Did you ever want to visit Bermuda? Did you know they drive on the other side of the road? Here are some more details about the island of Bermuda.
Bermuda is full of pink. There are pink houses, buildings, and businesses. Our entire hotel was pink and so were the shuttles that took us too and from the beach. And speaking of the beach, those are pink, too. Not hot pink or even bright pink, but rather a very pale pink. Horseshoe Bay boasts one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, pink sand beaches. But if you didn’t know it was a “[ink sand beach” chances are you wouldn’t even notice it. Because the pink coloring is a result of a red that fades from the sun, the pink sand is much more noticeable in the water at the shore. Also, if you lay down and look right at the sand, you will see the pink grains, along with the pale yellow and more typically colored sand, and you will know you are at a pink sand beach. It might not have been the pinkest beach I ever saw, but I’m hard pressed to say it wasn’t the most beautiful beach I ever saw.
No Rental Cars
If you want to get around the island, you’re going to have to use their transportation. There are no rental cars. Bringing kids? Make sure to bring your car seat and base, as that is the old thing to ensure driving around “safely” as deemed by us Americans. There are scooters though, and while I didn’t partake in the activity, I can only imagine it would be a fun and zippy way to get around the island. The people of Bermuda use scooters all the time, as their daily driver proving even more that this is a great way of getting from points A to B in Bermuda.
But the beach is free! And speaking of using a scooter to get around, the other reason for that is the cost. Gas, among other things, is anything but well-priced on the island. At about $2 a liter, you pay almost $8 per gallon of gas. Bermuda is not the place to go if you’re looking for a cheap and fun vacation. Because it’s an island, almost everything is imported and therefore, more costly. This goes double if you stay at a resort or hotel. The accommodations of the island are beautiful but expensive. There are some ways around this. Bermuda has some AirBnbs available that are more than affordable and nice. While on the island, someone stayed for just $30 a night in an AirBnb. You can also shop at the local stores, and while still expensive, are nothing compared to what you would pay to eat out.
Bermuda is known for their rum. The resort we stayed at made drinks called Rum Sizzles. First of all, great name. Am I right? Second, they were delicious. Tart, cold orange juice mixed with a little bit of cranberry and Bermuda’s black rum, this drink was the drink of the island, or at least the party we attended.
Yes, it’s an island full of beaches, snorkeling, and all the activities a beach lover wants while at the beach. But truth be told, the weather may be more temperate than you think. The nights and mornings were in the 70s, but with the breeze off the ocean it felt more than a little chilly at times. And the days range from 70s to 80s, so depending on what you’re doing and where you are, it isn’t always that super hot and humid island weather you might expect it would be. In the summer, you can get the 80s and humid air but in the “off months” it may only get into the 60s during the day. This temperate climate has a little of everything, unless you’re looking for snow of course and in that case, this is not the place for it.
We had an amazing time in Bermuda. The view was breathtaking, the people were kind and helpful, and the island, well, it’s one of a kind.