.

For those looking for a more challenging hike, the Bermuda National Trust offers a range of guided hikes that explore the island’s rugged landscapes. These hikes provide a unique opportunity to see the island’s flora and fauna up close, including Bermuda’s famous Bermuda Cedar trees and unique bird species.

Biking is also a great way to explore Bermuda, with a range of rental options available for visitors. Bikers can explore the island’s winding roads, taking in the stunning ocean views and historic landmarks along the way. The Bermuda Tourism Authority has created a series of bike trails that take visitors through the island’s picturesque landscapes, including the scenic Railway Trail and the South Shore Park.

Whether hiking or biking, visitors to Bermuda can enjoy a day of exploration, taking in the island’s stunning natural beauty and rich history.

Casual hike - Bermuda Tourism

3. Tennis & Golf

Tennis and golf are two beloved sports in Bermuda, and the island boasts several world-class facilities for both. Tennis enthusiasts can enjoy year-round play on the island’s many outdoor and indoor courts, many of which offer stunning ocean views. The Coral Beach and Tennis Club is one of the most prestigious tennis clubs in Bermuda, with six clay courts and a range of amenities, including a swimming pool, spa, and fitness centre. The Fairmont Southampton Tennis Club also offers a range of facilities, including five clay courts and a pro shop.

Golfers will find a range of challenging courses on the island, with stunning views of the ocean and Bermuda’s scenic landscapes. The Mid Ocean Club is one of the most famous golf courses in Bermuda, designed by world-renowned architect Charles Blair Macdonald. The course features challenging holes and stunning ocean views, making it a popular choice for golfers of all levels. Other notable courses on the island include the Port Royal Golf Course, a public course with ocean views and challenging holes, and the Belmont Hills Golf Course, located in a picturesque setting overlooking Hamilton Harbour.

Visitors to Bermuda can also take advantage of the island’s mild climate and play tennis or golf year-round. With its stunning ocean views, challenging courses, and world-class facilities, Bermuda provides an unforgettable experience for tennis and golf enthusiasts alike.

Taking a swing - Bermuda Tourism

2. Diving & Snorkelling

Snorkelling and diving in Bermuda are some of the most popular activities for visitors to the island. The clear, warm waters around Bermuda are home to a diverse array of marine life, including colourful fish, sea turtles, and even dolphins. The island’s reefs and wrecks provide an exciting and unique backdrop for snorkelers and divers of all levels.

Bermuda has over 200 shipwrecks scattered around its waters, dating back to the 16th century, and many of them can be explored by experienced divers. Some of the most famous wrecks include the HMS Vixen, a Royal Navy ship that sank in 1896, and the Mary Celestia, a Civil War blockade runner that sank in 1864. These shipwrecks provide a fascinating glimpse into Bermuda’s maritime history and are home to a variety of marine life, including colourful coral, schools of fish, and sea turtles.

For those new to diving, Bermuda offers a range of dive schools and guided tours, providing a safe and enjoyable introduction to the underwater world. Snorkelling is also a great option for those who prefer to stay closer to the surface, with a variety of shallow reefs and coves to explore. One popular spot for snorkelling is Tobacco Bay Beach, a sheltered cove with calm waters and a range of marine life, including parrotfish and sea anemones.

Swimming underwater - Bermuda Tourism

1. Beaches

Bermuda’s beaches are some of the most beautiful in the world, known for their soft pink sands, turquoise waters, and scenic surroundings. There are more than 30 public beaches on the island, each with its unique charm and character. Horseshoe Bay Beach is one of the most popular and well-known beaches in Bermuda, with its crescent-shaped bay, powdery pink sand, and clear, calm waters. Visitors can relax on the beach, rent chairs and umbrellas, or explore the nearby rock formations and tide pools.

For those seeking a more secluded and peaceful beach experience, Warwick Long Bay is a great choice. The beach features a long stretch of pink sand, crystal-clear waters, and dramatic rock formations, providing a stunning backdrop for a quiet day in the sun. Other popular beaches on the island include Tobacco Bay Beach, a secluded cove with calm waters, and John Smith’s Bay, a local favourite with a long stretch of sand and crystal-clear waters.

Beach view - Bermuda Tourism

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