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How To Spend Your Time In Bermuda

Bermuda is a must-visit Caribbean destination because of it’s close proximity to the USA, crystal clear water, and beautiful sand. Today’s post is a Bermuda travel guide that will cover how to spend your time in Bermuda!

Bermuda is a British Overseas Territory in the North Atlantic Ocean known for its pink sand beaches. The island has a unique blend of American and British culture, with an island flare of course. The capital of Bermuda is Hamilton and one of the its most famous attractions is the Royal Naval Dockyard. If you cruise to Bermuda, which is extremely common from various regions in the US, you will most likely dock here!

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Getting To Bermuda

As I mentioned above, cruising to Bermuda is really common. The only problem with cruising from the east coast of the United States is that it takes about 2.5 days to reach the island and then you only have 2 days in Bermuda to explore before sailing 2.5 days back. Although I love cruising, I recommend flying since it’s so convenient! If you’re looking for a Caribbean cruise, I would recommend cruising the Eastern Caribbean instead and visiting islands like St. Thomas, St. Maarten, and the Bahamas!

From Boston, Bermuda is only a 2.5 hour plane ride away, and once you’re on the island there’s a ton to explore — including the infamous Bermuda Triangle shipwrecks.

Where To Stay In Bermuda

My family and I were in Bermuda for 4 nights, which I think is the perfect amount of time. We stayed across the harbor from Hamilton at a hotel called Newstead Belmont Hills Golf Resort & Spa. This place had a great infinity pool and was really nice, but we did have to take a ferry across the harbor to get to Hamilton. The boat ride is only 5 minutes though, so I do highly recommend staying here!

Staying in Bermuda

What To Do In Bermuda

The first street facing the water in Hamilton is called Front Street (how creative), and this is where most shops and restaurants are located. I definitely recommend walking around this area! After exploring Hamilton, take a ferry to Royal Naval Dockyard (or vice versa if you’re starting in the Dockyard), and check out the wharf and museums located here. In the National Museum of Bermuda, you’ll find Dolphin Quest Bermuda! Dolphins are my favorite animals so getting to swim with them here was a highlight for sure.

This unique experience is one-of-a-kind in Bermuda! Dolphin Quest encounters are great for everyone from kids to honeymooners! The best part? A portion of the proceeds from all Dolphin Quest encounter programs supports vital marine education, conservation and scientific study. The company has been a TripAdvisor Certificate Excellence winner since 2015!

The Royal Naval Dockyard in Bermuda

Another activity I recommend doing during your time in Bermuda is to take a cab to Horseshoe Bay Beach and explore. Horseshoe Bay is a famous beach in Bermuda and is the perfect place to swim. We went snorkeling here and also crawled through the various rock structures on the beach.

Pro-tip: This full day Island Wrap Around Tour of Bermuda is the perfect way to see the Royal Naval Dockyard to learn about British colonial rule, swim at Horseshoe Bay Beach, and sightsee the famous Gibbs Hill Lighthouse. 

Horseshoe Bay Beach in Bermuda

My best recommendation in this Bermuda travel guide is to book a glass-bottom boat tour. This activity is perfect for exploring the shipwrecks of the Bermuda Triangle! This tour was awesome because we could see the shipwrecks and colorful fish below us. We even had the opportunity to jump off the boat and snorkel. Since the Bermuda Triangle is one of the world’s most mysterious phenomenons and is full of sunken aircrafts and ships, I highly recommend exploring a wreck before leaving the island.

Jumping off our glass-bottom boat during our time in Bermuda
One of the Bermuda Triangle's famous shipwrecks

I also recommend exploring the Crystal and Fantasy Caves in Bermuda! Legend says two boys were playing cricket when a ball fell into a small hole that was emitting warm air. One of the boys ventured into the hole with only a rope and a headlamp to discover Bermuda’s most beautiful attraction. Today, thousands of visitors visit the caves each year to see the crystal chandeliers. Fun fact — Mark Twain was the first tourist to descend into the caves in 1908!

Pro-tip: This guided tour will bring you into the crystal caves, along with a visit to Horseshoe Bay beach from the main Hamilton shopping center.

A crystal chandelier in Bermuda caves
A crystal chandelier in Bermuda caves

The last recommendation I have is also on the east end of the island, and that is to walk around the quaint town of St. George’s. St. George’s is Bermuda’s first English settlement and has a lot of history. We explored the unfinished church here and shopped in the downtown. You can take a bus from Hamilton!

Where To Eat In Bermuda

For dinner, I recommend the Dining Room at Gibb’s Hill Lighthouse. It’s a restaurant that sits at the base of a lighthouse on a hill overlooking the island! Go here at sunset for the best views of Bermuda!

View from the restaurant during our time in Bermuda

When To Visit Bermuda

Since Bermuda is located in the North Atlantic Ocean, at the same latitude as the Carolina’s, it can actually get quite chilly during the winter months. For a tropical island feel, I recommend visiting Bermuda during the summer. My family and I went in June and felt this was the perfect time in Bermuda!

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Time in Bermuda travel guide

2 Comments

  1. October 2, 2023 / 9:48 AM

    If you’ve ever wondered about the best things to do in Bermuda or are planning a trip to this little island, you may be pleasantly surprised at how much this island has to offer. Bermuda is a little island in the middle of the North Atlantic

  2. March 10, 2024 / 7:13 PM

    I agree, Bermuda is amazing

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