Bermuda Holidays

Imagine rocky coves lapped by twinkling azure waters, pristine pink sandy beaches with dreamy luxurious hotels, the beauty of Bermuda is waiting to be explored.

It’s breathtakingly beautiful beaches draw people to Bermuda’s shores time and time again. To discover some of Bermuda’s best beaches, head to South Shore Park. Here, you can hike the 1.25 mile trail along the cliffs and explore some of Bermuda’s prettiest coves. The trail stretches from Warwick Long Bay, the island’s longest beach, to Horseshoe Bay Beach, which is world-famous for its stunning pink sandy beach. One thing’s for sure in Bermuda, that no matter where you are on the island, the nearest beach is sure to be a slice of paradise.

Get active in Bermuda

A Bermuda holiday is also an ideal choice if you enjoy mixing relaxation with activity. With surfing, kitesurfing, windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, paddleboarding and much more on offer, Bermuda is an ideal holiday for watersports fans. Hikers and cyclists will love exploring The Railway Trail, which is 18 miles of spectacular views and natural wonders. While divers will delight in discovering the 300 sunken vessels, which span across three centuries. Known as the shipwreck capital of the world, the extensive dive scene is a nod to the Bermuda Triangle and the many ships that were lost at sea here.

As one of Britain’s oldest colonies, this fish-hook shaped isle in the North Atlantic has unmissable natural wonders to explore on your Bermuda holiday. Be sure to head to the Crystal and Fantasy Caves in Hamilton Parish. The huge caverns contain extraordinary chalk white crystal formations and transparent mirror-like aqua blue underground lakes. As a national treasure, its magnificence and magic is guaranteed to take your breath away.

Bermuda’s location makes it the perfect place for a twin-centre holiday. Why not combine your holiday to Bermuda with a city break? Just a two-hour flight from NYC, you can pair your Bermuda holiday with a bite of The Big Apple. Other options include Toronto or Miami. Call us today and our Destination Specialists can help you to create your dream holiday.

Destination Highlights
  • Marvel at the underworld of Bermuda’s Crystal & Fantasy Caves
  • Drink a Dark ’n’ Stormy on one of the world’s most beautiful pink sandy beaches - Horseshoe Bay
  • Dive and explore more than 300 shipwrecks from the infamous Bermuda Triangle
  • Discover Blue Hole Park - a 12-acre nature reserve brimming with wildlife, natural pools, hidden grottos and caves

Time Zone

GMT-4 hours

Flight Time

Indirect flights from Ireland are available

Currency

US Dollar, Bermuda Dollar

Visa Information

Irish passport holders don’t need a visa to enter Bermuda as a visitor, but you must book accommodation before you arrive. Visitors are usually granted entry for up to 90 days. For further enquiries about visas, visit the website of the nearest Irish Embassy or High Commission, or the Government of Bermuda website.

Language

English

Health Information

No special vaccines required.

Things to do in Bermuda

Bermuda may be small, but it still has plenty to offer in terms of things to see, do and experience. Whether you're learning about Bermuda's blend of culture, relaxing in a spa, searching for an adrenaline rush, shopping in the quirky boutiques in Hamilton or just kicking back with a Rum Swizzle in the sun - there is something to suit everyone. We have selected just a few of our favourites below.

  • Beaches

    Bermuda has no shortage of incredible beaches to be discovered, from long stretches of pink sand to tucked-away coves, off-the-beaten-path ponds and other hidden gems. Horseshoe Bay Beach is Bermuda's most famous - its easily accessible by public transport and visitors love stretching out on its light-pink sands or take a stroll along Warwick Long Bay - Bermuda's longest with rock formations dotting the water. If you prefer something a bit quieter, head to Jobson Cove, its secluded crystal clear waters are perfect for snorkelling, with colourful marine life easily visible in the calm, shallow water.

  • Snorkelling & Diving

    With deep and accessible waters, Bermuda's diving is world-class. Known as the 'Shipwreck capital of the world', the island is surrounded by more than 300 sunken vessels that are easily explored, with the best preserved wrecks around the east and north of Bermuda - although western end features older wrecks, some in water as shallow as 30 feet. If you prefer snorkelling, there is still plenty to see with a colourful show of sea life available right from the shore, such as snapper, angelfish, sea turtles and spotted eagle rays.

  • Natural Wonders

    Get outdoors to discover the incredible natural gems that Bermuda the paradise it is. Explore Bermuda's Crystal Caves, a network of caves and grotto's thought to be millions of years old, they house dramatic formations and a clear ocean-fed lake that is truly breath taking. Hire a bike and experience Bermuda's picturesque landscapes by biking along the historic Railway Trail National Park - the abandoned railbed winds through stunning rocky coastlines for an unparalleled way to experience the island's natural beauty and serenity.

  • Watersports

    Adrenaline seekers need look no further. Bermuda's turquoise waters host some of the most incredible watersports on offer with something to suit every ability and taste. Try flyboarding, where jets of water shoot you skyward, or kiteboarding, where you can go soaring over the water. Enjoy a gentler thrill as you take to the sky while strapped to a parasail, or paddle a glass-bottomed kayak over swaying sea plants. No matter what you choose, Bermuda’s gorgeous waters and sunny, mild weather ensure the perfect adventure.

  • Cuisine

    Bermudian diverse cuisine is born from an incredible mix of British, Caribbean, African, Native American and Portuguese influences and natural ingredients. On Sunday mornings, join the locals for a hearty, traditional codfish breakfast – boiled or steamed salt cod with boiled potatoes, onions, sliced bananas, a hard-boiled egg and, occasionally, avocado slices. It's topped with a tomato or butter onion sauce. If you're down by the beach, grab a no-frills, Bermudian staple, a Fish Sandwich - deep-fried fillets of fish with tartar sauce piled on raisin bread or whole-wheat toast. Go for “the works" and add on lettuce, tomato, grilled Bermuda onions, cheese, hot sauce and coleslaw. Relax and watch the sunset with a traditional Bermudan Dark n' Stormy or a Rum Swizzle for the perfect evening.

  • Jessica, Destination Manager

    Jessica

    Destination Manager

    If you holiday in Bermuda in March and April, you may spot humpback whales at the West Whale Bay Beach. Getting a glimpse of the 40-ton creatures as they migrate north to their summer feeding ground in Canada, Greenland and Iceland is an unforgettable experience.

  • Charlotte, Destination Specialist

    Charlotte

    Destination Specialist

    For a spectacular view, head to Gibbs Hill Lighthouse. Climb the stairs in the 173-year-old (built in 1846) cast iron lighthouse to take in the panoramic vistas at the top.

Events & festivals

There’s a huge selection of fun events throughout the year and you can plan your Bermuda holiday to ensure you experience them. Here are a few of our favourites

  • Bermuda Day

    Celebrate Bermuda’s heritage by planning your holiday to Bermuda in May. This annual national holiday kicks off the summer season in style. Watch the parade, enjoy the live music and dancing and taste some delicious local dishes from the different food stalls. 

  • Harbour Nights

    Taking place every Wednesday from late May to September, this street festival is not to be missed. Held on Front Street after sunset, the street comes alive with sparkling lights and music. Locals wear colourful attire and there are many stalls offering lots of local food, art and crafts. The Gombey dancers, an iconic symbol of Bermuda, are a must-see highlight.   

  • Bermuda Heroes Weekend

    Taking place in June, this is one of the island’s biggest celebrations. It’s a carnival-style party where you can taste local delicacies and dance to Soca music. You’ll discover the tradition of Bermudians honouring certain islanders for their courage or outstanding achievement.

Local cuisine

It is said that the flavours of Bermuda are as diverse as it’s cultural history - adopting techniques and ingredients from the Caribbean, British, West African, Native American and Portuguese. Add to this, it’s access to fresh fish, fruit and vegetables, makes Bermudian food a real treat for your taste buds. Here are our favourite must-try island specialities:  

  • The Codfish Breakfast

    Traditionally eaten on Sunday morning for breakfast, this hearty dish is a mix of salt cod, boiled potatoes, onions, sliced banana, a hard-boiled egg and avocado. The unusual ingredients make it a truly unique taste and a chance to sample authentic Bermudian flavours. 

  • Bermuda Fish Chowder

    The national dish of Bermuda, this scrumptious soup is a rich broth of fish, tomatoes, onions, celery, carrots, all seasoned with black rum and Sherry Pepper Sauce. 

Types of Bermuda holidays

Bermuda Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

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