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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.

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.

Airport

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.

Seaports

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.

Passports

All visitors to Bermuda must possess a valid passport with at least six months before expiration.

Visas

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.

Entry Conditions

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:

Language: English
Government: British Overseas Territory
Capital City: Hamilton
Area Code: 441
Size: 20 square miles
Population: 64,000
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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Image: Bermuda Tourism Authority