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Best Places to Visit

The capital city of Hamilton is a good place to begin holidays to Bermuda. This is the island's only city, making it a must-see destination during any trip. Within it are some interesting museums and notable buildings, forts and military structures. These remind visitors of Bermuda's long naval history, as well as parks and gardens, markets and restaurants - plenty to keep you occupied over the course of a day or for your entire vacation.

Anybody on holidays to Bermuda will want to head to the town of St George to further experience the history of the island. Founded in 1612, the third successful English settlement in the Americas offers wonderful heritage buildings that have been beautifully preserved, giving a sense of the earliest days of Bermuda's colonisation.

The popular cruise port of Royal Naval Dockyard is also a good place to visit as it is home to Snorkel Park, a popular spot for snorkelling and other water-related activities. The dockyard is also a popular stop for scenic boat trips around Hamilton Harbour.

A great place to have a picnic and a swim is Fort Scaur. Here, visitors can relax and enjoy the spectacular views of the blue waters of the Great Sound.

The parish of Paget is Bermuda's veritable holiday destination. Here, visitors will find many resorts, beautiful Elbow Beach and Paget Marsh for wilderness activities.

The best beaches of Bermuda, however, can be found in Southampton Parish. One of the most famous and perhaps the most photographed coastal beauty is Horseshoe Bay Beach. With its beautiful pink sand that has become an iconic feature of Bermuda's image worldwide, it will stick in the memory of all travellers who see it first-hand.

Warwick Parish is a good place for holiday makers who are keen on exploring on horseback, as well as those set on playing a round of golf or two.

Finally, a favourite attraction on the island is the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo. It has 200 fish species as well as reptiles, birds and mammals, making it a one-stop destination to take in some of the indigenous species of the land and sea in this part of the world. The aquarium also has examples of animals that have been brought from elsewhere. If you don"t want to have to exert much physical activity, Bermuda Aquarium provides the ideal cultural location for a gentle stroll, particularly on a hot day.

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Need to know

Language

As Bermuda is a British Overseas Territory with colonial roots, English is the primary language spoken here. The English spoken here is different from the English spoken in the Caribbean, however. Some consider it to be closer to variants in the southern United States. Portuguese is the secondary language spoken in Bermuda due to immigration from the Portuguese islands.

Currency

The official currency in Bermuda is the Bermudian dollar (BMD, BD$), which is at parity with the US dollar. Thus, US dollars are accepted in the country. ATMs are also widely available throughout the island. The most widely accepted credit cards in shops, restaurants and hotels are MasterCard, Visa and American Express. Travellers' cheques are accepted as well and visitors are advised to carry them in US dollars. Currency can be exchanged at banks and official exchange bureaux. Consider foreign currency cards as a secure alternative to cash - just check how widely your chosen card provider is accepted before travelling.

Visas

Even though Bermuda is a British Overseas Territory, British citizens are still required to present a passport which is valid for their entire stay in the country upon arrival (or six months if travelling via the US). A return ticket is required as well. The same rules apply to nationals from many EU countries, the US, Canada and Australia. Visa-free travel time for these nationals, including those from the UK, is limited to 21 days. Remember to allow some extra time between your planned departure date and your documents' expiry, in case of delays - you don't want a cancelled flight to leave you without a valid passport or visa.

Climate

Bermuda has a subtropical climate which is maintained by the Gulf Stream. Weather is mild with a lot of sun all year round and rain for only brief periods. Spring, summer and autumn daytime temperatures are pleasantly warm at between 21°C to 28°C - perfect for days out in the sun. Travel during these seasons is ideal. It is possible to travel to Bermuda in winter, with pleasant January temperatures of between 16°C to 20°C.

Main Airports

The sole airport in Bermuda is LF Wade International Airport in St. George, about eight miles northeast of the capital city, Hamilton. Ten airlines currently fly to the airport, with direct connections to the UK and North America.

Flight Options

Visitors landing at LF Wade International Airport will find a range of major carriers on offer, flying from the likes of London-Gatwick, New York and Toronto. A typical direct flight from London to Bermuda takes about seven hours and 50 minutes.

Travel Advice

While the Caribbean sees most tourists arrive from December to March, Bermuda experiences its low season during this period. This doesn't mean, however, that travel is impossible in winter, as some activities can still be enjoyed in Bermuda at this time. Many hotels offer discounts from 20 to 60 percent during the off-season. Taxis are the most common form of transport from LF Wade International Airport.

Other Transport Options

It is possible to enter Bermuda by water as there are several cruise liners that call at the island during summer months. Cruises from New York, Charleston, Miami, Norfolk, Bayonne and Boston make pit stops at Bermuda.

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Feiten

  1. De bermuda-shorts zijn een traditie waar de bevolking trots op is en zijn geen modegril om aan toeristen te verkopen. De Olympische atleten van Bermuda dragen ze traditiegetrouw voor de openingsceremonie, zelfs bij de Olympische Winterspelen.
  2. De eilanden werden in 1505 ontdekt door de Spaanse kapitein Juan de Bermudez, die ze opeiste in naam van het Spaanse Rijk. Ze zijn naar hem vernoemd.
  3. Halverwege de 20e eeuw werd de naam vooral bekend vanwege de Bermuda Driehoek, een gebied waar een ongewoon hoog aantal schepen en vliegtuigen verdween, hoewel dit over het algemeen wordt beschouwd als niets anders dan toeval.

Feiten

  1. De bermuda-shorts zijn een traditie waar de bevolking trots op is en zijn geen modegril om aan toeristen te verkopen. De Olympische atleten van Bermuda dragen ze traditiegetrouw voor de openingsceremonie, zelfs bij de Olympische Winterspelen.
  2. De eilanden werden in 1505 ontdekt door de Spaanse kapitein Juan de Bermudez, die ze opeiste in naam van het Spaanse Rijk. Ze zijn naar hem vernoemd.
  3. Halverwege de 20e eeuw werd de naam vooral bekend vanwege de Bermuda Driehoek, een gebied waar een ongewoon hoog aantal schepen en vliegtuigen verdween, hoewel dit over het algemeen wordt beschouwd als niets anders dan toeval.

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