Bermuda: Travel Tips

Settle into the mild climate and laid-back style of Bermuda, located 600 miles off the coast of North Carolina. The ultimate refuge from the fast-paced world, Bermuda offers a quiet atmosphere with secluded beaches, clear waters, manicured landscapes, and old-fashioned charm. Caribbean weather is generally good year round. The Caribbean high season spans Christmas and spring break and offers the driest weather of the year. To get the best rates, visit in the late spring or summer months—or get even better rates by traveling in the fall (September–October).

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Getting To Bermuda

If you are traveling from the west coast, plan on leaving as early as 7 a.m., or take a red-eye flight to Miami, Atlanta, or New York and connect from there. Coming from New York, you can expect to travel approximately five hours, from Atlanta or Miami it can be approximately three hours and as long as eight hours from Seattle. In any case, plan on leaving early or on a red-eye flight from the West Coast.

Flight times to Nassau

  • 2 hours from New York City
  • 2 hours from Philadelphia
  • 3 hours from Atlanta

Staying In Bermuda

Don your Bermuda shorts, hop a rented scooter, and explore this flower-filled island. Picturesque coves ring the coast, with calm waters and pink-sand beaches that invite lingering. Combine a trip to Crystal Caves and the Perfumery Garden. Or ferry from Hamilton, the capital (a great source for cashmere), to the Royal Navy Dockyard to see the Maritime Museum and have lunch. Leave time for the Aquarium and Dolphin Quest.

Things to do

  • Explore the island on a motor scooter or bicycle, since Bermuda's government does not allow visitors to rent cars.

Must-see Sights

  • Underwater: Explore the northernmost barrier reef, which features over 350 shipwrecks and 4,500 species of marine organisms.
  • Boating: Discover the coastline, secluded beaches, and coves of the Great Sound.
  • Land activities: Play golf or tennis, browse the stores in Hamilton, or choose from eight world-class spas.
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Traveling In Bermuda

Classic can arrange convenient and comfortable transfers at the time of booking. You will be met at the airport and taken to your hotel via taxi or shared transfer. In some locations, a private car transfer can be arranged to avoid the stops. Classic can also arrange friendly and fast car-rental service on many of the Caribbean Islands; with an availability of the most popular car rentals, from convertibles to minivans to four-wheel-drive jeeps. Be prepared to drive on the left side of the road on many islands.

While traveling in Bermuda we recommend:

  • Private transfers at time of booking - Private transfers include a meet-and-greet by English-speaking drivers, luggage assistance, and bottled water in modern vehicles.

Things to Know

Entry Requirements

  • A valid passport is generally required for entry into the Caribbean and return to the United States.
  • Some countries may also require you to present a return airline ticket.
  • It is the traveler’s responsibility to obtain the proper documents.

Currency

  • U.S. currency is accepted nearly everywhere you go in the Caribbean.
  • Currency can be exchanged at banks and island hotels (although for slightly more than the standard exchange rate).
  • Most major American and European credit cards are accepted throughout the islands.
  • ATMs are widely available throughout the Caribbean.

Time Difference

  • The islands that make up the Caribbean span several time zones.
  • Most Caribbean islands lie in the Atlantic Standard Time zone, but a few are in the Eastern Time Zone.
  • Many of the islands do not observe daylight savings time.

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