Bermuda’s Top 13 Experiences

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From pink beaches to unique lodgings, Bermuda offers terrific experiences that should be on every traveler’s list. Here are Fodor’s top picks for a memorable trip.

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St. George’s

In Bermuda’s 400-year-old settlement you can step into 
St. Peter’s, an Anglican church completed in 1612, and wander alleys lined with traditional shops, pubs, and cottages.

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Boating

There are 120 tiny islands scattered around Bermuda’s shores. Rent your own boat or charter one for a scenic tour of the surrounding coves, lagoons, and islets.

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Unique Lodgings

No high-rises here, just elegant beachfront resorts and inland sanctuaries. Choose among cottage colonies, cliff-top apartments, and family-run guesthouses.

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Cup Match

A spirited two-day celebration, the annual Cup Match Cricket Festival is the highlight of Bermuda’s summer calendar, with plenty of Bermudian food and music.

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Beaches

There will be pink. Bermuda’s famous beaches dazzle vacationers with scenic spots to swim, play, and relax. Deep-blue waters carve limestone rock formations into secluded coves, and crescents of pink strands are lapped by gentle surf.

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Snorkeling and Scuba

The superior water clarity here affords divers and snorkelers technicolor views of coral and marine life, underwater caves, and shallow wrecks.

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Crystal Caves

Easy-to-explore Crystal Caves is an impressive underground passage with long stalactites and thin limestone straws above and stalagmites in clear emerald pools below.

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Shopping

High-end, fashionable retail dominates the island’s shopping scene. No sales tax provides a bit of savings for a vacation splurge on quality clothing, jewelry, and more.

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The Railway Trail

Escape Bermuda’s busy streets on a dedicated bike path free of cars. It spans the island end-to-end, overlooking rocky coastlines and passing through green countryside.

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Ocean-View Golf

On courses designed by the world’s best golf architects, pros and high-handicappers alike are treated to sweeping ocean vistas and landscaping with spectacular blooms.

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Bermuda Aquarium, Museum, and Zoo

BAMZ brings Bermuda’s undersea habitat up close with a towering 140,000-gallon tank. Also on display is area wildlife, including more than 300 birds, reptiles, and mammals.

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Royal Navy Dockyard

Formerly a British military stronghold, the Dockyard is a tourist area with fascinating museums, forts, water activities, and great shops and eateries.

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Getting a Gosling’s

Two must-have Bermudian cocktails, the Rum Swizzle and the Dark ’n Stormy, share a secret weapon: Gosling’s Black Seal Rum, loved by locals since 1806.

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