Travel with Children

Bermuda is an excellent destination for children. Childcare products are widely available at supermarkets and pharmacies, and there are ample baby-changing facilities. Hotels tend to have elevators for those with prams and pushchairs and there are sidewalks in the city of Hamilton, St George's town and the Dockyard, as well as along a number of roads. Family-friendly attractions abound, from beaches with shallow, calm waters (Horseshoe Bay, Clearwater Beach, Turtle Beach, Elbow Beach, Shelly Bay Beach) to interactive exhibits at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute and art-related activities at the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art for children aged six and older. Kids are welcome to participate in underwater adventure, with Hartley's Undersea Adventures providing diving helmets for children as young as five, and Fantasea arranging 'snuba' outings for children over the age of eight. Older children are welcome to participate in snorkeling outings, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding and even wakeboarding. Bermuda's natural attractions, such as Crystal Cave & Fantasy Cave and swimming and jumping off low cliffs in the Walsingham Nature Reserve, are very popular with older kids. Shelly Bay Beach and the National Museum of Bermuda both have excellent playgrounds for children under the age of six, while the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo welcomes children of all ages.

Many hotels and guesthouses are child-friendly and can provide extra beds and cribs on request. Most resorts can arrange babysitting services and have special kids' camps during high season. Some of the best places to stay with children include the Hamilton Princess, Grotto Bay Beach Resort, Reefs and Grape Bay Cottages.

Most local eateries welcome families with children and many can provide high chairs. Some, including La Trattoria and AZU Beastro have separate children's menus and/or toys for little ones, while Tribe Road Kitchen and Fourways Inn make children particularly welcome during weekend brunch.