A visit to Horseshoe Bay beach is a must.
A visit to Horseshoe Bay beach is a must.

Whether you just finished sailing the high seas or flew to the island to meet a loved one, you are certainly in need of a well-deserved vacation.

Not sure of what to do while on the island? Here are a few suggestions that should keep you busy while you are here:

A vacation in Bermuda is not a vacation unless you spend at least half a day at our famous Horseshoe Bay beach.

Top beach

Located in Southampton, Horseshoe Bay has always been ranked as one of the top beaches in the world by TripAdvisor. Beach equipment is available for rent and an array of food is available at the concession, so all you'll need is your towel and sunblock and you are good to go!

Climb a lighthouse

If you'd like to see the island from an aerial viewpoint, visit the newly reopened Gibbs Hill Lighthouse.

Once you climb the stairs (over 180) of the oldest cast iron lighthouse in the world, prepare to have your breath taken away with the 360-degree view of Bermuda.

Care to explore the island by water in a relaxing environment? Take a glass bottom boat tour. It’s a great way to view our beautiful coral and aquatic life. There are several tour operators on the island who depart from various locations. The concierge at your hotel will gladly book it for you.

Swim with dolphins

Looking for a fun activity for your children? Take them to the Royal Naval Dockyard where you'll find Dolphin Quest, located within the fortress of the National Museum of Bermuda. Swimming with the dolphins is great fun!

History and shopping

While you're in Dockyard, why not visit the Maritime Museum. Learn about Bermuda's 500 years of maritime history, culture and view the artefacts.

If you'd like to do a bit if shopping, visit the Clocktower Mall, where you'll find a plethora of souvenirs.

Eat out

There are a number of restaurants serving local cuisine in the event you want to grab a bite to eat.

Visit the zoo and aquarium

No matter where you travel in the world, no aquarium is the same. And the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo is no exception. It features creatures from all over the world in its first-class exhibits. Located in the Little Sound, the Aquarium also boasts spectacular views of Harrington Sound.

Attend Harbour Nights

If you are on the island on a Wednesday, attending Harbour Nights on Front Street in the City of Hamilton is a must.

Be entertained by local talent; try a few Bermudian treats and purchase locally-produced crafts. It’s a great opportunity to mingle with fellow visitors and natives alike.

Sample a fish sandwich

No visit to Bermuda is complete without an Art Mel’s fish sandwich! It’s no secret that rarely can one be digested in a single seating, so make sure your stomach is empty because you are going to need the space.

With locations in Pembroke and St George’s, you will only be a short distance away from seafood heaven!

Go underground

Speaking of the East, if you’d like to explore the underground beauty our island has to offer, visit the Crystal Caves. With clear waters up to 50 feet deep, you will find spectacular formations beneath the surface. Breathtaking indeed!

Visit St George

If you travel further East, you will end up in the quaint town old St George, Bermuda’s original capital.

As you venture along the cobblestone roads, visit St Peter’s Church, the oldest church outside of the British Isles still in use.

Tranquil and abloom with beautiful flora, Somers Garden is where the heart of our island’s founder, Sir George Somers, is buried.

Want to swim in the East? Visit the world-renowned Tobacco Bay beach. With tranquil waters, it is a great place to go snorkelling, too.

So no matter what you decide to do while here in Bermuda, you and every member of your family can be assured to have a great time. n