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Traveling to Bermuda, Families, Things To Do

How to Travel to Bermuda on a Family Budget

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You can enjoy even the most beautiful of locations on a budget. Bermuda is a land of pink sandy beaches, stunning oceans and picturesque colonial towns. May is the cheapest time of the year to travel to the island, so there’s a good place to start when penny-pinching.

This island has something for everyone - regardless of your price bracket. Most people think it’s impossible to travel to Bermuda on a budget, but here’s guidance on how to do just that.


Getting Around the Island Economically

railway trial in bermuda

Making your way around the island is easy and can be as cheap or as expensive as you want it to be. The most common way to navigate the island is via moped (there are no car rentals on the island as vehicle ownership is limited to one per household).

As a family, it might be better to take the bus instead, a whole day's use will cost about the same price as a moped. Another way to get around Bermuda and making sure you see everything you want to while you’re here means getting your sea legs. 

The SeaExpress is a ferry service that travels across four routes, getting you wherever you want to go. It’s inexpensive and worth it for the idyllic views as you move around the island. 

The Railway Trail also covers the entire island, allowing those active families who like to hike and cycle to explore Bermuda’s stunning coastline and landscapes at their leisure. If you love the outdoors and experiencing nature, this is an absolute must-do while you’re in Bermuda, especially on a budget.

Dining Out on a Dime

art mels famous fish sandwich

Combining a unique blend of British, African, Spanish and Caribbean influences, you’ll never be short of delicious food options when you’re in Bermuda. It’s no surprise the locals have long taken pride in the national food and drink.

With lots to explore on the island, you might not have time to sit down for the full dining experience. Sometimes, a quick bite can be what you need to keep you going during your day. 

From no-frills joints to fine dining bistros, the fish sandwich is a favorite in Bermuda. The basic recipe is usually the same island-wide with delicious fried fillets of fish with tartar sauce smothered on whole-wheat toast or raisin bread. Art Mel’s Spicy Dicy and the Seaside Grill are known for offering some of the best fish sandwiches in the world!

The Best Things in Life Are Free

Bermuda provides so much to see and do all year round, whether you have plenty of spending money or you’re trying to stick to a budget. Here are some of our favorites to do as a family.

Explore the Exotic Bermudian Wildlifebermudian wildlife

Tom Moore’s Jungle is popular with kids of all ages thanks to the amazing jungle, exotic wildlife and perfect swimming spots. Children will feel like they’re explorers as they make their way along the sprawling jungle walk. 

The famous Blue Hole is great for cooling off with a quick swim, plus there are places to jump into the deep water from the low cliffs. For more activities to keep the kids quiet, head over to this blog

Delve Into the History of the Island

Bermuda has a reputation for celebrating the finer things in life but the island is also steeped in glorious history. Forts, historic homes and churches, British influence is prevalent here. As you explore the island, you’ll find interesting feats of architecture and stand in sites of historical significance.

From Bermuda Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity to Portuguese Rock, bookmark this page to explore more of these famous Bermudian landmarks. You can also step into the past and witness a reenactment of an 18th-century style trial in King’s Square, St. George. 

Watch the Sunset on a Wonderful Day in Bermuda

It’ll cost you and your family absolutely nothing to watch the sun sink below the azure waters from the overlook at Daniel’s Head Park.

The picnic tables are a great spot to enjoy snacks and sandwiches and take in the view. Water stretches as far as the eye can see while the songs of tropical birds provide the perfect finalé to a day you’ll never forget.

For more affordable activities, this blog can offer some more great things to do, explore and see.

The Beautiful Beaches Are Free to Enjoyhorsehoe bay beautiful beach for the family

Bermuda is home to some of the most picturesque beaches in the world, including Horseshoe Bay and Elbow Beach. There are more than 30 sandy beaches and coves in Bermuda that are just waiting to be explored. 

All of Bermuda’s publicly accessible beaches are completely free. so if you’re sticking to a budget, they’re a great place to spend the day.

Although all of them are spectacularly beautiful, some are better for building sandcastles with your loved ones while others are the best for snorkeling. Explore this blog to find out the best beaches on the island and get ready to dip your toes into the azure waters.

People often fall in love with our pink-sand beaches so much, they actually want to spend more than just a vacation here…

The Laid-Back Bermudian Lifestyle Is Waiting to Be Discovered 

Whenever you arrive in Bermuda, there are so many different things to do and experience here - and all on a budget. As it’s so beautiful, it can be hard to know where to explore and what to indulge yourself in first.

Bermuda has a little slice of everything, so it's no surprise it’s become such a popular destination for people from all over the world. That’s why we’ve put together an all-in-one resource that has everything you need to know about the Bermudian lifestyle in one place. 

Check it out below.

Life in Bermuda - everything you need to know