Bermuda Travel Guide

Time Zone
Atlantic Standard Time

Best Time to Go
Tourist season stretches from May to October, when the weather is at its most balmy. The island can get surprisingly chilly in the fall and winter months.

Still, winter’s not a bad time to visit: January sees Bermuda Restaurant Weeks as well as the annual Bermuda Triangle Challenge Weekend, during which active travelers can participate in up to three days of runs, from a mile to a full marathon; in March, the Bermuda International Film Festival attracts some of the shining stars of the film industry.

Spring is another lovely time to visit Bermuda: plan an Easter trip to participate in one of the world’s most beautiful Good Friday traditions, the Bermuda Kite Festival, which fills the skies over Horseshoe Bay Beach with kites in various colors and styles.

Harbour Nights is another popular island tradition that begins each April (and lasts through early September): on Wednesday nights, the city of Hamilton hosts a pedestrian-only block party with local vendors, artists, activities, and traditional Gombey dancers. Bermuda Carnival takes place each June.

Check Bermuda’s Adventure Almanac for the best months to visit the island depending on which activities you hope to enjoy while there.

Things to Know
The currency used in Bermuda is the Bermudian dollar, which is a 1-to-1 conversion with the U.S. dollar, and can be interchangeably used.

Car rentals are not available in Bermuda in an effort to curb air pollution, overcrowding, and car accidents. However, two-seater electric vehicles are available to get around.

While often grouped together with Caribbean nations, Bermuda is an island in the North Atlantic about 900 miles north and about 600 miles from mainland. This is why the weather can be a bit cooler in the winter months.

How to Get Around
Buses: Pink-and-blue striped buses connect most areas of interest across the island. Bermuda has 11 bus routes and 14 bus zones.

Ferries: Public ferry routes aboard the SeaExpress Ferry Service are a popular (and scenic) way to get around the island. All ferries depart from the Ferry Terminal on Front Street in Hamilton.

Pro tip: Buy a Transportation Pass (available for one, three, and seven days) for unlimited use of buses and ferries.

Taxis: Taxis in Bermuda can provide transportation directly from point A to point B but some drivers can also provide hourly sightseeing tours. All taxis are metered at set rates established by the government.

Car rentals: While you can’t rent a typical car on Bermuda, you can rent an electric two-seater. Just remember that in Bermuda, motorists drive on the left — and maximum speed is 22 miles per hour.

You can also rent scooters and bicycles from various outfitters around the island.

Best Hotels
Related Items
Aerial view of The St. Regis Bermuda Resort
St. Regis Bermuda Resort
Address: 34 Coot Pond Rd St. George’s GE, 05, Bermuda
Phone: (441) 543-2222
Book Now

The Marriott brand returned to the island of Bermuda, where it has not had a presence since 1999, with the opening of the St. Regis Bermuda Resort in May 2021. Located on St. Catherine’s Beach, the hotel offers a luxurious retreat in a picturesque setting.

Aunt Nea’s Inn
Address: 1 Nea’s Alley, St George’s GE 05, Bermuda
Phone: (441) 296-2868
Book Now

For an authentic on-island experience, stay at Aunt Nea’s Inn, an historic Bermudian guest house featuring original woodwork and craftsmanship from the 1700s. The inn’s period architecture is part of its charm, but modern creature comforts make it feel like home.

The Loren at Pink Beach views of the pool and ocean
The Loren at Pink Beach
Address: 116 South Rd, Tucker’s Town HS 01, Bermuda
Phone: (441) 293-1666
Book Now

A modern five-star hotel, The Loren is located in Bermuda’s East End and offers a boutique hotel experience.

Azura Bermuda
Book NowAddress: 90 South Rd, Bermuda
Phone: (441) 232-9000
Book Now

Azura Bermuda soft-launched in 2020 but debuted its full expression in spring 2021, making it one of the island’s newest — and most sought-after — places to stay. It’s located clifftop along a stretch of South Shore beach, yet is conveniently only about 10 minutes away from Hamilton, and has guest rooms, suites, and villas.

Hamilton Princess
Hamilton Princess & Beach Club
Address: 76 Pitts Bay Road Pembroke HAMILTON, HM 08, Bermuda
Phone: (441) 295-3000
Book Now

One of the premier places to stay in Bermuda, fully outfitted with all the modern amenities, the five-star Hamilton Princess is a hotel, beach club, and marina all in one. Its pink exterior has been an iconic sight on the island for over a century. Plus, it’s just a five-minute walk from downtown Hamilton.

Interior guest suite at Grotto Bay Beach Resort & Spa
Grotto Bay Beach Resort & Spa
Address: 11 Blue Hole Hill Hamilton, Hamilton Parish CR 04, Bermuda
Phone: (441) 293-8333
Book Now

Grotto Bay Beach Resort is the only hotel in Bermuda that offers an all-inclusive option, and sits on 21 acres along beautiful Bailey’s Bay. But the real draw is its spa: the hotel is home to crystal caves coated in 500,000-year-old stalactites and stalagmites with crystal-clear water beneath, one of the most awe-inspiring settings in the world for a massage.,50285821.html

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *