Bermuda Travel Guide

Just a two-hour flight from most East Coast U.S. cities, Bermuda is a quick getaway that feels worlds away. It's tranquil and prosperous with pastel houses and manicured gardens. A comfortable climate provides year-round opportunities for outdoor recreation on their famous pink sand beaches, at championship golf courses, and in the beautiful waters. Combine this with excellent, varied shopping and dining, and it’s easy to see why Bermuda is a great vacation destination. Continue with our Bermuda Travel Guide to start planning your vacation today.

Bermuda Weather – Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Bermuda is in March or April when the temperate weather is comfortable for the beach, even if it's not quite warm enough for swimming yet. The prices aren't as high as they are during the busiest season, from May to October. If you're more interested in golfing, plan your trip for the wintertime. Bermuda is relatively cool in the winter, and you'll score the greatest discounts.

From May to October, you'll find mild, beach-ready temperatures from the 70s to the mid-80s. That's when you'll also find comfortable water temperatures. During the peak season, hotel rates can be high, though there are still affordable properties to be found. Just plan early if you want to visit during peak season (about three months ahead).

Best Bermuda Beaches

Horseshoe Bay Beach
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This blush-pink-sand beach is among the top beaches in the world, and is a popular tourist attraction. Its crystal-blue waters are perfect for swimming and snorkeling, especially when you venture away from the main stretch. Fragments of shells and corals lend their hue to make this beach one of the most beautiful pink-sand beaches in the world.

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Jobson's Cove Beach

This tiny beach is almost entirely surrounded by limestone and volcanic rock formations. Its shallow swimming lagoon is calm enough for children to swim and play. Snorkelers can enjoy seeing tropical fish in the comfort of the cove setting.

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Warwick Long Bay Beach

This is Bermuda's longest beach and faces a partially submerged, jagged coral reef just off the shore. The coral reef keeps the waves small, making it a good spot for snorkeling in search of colorful tropical fish.

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Elbow Beach

Elbow Beach stretches for nearly 1.5 kilometers from Elbow Beach Resort. Reefs close to the shore provide a protective barrier, causing calmer waters for beach goers to enjoy paddle boarding, snorkeling, and kayaking.

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Church Bay Beach

The aquarium-like waters and coral reefs close to the shore make Church Bay Beach a snorkeler's paradise. Swim and snorkel among parrot fish and angelfish, and take a break to picnic at Church Bay Park, which overlooks the beach.

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Best Bermuda Tours & Activities by Viator

Bermuda Catamaran Sail and Snorkel Tour

Sail on a pink catamaran and snorkel in a private cove during this 3.5-hour cruise from Bermuda. Listen to engaging tales from your captain as fills you in on the island's history, folklore and trivia. Sail for an hour around the picturesque island, then drop anchor in a private cove to swim and snorkel. Lounge on the boat's deck sipping rum swizzles and eating boat-made chocolate chip cookies. Use of snorkel equipment, stand-up paddle boards and kayak is included. Learn more about this tour here.

Bermuda Kayak Eco-Tour

Get out on the water in Bermuda on this 3.5-hour kayaking eco-tour! Paddle along Bermuda’s pristine coastline, taking in the tropical plants and cliffs, while keeping an eye out for marine life. Take a break on a secluded beach and have time for a swim before making your way back to the starting point. Learn more about the Kayak Eco Tour here.

Snorkel Tour – Reefs and Wrecks

Combine several snorkeling stops at local reefs and shipwreck sites in Bermuda on a single snorkeling tour. All snorkeling equipment is provided for you and your guide will share insightful commentary on the local marine life. Bottled water is provided to keep you hydrated. Get more info on the Snorkel Tour – Reefs & Wrecks here.

Bermuda Sunset Cocktail Cruise

Watch the sunset from the decks of a 50-foot catamaran on this 90-minute sunset cruise from Bermuda. Sip Bermuda's classic Rum Swizzle cocktails, munch on cookies and purchase other drinks from the cash bar as the sun sinks below the horizon. Listen to live island-style music and commentary from a local guide about the culture and history of Bermuda before heading back to shore just in time for dinner. Learn more about the Sunset Cocktail Cruise Here.

Bermuda Glass Bottom Boat Cruise

Immerse yourself in Bermuda's underwater world without getting wet during this 1.5-hour glass bottom boat cruise. Relax in a comfortable vessel, peering through the boat's glass bottom at the marine activity while listening to your crew's informative commentary. See the sea grass beds where turtles find their lunch, the bustling coral reefs and the shipwreck of the HMS Vixen. Sip a complimentary rum swizzle on the way back to shore. Plan your Bermuda Glass Bottom Boat Cruise here.

Best Bermuda Ocean View Restaurants

Marcus' $31 & Over

Get ready for a one-of-a-kind fine dining experience. Marvel as your chef prepares a tantalizing menu of gourmet dishes. Taste these exquisite new island flavors. Soak up the dazzling ambiance of this spectacular setting and know that this is one meal you will never forget. Telephone: 441-298-2028 Web: Marcus'

Mickey's Beach Bistro $10 – 30

Awash in the sounds of the surf, the only Bermuda Restaurant situated directly on the beach is ideal for a relaxing lunch or romantic dinner under the stars. With its open-air setting, fantastic seasonal menu and friendly staff, Mickey’s is one of the most popular spots on the island. Telephone: 441-236-9107 Web: Mickey's Beach Bistro

Bolero Brasserie $31 & Over

Bolero is your quintessential neighborhood bistro, an independent husband and wife owned establishment. The entrance is tucked in a narrow alleyway just off Front Street in the City of Hamilton, giving the restaurant a sense of secrecy, a place that ‘only the locals know about’. Telephone: 441-292-4507 Web: Bolero

Bone Fish Bar & Grill $10 – 30

One of the most popular restaurant’s in Bermuda’s Royal Naval Dockyard is Bone Fish Bar & Grill, which – in addition to a menu packed with fresh seafood dishes and more – boasts an expansive patio, which has sweeping Great Sound vistas.  Telephone: 441-234-5151 Web: Bone Fish Bar & Grill

Best Bermuda Bars

Tobacco Bay Beach Bar

Tobacco Bay Beach Bar serves up sandwiches, wahoo nuggets (a local favorite), wings and much more. And there’s nothing better than enjoying a handcrafted cocktail with your feet in Tobacco Bay’s sand. Telephone: 441-705-2582 Web: Tobacco Bay Beach Bar

Mickey's Beach Bistro & Bar

Awash in the sounds of the surf, the only Bermuda Restaurant situated directly on the beach is ideal for a relaxing lunch or romantic dinner under the stars. With its open-air setting, fantastic seasonal menu and friendly staff, Mickey’s is one of the most popular spots on the island. Telephone: 441-236-9107 Web: Mickey's Beach Bistro

Rum Bum Beach Bar

Rum Bum is the #1 Beach Bar in Bermuda and located on one of the top ranked beaches in the world; Horseshoe Bay. It has a Tiki-style bar, a full service kitchen, plus a gift shop and rental hut for all of your beach going needs. Telephone: 441-238-0088 Web: Rum Bum Beach Bar

Blackbeards Hideout

Blackbeard's Hideout is a restaurant next to fort St.Catherine. They also have swings which are ideally placed overlooking the Achilles Bay. They have an outdoor deck, which gives you a beautiful view of the fort and the blue ocean. If you are around there in the evening, do not miss the sunset. Telephone: 441-297-1400 Web: Blackbeards Hideout

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30 Comments

  1. Stephanie

    I have a friend who went on a trip to Bermuda around 5 years ago and according to her, Elbow beach was by far the best memory throughout the whole trip. Temperatures are so different than what everyone else things so it’s a nice surprise having a little more of a tropical vacation rather than being in cold weather all of the time. 

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      My favorite type of vacation 🙂  I grew up in cold weather, and live on the beach now which suits me perfectly.  

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  2. DashDNations

    I’ve been to several places in the Caribbean but Bermuda is still on my list. I’m glad to see there’s more to do there than I originally thought. It seemed like just a beach for honeymooners and I’m a much more active traveler. This article makes it look like a destination I might not get bored at after a day or two.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You will not get bored!  Plenty to do to have fun in Bermuda!

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  3. AL. S.

    We had a cruise planned for my 20th anniversary before COVID hit. It got canceled and we are looking to go on a vacation after all the pandemic stuff is done. This looks like a great place to go. I love the post with all of the information, this is definitely on the list of a place to go. It looks great.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Great, Bermuda is a great choice!  Thanks for visiting my Bermuda Travel Guide.

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  4. Dozzy

    A great post, you really took your time to give all information to anyone who needs to go to Bermuda. They don’t have to do more research, you have made life easy for them. I have never been there, hope to visit in near future, by viewing it one can see that is a very beautiful place to be.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I am glad you found everything you need for your next vacation to Bermuda!  Thanks for visiting Beach Travel Destinations.

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  5. Sharon

    Visiting a Bermuda beach in March or April would be perfect because I live in a cold climate with long winters. After weeks of snow and cold, a change of scenery would be nice. The Kayak Eco Tour would be my choice. A relaxing Kayak ride and then a break in a private cove.  The glass bottom boats would be another great choice. Seeing all the water life while relaxing on a boat sounds so heavenly.  A rum swizzle with chocolate cookies sounds delicious. Which tour is your favorite?

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I love kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding, so do those tours specifically 🙂  Where I live I have both and it is so peaceful out on the water.  Thanks for visiting my Bermuda Travel Guide Sharon.

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  6. Ann

    I have always been impressed with Bermuda! That’s right, where beaches have their sand-colored pink!

    The most well-known pink beach in Bermuda is Horseshoe Bay. I would like to go to the parish of Southampton, on the south coast of the island one day. It would be a thrill to take my camera down there.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      That would be a thrill!  I enjoy taking pictures of ocean scenery.  To me it is the most beautiful scenery out there!

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  7. Godspower Nathan KC

    I have heard much about Bermuda Triangle as a boy and how it magnets all that goes across it. that struck a terrifying fear on me, till I grew to study about places around. but I swear I need to travel more and as well visit places. Bermuda is one of those places to visit, I mean hearing much about St. George’s Square, Tobacco Bay, etc, and the making of new friends and meeting people of various traditions, religions, and races, I know ill visit Bermuda Island for sure. Thank Leahrae for this great post. a lot of helpful information here in this travel guide.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are welcome Nathan, it is a wonderful beach destination for sure with so much more.  Please let me know if you have any additional questions.

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  8. Godspower nathan kc

    I have heard much about Bermuda Triangle as a boy and how it magnets all that goes across it. that struck a terrifying fear on me, till I grew to study about places around. but I swear I need to travel more and as well visit places. Bermuda is one of those places to visit, I mean hearing much about St. George’s Square, Tobacco Bay, etc, and the making of new friends and meeting people of various traditions, religions, and races, I know ill visit Bermuda Island for sure. Thank Leahrae for this great post. a lot of helpful information here in this travel guide.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are welcome Nathan, thanks for visiting my Bermuda Travel Guide.

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  9. Diane

    This article makes me think “vacation time!” even though I live in a vacation area already (central Florida). The beautiful blue waters along the sandy shores are quite enticing.

    I’ve never been to Bermuda, though have considered it. One important point for our family when planning any travel destination revolves around food choices. I’ve heard that seafood is plentiful but our family is vegetarian. Are there options for vegetarian (plant-based) foods at the nicer restaurants?

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      There are plenty of vegan restaurants.  If you visit here, you can see quite a list of choices.  I live in Florida too, and going to Bermuda is pretty easy on the budget

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  10. Geoff

    Bermuda looks like a wonderful holiday destination.

    The beaches are beautiful and so inviting.  The Horseshoe Bay beach looks like an excellent place to spend the day.  I would love to be able to go snorkeling in that crystal clear water.

    Mickey’s Beach bar sounds like just the place to spend the evening.  An informal meal while hearing the waves lap on the shore would be just perfect.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Mickey’s Bar is a perfect way to spend the evening, possibly even part of the day 🙂  Sounds like you have it all mapped out 🙂  Let me know if you need any additional information.

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  11. Alejandra

    On the news this week, they were talking about Bermuda is open for turism right now and I was telling my husband we should go there for a week or maybe two, Bermuda has been on my wish list of places to visit for some time now, and it looks like a good place to visit after one year of staying at home. After reading your article, I have taken a few notes of things to do there, and I must say it would be a great place to spend a week or two to forget about the world and enjoy the moment!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I totally agree!  I could easily spend a couple of weeks in Bermuda.  Especially after all the restrictions we have had for so long.  Thanks for visiting my Bermuda Travel Guide Alejandra.

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  12. Sasha

    What a wonderful post anyone who is looking to travel to Bermuda must know about! Your website makes it easy to navigate and learn everything essential you need to know about a vacation. Bermuda is one place on my list of places to visit and I cannot wait until Covid restrictions cool down a bit and it is safe to travel again! The video you posted was absolutely relaxing and enticing- such amazingly clear waters and rock formations! I also love that you listed the different beaches as well as top places to eat and tour info! All in all, a well rounded post! Keep up the good work! 🙂

    I was wondering if there were any spots to avoid.. like places that are unsafe for tourists. Do you know of any?

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thank you Sasha, and Bermuda is one destination that has eased up on COVID restrictions making travel there possible and safe.  Glad you enjoyed visiting my Bermuda Travel Guide.

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  13. Cynthia

    I love, love, love Bermuda!  I have always gone in by cruise ship and we have always docked at St. George’s Square so that is my favorite part of the island.  Tobacco Bay is a great beach with interesting rock formations and tropical fish. The people are friendly and helpful.  Hamilton is a must-do for a day of shopping, both tourist junk and high-quality items!  Thank you for posting!!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are welcome.  And thanks for taking the time to comment and give your experiences 🙂

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  14. Alketa

    Hello Leahrae, I read your Bermuda travel guide, and  I got a lot of helpful information about this beautiful destination to visit. To be honest, I didn’t know nothing about it before reading your article. If I will visit Bermuda one day, I would like to try Catamaran tour and Kayak Eco tour. It looks to have beautiful beaches and suitable for every age and sports. 

    thank you for such helpful guide.

    best wishes

    Alketa

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Yes, it is beautiful and yes great for the whole family.  It is a great destination to visit with lots of beautiful beaches.  Thanks for visiting Beach Travel Destinations.

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  15. Lakisha Akbar

    Oh my! I need to get out more often. That place is beautiful. I’ve never been to Bermuda but, I definitely see myself going there. I can also see why people are always talking about going there. I also hear them say that if you go to Bermuda you may never return…lol. Is this the same beach that they call the Bermuda triangle? Just curious.

    I didn’t know that you can book vacations that far in advance. Interesting. Is it cheaper to book trips with travel agents too? I’ve heard that they can also offer deals but, I’ve never tried one before. Either way, one day I may make it to the Bermuda beaches, well see. Thank you for sharing this beautiful scenery. 

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      The Bermuda Triangle is actually closer to Turks & Caicos and the Bahamas, right smack in the middle of the ocean.  Yes, booking in advance can and will save you money.  Generally you can get just as good of prices as a Travel Agent, unless you are booking a package.  They give great rates with packages.  But you can do that as well on your own with a bit of research.  Thanks for visiting my Bermuda Travel Guide.

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