Famous for its pink-hued sands, warm turquoise waters and glorious year-round weather, Bermuda is a kaleidoscope of colour, culture and calm.
If you’re a keen underwater explorer, snorkel or dive among the islands famous corals and shipwrecks dotted around to uncover a world beneath the surface. If you prefer to stay on dry land, hire a bike and ride along the disused train line for breathtaking ocean views and a chance to take in the island’s natural beauty. A trip to Bermuda wouldn’t be complete without indulging in some local cuisine: we recommend trying some of the delicious fresh fish, rum cake and a Dark ‘n’ Stormy, the islands signature drink.
With a flight time of less than two hours, a trip to Bermuda is easily combined with a city break to New York, Boston or Washington DC. If you’re after a slice of beach life, why not twin your holiday with Miami or you could even venture to Toronto to really extend your travels.
Most restaurants add a service charge of 15 percent to the bill; if not, add a tip of the same amount yourself. Hotels often add 10 percent to your final bill to cover gratuities for staff. Taxi drivers will be happy with a tip of about 10 percent of the total fare.
The official currency, the Bermuda Dollar, is not usually traded outside Bermuda. US Dollars are accepted everywhere in Bermuda at equal value; so buy those instead if you want to change money before you go. When you get there, you can exchange UK Pounds for Bermuda Dollars in banks and currency exchanges.
US Dollars are accepted everywhere, although change is usually given in the local currency. Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are accepted at most hotels, shops and restaurants, and cash machines are available across Bermuda. Remember to spend or exchange your Bermuda Dollars before you leave, as they cannot be changed outside the country.