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With gorgeous beaches, colorful festivals, and great food, Bermuda is a top choice for travelers seeking relaxation and luxury. Book waterfront Bermuda vacation rentals in some of the most popular locations on the island, and have fun exploring Bermuda from end to end. You’ll find the subtropical beauty, soft sands and warm waters hard to resist!
Bermuda has a humid subtropical climate that’s nearly a tropical climate. This island nation catches warm Gulf Stream breezes year-round, and temperatures rarely drop below 60 degrees. Also, the weather fluctuates a bit, depending on the season. In the summer months, temperatures top out in the mid-80s, while winter highs are closer to 70 degrees. Since Bermuda is in a hurricane region, the nation can experience heavy rains and strong storms from June through November. Typically, the best time to visit is March or April, when the weather is mild and there’s plenty going on.
How to Get Around Bermuda
Many travelers visit Bermuda while on a cruise, but flying is the most popular way to visit this island nation for an extended stay. Fly into L.F. Wade International Airport, and hop on a bus or into a taxi to get to Bermuda vacation rentals in Hamilton, Hog Bay, or St. George’s. Though visitors can’t rent cars in Bermuda, you can rent a motorbike or a scooter. If you plan to explore the island from head to toe, renting a motorbike is a solid option.
Areas within Bermuda
Our listed Bermuda vacation rentals by owner put this British territory at your fingertips. The 20.5-square-mile locale is home to nine parishes but only one town (St. George) and one city (Hamilton). Each parish has something unique to offer, making which Bermuda vacation rental you choose more important. From east to west, they are:
- St. George's Parish: Home to historic St. George, it also includes St. David's Island and the harbor.
- Hamilton Parish: Its Crystal Caves are a must-see, and there's plenty more to attract curious tourists.
- Smith's Parish: Includes the unincorporated Flatts Village as well as Gibbet Island and the Spittal Pond preserve.
- Devonshire Parish: This neighborhood may be small and quiet, but it also features a bay, a fort, and the National Stadium.
- Pembroke Parish: Home to the city of Hamilton, this area also features the capital port and a historical connection to Shakespeare.
- Paget Parish: This is a tourist hot spot, thanks in part to its numerous resorts, and the point at which tourism is more apparent. It's also good for bird-watching.
- Warwick Parish: If you're a golf lover or a fan of horses, this is the parish for you.
- Southampton Parish: Beach lovers, this area has some of the best beaches, but it's no secret, either. It's also home to Whale Bay.
- Sandys Parish: It features the Royal Naval Dockyards fortress, excellent shopping, and its own nature reserve.
Things to Do in Bermuda
Bermuda vacation rentals should be a launching point for adventures and memorable experiences during your stay. Start your day at Horseshoe Bay Beach, the island’s most famous stretch of pink sand and a great spot for a dip in the ocean or a romantic stroll. Next, head into town and explore the historic buildings and main square of St. George, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For one of the most prestigious rounds of golf you’ll ever play, reserve a tee time at the Port Royal Gold Course, which has challenging holes and stunning ocean views.
Food & Dining in Bermuda
Unsurprisingly, seafood features largely into Bermudian cuisine. Grab a meal at the right restaurant or hole-in-the-wall and you might encounter shark hash on toast, fried codfish cakes, spiny lobster, or a singularly Bermudian take on fish and chips, all with a good kick of spice. Don’t miss out on the Bermuda fish chowder, which is bright red.
You can also find a mix of cuisines in Bermuda, with everything from Japanese to French to American fare. For a charming afternoon tea, book a table at Mrs. Tea’s Victorian Tearoom and indulge in scones, clotted cream, and pots of tea. For a marine-themed meal, try the Newport, which features fish and chips, lobster pot pie, and clam chowder.
Can’t-Miss Bermuda Events
Bermuda is festive year-round, but Easter is one of the most colorful times of year for this island nation. Easter weekend kicks off with the Good Friday KiteFest, a vibrant demonstration of homemade kites, along with fun and games on the ground. After waterfront services on Easter Sunday, locals and visitors alike partake in specialties like hot cross buns and codfish cakes.
Bermuda is also home to many sporting events ranging from running to sailing, but one of the biggest events each year is the Bermuda Cup Match. This two-day summer celebration centers on cricket, but it’s also so much more. Cup Match is a public holiday and the perfect time for visitors and locals to hit the beach, go boating, and celebrate together.
There’s never a bad time to visit this island nation. With festivals and events year-round, beautiful beaches at every turn, and Bermuda vacation homes all across the island, it’s no wonder this is a vacation paradise.