The Bermuda Guide is your comprehensive guide to the most relaxed tropical island in the Atlantic. This popular travel destination manages to combine breathtaking natural beauty with the distinctive influences of British culture and Atlantic charm.
For travelers who love blue skies and sunshine, this is the place to be. The island's climate is best described as sub-tropical with mild temperatures, and the warm waters of the the Gulf Stream provide a year-round stabilizing influence. Unlike most Caribbean islands, there is no rainy season in Bermuda. Although it may rain from time to time, showers are usually short and quick. Because of its mild climate and warm temperatures, the busiest season for tourists to visit Bermuda is during the summer. All the information you need to know what to expect during your vacation is available in our month-by-month weather guide...January May September February June October March July November April August
Vacationers seeking excitement and action as well as relaxation will find plenty of options during their visit. Golf, fishing, snorkeling, and diving are just a few of the island's most popular activities, all of which are enhanced by the beautiful weather and a enchanting island setting. Regardless of the type of vacation adventures you seek, Bermuda has something to offer everyone...
While vacationing in Bermuda, anglers can visit some of the most amazing fishing spots in the Atlantic. Game-fishers can try their luck at hooking a variety of exotic game fish...
The waters of Bermuda contain a mix of the ideal elements for an exciting scuba diving or snorkeling excursion. With sites such as coral reefs, shipwrecks, submerged caves, and an assortment of breathtakingly beautiful and fascinating marine life, the aquatic environment around Bermuda is perfect for all kinds of underwater adventures...
Golf is a very popular sport on Bermuda, and many vacationers skip an afternoon of sand and sun at the beach to head for the island's greener turfs. A large number of tournaments and golf competitions are held annually on Bermuda, so remember to pack your clubs when planning for your vacation on this gorgeous little island...
As one of the leading beach resorts in the world, Bermuda is best known for its pink sand beaches, beautiful weather and marvelous attractions. The powdery sands with their pink hue are created by the powerful waves of the Atlantic Ocean, which crush the shells of tiny red crustaceans and that becomes the sand of the iridescent beaches. The island is divided into nine parishes, and each has beach space. Some parishes have more public beaches, while others feature more exclusive oceanfront property. Many of Bermuda's beaches are privately owned by resorts, so check with your hotel and find out if it has private beach property...
At about one-third the size of Washington D.C., Bermuda has a total area of 21 square miles, and is comprised of 138 coral islands and islets, though very few of them are actually inhabited. Low hills separated by green depressions make up the terrain of the main island. Although Bermuda has been a station and hideout for many military crafts throughout its history, the islands have managed to exist and prosper without being fought over by the many other powers crossing the Atlantic...
Named for navigator Juan de Bermúdez who discovered to the islands that make up Bermuda, the islands remained uninhabited until Sir George Somers crashed there in 1609. However, the Europeans were not the first to live on the islands...
As with most islands, the major turning point in Bermuda's economy was the switch from an agricultural economy to one based in the tourist trade...
Bermuda has a fairly low crime rate, but that doesn't mean visitors should let down their guard completely. Taking a little time to review the most common types of crime can help travelers be aware of the proper precautions...
Bermuda has the attributes of a beautiful tropical island which just happens to be conveniently located off the Mid-Atlantic coast of the United States. This convenient location combined with frequent air service makes flying from the eastern seaboard of the U.S. faster than you'd imagine. However, sailing your own way to the island, and the all-in-one convenience of a cruise makes that another popular method for traveling to Bermuda...
Hotels and resorts in Bermuda are the main way to stay. You won't find any All-Inclusive resorts, though you may find your perfect match in a local rental property. Camping is surprisingly unavailable to visitors on Bermuda, though locals may obtain a permit...
There are many ATMs located throughout the island, but be prepared to pay international exchange fees for foreign currency, which vary from bank to bank. More...
Incoming customs inspections are usually easy to pass through, but that doesn't mean agents are ignoring what goes in and out of the country. Items brought for personal use generally do not cause problems for visitors, but large quantities can arouse suspicion in your inspector...Driving Passports Electricity Postal Serives Embassies Telephones Health and Medical Time Zones Hours of Operation Tipping Languages Tourist Offices
The prevalence of English breakfasts, afternoon teas, and long dinners reveal the British influence behind many of the local dining experiences. Compared with many beach vacation areas, dining has always been a relatively conservative affair in Bermuda, and shorts are generally not appropriate in the evening (unless perhaps accompanied by a jacket and tie). Vacationers should also note that during the peak season, reservations may be necessary. Fast food has also made its way onto the island and can be a familiar alternative for guests looking for an inexpensive bite to eat. Our comprehensive restaurant guide will provide you with all the information you need to plan ahead...
In addition to the gourmet international creations of world-class chefs, many vacationers will be eager to sample the island's local fare. Much of Bermuda's food is imported but the local Atlantic seafood is a staple, with regional fishermen providing a variety of tasty fish, including rockfish, lobster, and wahoo. Visitors will also find shark as an ingredient in many authentic Bermudian dishes...
Although rental cars are not permitted in Bermuda, many vistors find Bermuda's buses to be exceptionally convenient. Taxis and minivans are also available but buses are considerably the least expensive transporation on land, while ferries and boats offer a more scenic route. For those who crave the independence of driving themselves around, renting a bike or a scooter is a must...
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