There’s never really a bad time to take a trip to the beautiful hidden gem that is Bermuda. The island is ripe with exciting activities to do all year round and the seasonal weather doesn’t affect the friendly faces of the local Bermudians.
From the best time to feel the pink sand between your toes to the winter months that bring clear views of the marine life below, here’s everything you need to know about the best and ‘worst’ times to visit Bermuda.
The Best Time to Visit Bermuda
If you are looking for warm temperatures and beach life, the most popular time to visit is between late April and mid-October. However, the best time to vacation on the island is quite subjective. After all, beauty is in the eye of the Bermuda-lover.
There’s something for everybody to enjoy. So, regardless of when you jet off to the island, there will be an activity that appeals to everyone. Falling in love with this idyllic place could happen at any time.
The wildlife is abundant in Bermuda. Vibrant marine life like parrotfish are plentiful all year round and Bermuda is home to one of the oldest aquariums in the world. April is a favored month for wildlife enthusiasts as over 15,000 humpback whales migrate from the Caribbean, creating impressive displays that can be witnessed by boat tour.
Lush championship golf course greens are aplenty and operational throughout the year. There’s never a bad time to tee off. Play a few rounds and ‘go fore it’ with your family. It’s the perfect way to take in the panoramic ocean views too.
The sporting “to-do” list doesn’t end there either. Bermuda has plenty of marathons and events that combine the beauty of the island with sport.
Christmas and New Year are also good times to visit Bermuda. Christmas is typically celebrated on the beach with local Bermudians, while the New Year is brought in with the ‘Onion Drop’ in St. Georges!
The Worst Time to Experience the Island
First things first - there’s never really a ‘worst’ time to visit Bermuda.
The experience you want to have on the island is personal to you and can differ wildly from somebody else. It’s not always about the sun either (although there’s lots of it all year round). There are things like delicious eateries and hidden historical places of interest that can be experienced whenever.
During the cooler months, the weather seldom dips below 65 degrees and guarantees a pleasant getaway. In fact, the hotels used to refund your money if the temperature was cooler than that!
If a hurricane comes it’s most likely to do so in September or October, but building construction regulations ensure that all buildings can withstand Category 5, the strongest of hurricanes.
Hurricanes and even tropical storms are very rare though and typically avoid the island altogether. Stronger winds and waves can be expected from time to time at this time of year, which attracts the kitesurfers.
The winter improves water clarity, so scuba divers prefer to come outside the main season to dive with sea turtles and spotted eagle rays.
Even if it rains there’s plenty to do. From visiting Bermuda’s Art Galleries and museums to discover the island’s rich and fascinating history. You might prefer to enjoy the many unique and stylistic stores or go dining at your favorite restaurant. Bermuda isn’t just about its iconic beaches. Although they are spectacular with stunning views - there’s so much more to experience.
Now that you know what’s considered the ‘best’ and ‘worst' times to visit Bermuda, you can start figuring out what the ideal time is for you and your family.
Discover the best time to visit Bermuda for yourself
Whatever you think the best time is to visit the beautiful island of Bermuda, there are exciting activities all year round that you might not be aware of. Plan your next vacation with the help of our 12-month guide.
It showcases all of the wonderful native traditions, events and activities that Bermuda is known for, as well as useful information like the water temperature and flight costs.
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