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Bermuda, anyone?

I am staying at a guest house on South Road in Bermuda. Will I be able to do most sight-seeing by bus?

Any other tips are welcome. Thanks in advance!

Posted by
57 posts

Having last been to Bermuda in 2003, my information may be dated. How long will you be in Bermuda? How athletic are you? Bermuda is small, if you can ride a scooter you can see the whole island. You can hire a cab and have a personal tour.

Regards,
Dennis
PS send me a message if you have any specific questions as I don't check in all that much

Posted by
763 posts

It has been more than awhile, and I stayed down below Elbow Beach, however, my partner and I travelled exclusively via the pink buses. I am scared of the scooters and not a big driver to begin with, so only buses for me. The first day we were able to pop down the road to a local grocery store to stock up on food and necessities. Very comfortable. Click for the bus routes.

Posted by
2664 posts

Was there in 2012 and we were able to take the public bus almost everywhere. We got the bus day pass and got unlimited rides. We rode the bus from the airport to our hotel in Hamilton. We took the ferry (included as part of the ticket) to the old royal dockyard and took the bus back to the hotel. We used the bus as shop-on, hop-off bus to visit some of the resorts and beaches (serenity cave [at one of the resorts], Warwick long bay, tobacco bay, horseshoe bay, old rectory, Gibbs hill lighthouse, elbow beach, St. George’s).

Posted by
180 posts

Thanks for your replies. I think we're going to focus on the buses and ferries. Those mo-peds scare me.....

Posted by
4 posts

I lived 5 years in Bermuda working as an Accountant, I didn't want to return to the UK, but had no choice when my job ended as its very expensive indeed to live there when not working. Feel free to PM me, there are plenty of travel guide types of sites around for Bermuda places to see such as this one . As mentioned I would hire a scooter if you can manage that and zip around, there are really great beaches and a number of worthwhile attractions, you can easily fit the main ones in during a week long stay.

Enjoy!

Posted by
8293 posts

Re hiring a scooter, as mentioned above: I well remember the time I drove my sister to the airport for her trip to Bermuda. Two days later I had to drive to the airport to pick her up. She had run into a wall with her hired scooter. Take care.

Posted by
4131 posts

When we were in Bermuda in 2017, we were amazed and the way people zipped around the island, usually driving too fast.
No way would I want to be on those roads on a scooter.

Posted by
860 posts

I just got back from a cruise to Bermuda. We took taxis everywhere. I agree that renting a scooter looks scary (remember it’s the opposite side of the road). Horseshoe Bay was one of the most gorgeous beaches I have ever seen. I’d love to go back!

Posted by
16 posts

We stayed in Bermuda for a week a few springs ago. Please Do NOT rent a scooter! Use their public transportation system instead. Scooters are only partially safe if you are completely comfortable driving/handling them AND you know the roads and traffic patterns well enough to predict your path. We took their fantastic bus and ferry system from one end to the other, and walked the rest. Enjoy! It feels like Hawaii meets the Caribbean. Fairly well off nation, no poverty, expensive meals and groceries.

Posted by
180 posts

Thanks all for your advice. We had a great time in Bermuda using busses and taxis to/from the airport. People were so nice and helpful. Don't be afraid of asking questions. Restaurants are expensive but we were flexible. Lovely people. Perfect weather.

Posted by
4962 posts

Pam, thanks for reporting back. Its one of my favorite places. Glad you missed any hurricanes.

Posted by
46 posts

We've been to Bermuda 3 times and have taken buses everywhere. Taxis are very expensive so if you have patience and enjoy the local experience buses will take you anywhere you need to go

Posted by
60 posts

We've been to a Bermuda three times, last trip was 20+ years ago. The public transportation was plentiful and reliable, both buses and ferries. Unless you are a seasoned scooter/Vespa driver, just avoid. People in our group who used them all wiped out and went home with "road rash." Maybe because they drive on the opposite side of the road, like in the UK.

Posted by
88 posts

If you have ever ridden a motorcycle, scooter is ok. If not maybe not such a good idea. When you rent they give you a short lesson, our company advised me (no surprise) to watch my wife closely. Good advice, only pulled her out of the ditch once!

Bus appeared to run everywhere and regularly, but loved the flexibility of the scooters.