Bermuda Island, Somers Isles or simply Bermuda is a British overseas territory by the North Atlantic Ocean. It is world renowned for its fine beaches, nightlife and entertainment. Their English pubs are incomparable with the rich decors, authentic pub meals, weekend entertainment and the vibrant camaraderie. Those seeking a low key environment only need to head to the lounges and wine bars that showcase swirling glasses of Bordeaux or the latest Reisling. These Bermuda wine bars are the finest in the world – especially when it comes to their in-depth knowledge on wine.
Travel Documents to Bermuda
To be able to enter Bermuda, there are some papers you need to avail or show. First, you need an onward or return ticket. Those who only have one-way tickets may find themselves going back to their point of origin before they can ever leave Bermuda's immigration area. Take note – they don't consider a birth certificate and a driver's license as proof of citizenship. You really need to secure a proof of citizenship together with your passport. This is required for adults and children (whether traveling alone or with parents).
For US visitors, including children and infants, you need a machine readable, valid US passport (effective since 8th of January 2007). For Canadian visitors, you need to present a machine readable, valid Canadian passport (effective since 1st of June 2008). For Western Europeans and UK visitors, you need to present a machine readable, valid passport of your country.
Then, you will fill out 2 forms before you enter Bermuda – a Custom form and an Immigration form. You need to declare the products you'll be bringing to Bermuda in the Custom form. Take note – vegetables and fruits aren't allowed in Bermuda. These should be discarded prior to landing.
Allowed Length of Stay in Bermuda
In Bermuda, the length of stay permitted is initially 3 months but Immigration officials have the authority to restrict your stay. Travelers who have a return ticker as well as a place of accommodation in Bermuda won't have trouble with the Immigration officials.
To extend your stay, you need to fill out an application. You need to personally go to the Immigration Headquarters located in Hamilton any time from 9am-12nn, Monday to Friday.
For those who want to reside or work in Bermuda indefinitely won't be permitted to land in the island unless there's prior authorization granted by the Immigration authorities of Bermuda.
Bermuda Hotel Deals
Here are some highly regarded Bermuda Hotels to consider:
Royal Palms Hotel Bermuda – This hotel is located along a tree-lined lane near Hamilton. It is known for giving the best Bermudian hospitality to guests. It is also near shops and restaurants apart from the onsite Ascots restaurant which is deemed as one of the finest restaurants in the island.
Royal Palms Hotel features pink modern manor houses and quaint, white-roofed cottages. Tranquil gardens with lawn chairs and a terrace near a secluded pool await even the most meticulous guests. They also have an intimate restaurant lounge, phones with direct dial access, high speed Internet connectivity, flat screen TVs with cable, private bathrooms and Ipod radios. The friendly staff of this family owned hotel will even assist you in your dinner arrangements to nearby restaurants, sightseeing tours to attractions and other activities.
The nightly rate at this hotel ranges from $222 to $394.
Coco Reef Bermuda – This Bermuda luxury hotel is strategically situated in the heart of the Island. It is only a few minutes from Hamilton, the capital; St. George Bermuda and the Bermuda International Airport. It is also right by the edge of the best beach in Bermuda.
Guests of the hotel are greeted with a graceful but casual atmosphere. They have cozy rooms that guarantee magnificent views of the sparkling pink sands and ocean waves. These units comprise of 64 spacious rooms having 32 ocean view rooms, 1 one-bedroom suite and 31 beach front rooms.
Amenities of the hotel include handcrafted wicker furniture, a generous sitting area, original artwork, 100% non-smoking rooms, dry cleaning/laundry services, an outside dining area and a gift shop as well as a bar, library, function space and meeting rooms. Rooms have hair dryers, towels, patio/balcony, coffeemakers, mini refrigerators, irons with boards, bathrobes and many more to ensure guests of a very comfortable stay.