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Bermuda Holidays

Bermuda Holidays

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Bermuda might be a British Overseas Territory, but with year-round sun, balmy blue seas and green-dusted landscapes, it couldn’t be further from home.

Destination highlights

  • The ultimate remote island escape
  • Subtropical sunshine
  • Friendly, laidback atmosphere
  • Vibrant coral reefs
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    Beaches | Hotels | Food & drink | Nightlife | Events | Things to do | Weather | Important information | Reviews |


    What are the best beaches in Bermuda?

    Zoom into the map in the middle of the ocean and you’ll find the tiny island paradise of Bermuda, surrounded by beaches with pink sand and thriving marine life. Though it’s a British Overseas Territory, it couldn’t be more different to Britain! Everywhere you go there are little corners of holiday heaven just like these:

  • Horseshoe Bay Beach – a peaceful curve of soft sand and turquoise sea - the kind of place we daydream about all year.
  • West Whale Bay Beach – little ones can splash in the shallows while you keep an eye out for the humpback whales passing by.
  • Elbow Beach – one of the island’s many snorkelling hotspots, with colourful coral reefs teeming with fish.
  • Shelly Bay Beach – a lovely day out for family holidays to Bermuda, where you can hop between the warm seas and the surrounding nature park.
  • Jobson’s Cove Beach – the dramatic volcanic rocks surrounding a calm, blue lagoon make this a popular spot for photoshoots and even marriage proposals.
  • Glass Beach – thousands of pieces of sea glass bejewel the sands of this beach like a colourful mosaic.


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    What’s the food like in Bermuda?

    Unsurprisingly, seafood is big news in Bermuda, but the melting pot of cultural influences has led to some interesting twists on dishes you may know. Look out for these tasty treats:

  • Codfish Breakfast - steamed fish, potatoes, boiled egg, avocado, and banana - it works!
  • Fish Chowder - Bermuda’s seafood soup, laced with hot local chilli peppers.
  • Hoppin’ John - the local take on black-eyed peas and rice, packed with meats and herbs.
  • Pawpaw Montespan - a bit like a lasagne, but the pasta is replaced with mashed pawpaw.
  • Black rum cake - a rich, boozy dessert with zesty citrus running through it.
  • Bermuda Syllabub - Sweet, thick cream layered with guava and sherry.


  • Beach holidays in Bermuda may be all about chilling on the sands with a picnic, but you don’t need to go far to get the best in local dining. Shout out to these spots:

  • Cafe Lido, Elbow Beach - fresh seafood and sunset views close to the ocean.
  • Art Mel’s Spicy Dicy, Hamilton - this lunch spot has gained a cult following for its friendly vibe and unique sandwiches.
  • Mad Hatters, Hamilton - the creative chef at this eatery produces the best of Bermudian cuisine - you’ve got to try his glazed wahoo!
  • The Bermuda Rum Cake Company, Royal Navy Dockyard - all the best local baked treats, plus plenty that are safe to travel home with - winner!


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    Where's the best nightlife in Bermuda?

    Bermuda nightlife is still more happy-go-lucky than hardcore, but there’s tons of fun to be had. Check these out:

  • The Birdcage, Hamilton - catch the sunset from every angle at this rooftop cocktail bar, complete with a live music soundtrack.
  • Bermuda Bistro at the Beach, Hamilton - a favourite with locals and visitors alike, this friendly pub puts on all sorts of entertainment after dark.
  • The Swizzle Inn, Hamilton Parish - home of the delicious Rum Swizzle, you’ll also find fun vibes, tasty drinks and calypso steel drummers.
  • Frog & Onion Pub, Royal Naval Dockyard - enjoy a slice of of British life at this lively pub with a craft brewery.
  • Club Aqua, Snorkel Park Beach - a favourite nightclub to visit on All Inclusive holidays to Bermuda, located right next to the cruise ships.


  • What events can I go to in Bermuda?

    You can have the best of both worlds on your 2022 holiday to Bermuda, with one day spent in a secluded bay and the next getting stuck in with colourful local events. Throughout the year you’ll also see lots of impressive boats enter the shores, as Bermuda is the finish line of choice for sailors worldwide.

  • Bermuda Restaurant Weeks (January) - get the finest of island dining with affordable fixed-price menus.
  • Annapolis to Bermuda Ocean Race (January) - cheer on the hardcore sailors as they complete the final leg of their race from Maryland.
  • Bermuda International Film Festival (March) - a unique chance to discover Bermudian filmmakers, along with international indie flicks.
  • Bermuda Kite Festival (Good Friday) - this Easter tradition sees hundreds of kites fly over the beach, with competitions and shared food.
  • Antigua Bermuda Race (May) - ogle at the fleet of luxury yachts as they sail over the finish line.
  • The Non-Mariners Water Raft-Up (August) - an unusual event where every boat on the island takes to the water for a huge Mangrove Bay boat party.
  • Harbour Nights (April-September) - a weekly summer street party in Hamilton, celebrating Bermudian culture with Gombey dance troupes and crafts.
  • Bermuda Carnival (June) - all the best carnival classics, set on the pink coral beaches with live steel pan music.
  • Bermuda Sandcastle Competition (September) - local and visiting sand artists compete for the top spot on Horseshoe Bay Beach, with workshops you can join.
  • The Butterfield Bermuda Championship (October) - an official PGA Tour event attracting international golf fans, held at the Port Royal Golf Course.
  • National Trust Christmas Walkabout (December) - the best of Bermuda’s nature and history opens up for visitors while carol singers bring the festive spirit.
  • Court Street Christmas Market (December) - find unique holiday gifts at this cosy market with lots of indie crafts to discover.


  • Things to do in Bermuda

    Go fish

    You can’t leave Bermuda without seeing the aquatic life up close - it’s a once in a lifetime experience! Snorkel the Sea Garden, dive through the Mary Celestia shipwreck, or stroll the seafloor in a dive helmet with Hartley’s Undersea Walk. If you don’t want to get wet there are plenty of glass-bottomed boats, too!

    Hop on a train

    A great way to see the island is the Railway Trail, an 18-mile stretch of abandoned railbed that winds around Bermuda. While enjoying a stroll with the kids or racing through on a bike, you’ll see everything from wild waves to green pockets of peace.

    Get both sides of the story

    Wondering how this collision of British buildings and Bermudian culture happened? You’ll want to take a history tour. Your guide will bring you up to speed on everything that’s happened since the island was first discovered in the 16th century. Expect everything from civil wars to pirates!

    Rumble in the jungle

    Cool off from the heat while exploring the trails of Tom Moore’s Jungle - a lush area full of nature’s delights. Plus, you can get an action shot while jumping into the Blue Hole Lagoon! Best of all, the whole area is free so it’s a great way to see the caves and wildlife on a cheap holiday to Bermuda.

    Find a masterpiece

    Holidays to Bermuda are your chance to find out more about life on a remote island, and the thriving local art scene gives you a great snapshot. Look out for the Bermuda Arts Centre, Black Pony Gallery, and the Lisa-Anne Rego Gallery.



    Bermuda whale

    What's the weather like in Bermuda?

    Bermuda has a subtropical climate, which means you can expect warm air and seas all year round. The summer sunshine is at its hottest from July to October, which we know is ideal for some beach-lovers. If you prefer things a bit cooler, then May, June, and November are great times to visit. The island can be prone to heavy storms and winds at certain times, so be sure to check the forecast before booking any last-minute holidays to Bermuda.

    Month

    Average temp.

    Sea temp.

    Hours of sunshine per day

    Jan 19 °c 18 °c 5 h
    Feb 18 °c 18 °c 6 h
    Mar 19 °c 18 °c 7 h
    Apr 20 °c 20 °c 9 h
    May 23 °c 23 °c 10 h
    Jun 26 °c 25 °c 11 h
    Jul 28 °c 28 °c 11 h
    Aug 28 °c 29 °c 10 h
    Sep 27 °c 28 °c 9 h
    Oct 25 °c 25 °c 8 h
    Nov 22 °c 22 °c 7 h
    Dec 20 °c 19 °c 6 h

    Important Information about travelling to Bermuda

    How long does it take to fly to Bermuda?

    Flights from the UK to Bermuda take around seven hours.

    What’s the time difference between the UK and Bermuda?

    The local time in Bermuda is four hours behind of the UK.

    What currency do they use in Bermuda?

    The official currency used in Bermuda is the Bermuda Dollar.

    What language do they speak in Bermuda?

    They speak Standard English in Bermuda. In casual conversation, you will also hear Bermudian English which includes local slang.

    Will Covid-19 affect my holiday to Bermuda?

    We are currently closely following the Covid-19 situation and how it affects travel. You can find out the most up to date information about travel to Bermuda on the FCDO website.

    Do I need any vaccinations to visit Bermuda?

    Please check with your healthcare provider for all up to date vaccination advice before booking your holiday.

    Do I need a visa to travel to Bermuda?

    British passport holders don’t need a visa to travel to Bermuda, but you must book accommodation before you arrive. If you’d like to stay for more than 21 days, you can ask for an extension when you arrive.

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