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What to do in Bermuda

Sightseeing: Bermuda's main attractions

Although it's only small, Bermuda is home to a variety of attractions that are well worth seeking out during your holiday. There are many historical buildings in the capital Hamilton, with some excellent examples of colonial architecture here, including the cathedral and Sessions House - where the island's parliament meets.

The Town of St George is another must-see during your holiday in Bermuda, with this having the honour of being the oldest continuously occupied English-origin town in the New World. St George was once the island's capital and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to its colonial architecture and fortifications.

Among the most prominent landmarks in and around the town are St David's Lighthouse, Fort St Catherine and the Bermuda Perfumery. The Crystal Caves of Bermuda, meanwhile, are one of the natural attractions that are also close by.

Elsewhere on the island, the Royal Naval Dockyard is a must-visit for history enthusiasts, with ships having departed from here to fight in the American War of Independence. Among its attractions now are its glassworks, the National Museum of Bermuda and the Bermuda Rum Cake Factory.

Getting active in Bermuda

There are plenty of ways to get active while you're on holiday in Bermuda, with many of its all inclusive resorts boasting a host of facilities that you can take advantage of. One of the most popular pastimes on the island is tennis, with 100 courts to be found here - grab a racquet and play a set or two with the locals.

As it's an island, it should come as little surprise that water sports are popular here, with activities such as scuba diving, snorkelling, kayaking and water skiing being all on offer at many of Bermuda's beaches. The best time to try most of these is during the summer months when the water's at its warmest.

On dry land you won't be short of active pursuits either, with hiking and horseback riding trails found all over the isle. Golf is another sport that's very popular in Bermuda and as there are seven championship courses to tee off on, keen golfers will be spoilt for choice.

Relaxing pastimes to try

Of course, your holiday in Bermuda doesn't have to be all about getting active - there are plenty of more relaxing ways to spend your time on this charming island. Simply soaking up the sun on one of its stunning pink-sand beaches is an excellent way to spend an afternoon, while going on a yacht cruise around the coast is another option if you want to combine sunbathing with sightseeing.

If you're in need of some rejuvenation, there are several spas where you can indulge yourself with a massage or beauty treatment. Some hotels in Bermuda even have their own wellness centres, so if this is something you're keen to enjoy on your trip, make sure you look into which establishments have these facilities.

Shopping in Bermuda

Bermuda is a fantastic destination to choose if you want some retail therapy, as well as stunning beaches. The capital Hamilton is home to a host of designer boutiques selling everything from high-end clothing to beautiful jewellery. There are also department stores in Hamilton and a number of arts and crafts shops.

However, if it's local crafts that you're after you need to splash some cash in the Royal Naval Dockyard, as the Bermuda Craft Market and the Bermuda Arts Centre are both located here. These two establishments showcase a selection of handmade products from the island that make excellent souvenirs and mementos.

Even if you don't intend to buy much, it can be a lot of fun to simply go for a spot of window shopping to get an idea of the diversity of the products that are produced in Bermuda.

Excursions and Attractions

andrea christine yacht

Andrea Christine Yacht

A holiday in Bermuda conjures up images of paradise beaches, crystalline waters and pure relaxation, and a sailing trip is just one way to combine all three. Climb onboard the magnificent Andrea Christine Yacht and experience an exhilarating day to...

aquarium, caves and highlights

Aquarium, Caves and Highlights

Enjoy a scenic and entertaining tour of the beautiful Bermuda isles, where you can enjoy breathtaking views of pink-sand beaches and the sparkling turquoise waters of the Atlantic Ocean. You will also visit Bermuda Aquarium and the exquisite Crystal...

aristocrat catamaran

Aristocrat Catamaran

The Aristocrat Catamaran offers a range of cruise options so you can explore the wonders of the beautiful island of Bermuda. The Catamaran Coral Reef Snorkelling Cruise offers three hours of excitement and constant amazement. You can swim and snorkel on...

Arts and Architecture Walk

Arts and Architecture Walk

Enjoy a day of art and culture during your holiday in Bermuda by taking a self-guided tour of Hamilton's local galleries. The island’s capital city lies at the centre of Bermuda’s vibrant arts scene, and boasts a diverse range of galleries and...

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