Whether you’re traveling over your children’s spring break, summer vacation, or winter holidays, you’ll always find warm weather in Bermuda—making it a hot spot for families year-round.
Of course, not every family craves three days straight of dawn-till-dark activities, so you may want to pick your favorite two out of our three planned days and substitute a low-key day at Azura or a shallow pink sand beach for the third. Either way, this 3-day Bermuda itinerary takes you along on a fun-filled, kid-friendly long weekend.
Day One: Boat Day
Whether you hop on a catamaran for a snorkeling and sightseeing tour or play the captain of an easy-to-drive pontoon boat, Bermuda offers many options to make your way out onto our crystal-clear waters!
Browse the Island Tour Center’s website to view options and sightseeing cruises, including a glass-bottom boat adventure where you can see underwater shipwrecks, coral reefs, and other marine life through large glass bottom panels. Then, look out for cheeky green turtles and take in all the stunning coastal views! For visitors and residents alike, there is truly nothing like hopping onboard a boat to explore Bermuda’s coves and islands.
After heading back from a long day in the sun, we’re sure you’ll be brainstorming a delicious, kid-friendly place to grab dinner in Hamilton. If you’re looking for a more casual vibe, we suggest trying one of our favorite Italian restaurants, Portofino or La Trattoria. Or, if you’re in the mood for more pub-style food, Astwood Arms on Front Street is fantastic – and kids eat free on Saturdays!
Day Two: A Trip to St. Georges
On our East End, you will find the colonial Town of St. Georges, one of the biggest attractions on the island, with plenty of things to do!
Begin the day stepping back in time as you stroll the centuries-old brick streets of St. Georges, Bermuda’s former capital and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Wander the streets of picturesque cottages, twisting alleys, adorable shops, historic buildings and churches including the well-known St. Peter’s Church scattered around King’s Square. Nearby, discover many unique natural attractions, including Tobacco Bay Beach for snorkeling, Cooper’s Island Nature Reserve and Ferry Reach National Park.
After lunch, we suggest heading to the Crystal Caves, one of Bermuda’s oldest natural treasures and a must during your visit. Formed during the Ice Age and discovered by two boys when they lost their cricket ball down a hole in the early 1900s, Bermuda’s Crystal Caves are a spectacular sight that holds so much history, making these eerie caves one of our top attractions. The day’s first tour starts at 9:30 am, running every half hour until 4:30 pm.
Crystal Cave: Adults $24 | Children (12 and under): $10 | Children under 5 are free
Fantasy Cave: Adults: $24 | Children (12 and under): $10 | Children under 5 are free
Combination Ticket: Adults: $35 | Children (12 and under): $12 | Children under 5 are free
Once you complete the guided tour, visit the Fiddlestix Gift Shop and Café Olé on site, then let the kids blow off some steam running around the lush gardens. Then, walk the path to Bailey’s Ice Cream Parlor to surprise them with a sweet treat! Arguably the most delicious, homemade, all-natural ice cream on the island, with more than 30 flavors. The Swizzle Inn is also right across the street, Bermuda’s oldest pub, and home to our national drink The Rum Swizzle.
Day Three: A Day of Education, Culture & Fun
Make your way into Hamilton, where you’ll hop on the ferry to Dockyard. We recommend leaving enough time before the ferry departs to walk along Front Street and take in a few of the shops. Don’t miss Tabs and Flying Colours for fun Bermuda merch and gifts!
Once in the Royal Naval Dockyard, get the lowdown on Bermuda’s British heritage. Start your day exploring the National Museum of Bermuda and the incredible Commissioner’s House, once the home of the Dockyard Commissioner. A remarkable showcase of Bermuda’s military history, focusing on forts, militias, and war veterans. It boasts more than 1,000 artifacts recovered from the ocean floor, including canons, instruments, gold and silver coins and more. After learning about our island’s history – venture off to the Museum Playground and Playhouse for the kids to enjoy.
Grab some lunch in the area; our favourites are Frog & Onion Pub and Restaurant or Bone Fish Bar & Grille – then spend your afternoon with an activity that won’t disappoint! We suggest choosing one of these below that spark an interest for the little ones:
Interested in taking a dip with the dolphins? Located inside the sheltered lagoons of the National Museum of Bermuda and run by marine mammal veterinarians, Dolphin Quest is known for its education programs, support of scientific studies and hands on conservation advocacy. They offer a variety of programs and encounters for guests to participate in, however, swimming and feeding the dolphins are optional. Ages as young as three years old are welcome to join in on the fun!
Admission Price: View as non-participant $15/adult $12/senior Free/children | Participants $65+ includes admission
Come freestyle and test your jumping skills, shoot basketball hoops, slide into the foam pit, play dodgeball or volleyball or challenge a friend in a jousting battle. They also have arcade games and mini bowling in the FryDay’s Fort room.
Admission Price: Starting at $15 for a 1hr Jump Pass
An 18 Hole Mini Golf Course featuring ‘mini golf sized’ versions of the most challenging and exciting holes from courses in Bermuda, Scotland and the USA. Enjoy panoramic 180-degree ocean views during the day or a glow-in-the-dark game after sunset – either way; you’ll be putting in style! Kick back at the on-site Caddy Shack Bar & Grille when you need a refreshment or bite to eat. Check for seasonal hours on their website beforehand.
Admission Price: $15/adult $12/children
Best Shallow Beaches
Our curated list of shallow beaches is perfect for little kids to splash around in, but older children and adults will love them for lounging and their natural beauty!
- Horseshoe Bay – Baby Beach, a cove off the west side of Horseshoe (Central)
- Jobson’s Cove – follow the short walking trail from Warwick Long Bay to this secluded, calm spot (Central)
- Clearwater Beach & Turtle Bay (East End)
- Clarence Cove at Admiralty House (North Shore)
- Shelly Bay Beach – there is also a playground behind the beach! (West End)
Getting Around the Island
When it comes to public transportation for getting around all the Bermuda activities for kids, a couple of bus lines run the length of the island and back again. There is a bus stop at Azura’s entrance, and our Concierge Team can assist you with all the information you need to catch the right bus!
To get to Dockyard or St. George’s from Hamilton, you may want to consider taking the ferry. Our island’s ferry service offers a quick, fun, and scenic way to get around the island. Get the details on routes, schedules, and fares from our Concierge Team.
If you would prefer to order a taxi, advance bookings are essential. Please get in touch with our Front Desk Team with at least 30 minutes’ notice. Or, you can download the “Hitch” app to book taxis on your phone.