Mysterious Bermuda, otherwise called the “Devil’s Islands” and shrouded in a mass of mysterious legends, is now the place for the perfect resort vacation. Bermuda is not the cheapest resort, but it offers its guests first-class service at all stages from staying in luxury hotels and eating a variety of seafood cuisine to elite excursions on sea boats and yachts.
Geography of Bermuda
Bermuda, which is a colony of Great Britain, is located in the northwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean, about 900 km from the mainland of North America. Bermuda with a total area of 53.2 km² consists of 150 large and small islands, but only about twenty of them are inhabited. 10 islands are interconnected by bridges and form in fact a single main island – Main Island. The surface of Bermuda is coral reefs that have formed on the tops of ancient extinct volcanoes. Main Island is characterized by a hilly terrain with a maximum elevation of 76 meters above sea level. The coastline of most of the islands is heavily indented, they are characterized by a large number of bays and sandy beaches. There are no rivers and streams on the islands, only a number of small lakes with sea and slightly salty water.
The area of Bermuda is 53.2 km. sq., occupies the 224th place in the world by area.
The national currency is the Bermuda dollar (BMD).
Official language – English
Visa to Bermuda
Citizens of the Russian Federation and the CIS countries can visit Bermuda without a visa if they have a valid multiple-entry visa to the United States, Great Britain or Canada, and also if they have a residence permit in the above countries. Since most flights to Bermuda pass through the US, Canada or the UK, tourists usually already have visas for these countries. It is worth paying attention to the fact that a visa, as well as a foreign passport, must be valid for at least 45 days from the end of the trip. For visa-free entry to Bermuda, you will also need a return ticket to a third country. If the above conditions are met, citizens of Russia and the CIS countries will be able to stay in Bermuda for up to 3 months,
Weather in Bermuda
In Bermuda, the climate is subtropical, thanks to the Gulf Stream, warm and almost uniform weather is maintained here all year round. Summer lasts in Bermuda from May to September, the average temperature of this period is +26º C, in winter from mid-December to the end of March, the thermometer scale is approximately +17º C. Winters in Bermuda are characterized by strong northwest winds with heavy showers. However, heavy but short rains can come to the islands at any time of the year, there is no specific rainy season. However, neither strong tsunamis nor destructive storms practically touch Bermuda, which makes them a favorable holiday destination all year round. The traditional tourist season in Bermuda lasts from April to early November.
Currency exchange in Bermuda
In Bermuda, both the local currency, the Bermuda dollar, and the US dollar are in circulation. Having exchanged rubles in advance in Russia, you can easily pay here with the dollars you brought. If you still need to exchange currency on the spot, you can do this at any bank branch on the main island of Main Island. Banks are open from Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 16:30. On Saturday from 10:00 to 15:00 only one bank in Hamilton is open. Bank cards of all international currency systems, such as American Express, MasterCard and Visa, as well as travelers checks are accepted for payment in most major hotels, shops and restaurants. You can cash out a bank card at one of the many ATMs.
Mains voltage 220V, 60Hz. There are two types of sockets: A – two flat pins, B – two flat pins and one D-shaped ground pin.
According to the latest census in 2011, 23% of Bermudians are Anglicans, 15% are Catholics, 11% are African Methodist Bishops, 18% are other Protestants, 12% profess other cults, 14% identify themselves as atheists, 7% are not made a choice.
Holidays in Bermuda are considered the safest in the entire Caribbean, the crime rate here is extremely low. However, it is not recommended to neglect simple precautions: keep valuables, documents and large sums of money in the hotel safe.
In general, nothing threatens your health during your vacation in Bermuda, however, as a preventive measure, it is recommended to get vaccinated against diphtheria, tuberculosis and hepatitis B. The level of health care on the islands is the highest, corresponding to all US standards. However, medical care in Bermuda can cost a pretty penny, it is highly recommended to take out international health insurance.