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Bermuda : When and where to go?
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Bermuda: Climate & Weather
The climate is subtropical, influenced by the Gulf Stream, which gives mild temperatures throughout the year, with about 20 ° C in winter and 30 ° C in summer. There is no real rainy season, but in the winter there are strong winds and sometimes cyclones.
18°C - 64°F
Hamilton, updated 02:55 GMT
What to do in Bermuda
You can visit the city of Saint George, which was the first capital, built in 1612, and whose fortifications are now classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It has the air of a village with narrow streets, old houses restored and some transformed into museums. One can visit the Old State House, which is the oldest building of the whole archipelago, dating from 1620. St-Peters Church is one of the oldest places of Anglican worship. To see, the National Trust Museum, testifying to the role of the archipelago during the American Civil War.
In Hamilton, the current capital (just over 1,000 people), you will also be able to admire the fort, where you will have a lovely view of the city, and stroll through the streets lined with pretty pastel-colored Victorian houses. Also to see, the government buildings.
In the town of Sandys you can visit the Royal Naval Dockyard, an impressive fortress that housed the Royal Navy from 1814, which tells of two centuries of Bermuda history. It was also the strategic base of the Allies at the time of the Second World War. Today there are craft shops and the Maritime Museum.
Meet at the top of Gibb's Hill Lighthouse in Southampton to observe the lush vegetation on the island, mixed with bougainvillea and flowering hibiscus.
Visit the caves and underground lakes of Leamington Cave and Crystal Cave in Hamilton.
The beaches are obviously the privileged places that the traveler will appreciate in more ways than one, whether for the idleness or for the nautical activities that they allow. Those in the north are unlikely to swim, with a few exceptions, but to the south, the South Shore Park region has a dozen sublime beaches, at the bottom of bays or in small coves, to be discovered absolutely. You can practice windsurfing, water skiing and of course diving, under ideal conditions: divers enjoy in particular a very good visibility to admire the corals and fish multicolored, as well as many wrecks. You can also visit the Bermuda Aquarium and its museum in Flatts Village for a better knowledge of the fauna of the archipelago.
For an approach to local culture, attend the festivals that take place in January and February, with dance, folk music, exhibitions, theater, and then at Easter the throwing of traditional kites. At Christmas, the dancers of Gombey dress their multicolored costumes and perform traditional dances from a mixture of local culture and West African culture.
The Bermuda National Gallery in Hamilton exhibits African masks, European paintings, local furniture.
Bermuda : The basics
European citizens do not need a visa for a stay of less than 6 months, but they need a valid passport and a return ticket.
The current currency is the Bermudian dollar (BMD).
You will land at the international airport located about fifteen kilometers from Hamilton.
To travel in the archipelago, there is a good road network, and the 8 main islands are connected by bridges. But you can not rent a car because driving is forbidden to foreigners. On the other hand, you can rent a motorcycle if you are over 16 years old. There are also taxis and public buses that are inexpensive and very convenient. Ferries also provide connections in the south of the archipelago.
Budget: for average services, you will need about € 150 for a double room, € 50 for a meal, but you can find rooms for less than € 100 and eat for less than € 20 if you are less demanding.
Health: no vaccine is mandatory, but universal and hepatitis A and B vaccinations are recommended. Provide very good protection against the sun.
Safety: There are no safety issues to report.