COVID-19 has changed the way many of us live our daily lives and how we choose to relax and recharge. But if you’re holding out hope for a vacation, there are still plenty of getaways in Bermuda you can plan right now. Over a six-month period, Bermuda has had a more effective response to COVID-19 in comparison to many other countries and has plenty of travel safety protocols in place.
So, add a face mask to your list of things to pack for a Bermuda vacation and see what COVID-conscious getaway options are waiting for you on the island.
- Relax in a Rental: Home-Style Accommodation
- Serenity on the Seas: Chartering Yachts and Aqualodges
- Get Back to Nature: From Cottages to Glamping
- An Unforgettable Bermuda Experience
1. Relax in a Rental: Home-Style Accommodation
If you like to see where the day takes you and do things in your own time, renting a vacation home is perfect for you. Vacation home rental or ownership in the form of condo hotels gives you plenty of freedom and privacy. It’s just like being in your own home, with the bonus of the sunny Bermuda weather.
When renting a vacation home (or if you own one), you have complete authority over what time you wake up, go to bed, eat, where you sleep and how you decide to relax. At some hotels, restrictions on these things (due to dining and housekeeping rules or health and safety guides) can leave some guests wanting more. So, make sure to do your research before deciding where you'll stay.
Whether you’re a first time renter who wants a taste of more privacy and freedom, or you’re used to staying in vacation homes, this type of holiday is great for people conscious of social distancing.
2. Serenity on the Seas: Chartering Yachts and Aqualodges
There’s something so tranquil about the ocean. This is especially true for the crystal clear and inviting turquoise waters in Bermuda. Splash out on a vacation at sea and try something different by chartering a boat or yacht during your stay.
Our friends at Sail Bermuda have lots of experiences for visitors to relax on the open waters for short boat trips and sea activities. And if you want to swim in the water and eat and sleep aboard, you have plenty of options.
You can charter a yacht with a crew and captain for a short sea break. Or for a more rustic and secluded vacation at sea, why not rent an aqualodge villa? If sleeping overnight at sea worries you, Bermuda is home to a few cozy houseboats you can book online. It’s the perfect combination of living at sea without straying too far from the shore.
3. Get Back to Nature: From Cottages to Glamping
The great outdoors doesn’t get much greater than in Bermuda. Get back to nature and try not to get too lost in the beauty of the local scenes as you find yourself.
While there are restrictions on how visitors can camp when they come to Bermuda, there are still opportunities for camping experiences. Why not go ‘glamping’ with your friends or family for a blissful night under the stars?
If camping isn’t your thing and you’re looking for a nature lover’s solution to a longer stay in Bermuda, seaside cottages are ideal. You can enjoy the lush greenery Bermuda has to offer and the stunning aquatic views you’d get staying at sea.
If you love the ocean but haven’t quite found your sea-legs, this is the ideal compromise.
4. The New Normal: Exploring Bermuda Safely
Bermuda has been praised for its good response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In light of this, there’s no need to fear staying in a condo hotel or apartment. The best advice for staying safe when on vacation here is to opt for an ‘open-air’ Bermuda vacation experience and following distancing guidelines.
Instead of staying in the confines of your resort all day, break out and explore the island. Not only is this the ultimate way to socially distance from other guests, but it’s also an excellent opportunity to uncover all of the hidden gems Bermuda has to offer.
From historical sites, quaint towns and villages frozen in time, monuments and landmarks and an endless list of stunning nature sites, there’s always something to see.
If you’re looking for an interesting way to see these sights, there are options there, too. From bike tours to glass-bottom boat trips and vehicle rentals, getting around the island to explore is easy.
These are just a taste of the Bermuda getaways you can plan right now. COVID or no COVID, there are as many ways to vacation in Bermuda as there are things to do, so there's always something new to experience or see in Bermuda.
To help you make the most of your vacation in Bermuda, we’ve put together a handy itinerary outlining the top things to do, places to go and sights to see!
An Unforgettable Bermuda Experience
From museum trips to scuba dives, cocktail cruises and everything in between - there's something to suit everyone here in Bermuda. This luxurious island is packed full of culture, history, architecture and fun.
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