Cup Match is a Bermuda Event that gives fans a chance to not only see their favorite players on the field, but they can even mix it up with them at after parties!
About Cup Match:
One of the most highly anticipated events of the year on the island, Bermuda’s Cup Match, is a 2-day event held every summer, and it is highlighted by a friendly rivalry between two of the island’s Cricket teams. The match between Somerset and St. George’s is preceded by fans from each town donning their team’s colors - Somerset’s navy blue and red, and dark blue and pale blue for St. Georges.
While the match is the headliner of this Bermuda Event, it is actually 2 national holidays celebrated over the 2 days that the cricket match takes place. Emancipation Day celebrates the abolition of slavery on the island. The second day, Somer’s Day, commemorates Admiral Sir George Somer’s landing on and colonizing Bermuda for the crown in 1609.
The Cricket match is not the only thing to do during Cup Match. During the holiday there are beach parties with live music, camping, and sailing. This is one of the best times of year to be in Bermuda and mix it up with the locals since they’ll all be out at the cricket matches and the beach parties.
The sailing around Bermuda is as good as it is anywhere. There are plenty of charters that will take you out on the water, which is a great way to unwind after a day of celebrating. After recharging your batteries out on the water, jump back in the action on land!
While just walking around, visitors will run into locals camping literally all over the island, with tons of food and coolers of beer. You might even be asked to join the parties, make new friends, and learn about Bermuda straight from the locals.
If you’re not up for the Cricket matches and beach parties, head back to Elbow Beach Resort. You may enjoy some of the more adventurous of the island’s pursuits such as SCUBA diving, or jet skiing. For those who want to just relax, our private stretch of pink sand beach is the perfect place to do that.
Elbow Beach has everything you need to feel at home during your stay on the island. This Oceanfront Bermuda Resort’s restaurants offer world class cuisine like fresh seafood, Mediterranean fare as well as sushi. Amenities include tennis courts, equipment for water sports, a private beach and a full service spa among many others. For the best resort on Bermuda, make Elbow Beach Resort’s world class accommodations your island home.
If you’re planning a visit to attend the Cup Match or any other Bermuda Event then take a look at our current special offers and reserve you accommodations today!