Activities in Bermuda

Bermuda packs several activities into its relatively small 22 square miles

Activities in Bermuda

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.

Water Sports

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.


...three reefs bordering Bermuda's coast.


Another popular underwater sport on Bermuda is helmet diving, which is almost like scuba diving but considerably easier. Adventurers of any age can walk along the ocean floor without getting their hair wet by using a special helmet. Dive shops can provide you with all the equipment you need for your dive or snorkeling trip, as well as with information on the best underwater spots to visit.

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 in Bermuda. Fishing off of the docks won't bring you large catches, but shore fishermen can still hook medium-sized fish.


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.


Some of the best shopping in 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.

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. 


The great thing about Bermuda is that it offers visitors a number of resources with regards to nightlife.  You can visit the island's web site, read the "Scene" section of the local newspaper, and even listen to a daily rundown of night time happenings on the radio each morning at 11:15 a.m.  These guides will assist you in choosing which hot spots you want to hit up, from pubs, wine bars, and clubs in Hamilton to other bars and clubs throughout the rest of the island.

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.