If you haven’t yet ventured to the island of Bermuda, it is a bucket-worthy destination. This British isle has plenty to offer in terms of vacations of yore. Bermuda is a chance to slow down, enjoy the beaches and temperate weather (outside of hurricane season, that is), do some swimming and snorkeling, play a few rounds of golf, and scooter around the island. Yes, scooter! What more could we ask for?
Here are a few favorite activities to pass your island time:
If you are a golfer, a couple of top choices are Port Royal and the Mid Ocean Club. Both offer spectacular vistas and unique challenges. While Port Royal is a public course, the Mid Ocean Club is a private course, meaning you’ll need to have a connection with another private club to make a tee time, but if you can swing it (pun intended), you won’t be sorry.
Now if golf isn’t your thing, there are plenty of other ways to relax and unwind and have a good time, like by grabbing a beach read and enjoying the pink sandy shores of the Bermuda beaches. June through September are the best months for comfortably dipping more than your toes in the ocean water. Both Horseshoe Bay and Elbow Beach offer the perfect place to settle in for an afternoon of sunbathing, but there are many more beaches to choose from.
If you’re an adventurer at heart and interested in more than “just” a swim, the North Atlantic offers plenty of opportunities for snorkelers to take in the beauty of the aquatic life and for scuba divers to explore a bit more as this area of the ocean is knows as the “shipwreck capital of the world.” A quick online search will tell you about the top five shipwrecks to visit.
Oh, and as I mentioned at the beginning, you can scooter yourself end to end on the island or take a local taxi or bus, but those are the only ways to get around as only residents are allowed to have cars. It is important to note that just like in Britain, you will be driving on the left side of the road.
Once you’ve parked your scooter for the evening, head over Henry VIII for fish chowder and quench your thirst with a rum swizzle, the island’s signature drink. Don’t take it from me though, head over to Fodor’s to find some of the best dinings in Bermuda.
However you choose to spend your time, you won’t be disappointed by the easy island lifestyle.
Note: Bermuda is currently under a level 3 travel advisory, so use your discretion in booking your travel. If now is not the right time, start planning your trip so you are ready when the time is right!