Bermuda is a British Island in the North Atlantic Ocean in the Sargasso Sea, about 660 miles from Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. It sits along the top of an extinct volcanic seamount, and made of 138 low-lying limestone islands that are divided into nine parishes. There are just over 61,000 people within the 53.2 square kilometer island, who gladly call Bermuda their home. Known for its pink-sand beaches, countless shipwrecks, beautiful cerulean waters, and serene landscapes, Bermuda surely is a breathtaking piece of paradise.
Best Time to Visit & Climate
Shoulder Season: End of February to the beginning of May is one of the best times to visit as the prices are lower, it's much less crowded, less rainfall, but it may not be warm enough to swim quite yet. Temperatures range from a high of 19-24°C (67-75°F), and a low of 15-19°C (60-67°F).
High Season: May through October, the prices are at their highest, and the island gets a bit more congested with travelers & tourists. The water temperature is divine, & it's a great time to swim. Temperatures range from a high of 24-30°C (75-86°F), and a low of 19-24°C (67-76°F).
Low Season: November through mid-February is too cold to swim, but the rates are much lower. Temperatures range from a high of 19-23°C (67-74°F), and a low of 15-18°C (59-65°F).
I traveled to Bermuda during the first week of July, and it was perfect! I never had rain, the temperature was definitely very warm, the water temperature was lovely, and the crowds were actually not bad, considering I like to travel to the lesser-traveled areas. Even the more popular, touristy areas were not too crowded, unless you went to the ports at the Naval Dockyard, Horseshoe Bay, or Hamilton City.
Surf Side Beach Club Surf Side Beach Club is the beautiful cliff side hotel I stayed in, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean along the South Shore in Warwick Parish. Its location is extremely convenient and it has one of the most mesmerizing beaches, Surfside Beach. Not only is the coastline stunning with gorgeous waters, but the cliffs, natural arches, and rock formations have so much character. Unfortunately, Surf Side Beach Club closed its doors at the end of 2015, but is now being renovated into a resort by the name of Azura Bermuda. It is opening in 2019, and I am super anxious to stay here, again!
Exploring Bermuda Rental cars are not allowed in Bermuda. So, I explored the island the coolest way, possible, by scooter! I rented mine through Elbow Beach Cycles, and it was fairly inexpensive. It beats taking a taxi, as it can be extremely pricey. I loved the scooter because if I wanted to pull off somewhere to take photographs, there was no worry of being in the line of traffic. It is very easy to drive around the island, and so much fun! If you get turned around, don't worry because the locals will stop and check on you to see if you are okay, or need guidance. Some of my favorite spots around the island were Daniels Head Island, Glass Beach, H.M.S. Vixen Shipwreck,West Whale Bay, Admiralty House Park, Church Bay, Gibb's Hill Lighthouse, Crystal & Fantasy Caves, Flatt’s Village, Chaplin Bay, Astwood Park, Jobson's Cove, Warwick Long Bay, Unfinished Church, along with many other magical spots! This magical island has so much character, that even if I revisited a spot again, it would still leave me in awe!