Bermuda Knows Sports
Since its founding in 1609 by shipwreck survivors, Bermuda has always punched above its weight in the sporting world, from the PGA TOUR and America's Cup to youth camps and tournaments. This 21-square-mile island’s subtropical climate and breathtaking beauty make for an irresistible year-round setting for sporting events, while the expertise and professionalism of the Bermuda Tourism Authority sporting events team ensure next-level planning and execution.
We invite you to be a part of Bermuda's sporting legacy.
How Bermuda Will Make Your Event Next-Level
A Sporting Legacy
Organisers of past sporting events we've welcomed will tell you: Bermuda is much more than a pretty place. Just a two-hour flight from major U.S. East Coast airports, the island is convenient and easy to get to. Visitors can choose from an enticing collection of group-friendly restaurants and places to stay, and sports venues and infrastructure are state-of-the-art. The Bermuda Tourism Authority’s sports event planning team can arrange the venues and accommodations best suited for your event – and much more.
The flawless execution of the 2017 America's Cup race is more than a feather in our cap – it's a shining example of what can happen when you partner with BTA for an event. So, too, are the Howard University Training Camp that brought over 100 swimmers to the National Sports Centre, the USTA Visitor Tournaments that took place at the Coral Beach & Tennis Club and 2018's Amlin World Triathlon.
A Safe, Welcoming Place
With its diverse blend of cultural influences and a population of just 65,000, Bermuda has the feel of a laid-back small town – albeit one with international sensibilities. It's an island known the world over for its warmth and hospitality; the kind of place where everyone you pass says "good morning." It's also an incredibly safe place for groups of all ages. The crime rate is incredibly low, as are risks arising from natural hazards.
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Site Selection & More
Bermuda has the capacity and infrastructure to host sports groups of many sizes and tiers, including pinnacle sporting events, professional tournaments and competitions, universities, camps and retreats, amateur clubs and groups. The island has hosted everything from the PGA TOUR Bermuda Championship to an Olympic team training. When you partner with BTA, you'll have a dedicated team with years of experience answering vital questions, making arrangements and connecting sports event organisers with resources they need to execute events, from RFP distribution to site inspections to lodging packages.
The island's 65,000 residents make for close-knit communities, especially when it comes to sports. Whether you're planning a sailboat race or a rugby tournament, there's an on-island governing organisation for your sport. BTA can connect you with these organisations and their leaders to help you get even more in-depth knowledge of your sport’s culture in Bermuda. Find insider tips on venues, event volunteers, race timers and even pickup games with help from BTA's connections to on-island sporting communities.
When it's game time, the BTA team's attentiveness and professionalism help ensure your event will run smoothly. We're happy to arrange distribution of maps and brochures to help attendees get oriented to the destination and their venue, capture the excitement with photography and video, assist members of the media, recommend experiences and entertainment for your group and much more.
Group Travel in Bermuda
With it 21-square-miles in area and robust network of public ferries and buses, Bermuda is pretty easy to get around – but there are restrictions on car and van rentals. Fortunately, a variety of companies offer reliable transport for groups. A good bet is National Service Standards-certified Bermuda Transit Services, which offers flexible transport services for groups, as do Island Express Mini Bus and Titan Express, among others. In addition to arranging group transport to and from event venues and training facilities, BTA can also arrange for group tours of island attractions. Learn more about getting around Bermuda for groups.
It may be a small island, but Bermuda has plenty of excellent places to stay – from hotels and resorts to vacation rentals – that can accommodate groups with a variety of budgets and amenties requirements. Accommodations are also spread out among the island's three major regions (East, Central, West), so no matter where you host your event, there are places to stay nearby. BTA can arrange blocks of rooms for travelling teams and support crew to help save you time and money. If your event includes awards cermonies or other gatherings, BTA can also help you find the right hotel conference room or event space.
Looking for a place to eat can be a little challenging when you have a dozen or more people to feed. Fortunately for you, the island has plenty of dining options for groups. Let BTA help you find nearby dining options with the capacitiy for groups, convenient grocery store or deli options for quick bites, and restaurants with private dining rooms for special events. Bermuda is also home to some talented catering companies that can create a memorable spread for an event, and across the island you'll find a range of intriguing food tours and experiences.
Past Bermuda Sporting Events
Bermuda has hosted many sporting events and groups – from internationally known sailing championships to university team retreats (see the full list in our Bermuda Sports Lure Guide). Recent sports groups include:
- PGA TOUR Bermuda Championship 2019-2023
- PGA Grand Slam 2007-2014
- Bermuda 3’s World Team Championship Golf Tournament 2018
- Dark n' Stormy World Par 3 Championship (Annual)
- ITU World Triathlon Bermuda 2018-2021
- Bermuda Triple Challenge (Annual)
- Bermuda Triangle Challenge Marathon Weekend (Annual)
- USTA Category II National Championship 2018, 2019
Contact the BTA Team
Hazel Clark, Director, Sports & Business Development. An award-winning U.S. middle-distance runner with Olympian roots, the Bermuda Tourism Authority's Director of Sports & Business Development, Hazel Clark and her team will help you take your event to the finish line. Start planning today.Email the Team