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Remote Working In Bermuda: The Costs, Benefits and Tips for Relocating

Written by Bermudiana Beach Resort

02 | 08 | 21

Visiting Bermuda  |  
7 minute read

During the COVID-19 pandemic, office working has been restricted, forcing people to work remotely. Although the fast-paced environment of city life can be exciting, they are densely populated causing some people to be concerned about the long commute to work. Thankfully, working remotely is simple to do - all you need is your laptop and an internet connection to work from any destination you desire.

With its unique pink-sand beaches, tropical climate and welcoming native population, Bermuda has become a haven for those looking to relocate and work remotely.

This sub-tropical paradise has earned a global stamp of approval for how it’s proactively handled the COVID-19 pandemic, with only a 0.5% positivity rate as of 10th May 2021. So, if you’re considering remote working in Bermuda, here's all you need to know about the costs of living, visas, flights and activities. 

Workspaces and Broadband

Bermuda boasts the ideal combination of luxury and practicality.

As it’s a popular destination for professionals seeking an escape from tiring city life, it’s well-equipped with board rooms, training spaces, private offices and collaborative spaces to enable remote workers to do their job in the comfort of Bermuda. 

All you'd need is a laptop and a decent internet connection - and luckily, Bermuda provides exactly that. It has the fastest fiber offering compared to any country from the Caribbean, with download speed of 74.21 Mbps. Not only that, but broadband in Bermuda is faster than in the US and Canada and there is WiFi coverage all over, so there’s no need to worry about ever losing connection.

As Bermuda is in close proximity to the east coast of the US and Canada, it’s only a quick two-hour flight away. This makes important face-to-face meetings incredibly easy to manage.

Visas

If you’re simply visiting the friendly island of Bermuda, you won’t require a visa to enjoy a short stay if you’re a citizen of the UK, USA or Canada. Visitors are granted entry for up to 90 days (three months) without a visa. 

However, waving goodbye to Bermuda isn’t easy. If you’d like to extend your stay on the island beyond three months, you’ll need an appointment with an Inspector of the Immigration Department at their head office in Hamilton, Bermuda, where you can apply for a Visitor Extension.

Last year, Bermuda announced its launch of the One Year Residential Certification program. This grants non-Bermudians permission to stay on the island for 12 months, with unlimited entries/exits allowed.

If you're itching to jet off to an exotic destination while continuing to work, it’s the perfect time to relocate to Bermuda for a year’s respite from busy city life.

For those who want to work remotely for part of the year and not all of it, BBR offers a 90-day usage condition. This means you can split your time working remotely for three months of the year. That way, you can be in amongst your sphere of influence for the rest of the time and giving you the best of both worlds.

Flights

People commonly assume Bermuda is part of the Caribbean islands, but the island is actually a lot closer.

Your flight time to Bermuda will depend on where you’re coming from. This time has also been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, so it's always subject to change. However, before the pandemic, the average non-stop flight from the US to Bermuda took two hours from the Eastern Seaboard.

The cluster of mostly-interconnected small islands is a popular vacation destination. It's become a second home for many on the East Coast of North America. If that's where you're arriving from, here's how long the average journey takes:

  • New York (Non-stop, 2hrs 18m) 
  • Boston (Non-stop, 2hrs 11m) 
  • Toronto (Non-stop, 2hrs 11m) 
  • Atlanta (Non-stop, 2hrs 44m) 
  • Miami (Non-stop,  2hrs 37m) 
  • Toronto (Non-stop, 2hrs 44m)
  • Philadelphia (Non-stop, 2hrs, 26m)

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*Flight times and prices were sourced from Google Flights before the coronavirus pandemic. They will vary during this time. Schedules are expected to return to near normal once the pandemic is over.

Activities and Amenities 

Bermuda may only be 21 miles in length and one and a half miles in width at its widest point, but that doesn’t mean it lacks things to do. It's home to a variety of museums, shops, restaurants, beaches and nature reserves.

Here are just five ideas of what you could find yourself doing at the weekends when you're in Bermuda. 

But that's just scratching the surface of what's on offer when you're in Bermuda. Bermuda is home to some of the most wonderful hidden gems waiting to be discovered by you, activities you need to experience on land, sea and air plus tasty options for foodies.

Bermuda is a paradise that has activities and events happening all year round. But to experience everything to the fullest, you need to know what’s happening and when.

Plus, Bermuda has a fully equipped, modern hospital called King Edward VII Memorial Hospital. It has every service you would expect of a developed country, including, but not limited to, ambulances, intensive care unit (ICU), angiography, cardiac diagnostic unit, heart defibrillators, diabetes care, CT scan and MRI, asthma care and dialysis unit.

Cost of Living

Shut your eyes and imagine your life in Bermuda. Long walks down the pink-sand beaches, eating local and fresh ingredients with your partner at a restaurant, visiting the cinema and drinking cocktails after. But how much would all of that all cost to enjoy?

See our table below to discover what each expense may cost on average in Hamilton, Bermuda, each month.

 

Expenses

USD

Utilities

$208.64

Rent (one bedroom, city center)

$2,662.50

Meal for 2, mid-range restaurant

$140 

Internet

$125.55

Transport (one month pass)

$64

Groceries

$55.46

Toiletries

$32.99

Cinema for two

$24

Cocktails

$14

Bermuda is a paradise that has activities and events happening all year round. But to experience everything to the fullest, you need to know what’s happening and when. To help make your time in Bermuda truly memorable, take a look at our latest guide to stay in the know.

Want to Know What’s Happening in Bermuda?

Bermuda is an idyllic taste of paradise deep in the North Atlantic Ocean, famous for its pink sandy shores and clear blue sea. In Bermuda, there’s an atmosphere you won’t find anywhere else. It’s no wonder many choose to relocate to this calm island. 

To discover more about what's happening on this luxurious island, make sure to grab our latest guide. It explains what each month on the island typically looks like, the activities you can take part in, what you can experience and much more.

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