9 things to do in Bermuda in between beach days


Of course you’re going to Bermuda for the beaches. But there’s much more to this tiny island in the Atlantic Ocean than plonk yourself on the sand. While Bermuda is not part of the Caribbean, it shares the same history of colonial influences, pirate outlaws and distilling rum, and a similarly fascinating hinterland tucked away behind the palm trees and golden sand. 

Whether you’re looking for a low-key getaway, an active island adventure or a deep dive into history, here are nine things to do to break up those beach days on Bermuda.

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Drink Bermudian rum

The official rum of Bermuda is Goslings, used in the island’s signature drink, the Dark and Stormy (a mix of Goslings rum, ginger beer, and lime) as well as the island’s unofficial national drink, the Rum Swizzle (three types of Goslings rum and fruit juices stirred into a potent punch). Even if rum isn’t your favorite spirit, Bermuda all but begs you to try one of these classics, and you’ll find them at most island pubs and hotel bars.

Planning tip:  Seek out rum-based cocktails at the historic Swizzle Inn near Castle Harbour, named after the house punch. For a cocktail with a view, try the beachside bars at coves such as Tobacco Bay and Achilles’ Bay; or waterfront restaurants such as The Birdcage and 1609.

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