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6 Best Places to Go in Bermuda if You Want to Live Like a Local

Written by Brian Madeiros

04 | 01 | 19

Advice  |  
4 minute read

There are a plethora of amazing things to experience in Bermuda. However, like any perfect getaway, there are things to see and do that are incredibly popular with tourists. Then there are the unique hotspots off the beaten track that are popular with the locals. So, what are the best places to go in Bermuda if you want to live like a local?

This post will outline the eight best-kept secrets that locals love.

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  1. Secluded Beach Spots
  2. Watersports and Boat Rentals
  3. Walking and Hiking Tours
  4. Enjoy a Round of Championship Course Golf
  5. Check Out the Local Shops
  6. Visit Our Local Restaurants

1. Secluded Beach Spots

Bermuda is famous for its stunning pink sand beaches and the reef-fringed blue water. However, during the peak season, these beaches can become a little crowded due to their popularity. Which is why the locals tend to frequent the more secluded spots away from the busy tourist beaches.

Although in plain sight, the stretch between the popular Horseshoe Bay and Warwick Long Bay has a few semi-secluded beaches that are perfect for basking in the Bermudian summer sunshine. Enjoy an ice cold beer or a classic Bermudian Rum Swizzle on the tranquil sands and get to work on your tan.

Jobson’s Cove is an amazing hidden gem and the perfect place for the family to enjoy as the water is calm and not that deep, which is great for children. It might be a lot quieter than the more popular beaches but is certainly just as beautiful. The crystal clear waters are ideal for snorkelling which will enable you to see the impressive parrotfish and various other native marine life.

The beach is surrounded by large rocks that act as a great windbreaker and create the perfect peaceful environment for relaxation on the sands.

2. Watersports and Boat Trips

Albeit very popular with tourists, Bermuda is renowned for its keen interest in anything water-related. There are several companies that give you the opportunity to try out some water activities, either from a boat or from land.

Windsurfing, sailing, jet skiing, renting a Boston Whaler, parasailing, glass bottom boat riding and even taking the ferry from Halimton to the Dockyard in Somerset will give you a chance to experience Bermuda in a brand new way.  

Boat trips are hugely popular, especially in March and April. This is the period of the year where 15,000 humpback whales migrate north which gives you the perfect opportunity to get up close and personal with these gentle giants.

Whether it’s a romantic trip with your other half or a day out with the family, boat trips aren’t just for the tourists on the island.

3. Walking and Hiking Tours

In Bermuda, one thing you’ll most certainly never tire of is taking in the sheer beauty of the island. And what better way to see all of this than going on one of the many brilliant walking and hiking tours? Explore Bermuda’s Botanical Gardens, old forts, the old railway trail or even book a guided tour with the town crier around Hamilton.

Watching the sunset over Horseshoe Bay every day is such a beautiful sight that even the locals never get bored of seeing it.

4. Enjoy a Round of Championship Course Golf

Did you know that Bermuda has more golf courses per person than any other country? But these aren’t just any courses either. Bermuda is home to some of the most scenic and beautiful spots for a round of golf in the world. Some of the most famous golfers in history have flocked to Bermuda to tackle its historic links courses.

So, if it’s a challenge you’re looking for, Bermuda serves up the perfect mix of different terrains that will test your all-round game for sure. Play like a champion and be treated like one too.

5. Check Out the Local Shops

They are all unique – there are no chain stores here! 

There are a couple of small department stores in Bermuda, but the real pleasure comes from shopping at the delightful small boutique stores that sell products from all over the world. You will find things here that you just won’t find in your local shops back home.

6. Visit Our Local Restaurants

Front Street has many superb eateries and dining experiences to choose from almost all of them have a view of the water and offer a range of cuisine from sushi to sandwiches to steak and seafood. You will find at least one you love you will want to go back to over and over again.

Some of the local restaurants are more intimate, so to be sure of a good table, book ahead of time.

So, not only is Bermuda a tropical paradise for tourists who love to dip in and out of  the famous culture, but also an amazing place with plenty to see and do as a local.

Now it’s time to find out all the other things Bermuda has to offer that will have you eager to return soon.

Find Out More About Bermuda

These are some of the places where local Bermudians prefer to hang out, but they are definitely not the only places you’ll enjoy visiting in Bermuda. 

There are all kinds of different things to experience all year round and we’ve created a free guide that explains everything you need to know.

From delicious cuisines you can try to memorable events you’ll want to be a part of each year - it’s all in this guide. Get your free copy below.

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