The leisurely pace of life on the island can be attributed to the fact that mopeds are the vehicle of choice. The appeal is that most people come here to kick back on sandy beaches, splash in crystal waters and wander around the small towns on warm summer nights.

Since rental cars are not an option, visitors to the island have traditionally used motorcycles or mopeds to travel around, but with a variety of alternatives, it's easy to travel from pink beach to pink beach.

Whether you're here for the sand, the diving or the sunshine, here's a look at how to explore.

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An empty sandy beach on Bermuda
Renting a vehicle will make it easier to find empty beaches in Bermuda © Denis Burdin / Shutterstock

Explore Bermuda by motorcycle or moped

The most convenient option for travelers who are comfortable with the island's road rules is to rent a motorcycle or moped from a motorcycle shop. There are some safety concerns for those not used to driving on the left, as you will have minimal protection between you and other drivers.

Motorcycles and scooters are ideal for navigating the winding, narrow streets of the island's townships and are a great option for zipping around without having to worry about finding a place to park.

Make sure you are comfortable on the moped before you take off on your own. You need to be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver's license from your country.

Go beach-hopping by Twizy

The Twizy is an electric vehicle that can travel up to 80 km on a single charge. With a little more protection than a moped, but a similar small size, these vehicles are more popular with visitors who feel more comfortable behind the steering wheel.

The widest selection of twizys can be rented out on a first-come, first-served basis. You need to have a valid driver's license from your home country.

A young woman sticks both legs out and smiles at the camera as she rides a bike.
Be sure to wear lots of sunscreen if you bike around Bermuda © Glowimages / Getty Images

Exploring by electric bicycle or bicycle

Electric bicycles can be rented from cycle and moped rental shops and from hotels in the island state. Electric bikes are emission-free and are a great alternative to scooters and Twizys for traveling between hotels and the beach.

If you want to get some exercise on your vacation, regular bicycles are available. To stay hydrated on longer routes, be sure to bring enough water and sunscreen.

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Navigate Bermuda by bus

Pink and blue buses are an important means of transport for islanders and are considered a tourist attraction by many visitors. There are 11 bus routes that connect the downtown Central Terminal in Hamilton to the west and east of the island.

Visitors can use exact change to pay for bus rides, or purchase a one- to seven-day transportation pass that allows unlimited use of the island's public transport system. There are a few services that run until 9pm. On Sunday services are less frequent.

A Bermuda ferry cruising past the downtown waterfront of Hamilton, Bermuda
Catching a ferry is a great way to explore the island of Bermuda © Onepony/Getty Images/iStockphoto

Ferries offer scenic transfers along the coast

Three of the four ferry routes start from the central ferry terminal in downtown Hamilton. There are great views from the sea towards the Bermudian coast if you take the ferry.

There's a connecting service from Dockyard to St George's on the ferries. This is a quicker way to get to the far ends of the island than driving. The covered portions of the boat will give you a fresh look if you worry about hair.

Unlike the bus, the ferry doesn't accept change, so you'll have to use your transportation pass or visit the terminal before boarding to purchase a ticket or token

The best time to visit is during the summer.

Taxis and rideshares are handy for day trips

Taxi drivers are double as tour guides. You could end up using the same driver for your entire stay if you form a quick bond with your driver. Taxis are metered at the government rate. It's a good idea to make an advance booking for your trip to the airport when there is a shortage of taxis.

Hitch is a service that uses a similar platform to ride-sharing services, but relies on taxi drivers on the island. Users can order a taxi on demand or schedule a pick up using the application.

A couple observing rocks near the ocean, Natural arch, Bermuda
With your own vehicle or a taxi, you can easily explore Bermuda's natural wonders © Getty Images / Glowimages RF

Walking is a good way to explore Hamilton

For locals who live close to downtown Hamilton, walking is the obvious route to work, but for visitors, traveling by foot isn't always the safest given the narrow roads. It's the best way to see the city.

It was partly why you came to the island in the first place, because you could stroll from boutique to pub at your own pace in the tropics. The railway trail follows the route of the vanished railway line and can be used for a nature walk around the island.

Accessible travel in Bermuda

Some attractions, restaurants, sidewalks and pubs are wheelchair accessible, as are the fast ferries, but roads are narrow and there are no sidewalks for the visually impaired.

Mobility-impaired guests can be accommodated in some hotels. Wheelchair accessibility is not available for public buses or taxis. Useful information for disabled travelers can be found in the association. You can find more information on the accessible travel resources page.

About 20 hours ago, this article was updated.