So when is the best time to go to Bermuda? It really depends on what you like and how you want to enjoy the island. From a tourism perspective, high season or the peak time in Bermuda is between April to September. This is when most of the tourists come to Bermuda. 85% of the tourists are from USA. Rest are mostly from UK and Canada, while a small number come from other countries.
About 650,000 tourists come to Bermuda every year out of which a large number (more than half) by cruise. And when do you think they all come and swamp the island? Obviously when it's warm and sunny out there. But there are many who prefer the off season or the winter time, because the island is in its serene best then.
High Season in Bermuda
April to September is high season in Bermuda? Why? That's because this is the time when the weather is probably at its best. The day temperature averages to high 80s (°F) and at night it comes down to high 60s. The mornings are great and warm, evenings are romantic and the nights are cool.
This is the period of the year when all the beaches in Bermuda are bustling with beach activities, there are so many organized island & boating tours, water sport activities, festivals and night time entertainment taking place in Bermuda. But remember that this tiny island gets flooded with visitors around this time. So most of the public places including the beaches will be quite crowded.
Official Hurricane season in Bermuda starts in June and lasts till November. However, Bermuda has been lucky that except in rare occasions, the severe hurricanes have mostly got diverted away from the island. Bermuda buildings are so designed to withstand hurricanes and storms except for the category-5 type which is supposed to be catastrophic in nature.
However these days with the advanced weather forecasting systems, hurricane warnings are issued quite a few days in advance. The locals can also forewarn hurricanes by watching movements of birds, insects and the tidal actions at the sea.
There is no specific rainy season in Bermuda. It can shower anytime but mostly it rains at night and that too in short spurts.
Low (Off) Season in Bermuda
The low or off season in Bermuda is the winter time between November to February. The temperature varies between high 60s to low 60s. The day time is pleasantly cool although you will need jackets in early mornings and late evenings.
This time in Bermuda has its own advantages. The first is that there are hardly any tourists, so there is so much space for you and whole Bermuda looks so much more attractive & serene. One thing though, many of the popular tourist attractions and water activities remain closed or operate in reduced hours during winter time. However there are several attractions continue to remain open like the National Museum at the dockyard, Botanical Gardens in Paget, Bermuda Aquarium Museum & Zoo, Art Galleries, Crystal & Fantasy Caves complex and more. So there are lot to see actually. While it may not be congenial to swim around this time, the beaches look so beautiful being spared of tourists swamping them.
The rates offered by hotels, tour operators and others during this time can be as low as 50% of the peak rates. Services are so much better everywhere during this time. There are special walking tours organized in Bermuda during the winter. Golfing in Bermuda during winter is at its peak and it's that much easier to get tee times due to less visitors. Shopping around this time in Bermuda is a great pleasure as most stores go empty being devoid of tourists.
So if you like a little solitude, not so crowded beaches, better opportunity to enjoy Bermudian hospitality, quiet streets - then low season in Bermuda during the winter may just be the right time for you. Visit Bermuda in Winter
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