Bermuda Travel Guide
In this Bermuda Travel Guide:
Find helpful travel tips about this gorgeous island in the Northern Caribbean. Read about airlines and ocean vessels that service Bermuda, entry and visa requirements, accommodation and transportation, tourism specialties, customs and immigration regulations, transportation and general tips about the island.
Airlines That Fly to Bermuda
Bermuda has flight services from the following airlines: Air Canada, American Airlines, British Airways, Delta Airlines, JetBlue and WestJet Airlines.
The main airport on the island is the L.F. Wade International Airport. It is located seven miles north east of Hamilton. The airport offers passenger, cargo and hangar services. It can accommodate aircraft as large as the Airbus A380 jet liner.
Ocean Vessels That Sail to Bermuda
Visitors to Bermuda by ocean vessel can book a cruise on one of the following cruise ships: choose one of the following: Royal Caribbean, Carnival, Norwegian Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruise Lines.
The main port is the Royal Naval Dockyard, also known as the King’s Wharf.
Bermuda Entry/Visa Requirements
Before you travel to Bermuda, there are a few entry and visa requirements to note.
All visitors to Bermuda must possess a valid passport with at least six months before expiration.
Tourists and business visitors do not need a visa. However intransit visitors via Canada and the United States of America must have at least 45 days remaining of their visa for either country.
Visitors must possess a return ticket, confirmation of accommodation and evidence of their ability to support themselves whilst on the island.
Bermuda Customs and Immigration Regulations
All visitors to Bermuda must clear Customs and Immigration at the ports of entry to gain legal entry to the country.
A departure tax applies to all tourists departing from Bermuda by air or sea.
Accommodation in Bermuda
There is a wide variety of types of accommodation in Bermuda. Cottages, hotels, inn, bed and breakfasts, private clubs, suites and apartments are located throughout the island. To guarantee your space at your desired accommodation, you should make reservation well in advance of your visit. This is also wise, because this information is required by Customs and Immigration on your arrival.
Transportation in Bermuda
There is an extensive transportation network in Bermuda. Scooters, taxis, buses, minibuses, ferries and horse drawn carriages are the most popular ways to get around. Visitors are not permitted to rent automobiles, but they can rent scooters. To hire a scooter, you must be at least eighteen years of age and wear a helmet when riding. Exact change is required for buses. Passes, tokens or tickets for ferries must be purchased in advance.
Bermuda Niche Tourism Products
The island is known for its stellar beaches and colourful reefs, however it has developed specialties in new areas such as: bird watching, culinary, culture/ heritage, diving, festivals, fishing, golf, health, wellness and spa, business (meetings, conferences etc.), sailing, set jetting, soft adventures, sports, trekkin and weddings and honeymoons.
Weather in Bermuda
Temperatures vary between 23 and 90 degrees Celcius (75 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit) . The hurricane season is June 1st to November 30th. Annual rainfall averages 48 inches.
General Tips About Bermuda
Government: British Overseas Territory
Capital City: Hamilton
Area Code: 441
Size: 20 square miles
Location: Northern Caribbean; Almost 1,000 miles north of Puerto Rico
Electricity: 120 Volts AC
Currency: Bermudian dollar
Legal Drinking Age: 18
Closest Islands: Puerto Rico, Turks and Caicos Islands, Hispaniola (Dominican Republic/ Haiti)
Driving: Left side of the road.
Dress Code: Casual (Beach wear is not allowed in public places; nude and topless swimming and/or sunbathing are not permitted).
Beaches: Combination of public and private beaches.
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