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.

Beautiful aqua water meets a white sand beach studded with large rocks.

Whale-Watching in Bermuda

Whale-watching has become a spring ritual off Bermuda’s South Shore, the migration route for humpbacks as they travel from the Caribbean to north Atlantic feeding grounds. Between March and April, pods of humpback whales can be spotted even from the shoreline.

Discover the Intriguing Charm of Bermuda

While most visitors come for the beaches and shops, more now flock to the island for spa weekends, forts and museums, golf getaways, ecotours, deep-sea fishing, scuba diving, or music and film festivals. Learn more about all there is to see and do year-round—or, if you prefer, it’s also a great place to do nothing at all.

A sheltered cove of turquoise water on Bermuda's south shore.

Tips for Visiting Bermuda with Kids

Being a kid in Bermuda is like stepping into Fantasia or Alice in Wonderland, with plenty of weird animals, sunshine-packed days, real-life forts, and bubblegum-colored buses. Bermuda also makes it pretty easy to entertain children with beach trips, interactive heritage centers, aquariums, zoos, parades, and festivals—to name just a few.

A pandanus palm at the Arboretum. Photo © Malcolm Manners, licensed Creative Commons Attribution.

On the Wild Side: Bermuda’s Nature Reserves

Bermuda may seem like a manicured garden, but many parishes maintain national parks and nature reserves perfect for travelers interested in seeing Bermuda’s wilder side. Often these parks and reserves are excellent hiking and bird-watching spots as well.

The sun sets over the water beyond a golf course perched right on the edge of the island.

Tee It Up: Golfing in Bermuda

Golf is one of Bermuda’s biggest attractions due to the island’s seven courses, many of which boast breath-catching ocean views and championship layouts. Learn about the history of golf on the island, some great courses to check out, and other information to help plan a day on the green.