Things to do in Bermuda

As well as relaxing on Bermuda’s picture-perfect pink-sand beaches, Bermuda offers honeymoon couples a variety of active pursuits including golf, tennis, hiking, waterskiing, scuba diving and snorkelling.

Scuba diving

Discover world-class dive sites teeming with marine life in crystal clear waters. Bermuda offers 40 dive wrecks in all, with the oldest dating back to the 17th century.

Some of the best sites include:
  • The Constellation, which lies in 9m of water surrounded by parrotfish, trumpet fish, barracuda, grouper and octopus;
  • Cristóbal Colón, a former arms-carrying Spanish luxury transatlantic liner;
  • The Hermes, an American freighter resting in 24m of water;
  • L'Herminie, an 1838 French frigate with 25 of its cannons still visible; and
  • Marie Celeste – one of the most historic and evocative wrecks in the Atlantic, a 207-tonne paddle-wheel steamer that now lies in 17m of water.

Numerous dive centres offer dive certification courses, easily arranged from your hotel. Although you can dive all year, the best diving months are May through October.

Walking underwater

Stroll along the sandy sea floor in depths of 3m to 4m, feeding rainbow-hued fish while clad in a helmet and equipped with an air hose connected to the surface. This is a perfect option for non-divers.


With its gin-clear waters and vast array of coral reefs, Bermuda offers numerous places to snorkel, typically right off the beach. Some of the best spots include Church Bay, John Smith's Bay, Tobacco Bay and West Whale Bay.

You can snorkel year round in Bermuda, but it’s probably more comfortable during May to October.


Bermuda is one of the world's best destinations for anglers, especially from May to November. Deep-sea fishing charters offer the chance to hook wahoo, amberjack, blue and white marlin, dolphin and tuna, among many other species.

Reef fishing is good for amberjack, almaco jack, great barracuda, little tunny, Bermuda chub, gray snapper and yellowtail snapper – head to Challenger Bank or the Argus Bank for the larger fish.

For good shore fishing, cast a line for bonefish, pompano, gray snapper and barracuda at Spring Benny's Bay, West Whale Bay, Great Sound and St George's Harbour.


Explore countless hiking trails that meander along the coast and into several parks and nature reserves.

Head to Spittal Pond Nature Reserve, a 24ha park in Smith's Parish, to see herons, ducks, flamingos, terns and many migratory fowl – especially good from September to April.

Hike through the unspoiled native woods and marshland of Paget Marsh, an unspoiled 10ha nature preserve just minutes from bustling Hamilton.

And savour traffic-free sights along the Bermuda Railway Trail, which stretches almost the entire length of the Bermuda archipelago.


Bermuda offers a range of flat, hilly and steep paved roads for exploring the islands. For challenging steep climbs, head to South Road through Southampton and Warwick parishes.

Take a bike tour of the island or rent your own machine for an hour, a day or for your entire stay.

For some of the best riding, try the Bermuda Railway Trail and trails that wind through Devonshire and Smith's parishes, including Spittal Pond, a wildlife sanctuary with bike paths edging seaside cliffs.


Enjoy one of Bermuda's most popular sports at a choice of challenging courses, including:
  • Tucker's Point Club, one of the most scenic courses on the island;
  • the Port Royal course, designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr; and
  • the Fairmont Southampton Golf Club, featuring a landscape of rolling hills and flowers overlooking the ocean.

Latest update: What to do in Bermuda: 15 May, 2022