Things to do in Bermuda in April (2023)

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April is the protraction of spring time in Bermuda, although the weather is still quite cold and much of its water activities continue to remain out of reach. However, the island comes with its share of surprises and avenues for exploring, so there's never a dull moment here!

Watch the humpback whales at their majestic best

Spring time on the island between March and April is the time when these majestic whales migrate in search of food from the Caribbean area to the north Atlantic region. Several whale watching cruises operate during this time that offer viewing from the decks of the boats as well as through glass bottomed ones. You can also do whale watching from the shore and the West Whale Bay Beach is the best place for it.

Read our article on Whale Watching to learn all about it and also know about the various cruises on offer.

Tour on the Sea Express

A great way to see the island is to do so along its coastline on the trusted Sea Express. This is Bermuda's ferry boat service that starts operating as per its summer schedule which is around the middle of April till early November. You can take a boat tour along the most scenic Orange Route with some magnificent views along its north shore. These boats are quite comfortable and spacious, often air-conditioned ones with open air decks too. This is also the quickest way of getting from one place to another.

Read: Bermuda Ferry Service to know all about the routes, schedules and fares

Cycle along the picturesque Railway Trail

The erstwhile railway line that ran along the length and breadth of the island, but ceased operations way back in the mid twentieth century, now serves as a scenic trail for hikers and bikers alike. The Trail takes you along some secluded beaches, scenic stretches, a lovely footbridge with majestic views of the island's coastline and much more.

Read our article on Bermuda Railway Trail for all details on the various sections of the trail and the best way to cover them.

Delight in the laps of nature

The island offers several other avenues for experiencing its lush greenery and nature's bounty bestowed upon it. This is in fact a great time to see the island's flora in its most pristine and untouched form with much of its tourists having still not arrived here. The various nature reserves such as Tom Moore's Jungle, Spittal Pond, Cooper's Island, Paget's Marsh with Boardwalk etc are all well preserved, offering breathtaking views and maintaining much of their original allure.

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The Botanical Gardens in Paget parish too is great to see a nice collection of trees, flowers and shrubs. Within its premises you can visit the Masterworks Art Museum that exhibits some masterpieces in painting, photography and much more.

Read: Bermuda gardens, Parks and Nature Reserves to learn more about what you can expect.

Wallow in the local artwork and art collections

Apart from the Masterworks Art Museum located at Botanical Garden (in Paget), visit the Royal Naval dockyard that bustles with markets, restaurants and even the national museum. The Bermuda Arts Center was established to support the local artists display their craft. Here the visitors can even meet the artisans and learn about their individual works of art.

The Bermuda Craft Market too is a cornucopia of various art and craft work made and sold by local artists. You can pick up souvenirs made of cedar, ceramics, glass etc. Step into the Dockyard Glassworks to watch the mesmerizing sight of glass being blown into beautiful colorful shapes. Hop into the Rum Cake company adjacent to it and sample some freshly baked local rum cakes.

In the City of Hamilton, go to the City Hall and Arts Center where you can see some beautiful bronze sculptures displayed. The Bermuda National Gallery and Bermuda Society of Arts housed here also display some creative artwork that includes paintings, photographs, sculpture and much more.

Bridge House in St. George, constructed in the late seventeenth century, also displays old Bermudian items, antiques, original paintings, photographs and locally made crafts. This place is a veritable treasure trove of artistic collectibles. Imbibe the history of the place as you can learn from the owners of the place.

Read: Bermuda Art and Craft for complete details.

Go get spooked!

Take the Haunted History Tour of the town of St. George and hear interesting tales from centuries ago as you walk down its narrow streets in the dark. This is a group tour organized here where the storyteller garbed in period costume guide you through the lanes all the while filling you in on stories of the days gone by. The guides deliver their performances (and quite convincingly so) giving you details about the town's history, fascinating facts, also making it entertaining and fun filled.

Read: Haunted History Tour of St. George Bermuda

Tour the City of Hamilton with Ed Christopher

Ed Christopher, Hamilton's Town Crier (yes! they still have one of those) conducts a daily tour of the city that begins mid morning on weekdays from April through October. Complete in traditional attire, he takes you on a walking tour through the streets of Hamilton. Visit the History Society Museum and checkout the rare island artifacts and huge collection of documents at the National Library. It is set within the premises of the Queen Elizabeth Garden, that itself is steeped in history as it was designed by the island's first Postmaster General William B Perot, whose post office, much in its original form, you can see nearby.

Get more of the local flavor as you turn into Front Street with its vibrantly hued Colonial style buildings and waterfront shops and restaurants. Go on to see some of the island's oldest churches, forts, museums and parks here.

Read: Hamilton City Tour and plan your day accordingly.

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Step into a time warp in the old Town of St. George

Taking a stroll down the brick paved alleyways and lanes of St. George will transport you back in time. The town has maintained its charming old buildings, quiet elegance and affluent history. This UNESCO World Heritage site on the island's eastern end has some beautiful churches, museums and forts that you can see. Take the tour of the African Diaspora Heritage Trail to learn about its interesting past and rich culture. Checkout the re-enactment of the historical event Ducking Stool at midday in King's Square that takes you back in time when these exemplary punishments were doled out publicly.

Read St. George Bermuda to know more about what you can expect here.

Scoot to the West end at the bustling Dockyard

The Royal Naval Dockyard maintain a colonial air about itself and is a thriving hub of shopping, dining, entertainment and sightseeing. Delve in its rich history as you shall learn that the Dockyard was an insignia of the Royal military power for more than a century because of its expedient location. Visit the National Museum of Bermuda to get a glimpse into the island's maritime history. It is housed in a fort that was built to guard the entire naval base against attack.

The Clocktower Shopping Mall, which in the present day houses restaurants and shops, used to serve as the administration office for the Royal Navy. It still features its old world cobblestone floors, wrought iron pillars and multiple crests from ships.

Read Guide to Royal Naval Dockyard.

Get a bird's eye view of the island

The Gibbs Hill Lighthouse in Southampton is one of its kind being amongst the first cast iron made lighthouses in the world. The 117 feet lighthouse which takes a daunting 185 steps in a spiral staircase to mount, gives a breathtaking view of the island. It overlooks the south shore and you get a great view of both the City of Hamilton and the Royal Naval Dockyard from here.

Read Gibbs Hill Lighthouse for more info.

Imbibe the sights and sounds at the quaint little village

Flatts Village in Hamilton parish is a relaxed little place with some picturesque landscapes, fishing areas, cosy little houses in soothing pastel colors and palm trees. This was one of Mark Twain's favorite spots where he spent much of his final days. Walk down to the Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo (BAMZ) from here and view specimens of the island's rich marine life. During the months of April through September you can also avail the free guided tour here. Do not miss out on the activities that take place in The Discovery Room for kids aged 2-4 every Friday where they can dress up like birds and animals themselves.

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Partake of Bermuda's culinary delights

The island has much to offer when it comes to food. The large number of restaurants, cafes, bars and nightclubs across the lengths and breadths of it ensures just about that. From local seafood made with fresh fish, lobster, crustacean etc to anything from French, Italian, Continental, Mediterranean and Indian, you can find them all here. Certain island staples like the fish sandwich, fish chowder, fish cakes etc are delicacies you must try as they are some of the best in the world here.

Read Traditional Bermuda Food and Drinks to know more about the local cuisine and the best places to find them.

There are several restaurants here that, apart from serving great food, also offer spectacular ocean views. Dining here can elevate your experience like none other, as this spectacular island destination has beauty in every direction you turn. Mickey's restaurant in Paget parish has its dining area on an open air deck at sand level on Elbow Beach.

Bolero Brasserie in Hamilton City offers al fresco seating on its second storey porch from where you get a clear view of the busy Front Street and beyond it the harbor. Bone Fish Bar and Grill in Royal Naval Dockyard serves fresh seafood dishes on an expansive patio overlooking the Great Sound. Enjoy a panoramic view of the waterfront along with stunning sunset views through the massive floor to ceiling windows at the bistro style Ocean Grill at Pompano Beach Club.

Read Best Beach Bars and Restaurants in Bermuda.

Get to the pink sandy beaches

The pink beaches and clear waters of the vast Atlantic are Bermuda's greatest attraction. The weather and water temperature would still be a little chilly for swimming and other water activities especially in the early part of the month. However, it is always a good time to go for a long walk along the beautiful beaches especially along the south shore.

Read Top Bermuda beaches to know about the various beaches you can visit.

For the quintessential shopper

Shopping in Bermuda can be quite an experience as you go looking for some beautifully crafted, island inspired, hand-made items that you can carry back home as a keepsake or even as a gift. Be it jewelry, perfume, clothing, crockery items, pottery or even books, there is a whiff of the island (or even a minute part of it, quite literally) in everything that you pick up.

Read Bermuda shopping guide to know everything about what to look for and where to find them

Other attractions

  • The BUEI (Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute) is one of the island's top attractions. Visit here and unravel the mysteries surrounding the Bermuda Triangle and also see some uniquely beautiful sea life.
  • The Crystal and Fantasy Caves are yet another wonder deep below the surface of the earth. Know about the interesting history of its formation with the amazing limestone formations within them and also about its discovery millions of years later.
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    Events and Festivals held in April

  • Peppercorn Ceremony: This is a traditional event held annually at King's Square, St. George. Dignitaries and government officials attend this very important ceremony that comprises of a parade in full traditional costume
  • Bermuda Annual Exhibition: This is a very popular annual exhibition held over a period of three days at the Bermuda Botanical Garden. Various traditional handiwork like kite making
  • Bermuda Grand Prix: This is a cycle racing competition that is held over three days wherein each stage of the competition is held on a different day and at a different location on the island
  • Kite Festival: This is one of the great Easter events in Bermuda which is usually held on the last Friday of the month. It is also known as the Kite day when Bermudians and visitors fly kites in the beaches.
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    Is Bermuda good to visit in April? ›

    The best time to visit Bermuda is in March or April, when the temperate weather becomes pleasant for beach bathing (though not quite warm enough yet for swimming). Hotel prices during these months aren't as high as they are in Bermuda's busy season, from May to October.

    Is Bermuda warm enough in April? ›

    Bermuda's Weather in April

    Warm island breezes start to wash over the island in April, when the average air temperature is 72℉ (22℃) and the water temperature is, on average, a brisk 68℉ (20℃). April is also a time for events and festivals celebrating the island's bountiful nature and diverse culture.

    How many days in Bermuda is enough? ›

    Located east of the South Carolina in the Atlantic Ocean, Bermuda is a quick flight, especially for those living in Toronto or New York City. A weekend in Bermuda will give you a great taste for the country, but extending your stay to 3 or 4 days is ideal.

    Is Bermuda cold in April? ›

    Average Daily Temperature in April

    The average daily temperature in Bermuda in April is 21°C (70°F); lower than the annual average temp of 23°C (73°F).

    Does it rain a lot in Bermuda in April? ›

    On an average, September is the wettest month of the year with an approximate rainfall of about 6.4 inches, while April is the driest month with about 2.6 inches rainfall.

    What is Bermuda best known for? ›

    The island is famous for its pink sand beaches, which get their colour from one of the sand's main components, pulverized coral and shells. Another attraction for tourists is the historic town of St. George (founded 1612) and its fortifications, which together were designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2000.

    Can I swim in Bermuda in April? ›

    Swimming in Bermuda in april is cool

    David's Island, Somerset village, Southampton (Bermuda) and Saint George's is possible but the sea is generally cool. So though the sea temperature may sometimes reach 72°F, it can also go as low as 66°F. Note that the average is 69°F.

    Can you snorkel in Bermuda in April? ›

    10. Snorkel in the Shallow Water at Tobacco Bay Beach. The water at Tobacco Beach is especially crystal because the water is shallow here. It's also calm as it is protected by a rock formation, the water in April can be cool by Bermudian standards, but for visitors from colder climes it's still inviting.

    What is the rainiest month in Bermuda? ›

    Fall in Bermuda

    October is the wettest month of the year, with an average of 13 rainy days and 6.3 inches of precipitation.

    What should I bring home from Bermuda? ›

    Best of all, there is no sales tax in Bermuda, so purchasing locally made gifts from Bermuda is definitely the way to go.
    • Rum Cake. ...
    • Bermuda Cedar Items. ...
    • Glassware Souvenirs and Items. ...
    • Bermuda Shorts. ...
    • Perfume. ...
    • Linens. ...
    • Rum. ...
    • Clay and Ceramics.

    What is the cheapest time to go to Bermuda? ›

    The cheapest time to visit Bermuda is during the slow season, from mid-late November through early March. During this time, travelers can find great deals on airfare, and even better deals on hotels and resorts (we're talking around $200 a night) since occupancy is low.

    Is Bermuda walkable? ›

    Walking is perhaps the best way to explore Bermuda. There's no better way to take in the island's nature, landscapes and deep heritage. It's relatively easy to explore on your own, but if you prefer help from those who know Bermuda like the back of their hand, there are plenty of options available.

    Which place is better Bermuda or Bahamas? ›

    The Verdict. Both the Bahamas and Bermuda are stunning places with different things to offer. The former has a larger number of amazing beaches and a wider variety of accommodation and dining options making it the best choice for those who want to enjoy a beautiful place without spending a fortune.

    How do you get around in Bermuda? ›

    Bermuda is easy and safe to navigate with plenty of options for getting around. Visitors can rent eco-friendly, electric vehicles, motorized scooters, and pedal or electric bicycles. Buses and ferries operate year-round, offering reliable transport and scenic views.

    What is hurricane season in Bermuda? ›

    When is hurricane season in Bermuda? The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30 and though Bermuda is officially within the hurricane corridor, the island is usually only affected by late-season storms in September and October, if is it affected at all.

    Does it get cold at night in Bermuda? ›

    Temperatures rarely drop below 55 degrees F or exceed 90 degrees F. The lowest air temperature ever recorded was 43.6F. The highest was 94F. Water temperatures during winter months are much the same as the air temperature, ranging from about 66F (in January) through 75F until the late spring.

    Is Bermuda in the hurricane belt? ›

    The islands are situated far outside the main development region for Atlantic hurricanes, but within the typical belt of recurving tropical cyclones.

    What is special in Bermuda? ›

    Made up of a string of islands in the Sargasso Sea, this island territory is particularly famous for its picturesque beaches, but its gorgeous reefs that ring the islands solidify Bermuda as one of the world's top diving destinations.

    What to do in Bermuda for 3 days? ›

    In Three Days in Bermuda
    1. Somerset Bridge. This bridge links Somerset Island with the rest of Bermuda. ...
    2. Railway Trail. ...
    3. Take a Break. ...
    4. Fort Scaur. ...
    5. Sound View Road. ...
    6. Cavello Bay. ...
    7. Royal Naval Dockyard. ...
    8. Bermuda Arts Centre.

    Is food in Bermuda good? ›

    Known for excellent food and service, here's the cream of the crop from Bermuda's restaurant scene. For such a small island, Bermuda has a surprisingly varied number of restaurants, many with menus focusing heavily on fresh seafood.

    Are Bermuda beaches calm? ›

    You'll discover calm waters and soft pink sand at Shelly Bay Beach in Hamilton Parish. The water is very shallow even at high tide, making it perfect for children. Bonus: Trees line the beach, offering shelter from the sun.

    What month is the best time to visit Bermuda? ›

    So, When Is the Best Time to Visit Bermuda?
    • The best period is between May and August. ...
    • November and February are the cheapest times to travel to the island. ...
    • If you're looking to avoid crowds, March and April are your best bet.
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    Can you see sea turtles in Bermuda? ›

    The most commonly seen sea turtle species in Bermuda is the Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) which grazes in seagrass beds. The Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) can be seen on coral reefs. The Loggerhead Turtle (Caretta caretta) is occasionally seen offshore.

    Can you swim with whale sharks in April? ›

    Scuba divers have the best chance of swimming with whale sharks in Koh Tao during the months of March, April, May, September and October.

    What language is spoken in Bermuda? ›

    The predominant language on Bermuda is Bermudian English. It exhibits characteristics of English as spoken on the Atlantic Seaboard of the United States of America (especially in the region around Virginia), in the Canadian Maritimes, southern England, and parts of the British West Indies.

    Does it rain everyday in Bermuda? ›

    There is no rainy season as such in Bermuda. Rainfall is distributed fairly evenly throughout the year and averages 5 inches per month. Showers tend to be short, heavy, and often unexpected. Most locals (and those in the know) carry raincoats, even on sunny days.

    What is the weather like in Bermuda in March and April? ›

    The average temperature in Bermuda in March is 19°C (66°F), about the same as January and February.
    Average Daily Temperature in March.
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    Should I bring cash to Bermuda? ›

    Therefore, everywhere in Bermuda uses Bermudian dollars and US dollars interchangeably. So, if you have US dollars, bring them. Just make sure all your Bermudian dollars have been spent before leaving.

    Can you spend US dollars in Bermuda? ›

    Bermuda and the U.S. Dollar are accepted interchangeably.

    What alcohol is Bermuda known for? ›

    Bermuda is known for delicious cocktails that combine local rum (which tends to be darker and sweeter than rums from the nearby Caribbean islands) with bitters, fruit juices, ginger beer and sweeteners. The two most famous original cocktails are the Dark 'n Stormy® and the Rum Swizzle.

    Is it expensive in Bermuda? ›

    Food and drink are expensive in Bermuda. Everything on the island is imported so the prices can be quite high. Go to the grocery store and a loaf of bread could easily cost you $6-8. Get used to the sticker shock before you go because there really aren't that many ways to save money on food.

    Is Bermuda cheaper than Aruba? ›

    Bermuda is also a much more expensive destination than Aruba in terms of food, accommodation and activities. Below we look in more detail at what both islands have to offer potential tourists, before showing how each is different culturally, and what to expect.

    Do you need a passport for Bermuda? ›

    Entry, Exit and Visa Requirements

    All persons traveling between the United States and Bermuda are required to present a passport to enter Bermuda or re-enter the United States.

    What are the negatives of Bermuda? ›

    While Bermuda grass is quite healthy under sunshine, its shade tolerance is not quite as strong compared to some other types of grasses. This means that if a significant part of your lawn has trees that generate shade, then the Bermuda grass may not be the best choice.

    What is the nicest area of Bermuda? ›

    Hamilton is one of the best areas to stay in Bermuda, as it's the capital city and the place where you'll find most of the attractions plus some great hotels such as Hamilton Princess & Beach Club.

    Is Bermuda as nice as the Caribbean? ›

    As a whole, Bermuda is more upscale than most Caribbean islands and has a good reputation for visitor safety. Public transportation is plentiful, and those using it shouldn't be concerned about it's safety. Some Caribbean islands are much less safe, and crime rates can be very high — Jamaica in particular.

    Is Bermuda a luxury island? ›

    For decades, the pink sand-fringed island of Bermuda has been synonymous with luxury resorts. The hotels are so enchanting, some travelers don't even realize there's even more to explore beyond the poolside cabanas, beaches, and on-site activities.

    Are the pigs in the Bahamas wild? ›

    Pig Beach located on Big Major Cay (also known as Major Cay) is a beach on an uninhabited island (or cay) located in Exuma, the Bahamas. The island takes its unofficial name from the fact that it is populated by a colony of feral pigs which live on the island.

    Do you get mosquitoes in Bermuda? ›

    Protect your health in Bermuda

    Several mosquito-borne illnesses including chikungunya and dengue fever are common in Bermuda so avoid getting bitten as much as possible. Always use a reliable insect repellent and wear loose clothing that covers your arms and legs well.

    Do they have Ubers in Bermuda? ›

    Bermuda also has its own rideshare service, Hitch, which uses a similar platform to Uber or Lyft, but relies on the existing taxi drivers on the island rather than freelancers.

    Do you have to pay to get off the ship in Bermuda? ›

    George the rate is $20 per 24-hour period for every departing ship passenger from 1 April to 31 October (up to a maximum of $60). For ships that dock in Dockyard the rate is $25 per 24-hour period for every departing ship passenger from 1 April to 31 October (up to a maximum of $75).

    What do people wear in Bermuda? ›

    Men wear traditional Bermuda shorts as formalwear – usually paired with a jacket and tie. While many Bermudian women wear stockings even during high summer temperatures, it's not necessary for tourists to do the same. In general, the island is very warm in the late spring, summer, and early fall.

    What is the weather like in Bermuda in April 2023? ›

    In the month of april, maximum temperature is 68°F and minimum temperature is 67°F (for an average temperature of 68°F). The climate quite good there in april. With 3.3in over 5 days, rain may occur throughout your vacations.

    What is the weather like in Bermuda in April and May? ›

    April: 68 F / 65 F (20 C / 18 C) May: 71 F / 69 F (22 C / 21 C)

    What month is the best weather in Bermuda? ›

    The Best Weather in Bermuda

    From May to October, visitors will find mild, beach-ready temperatures from the 70s to the mid-80s. That's when you'll also find comfortable water temperatures in the Atlantic.

    Is Bermuda good for spring break? ›

    With its temperate climate, turquoise waters, dramatic vistas and flourishing arts and cultural scene, the island's 21 square miles offer the perfect setting for a springtime getaway like no other.

    What time is sunset in Bermuda in April? ›

    April 2023 — Sun in Hamilton
    2023Sunrise/SunsetNautical Twilight
    176:47 am ↑8:45 pm
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    Why do people go to Bermuda? ›

    For decades, the pink sand-fringed island of Bermuda has been synonymous with luxury resorts. The hotels are so enchanting, some travelers don't even realize there's even more to explore beyond the poolside cabanas, beaches, and on-site activities.

    What language do they speak in Bermuda? ›

    The predominant language on Bermuda is Bermudian English. It exhibits characteristics of English as spoken on the Atlantic Seaboard of the United States of America (especially in the region around Virginia), in the Canadian Maritimes, southern England, and parts of the British West Indies.

    When should you not go to Bermuda? ›

    October is when the island sees the most amount of rainfall, about six inches average, and the month may well be considered the worst time to travel to Bermuda. Another bad time to travel to Bermuda is in February, when it's the coldest, with temperatures in the low 60s Fahrenheit (15 Celsius).

    What do you wear in spring in Bermuda? ›

    However the humidity can be very high so again light breathable fabrics are best, i.e. natural fabrics such as linen, silk, bamboo and cotton that will keep you cool and are easy to wash and dry.


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