A pair of cyclists following the Railway Trail in Bermuda.

Exploring Bermuda’s Railway Trail

Stretching the length of the island, the Railway Trail provides a serene 20-mile artery through Bermuda’s parishes, safely away from trafficked thoroughfares. Try two of the best sections on foot or bicycle.

Bermuda's Royal Naval Dockyard. Photo © Lev Savitskiy/123rf.

Visiting Bermuda’s Royal Naval Dockyard

Like the old town of St. George’s in the East End, the Royal Naval Dockyard on Bermuda’s western point is crucial to understanding what shaped the political and social history of Bermuda. It’s also loads of fun to visit.

Snorkeling in clear shallow water in Bermuda's Blue Hole Park.

Bermuda’s Blue Hole Park and Walsingham Nature Reserve

In Hamilton Parish, this property incorporates coast and forested land from Blue Hole Park to Tom Moore’s Jungle (as Walsingham Nature Reserve is commonly called). Learn about Tom Moore’s local legend and his calabash tree, the honeycomb of forest caves, and the amazing swimming grottoes and underwater caves.

The wreck of the HMS Vixen. Photo © Gary Parker/123rf.

Bermuda Shipwreck Dive Sites

Bermuda is known as the shipwreck capital of the Atlantic. Most of these unfortunate vessels, from treasure-laden galleons to U.S. Civil War-era steamers, lie less than 60 feet deep, making accessibility a breeze.

Horseshoe Bay in Southampton Parish. Roman Stetsyk/123rf.

Bermuda Beaches: Southampton Parish

Southampton Parish is home to one of Bermuda’s favorite beaches, but if you’re looking for a less-crowded beach, Southampton has that too, as well as a picture-perfect picnic beach and an excellent spot for snorkeling.

Stroll the soft sand and test the turquoise waters at Elbow Beach.

The Best of Bermuda in One Week Travel Itinerary

With its short distances and efficient public transport, Bermuda reveals much of itself to energetic travelers during a weeklong stay. Look below the surface of this reef-fringed paradox and you’ll discover a melting pot of culture, history, and outdoor adventure encompassing all nine parishes.

The clear waters of Church Bay Bermuda.

The Best Beaches in Bermuda

Bermuda’s beaches are world-renowned for their pristine, coral-tinged beauty, and there are hundreds of them around the island. Rosemary Jones points you toward the best beaches for snorkeling, the most secluded beaches, the best beaches for the ultimate island experience, and more.

Be aware of potential tourist scams at some restaurants in Cuba.

Cuban Restaurant Scams

As infamous as they are, the various small-scale scams used in Cuba work because they’re simple and because vacationers are relaxed, looking for a good time, not a conflict. Being aware is the best way to avoid becoming a target.

Historic white-washed houses perch along the waterfront while large clouds hang in the sky.

4-Day Itinerary for a Romantic Retreat in Bermuda

A favorite with honeymooners, Bermuda’s natural beauty and languorous pace are seductive to anyone hoping to celebrate a new romance or fall in love all over again. Get ready to spend four days enjoying Bermuda’s charm with this itinerary.

A boat docked in the beautiful turquoise waters of St. George's, Bermuda.

Plan a Trip to Bermuda: When and Where to Go

Bermuda is farther north than the Caribbean hot spots, so don’t expect perfect weather all year round. You may want to plan your visit around cultural and sports events, or maybe there’s a specific parish or two—all with their own unique charms—where you’d like to spend the majority of your time.