Bermuda is an ideal destination for a relaxing island vacation infused with British charm. Visitors can enjoy the island’s picturesque pink-sand beaches and try water activities such as snorkeling and scuba diving. Solo travelers can immerse themselves in the rich history of towns like Hamilton and St. George’s, explore beautiful beaches along the southern coast, and take a thrilling Jet Ski tour on the water. You can also enjoy a lovely picnic at Albuoy’s Point, with great views thanks to its location at the northernmost point of the Bermuda Triangle.
ItineraryPLAN YOUR TRIP
Day 1:Unwind and get on island time
As you walk around the city, you’ll see an abundance of colorful street art. To make sure you don’t miss any of the sights, go on a self-guided city art tour by downloading the map and checking off each piece as you go. And before your time in Hamilton is over, snap a selfie in front of the Bermuda sign located next to the Visitor Service Centre.
When you’re ready to eat, Mad Hatters Restaurant, open for lunch and dinner in northwest Hamilton, is a Bermuda icon and one of the island’s finest restaurants. Come for a lively crowd of locals and visitors, the restaurant’s delicious Thai take on European fare, and some of the best lump blue crab cakes ever. Nightlife is steps away wherever you are in downtown Hamilton, too, if you still have energy to spare for an evening out.
Day 2:Beach-hopping and a Jet Ski tour
Next, get ready for a big morning on the water that sets out right from Hamilton Harbour during 75-minute Jet Ski Island Adventure tours with K.S. Watersports. Pilot your Jet Ski past the mansions lining Hamilton’s bays, harbors, and private islands. Then head out to explore the western part of Bermuda, where you can marvel at fish-filled waters around a famous island shipwreck and perhaps stop at a secluded beach for a swim.
Spend the rest of your day beach-hopping to some of Bermuda’s most spectacular swaths of pink-hued sand along the island’s south coast. Stroll the coastal trail at South Shore Park and descend to the crescent sweep at Horseshoe Bay Beach, perhaps the most iconic beach on the island. The water is crystal clear, and you can rent everything from beach chairs and boogie boards to snorkel gear to make sure you maximize your time here. Also accessible from South Shore Park, nearby Warwick Long Bay is another Bermuda beach stunner that stretches for half a mile and offers particularly fine snorkeling among clouds of colorful fish.
Day 3: Spa, St. George’s visit, and snorkeling
For lunch, plan a picnic at Albuoy’s Point, a park that juts into Hamilton Harbour and is located right at the tip of the Bermuda Triangle. You can pick up a salad or grain bowl at Wild Greens in Hamilton or one of the delicious sandwiches from Dangelini’s Cafe, located at the Hamilton Ferry Terminal, to bring along to enjoy the views.
Your next stop is the historic town of St. George’s on Bermuda’s East End. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and the oldest continuously occupied British settlement in the New World, it’s lined with brick streets and has fascinating spots to explore, including the Unfinished Church—picturesque ruins of a Gothic church.
To see more of the area, consider heading out on an eBike tour with Long Story Short to visit beaches and forts surrounding St. George’s. Or simply relax with some beach time and snorkeling at Tobacco Bay Beach, where you might encounter parrot fish in the calm lagoon.
Day 4:Bike the Bermuda Railway Trail
You’ll likely have worked up an appetite by now, and there’s no better lunch spot for Bermudian atmosphere than the Swizzle Inn in Bailey’s Bay, housed in a 17th-century roadhouse and famous for first shaking up Bermuda’s national drink. The rum swizzle is a blend of Gosling’s rum and tropical fruit juices (pineapple and orange) that’s hard to resist. The restaurant serves burgers and pizzas as well as more typical English fare like bangers and mash and fish and chips.
Make time later in the afternoon to relax at the beach club at the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, a Fairmont Managed Hotel, located on a private cove about 20 minutes from the hotel and accessed via a complimentary jitney ride. Don’t miss one of the water hammocks to truly kick back.
Finish your evening back in downtown Hamilton along the waterfront, where you can toast an excellent solo adventure at one of the town’s bustling waterholes. The Front Yard is an outdoor bar and food truck where people love to gather for a social drink and delicious Portuguese-Bermudian fare. Its open layout and assortment of games to play make it a great place to meet new people.