The Best Times to Visit Bermuda

Reminder: Pack plenty of sunscreen.

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The Caribbean archipelago of Bermuda is known for its pink-sand beaches, beautiful waters, and a serious number of luxury yachts that cruise its seven primary islands. The destination's temperate year-round weather is another great trait — no matter when you visit Bermuda, you'll be able to catch some sun, explore hidden caves, or just sit back and sip some rum by the sea. These are the best times to visit Bermuda for beautiful weather, lower prices, and fewer crowds.

  • High Season: May to October
  • Shoulder Seasons: April to early May and late October to November
  • Low Season: Late November to early March

Related: The Best Things To Do in Bermuda

A clocktower rises over the rooftops of a collection of buildings along the Hamilton Bermuda waterfront.

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Best Times to Visit Bermuda for Good Weather

The summer months mark peak tourism season in Bermuda. From May to October, expect mild temperatures in the 70s to mid-80s. That's also when you'll find comfortable water temperatures in the Atlantic. This is however the destination's muggiest season, and its cloudiest, according to WeatherSpark, so take that into consideration.

During this peak season, room rates in Bahamian hotels can be high, but you can seek out more affordable properties on the island. Just plan early — ideally about three months beforehand — if you want to visit during the summer months. You’ll find better rates by booking in advance, and ensure you get the property and room type you want.

Those looking for still-lovely temperatures but slightly less humidity can visit on shoulder seasons. For example, in April and early May, temperatures still hover in the mid to high 70s, but with fewer clouds and lower chances of precipitation. The same can be said for late October and well into November.

Most Popular Times to Visit Bermuda

While there are plenty of trip-worthy events on the island throughout the year, there are a specific handful that draw crowds and lots of excitement. For example, in March, famous actors and filmmakers converge on the island to celebrate the Bermuda International Film Festival.

Bermuda International Invitational Race Week is another exciting time to visit, as sailors from around the world compete in the water, with fans on land cheering for racers. To really experience the culture of the island, visit the capital city of Hamilton on Bermuda Day, May 24, when thousands of people gather for a lively parade, dancing, and a serious showing of island pride.

Additionally, nature lovers may want to plan a trip during March and April. This is when more than 15,000 humpback whales migrate through the Caribbean and past Bermuda.

Tourists enjoying the crystal clear waters of the Atlantic Ocean at the world famous Horseshoe Bay Beach, Bermuda

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Best Times to Visit Bermuda for Lower Prices

The cheapest time to visit Bermuda is during the slow season, from mid to late November through early March. During this time, there are usually great deals on airfare and even better deals on hotels and resorts since occupancy is low. Rates can hover around $200 a night.

Remember that temperatures are still absolutely lovely in the middle of winter, rarely falling below 70 degrees. Ocean temperatures do tend to be a bit chilly, though, making a swim in the sea something of an adventure. There’s still plenty to do during this time, so long as you're not set on suntanning at the beach all day.

Worst Times to Visit Bermuda

This is an island paradise, so there are very few "bad" times to visit. It is helpful to know that hurricane season typically falls between June through November, according to the National Hurricane Center. This is when trips can be delayed or canceled, and you could get stuck on the island if a major storm arrives. The good news is that significant hurricanes rarely hit Bermuda, despite being in the middle of what is known as "hurricane alley." As the Bermudian reported, the archipelago only experiences an average of one damaging tropical storm or hurricane every six to seven years. So, if you're willing to risk it, statistics are on your side.

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