Have you been bitten by the travel bug? If so, you are likely looking to plan your perfect vacation for 2018!
Whether you are looking for some time away from the daily grind, or need an extended vacation to relax and unwind, there are many destinations that may be on your list. But then comes the most difficult question: How do you choose?
Take the guesswork out of planning your vacation and discover the best travel destination for 2018: Bermuda!
Find out exactly why this island is so great by checking out the 5 reasons for visiting Bermuda below!
Why Bermuda is the Perfect Travel Destination for 2018
Bermuda is a remarkable island nation that everyone needs to visit at least once in their lifetime. What makes Bermuda the perfect destination in 2018 comes down its amazing climate and the features it has to offer.
Many people mistakenly believe that Bermuda is amongst the many other beautiful islands in the Caribbean. However this is untrue. Bermuda is actually located about 650 miles East of North Carolina — mystifyingly splashed in the Atlantic Ocean.
The result is a sub-tropical island in the middle of a traditionally cool ocean. In other words, PARADISE!
Looking to plan your relaxing holiday for 2018? Below are 5 reasons why Bermuda should be at the top of your list!
1) The Pristine Waters
The sight of the water in Bermuda makes you doubt your own eyes.
The moment the plane starts the descent into LF Wade International Airport, you will notice that the water changes right before your eyes from the traditional dark blue of the Atlantic to an astonishingly vibrant aqua-cyan color. It truly makes you feel like you are looking at the water through some sort of Photoshop filter because it seems impossible.
The water is crystal clear absolutely everywhere on the island and it is further pronounced by the bright, white sand and lack of any type of invasive seaweed much associated with other bodies of water.
Bonus Tip: Be sure to check out “The Blue Hole”. It is an amazing spot in the middle of the “woods” after a very short hike.
2) The Enjoyable Climate
You really cannot beat the sub-tropical climate of Bermuda.
The spring, fall, and winter are all mild with daily temperatures rarely fluctuating outside of high 60’s- mid 70’s.
The summer from late May through October ranges from mid to high 70’s to mid 80’s, with high humidity.
My personal favorite time to visit is in April. This allows for cheap flights and hotel stays, while enjoying weather in the high 60’s to mid 70’s.
This past stay had near-perfect weather with sunshine every day of my 5 night stay, often with a light breeze that was just enough to keep comfortable while walking around all day.
3) The Friendly People
I have never felt more welcome in a foreign place in my life, and I say that with complete confidence.
Everywhere you go you can expect to be greeted by anyone you walk by. This may come as a surprise to many of my fellow New Englanders that may be more used to passerby’s completely ignoring each others’ presence. In Bermuda, most people greet everyone as they step on the bus, and will happily converse with a stranger about just about any topic.
Often times Bermudians love to hear tourists’ input, and are quick to tell you how appreciative they are that you chose to stay on their island. There were countless times I needed to know directions or was simply seeking recommendations for a place to eat. Every time I was greeted with a smile and cheerfully given great local advice.
4) A Safe Environment
Bermuda is an extremely safe island in almost every aspect safety can be measured.
The violent crime is virtually nonexistent, and instance of it involving tourists is near zero. The most common crime from talking to locals is scooter theft, or theft of bags/ backpacks while the culprit is on a scooter.
The most shocking thing for me personally was learning that there are no dangerous animals on the island. NONE. There are no native mammals at all on the island, no dangerous snakes or spiders, and my personal favorite as a New Englander- NO TICKS! It is a great feeling to be able to walk confidently through thick mangroves and not worry about any sounds that you hear in the bushes.
Obviously, the surrounding ocean comes with its normal dangers, but sharks are certainly not a problem. The only concern in the water is the jellyfish-like Portuguese man-o-war, but I have yet to directly encounter one.
5) Beaches to Die For
This may come as the most obvious, but Bermuda’s beaches are unforgettable.
The most iconic beach is easily Horseshoe Bay Beach. This stunning beach is famous for its pink sand and extraordinary rock formations. The beaches in this area all connect to each other which makes for a beautiful walk from end to end with plenty of trails and rock structures to explore throughout the way.
In St. George you’ll find Tobacco Bay Beach which is a nice, much quieter spot that is frequented by snorkelers and even has a pool table on the beach which was quite an experience.
There are also several beaches that have a shocking amount of sea glass. Ask a local any they can point you in the right direction for those.
Bermuda is Waiting!
Whether you’re traveling with your family, significant other, or going solo, I can assure you that you will fall in love with this sub-tropical paradise.
There are endless things to do for those of you that enjoy a schedule packed full of fun activities, yet plenty of places to relax and enjoy complete tranquility if that’s more your style.
It’s so easy to get caught up in daily life and neglect to take a proper vacation nowadays. Take that vacation. Enjoy yourself. Enjoy Bermuda.