Prior to establishing official status as a North American country, Spanish and Portuguese ships used the islands of Bermuda as a replenishment spot for fresh meat and water. However, legends of spirits and devils, and a continual pattern of storms and devastating island conditions, kept sailors from settling in Bermuda. The island was dubbed the “Isle of Devils,” and it wasn’t until the mid-1600s that travellers finally settled here.
Today, travellers booking flights to Bermuda explore an underwater world full of sea wrecks and coral reefs. Swim with a school of fish and explore undersea caves in what some consider to be the best scuba diving in North America. For visitors not quite ready for an underground expedition, there is much to see near the top of the water so grab some snorkelling gear and start swimming. Once back on land, take advantage of Bermuda’s historic attractions including the Royal Navy Dockyard and Museum, the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute, the Botanical Gardens, numerous lighthouses and the Crystal Caves. Whatever your reason for booking flights to Bermuda, take time to explore its beauty.
Bermuda’s Atlantic location is a prime spot for beautiful weather, with sunny skies and comfortable temperatures. The winters average a pleasant temperature of 21 degrees and summer temperatures range between 24 and 29 degrees.
The most popular time to book a flight to Bermuda is between April and October when the sea temperatures are favourable for swimming.
Some facilities are limited in the winter months but room rates are much cheaper over this period. If however one is primarily interested in playing tennis or golf, this is the time to come. Short but heavy showers can occur during any time of the year so it is advisable to bring suitable clothing.
Bermuda is a small island and public transport is limited. There are no hire cars or trains, so bus, ferry, taxi or moped are the only options.
Ferries are certainly the most enjoyable and relaxing way to get around. Enjoy the views, enjoy life on the ocean wave, and, often, get to your destination quicker than you would by bus.
The bus network is good, though the buses aren’t speedy. The cheapest way to use them is to get a bus pass, which you can buy in Hamilton or St George.
Though cars are not available to hire for foreigners, mopeds are. This is a popular way of getting around for many tourists, but do take care on the roads, which have sharp turns and are not always well covered.
In Hamilton and St George you can also take a horse-drawn carriage to your destination.
(prices quoted are from London)