Welcome to the Bermuda Travel Guide. Find helpful travel tips about this gorgeous island to the north of the Caribbean Sea. 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.
For more information about travelling to Bermuda, visit the Bermuda Tourism Authority’s official website for the island. It is a full travel resource for Bermuda that shares activities and attractions, black culture and heritage, food, events and tools that you can use to plan a Bermuda vacation.
Table of Contents
- 1 Travelling to Bermuda
- 2 Bermuda Entry/Visa Requirements
- 3 Bermuda Customs and Immigration Regulations
- 4 Accommodation in Bermuda
- 5 Transportation in Bermuda
- 6 Things to Do in Bermuda
- 7 Weather in Bermuda
- 8 General Tips About Bermuda
Travelling to Bermuda
Bermuda is just off the United States’ north west coast, which is very convenient for travellers. The island can be reached by either air or sea.
Airlines That Fly to Bermuda
Bermuda receives 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 capital city. 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
Bermuda is a popular cruise ship destination. Visitors to Bermuda by cruise ship, can book a cruise on one of the following cruise ships: Royal Caribbean, Carnival, Norwegian Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruise Lines.
There are three ports of call in Bermuda. They are the Kings Wharf and Heritage Wharf in the Royal Naval Dockyard; Hamilton Harbour in the capital city Hamilton and St. George’s Port in St. George’s Harbour, which allows small to medium sized vessels.
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 to visit the island. However intransit visitors via Canada and the United States of America must have at least 45 days remaining on 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 are various 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.
Things to Do in Bermuda
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/ history, diving, festivals, fishing, golf, health, wellness and spa, business (meetings, incentives, conferences and events), sailing, set jetting, soft adventures, sports, trekking and weddings and honeymoons.
Weather in Bermuda
Temperatures on the island vary between 23 and 90 degrees Celcius (75 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit) . The annual hurricane season is June 1st to November 30th. Annual rainfall averages 48 inches.
General Tips About Bermuda
Here a few tips to note before you travel to 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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