Bermuda is the most accessible of the “Caribbean” islands. It’s a two-hour plane ride from just about anywhere on the East Coast of the USA. Located at the top of the infamous “Bermuda Triangle”, it’s perfect for someone who wants an island getaway but still wants some seasons. In the winter months, temperatures tend to stay in the 60s and in the summer months the temps rise into the upper-80s. May is the driest month and July has the most sunshine. The official language reflects the history of the island; it’s Bermudian English, a mix of British, West Indies, and American English. Portuguese is commonly spoken too.
Bermuda is a collection of over 180 islands, most of which are practically unpopulated. The eight largest islands are connected and this is where most of the residents stay and tourists visit. The beaches are known for pink-tinted sand and cerulean blue seas with nearly unlimited underwater visibility. This makes Bermuda a “must-visit” place on any diver’s or snorkeler’s list, where shipwrecks and reefs can be seen beneath the surface.
The most popular tourist spot on the islands is the Royal Naval Dockyard, which includes the Bermuda Maritime Museum. Built in the late 1700s, it saw action in the War of 1812. The strategic importance of these islands has only increased overtime, and Bermuda proved to an invaluable asset during both World Wars.
The Maritime Museum, Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute, Botanical Gardens, Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art, and the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum, and Zoo (BAMZ) are all waiting for you to discover their treasures.
Bermuda is home to a World Heritage Site too. The Historic Town of St. George was founded in 1612 and it’s steeped in history. You can walk amongst the fortifications and cannons. Actors, in period costumes, bring the history back to life. Be sure to catch an historic reenactment to get a deeper understanding of Bermuda’s place in history.
Before you leave Bermuda, you must visit the Crystal Caves. The reflective underground salt water pools meet up with crystal stalagmites in scenes that are impossible to describe and must be witnessed.
Military history buffs will be especially smitten with Bermuda, but everyone can find something to enjoy and do while visiting this collection of islands. Book your vacation today, and check out our Vacation Planning Resource Center for information to guide you on your next trip!
- Reef Diving
- Shipwreck Diving
- Historic town of St. George (World Heritage Site)
- Bermuda Regiment (Bermuda, friendly to US)
- Nearest US base is on the mainland USA.