Activities Around the Island

There's No End to Activities in Bermuda

We're always happy to offer information and arrange activities tailored to your interests. With 400 years of history waiting to be explored, there’s an almost inexhaustible storehouse of treasures for you to discover and enjoy.

On Land

Whether you enjoy shopping, exploring nature, architecture or history, let us direct you to the best Bermuda has to offer. 

  • National Gallery | Home to Bermuda's national art collection, the Gallery offers a variety of exhibitions as well as educational programming.
  • Bermuda Maritime Museum | A tour of the Bermuda Maritime Museum, located in a six-acre fortress at the edge of the Royal Navy Dockyard, includes admission to eight historic buildings including the Commissioner's House and the Bermuda Slavery Exhibit.
  • Bermuda Railway Trail | From 1931 to 1948, the 22-mile-long railway line provided the only form of motorized transportation on Bermuda. In 1984, the Bermuda government transformed most of the remaining portions of the rail line into a scenic trail for walkers and cyclists.
  • Historic Houses | From 1931 to 1948, the 22-mile-long railway line provided the only form of motorized transportation on Bermuda. In 1984, the Bermuda government transformed most of the remaining portions of the rail line into a scenic trail for walkers and cyclists.
  • Birdwatching | More than 300 species of birds have been spotted in Bermuda nature reserves and along the coast. The abundance of both native and migratory bird species means visiting birdwatchers should be able to add several birds to their life lists.
  • Botanical Gardens | An impressive 36-acre paradise, the Botanical Gardens brings Bermuda's delightful flora together in one place. Highlights include a palm garden with native palmetto trees, subtropical fruit garden, and greenhouses with orchids, bromeliads, a miniature forest, an aviary and a variety of flowering houseplants.
  • Caves | Crystal Cave features a floating pontoon pathway across a 55-foot-deep, azure blue underground lake with formations clearly visible on the bottom while Fantasy Cave is more challenging to explore, but offers sights worth the effort.
  • Dolphin Quest | Located in the Royal Navy Dockyard, Dolphin Quest offers a unique opportunity to interact with dolphins in their environment. You can touch, swim with and even kiss a dolphin while also learning about the vital role humans play in conserving their marine home.
  • Nature Reserves | A spectacular open space, the 64-acre Spittal Pond reserve is part of a necklace of wetlands along the South Shore. Its diversity of habitats supports an amazing variety of birds, especially during migration seasons. Warwick Pond is a nine-acre nature reserve containing the second-largest freshwater pond on Bermuda. The park's eastern hillside, part of an extensive woodland belt, borders the entire length of the Bermuda Railway Trail.
  • Shopping | Hamilton and St. George receive the most attention from shoppers, but you can find treasures throughout the island. Shopping in Bermuda is delightful, with fashionable boutiques, specialty stores, art galleries, department stores, bookshops and grocers all providing their perspective on Bermudian culture.
  • Sightseeing | Many of our guests explore Bermuda on bicycles or scooters; there's a rental shop just across the road from The Reefs. Remember to drive on the left!

On Sea

From scuba diving to sport fishing to sailing, Bermuda is an ocean lover’s dream come true. Explore all the ways you can enjoy our warm turquoise waters.

  • Scuba diving | Bermuda has the most northerly coral reef in the world, 200 square miles of untouched reef, and over 300 known shipwrecks. All of our diving is shallow — averaging 45–50 feet — so there's plenty of "bottom time" for exploring.
  • Glass bottom boat cruises | Get an amazingly intimate reef viewing experience through the glass. Boat captains provide educational commentary as you follow colorful fish swimming beneath your feet.
  • Boating | See Bermuda from the crystal clear waters surrounding the island. Whether you're an experienced skipper and wish to captain the vessel of your choice or you prefer to let someone else take the helm while you enjoy the view, we'll help make the arrangements for you.
  • Water fun | Parasailing, jet skiing, waterskiing and sailing are among the recreational pursuits to be enjoyed in Bermuda. Allow us to make arrangements for you.
  • Reef fishing | Spend an afternoon aboard a 32-foot fishing boat fully equipped with bait and tackle. You'll have the opportunity to catch chub, grouper, snapper, porgy, triggerfish, shark and barracuda. Keep your catch or release it!
  • Reef snorkeling | Take a 45-minute catamaran cruise out to the beautiful reefs surrounding Bermuda and experience spectacular snorkeling in crystal clear waters while you discover great expanses of pristine reef.

Golf Courses

For a compact island, Bermuda is an overachiever in terms of golf. This small island surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean just may have more golf courses per square mile than any other place in the world. Ranging from a fun-to-play nine-hole layout with fantastic ocean views to classic, Golden Age golf clubs steeped in history, golf in Bermuda is pure pleasure.

Booking your golf getaway is a breeze with The Reefs. We're always happy to provide information about Bermuda golf courses and to arrange tee times for our guests.

BELMONT HILLS GOLF CLUB

Par: 70 | Yardage: 6,100 | Algie M. Pulley Jr., 2002

Enjoy smooth TifEagle greens and panoramic views of Hamilton Harbour and the Great Sound. Take note of the man-made lakes separated by a waterfall and an expansive 14,000 square-foot double green.

TURTLE HILL GOLF CLUB

Par: 54 | Yardage: 2,684 | Theodore Robinson

Characterized as a championship par-3 course, this beautifully landscaped layout rewards accuracy over power on holes ranging in length from 110 to 216 yards. Three sets of tees on all 18 holes make it perfect for golfers of all skill levels.

MID OCEAN CLUB

Par: 71 | Yardage: 6,512 | Charles Blair Macdonald, 1921

Among the top-ranked golf courses in the world, Mid Ocean is a private member's club. Course designer C.B. Macdonald is widely regarded as the father of golf in America, and his construction supervisor Seth Raynor, who assisted at Mid Ocean, authored a number of classic Golden Age golf courses on his own. Visitors are welcome to play the course on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

OCEAN VIEW GOLF COURSE

Par: 35 | Yardage: 2,940

The name says it all about this fun 9-hole course, where views from the elevated tees just might distract you from the shot at hand. Two sets of tees make it possible to play an eighteen-hole round at one of the only truly public golf courses in Bermuda.

PORT ROYAL GOLF CLUB

Par: 71 | Yardage: 6,842 | Robert Trent Jones, 1970/Roger Rulewich, 2009

The dean of mid-20th century American golf architects, Trent Jones combined rolling terrain and dramatic seaside cliffs to create the original course, Southampton Golf Club. In 2009, original design team member Robert Rulewich spearheaded a complete makeover to prepare the course, renamed Port Royal Golf Club, for the 2009/2010 PGA Grand Slam of Golf. The popular tournament now makes its home at Port Royal.

RIDDELL'S BAY GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB

Par: 70 | Yardage: 5,854 | Devereux Emmet, 1922

Constructed on a 600-acre peninsula with water in view at nearly every turn on this short, but challenging layout, Riddell's Bay offers enduring Golden Age charm. Course architect Emmet may not be well known, but his portfolio also includes U.S. Open host Congressional Golf Club in Bethesda, Maryland. While Riddell's Bay is a private club, visitors are welcomed.

TUCKER'S POINT CLUB

Par: 70 | Yardage: 6,385 | Charles H. Banks, 1932/Roger Rulewich, 2002

Formerly known as Castle Harbour, the original course was designed by C.B. Macdonald/Seth Raynor disciple Charles Banks. In 2002, Roger Rulewich, former chief designer for Robert Trent Jones, enhanced the course, which features undulating fairways, many elevated tees and consistent TifEagle Bermudagrass greens.

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