Cliff jumping, jet skiing and seeking solitude in Bermuda’s secret coves. There’s no better time to discover Bermuda’s wilder side than January.
Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie or just wanting to try something new, here’s how to enjoy visiting Bermuda in January.
- Cliff Jumping and Rock Climbing at Admiralty House Park
- Explore Bermudian Shipwrecks
- Take a Jet Ski Tour of Bermuda
- Explore the Crystal Caves
- Go Wild at Spittal Pond Reserve
- Seek Solitude and Escape to Secluded Beaches
1. Cliff Jumping and Rock Climbing at Admiralty House Park
In Bermuda, this formal naval residence has become a go-to for cliff-jumpers and hikers. Dive into a long weekend full of adventures by visiting Admiralty House Park, one of the most popular spots, with deep azure waters and high cliffs. It’s tucked away, so ask for directions. These are unsupervised activities, not for the unfit or faint of heart!
After splashdown, explore the caves carved into the rocks by the British military back in the 1800s. Admiralty House is also a great spot for deep water free rock climbing if you want to up the ante.
2. Explore Bermudian Shipwrecks
Bermuda is widely recognized as the shipwreck capital of the Atlantic, with more shipwrecks per square mile than anywhere else in the world. Although it’s unusual for divers to go out in January, it’s advised to don your wetsuit and head out with an experienced local diving club if you wish to do so. Ironically, visibility at this time of year can be very impressive.
Where else can you dive wrecks dating from the 1600s to 1997? These wrecks offer snorkelers, scuba divers and other seafaring visitors some of the best wreck diving on the planet. Swim alongside Bermudian wildlife like the famous Parrotfish who like to hide in the coral reefs.
3. Take a Jet Ski Tour of Bermuda
From splashing around the Bermuda shorelines to soaking in the sun, a jet ski tour of Bermuda is an adrenaline rush like no other. It gives you a view of the island you simply can’t get any other way.
Local guides know the ocean like the back of their hand, taking you to places only accessible by this mode of transport. Jetting around the island is sure to get your blood pumping.
4. Explore the Crystal Caves
If you thought Bermuda was great, underground Bermuda might be even better. Descend into the otherworldly Crystal Caves, a natural attraction and a hidden gem. January is a quieter month to explore this wonder, just make sure to call ahead for their opening hours.
The caves have become one of Bermuda’s most popular attractions, with thousands of people discovering the subterranean beauty that lies beneath the island’s surface. See the incredible crystal formations surrounding a crystal-clear, 50-foot-deep lake for yourself.
5. Go Wild at Spittal Pond Reserve
Spittal Pond is overflowing with fascinating wildlife, from the colorful Sally Lightfoot crab to vibrant buckeye butterflies. The reserve’s diverse habitats provide a home for a wide variety of animals and is best known for its unparalleled bird-watching opportunities. That’s just the beginning of the wildlife you’ll encounter here.
The nature reserve is open all year round and there’s always something to see. Sometimes you have to go off the beaten track, sit very quietly and appreciate the abundance of nature surrounding you.
TIP: Keep an eye out for the Bermuda skink, one of the rarest lizards in the world.
6. Seek Solitude and Escape to Secluded Beaches
Bermuda’s pink-sand beaches are known for their casual and relaxed vibe. But after all that adventure, it’s nice to unwind. If you’re the kind of person who loves a little solitude, head to a cove tucked away amidst steep cliffs.
Jobson’s Cove is a little piece of paradise that feels a world away from everyone and everything. You can also head to Cooper’s Island, where you’ll discover fruitful tide pools, seabirds like heron and kingfishers and ancient cedar trees.
These are just some of the adrenaline-filled activities you can enjoy in January on the island, but there’s much to see all year round.
Plan an Unforgettable Vacation in Bermuda
What makes Bermuda so special is that you have 11 other months with activities that are fun and adventurous too. Whether you’re visiting Bermuda in January or any other time of the year, it’s an amazing opportunity to explore.
Whenever you’re thinking of visiting, there’s something for everybody. Plan your next visit with the help of our 12-month guide.
It features all of the unique events and traditions that Bermuda celebrates, from January to December, as well as useful information like the weather and the water temperature throughout the year.
Download your free copy now using the link below.