A QUINTESSENTIALLY ENGLISH, SUN-DRENCHED PARADISE
Bermuda is located in the North Atlantic Ocean, off the east coast of the USA and is just a 6½ hour flight from the UK making an excellent destination for short breaks as well as longer stays. It also combines superbly well with places like New York where you can get the ultimate “shop & drop” experience. Quintessentially English with a twist of Afro-Caribbean culture and home to a rich maritime past with even the first settlers of this island being shipwrecked British colonists over 400 years ago, Bermuda can be more than just resorts and beaches, teeming with life at the Bermuda Maritime Museum and numerous aquariums sporting rare species native to the island, this 21-square mile has a surprising amount of things to see and do.
A pleasant temperate climate all year round makes golfing on the dozens of top-class courses a major allure, attracting PGA standard tournaments to this island during winter months when the humidity is low and the crowds are thin. Brush up on your Tennis with some of the best facilities on offer, the perfect escape to unwind and put in a few matches surrounded by the beauty of Bermuda.
Summer brings more value to Bermuda’s water-loving faithful, with countless shipwrecks just off the coastline gives diving and snorkelling enthusiasts a dream scenario. This fragile yet beautiful eco-system spouts colour and true diversity from what lies beneath the surface, untouched by the masses, aquatic activities give you the sense that you really do have the ocean to yourself.
Oodles of history lie within the winding and cobbled streets of Britain’s oldest settlement in the form of St George, some say it’s like stepping back into times of old with street names preserved and the Kings Square still giving off a rich British colonial past. Hamilton, the predecessor in the nation’s capital status from St George gives off a typically Caribbean and modern aroma with that dash of British formality.
From beach-bumming to water-skiing, from playing a round of golf to immersing into a blend of British & Caribbean culture. This really is an island that has more than what meets the eye.
Bermuda has a sub-tropical climate with only two seasons – Spring & Summer – with no real wet season. The Gulf Stream, which flows between Bermuda and the North American continent, keeps the climate temperate year round. Summer temperatures prevail from May to mid October, with the warmest weather being from July to September. This period is occasionally followed by high winds. Note that the high winds between 1 June and 30 November can also, albeit very rarely, turn into hurricanes or tropical storms. Since Bermuda is a small island, most storms brush by and only bring elevated surf. The change of seasons can bring changeable weather and showers may be heavy at times but the skies usually clear quickly.
BEST TIME TO TRAVEL
The peak season for travel to Bermuda is the summer months between April & November when the temperature are around 25-30°C. However, but it is basically a year round destination and even in the winter the temperature is generally between 14-18°C.
Health & Vaccinations
We recommend that you are up to date with all of the usual vaccinations – Typhoid, Polio, Hepatitis A & B, Tetanus and Rabies. Please contact your local GP for full advice at least 3-4 weeks before travel.
Passport & Visa
British passport holders must be in possession of a full 10-year passport and must have at least 6 months validity beyond the date of the return journey. British passport holders do not need a visa to enter into Bermuda.