The beautiful British island of Bermuda is often mistakenly thought by many to be a Caribbean island. Bermuda in fact lye’s in the North Atlantic Ocean some 774 miles from New York and 3450 miles from London the same latitude as North Carolina which is the nearest landmass some 664 miles east of the island.
Originally discovered by in 1505 by the Spanish captain Juan de Bermúdez whom the island is named after the Bermuda became a British colony in 1707 and has remained so ever since.
Bermuda is a great place for a holiday with many quaint British features, Pubs and even the islands equivalent of a UK Bobby (Policeman) albeit in Bermuda shorts! The local population a speak English and are unbelievably friendly and more than willing to go out of their way to help a visitor.
The island is a Beach lovers paradise with waters warmed by the golf stream making swimming in the ocean a pleasant experience. Being an island there are plenty of water based sports and Bermuda is a popular place for diving and snorkeling. Our top 5 public beaches on Bermuda are:
Warrick Long Bay Located in Warrick Parish on the islands south coast this half mile stretch of soft pick sand is the largest beach on the island and rarely get to crowded. There are public toilets but little else in the way of amenities so bring a picnic and just relax and enjoy.
Horseshoe Bay is located in Southampton Parish on the south coast. As its name suggests this large crescent of pink sand is a very popular choice especially during high season. There is a shop selling food and beverages and rentals along with public toilets and changing facilities at the beach.
Jobson’s Cove lying between Warrick Long Bay and Horseshoe Bay this delightful little cove offers stunningly calm clear water and a lovely little beach, surrounded by step cliffs. There are no facilities here but they are available at the nearby beaches.
West Whale Bay Beach is located in the west end of Southampton Parish next to a public park of the same name, it is often possible to spot the odd humpback whale as they head north during there summer migration and is a great place to visit in the late afternoon to watch spectacular sunsets.
Tobacco Bay Beach probably the most popular bay in St Georges Parish its a great beach to snorkel from with the clear sea and limestone rock formations making a great place to spot Parrot-fish and Sergeant Majors to name a few.There are facilities for rentals and a snack bar and toilets at the beach.
For those who prefer land based sports Bermuda offers more Golf courses per square mile than anywhere else in the world with the famous Mid Ocean Golf Course often ranked as one of the top courses anywhere. If golf’s not your thing then there is plenty more choice on offer including Tennis and Squash and a variety of interesting places to visit and enjoy.
Accommodation in Bermuda
Bermuda caters for all budgets and tastes from Deluxe 5 star resorts with private beaches to small guest houses and self contained cottages to rent. World of Transport travel often have great deals on accommodation in Bermuda especially during early and late season, so please feel free to contact us for a quote.
The Best Time to Visit Bermuda
As we have already said Bermuda is not in the Caribbean so the weather is seasonal with the hottest time being from late June to the End of August when temperatures average a high of 28C . May and Early June and September and early October are still usually very pleasant usually around 20 to 25C. The winter months are somewhat cooler and usually wetter with lows in the region of 15C
Getting to Bermuda
Bermuda is featured in many Cruise itinerary’s including Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, Carnival and Norweigien Cruise Line. The island is also served by direct flights from London Heathrow and a variety of carriers from North American airports including New York and Miami.
Hopefully we have whet your appetite for this wonderful island, please feel free to contact us for a quote for your holiday to Bermuda or even for just accommodation or flight only deals via the button below.