Bermuda Travel Information
Area: Consists of 181 islands, of which only 20 are inhabited. The
inhabited islands are linked together by bridges, 21
miles long and 2 miles wide.
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, Bermuda Annual Weather
Chart and Bermuda Water Temperatures
Documents: Only a passport is needed by Americans and Canadians. Citizens of other countries must also have a visa.
Air Travel: (see arrival/ departure requirements)
American Airlines – non-stop from
New York (JFK) and Miami.
Delta Air Lines – non-stop from
Boston and Atlanta.
jetBlue – non-stop from New York
(JFK); from Boston seasonal.
United Airlines – Chicago (seasonal).
Air Canada – non-stop from Toronto (from Halifax Saturdays only
Feb. to Sept.) with connecting services through out Canada, USA
British Airways – non-stop from London (Gatwick).
Legal Drinking Age For consuming alcoholic beverages in Bermuda is 18 years.
Zone: Atlantic Standard Time, or Eastern Standard Time (EST) plus
1 hour. Daylight Savings Time DST is from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November.
110 volts, 60 cycles, same as the U.S.
Legal tender is the Bermuda dollar, which trades equivalent to the US dollar. US currency is accepted at shops, restaurants and hotels at equal (face) value. Other foreign currencies are not accepted, except at local banks.
U.S. cash dollars accepted island-wide.
Check cashing personal checks drawn on US banks may be used in many establishments. US checks may be cashed at some hotels or local banks by arrangement. The Bermuda
Financial Network will cash US$ checks for a 3% fee at its Hamilton
location, tel (441) 292-1799.
MasterCard, VISA and American Express accepted at most stores, restaurants and hotels.
VISA and MasterCard may be used for cash advances at all local bank branches. In addition, the Bank of Bermuda and the Butterfield Bank provide ATMs located island-wide for
MasterCard, VISA, Cirrus and Plus cash advances, available 24-hours a day. Enquiries about American Express should be directed to the Bermuda Financial Network, tel (441) 292-1799.
U. S. travelers’ checks accepted island-wide.
Tipping Where gratuity is not included, 15% is the usual amount. Many hotels and
guest houses add a percentage or set amount per person per day to the accommodation bill.
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 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.
Hay Fever Bermuda’s climate is relatively favorable to hay fever sufferers. Ragweed is non-existent. Pollens of other weeds are quickly blown out to sea.
Hotel Rates, Reservations & Service Charges: All room rates are subject to a 7.25 percent Bermuda tax, which is added to your bill
A service charge, ranging from 10 to 15 percent, is also added to your room rate in lieu of tips; remember that service charges do not cover bar tabs
Third-person rates, for those occupying a room with two other people, are lower
Children's rates vary according to their age
Hotel Check-out Time Generally 12 noon. Hotel check-in time is generally 3 pm.
Around: It's not always easy and can be expensive. See Traveling
To Do: See St. Georges Town, Things to do in Bermuda, Pink Sand Beaches
Where To Dine: After
the sun goes down and the shops close, restaurant
hopping becomes the favorite local pastime.
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.
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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