Lay back and relax in Bermuda time
Bermuda is a self-governing British overseas territory in the Atlantic Ocean, about 1000 km off the coast of North America. Although referred to as “the island”, Bermuda consists of 138 islands and islets. There are four main cities here: Hamilton, the capital; the old capital St. George; Somerset, and Flatts Village, known for Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and ZOO.
Attractions and things to do
Getting here and getting around
On Bermuda International Airport (BDA) land planes from US, Canada and Great Britain. There is 25 dollar airport tax for all passengers. The airport is situated in St. George's Parish. Taxi is the best option for tourist to get to the wished destination on the island, since local public buses do not accept luggage.
Summer is a cruise ship season; ships come from Baltimore, Boston, and among others New York. Bermuda is also a favorite destination for off-shore yacht crews.
The bus network in Bermuda is very good and frequent, there are also passenger ferries. Taxi service is very good too. There are no cars for rental on Bermuda; however hiring motorized bicycle or moped is quite popular among both locals and tourists.
Bermuda was first settled in 1609 by shipwrecked English colonists. In the 19th century, the island became an important stopover point for traffic between British possessions in Canada and Caribbean, and later also for the British Royal Navy's Atlantic fleet.
During WWII, Bermuda served as the main intercept center for transatlantic cable messages to and from occupied Europe, and had a large US air base.
Already in Victorian times tourist from North America travelled to Bermuda during winter to enjoy its warm climate. Besides tourist industry, Bermuda has developed into an important offshore financial center.
Climate & weather
Mild, humid subtropical maritime climate. Strong winds are common in winter, especially on the north coast; the hurricane season is from June to November. Spring to autumn is the best time to visit Bermuda.
Currency: Bermudian dollar (BMD)
Time zone: UTC -4