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Bermuda is an island country with its capital city in Hamilton, which is one of its largest cities. The best travel time to visit Bermuda is either the spring months of March to April when the temperature is pleasant enough for beach bathing or during the winter months of November to February when it is ideal for mountain biking and golfing. The other climate season, which is the summer months of May to October is a prime time for fishing. The culture of Bermuda is deeply rooted in British influences down to the language, sports to the cuisines. Bermuda is ethnically diverse with the Blacks being the majority of the population, followed by the Northern Europeans, Portuguese, and Native Americans. Christianity is the major religion practised here while a smaller percentage practice Islam. The Traditional Bermudian cuisine is a blend of American, British, and West Indian influences. Its most popular foods are Bermuda fish chowder, pawpaw casserole, rice, fish and chips. English is the official language spoken here while a portion of the population speak portuguese also.
Bermuda is a small island, which can be easily accessible by plane, cruise ship or a private vessel. For intra city travel, Bermuda is easy to explore with the public buses, bikes, ferries, scooters or taxis available to get a taste of the warm welcoming culture. Bermuda is generally safe, but petty crime is common, it is advisable to always be watchful of your personal valuables.
Bermuda is a tropical island known for its turquoise waters, pink beaches and lush foliage on low hills. You can venture into the city of Hamilton, a thriving commercial hub with great harbour views and an energetic cosmopolitan vibe to it. You will find the best of shops, museums, hotels, galleries and gardens there. You can also wander about the olde town of St. George’s town, along the narrow alleyways to take a look at the quaint shops selling local artworks, and soak in the wonderful view of the harbor. Festivals happening in Bermuda include the Bermuda Day, International Race Week, Gombey Festival, Harbor Nights and Bermuda Festival of Performing Arts.
Bermuda with its amazing beaches, golf courses, colonial buildings and subtropical climate, makes it an attractive tourist destination. Places to see while you are visiting Bermuda include:
The Bermuda Railway Trail with popular paths which attracts bikers, joggers and walkers. You can explore the 18 mile long railway trail on foot and it’s also a great spot to take photos.
The Seymour’s Pond, a secluded nature reserve with views of farmlands and hillside forests surrounding the pond. It’s a great spot for a picnic or a romantic getaway. Birdwatchers can also spot egrets, sandpipers, herons and kingfishers.
The Walsingham Nature Reserve and Blue Hole Park, a 12- acre land filled with otherworldly caves, subterranean grottos, pristine mangrove ponds and sub-tropical forests. It is famous for its Crystal Caves, where deep underground pools and awe-inspiring rock formations attract explorers from around the globe.
The Spittal Pond Nature Reserve which is the largest reserve in Bermuda, every birdwatcher’s paradise and a haven for migratory shorebirds, waterfowl and many other species.
The Bermuda National Museum which showcases numerous exhibits and artifacts depicting the early maritime life in Bermuda as well as the island's centuries old history.
Whenever you decide to visit Bermuda, you will find a variety of accommodation options available to pick from. You can either stay at a resort, boutique hotel, small inn, B&Bs, cottage colonies, or vacation rentals.
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How do I travel out of Bermuda?Get Visa from Bermuda
For Bermudians looking to travel out of the country. You can check out the list of destinations, how to Get Bermuda visa to those countries, Embassies in Bermuda and Visa Free Countries for Bermudian passport holders
Common Questions Travellers Ask About Bermuda
Is Bermuda safe for tourists?
Bermuda in general is quite safe. However like any other place in the world, there are some health and safety risks that do exist in Bermuda too and some of them are unique to this island
What's the mode of dressing in Bermuda?
Local culture in Bermuda is fairly conservative, so you have to show respect by dressing modestly and not in skin revealing clothes.
Do Americans need a visa to visit Bermuda?
Americans do not require a visa to Bermuda but visitors are usually granted a 21 day stay.
Is it safe to swim in the water in Bermuda?
Bermuda is quite safe when it comes to swimming or snorkeling from the beaches. There is rarely any serious beach incident in Bermuda however there do exist some risks on the Bermuda beaches.
Is it safe to drink the tap water?
The only provision to drinking the tap water in Bermuda is if you have an especially/highly sensitive digestive system---one that doesn't tolerate/react to even small changes well. It is better to play it safe and stick with branded bottled waters.