Bermuda is a semi-tropical island in the Atlantic Ocean. Surrounded by the Gulf Stream its residents and visitors enjoy a mild climate year round. Long a beloved tourist destination, Bermuda is also an established international business centre. Six major airlines offer daily service with the island being a short two hour flight from New York and seven hours from London.
Bermuda’s summer season runs from May through November when sunshine is consistent and the air temperature generally stays in the 75-85 degree (Fahrenheit) range. Spring runs from December through April when temperatures fall into a very comfortable 60-80 degree range and golf conditions are ideal.
There are no rental cars in Bermuda but getting around on public transportation and rental bikes is both economical and fun. The island’s main bus and ferry terminals can be found in Hamilton, and all routes extend from there. Transport passes and tokens are the preferred fare (cash is not accepted on buses and ferries), and can be purchased at the bus and ferry terminals, post offices, Visitor Information Centres, and some hotels. Daily and weekly passes are the most economical options, at $15.00 and $56.00 respectively. They allow holders to ride both buses and ferries.
Bermuda visitors also have the option of renting a scooter or bicycle. You must be at least 18 years of age and in possession of a valid driver’s license to rent a scooter. Some rental shops offer pick-up and drop-off services, as well as discounts for booking online. If you’re contemplating renting a scooter it’s important to remember that we drive on the left!
Bermuda’s lively dining scene offers a variety of international cuisines for visitors to choose from. Making reservations is recommended and “smart casual” is pretty much the only rule when it comes to dress code. Be sure to check the bill at the end of the meal, as many restaurants automatically add a 15% gratuity charge.
The island also offers wonderful sight-seeing and activities. Bermuda is famous for her beaches and forts but there are also museums, caves, lighthouses and one pretty fabulous World Heritage Site (the Old Towne of St. George) to explore. Golfers will also want to bring their clubs as Bermuda’s courses offer as many challenges as they do stunning vistas.