by Mark Albert
Top Travel Tips in Two Minutes
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Bermuda Tourism Board
Brilliant turquoise water under the yellowed stalactites in the underground Crystal Caves, Bermuda
Hog Bay Park (hidden beach/cove)
Gibbs Hill Lighthouse (and dinner) in Southampton
Coconut’s Restaurant, along the beach at The Reef’s Resort
The fortress Keep of the Royal Naval Dockyard, Casemates Barracks, and the impressive Northwest Rampart are all part of the National Museum
The 35th annual America’s Cup sailing event was held in Bermuda for the first time, in May and June 2017. More information
While on the island, Mark avoided expensive hotels and stayed at a home on VRBO, saving about 50% per night. Please consider using our referral (“affiliate”) link to support our journalism.
Bermuda has one airport, L.F. Wade International Airport (BDA), and is currently served by seven airlines.
Cruise ships from Celebrity Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Lines, and Royal Caribbean regularly dock at one of three ports of call in Bermuda: King’s Wharf/Heritage Wharf, Hamilton Harbour, and St. Georg’es Port. In addition, buses, bikes, ferries, scooters, taxis, rental cars, tour groups, and drivers for hire are available.
Transportation on the island
Busses (must have exact change or buy a pass for unlimited use) & ferries
Bermuda requires roundtrip tickets (“proof of onward transportation”) if arriving on the island by air; so no one-way tickets.
No visas are required for tourists, those in visiting for business, or those with work permit holders.
Bermuda’s dollar is equal in value to the US dollar (1=1).
Busses can be the most economical transportation on the island. Save money by buying a one-, three-, or seven-day transportation pass. Schedules can be on “island time,” so pack your patience when waiting at a bus stop. It’s super cheap, not super punctual.
For really economical lodging options, check out couchsurfing.com.
For more in-depth—and often candid—travel advice when visiting Bermuda, consider LONELY PLANET’S BERMUDA guide at Amazon.com. Thank you for using our referral (“affiliate”) link to support our journalism.
What did you do on your visit to BERMUDA?
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