14 Jan, 2009


There seems to be some mystique that is associated with the island of Bermuda. This British territory is feared by many perhaps because its name relation to the Bermuda Triangle, where thousands of airplanes and ships disappeared mysteriously. In truth, however, Bermuda is completely different from the Devil’s Triangle. The former is a serene and a beautiful getaway for those who want to have some fun in the sun. It’s the ideal island for people who are longing for some quietness or privacy, away from their hectic schedules in the city.

When to Go

The best time to visit the island is during autumn until spring. Unlike other Caribbean islands, Bermuda is not permanently sunny. It also experiences considerable amount of rainfall all throughout the year. There are even strong winds or hurricanes, which are plentiful between June and November.


How to Travel

There are many ways on how to get to Bermuda. For one, you can find nonstop flights from any of the major U.S. cities in the Eastern Coast, namely Chicago, Philadelphia, and Miami. You can also take a plane from Toronto, Canada, or even London, UK, to get to Bermuda. Every week, there are cruises and chartered boats that you can ride. There are three ports of call found in the island. You can also bring your own yacht, which you can dock at any of the marinas in Bermuda.

However, the transport modes that are found within the island are limited. You will find buses, taxis, scooters, ferries, and even carriages; however, you will never see a rental car. This is because they want to make sure that they can minimize the level of pollution and traffic in the island. This will also save you a lot of headache, especially if you’re comfortable driving a right-hand-side car. Due to British influence, all their wheeled vehicles are left-hand-side ones. There are bus stop markers located all over Bermuda, and their colors will tell you where the transport will be going. If it stops into a pink marker, it means that the bus is heading to Hamilton, its capital. If it halts at the blue one, it is going straight to town.

Where to Stay

The possibilities for your accommodation choices are almost limitless. You have plenty to choose from that all you have to think about is how much you can spend for the entire duration of your stay. For those who want to experience the real Bermuda atmosphere, you can opt for a bed and breakfast, which are usually operated by families in the island. You also have inns that are quite expensive than B&B but offers you a breathtaking you of the sea. For more tropical feel, you can select a cottage, apartment, cottage colonies, or even floatels, which is a huge yacht.

If you want to stay in hotels, you can choose between a small and a resort hotel. The former is almost like a B&B in size, but it definitely has a more and better facilities. For those who can afford, there are star-rated hotels, where you can find not only world-class amenities but also exceptional services from their staff. You can enjoy their restaurants, 24-hour fitness center, and swimming pools, not to mention free shuttle services from the airport or from the port.


What to Do

There are a lot of things to see and plenty to do in Bermuda. It’s also one of the reasons why the island appeals not only to those who are fond of the beaches for people who are ardent explorers and travelers.

For one, the country is very rich in history, and it shows by the many landmarks that are scattered all over the island. They have forts that were previously built by their British colonizers, as well as very old churches. There are also more than 780 historical sites that you can choose from. If you want to get to know more of their marine industry, you can go to Royal Naval Dockyard or visit their Perfumery factory to observe one of their long-running industries. The Bermuda Maritime Museum, meanwhile, doesn’t only contain artifacts, but you also get to play around with the dolphins.

Nature has also blessed Bermuda with a comprehensive ecosystem. They also have crystal caves, where you can go spelunking, going as far as 120 feet below the earth’s surface.

Surely, you don’t want to miss out the crystal-blue waters of Bermuda. You can simply bask in the sun or play around in the sand. You can rent a yacht and take a cruise to any of the nearby islands or all over Bermuda. You can also spend the rest of your days with several water sports activities, which include snorkeling, sports fishing, swimming, and diving.

Don’t leave the island without going through some shopping. You can hit the malls, or you can go to the small stalls, where you can find more authentic and unique pieces, which include trinkets and wood craft made of cedar tree. You will also be happy to know that there is no sales tax on the island, so the price that you see is the amount that you’re going to pay.

Night Life in Bermuda

Compared to Acapulco in Mexico or Ibiza in Spain, Bermuda seems to be more tranquil come nighttime. There are still plenty of music and dances, but visitors definitely have more things that they can do during the night. There are dances, musicals, and other live performances in theaters. They can also settle for a good movie. Others may just love to watch the beach especially if it’s full moon. There are several open snack bars in the island, offering tropical dishes and drinks that will be loved by the guests. There are also some who would love to take on a nighttime cruise and set up a party there.

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One Response to “Bermuda”

  1. THERE ARE NO RAINFOREST”S IN BERMUDA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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