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Bermuda Tourism Information

Consists of 181 islands, of which only 20 are inhabited. The inhabited islands are linked together by bridges and cover 21 square miles.

The Atlantic Ocean,600 miles east of North Carolina.

Weather: It's warm only in summer. Activities drop dramatically in winter, along with the temperatures. See Best Bermuda Weather and Bermuda Weather Chart

Language: English.

Population: About 60,000.

Time Zone: Atlantic Standard Time, or Eastern Standard Time (EST) plus 1 hour. Daylight Savings Time is not observed.

Electricity: 110 volts, 60 cycles, same as the U.S.

Currency: Pegged to the U.S. dollar, which is accepted everywhere.

Documents: Only a passport is needed by Americans and Canadians. Citizens of other countries must also have a visa.

Getting There: Nonstop flights are available from many U.S. gateways: New York , Newark , Boston , Baltimore , Philadelphia , Charlotte , Atlanta , St. Louis , Toronto and Halifax .

Getting Around: It's not always easy and can be expensive. See Traveling Around Bermuda

Where To Stay: With several notable exceptions, most hotels are small and intimate, under 100 rooms. Overall, Bermuda is more expensive than most Caribbean islands. Condominiums, apartments and guests houses are often good values.

This is one destination in particular where a cruise ship makes an ideal home base since they stay for more than one day and move to different locations.

What To Do: See Bermuda Sightseeing

Where To Dine: After the sun goes down and the shops close, restaurant hopping becomes the favorite local pastime.

The choices are so varied that on arriving you should buy the latest edition of Dining Out in Bermuda, which lists the menus (and prices) of most of the top restaurants. You can order one ahead of time:

View extensive Bermuda Restaurant Reviews from our partner Go to Mexico & The Caribbean and select the Bermuda Restaurant Index

Shopping: The best shopping selection is in the capital city of Hamilton on Front Street. Look for good buys in fine china, pottery, crystal, linen and imported clothing. However, the best bargains are woolen items from the British Isles. They're at least 30% less than in the U.S.

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