People & Culture
You will surely meet Bermudians on the buses and ferries. Don't be surprised with more than usual friendly behavior. Friendliness and willingness to help is just one part of a typical Bermudian nature.
Bermuda Clothing and Dress Code
Bermuda has long been a British colony in the past and therefore you will see a lot of British influence in Bermudian culture including in clothing and dress code. Unlike in the US, Bermuda in general follows more conservative attire and clothing customs.
General Clothing in Bermuda
In general, try to dress a bit conservatively. Bathing suits, short tops and mini shorts are not acceptable except at beaches and pools. You can generally wear casual sportswear in restaurants during the lunch time. However some of the formal restaurants and night clubs in Bermuda require men to wear jacket and tie in the evenings. Reservation in restaurants and night clubs are always recommended and you should check the dress code requirements while making the reservations.
Most restaurants in Bermuda no longer require men to wear jackets and tie. Although some will insist on smart casual dresses like wearing a collared shirt, long pant and shoes (no bare feet or flip flops).
Places to Visit
Bermuda is known for its lovely pink beaches and coves where you can swim, snorkel or lounge to your heart's content. But there are lot more to the island than just the beaches - great museums that preserve the exhibits & artifacts depicting more than four century old history of Bermuda, caves with awesome limestone formations, historical forts dating from 1600s, churches with majestic architectures, parks & nature reserves that are ideal for watching island's flora, fauna and birds, and much more.
Don't forget to snap a photo under One of Bermuda's national symbols, the fabled moongate which traces its roots to China and is said to bring good luck.
Dining in Bermuda
There are over 150 restaurants and pubs in Bermuda offering you a wide choice of cuisine. Some of the great popular Bermudian dishes include the fish chowder, wahoo steaks, shark hash, mussel pie, Hoppin' John (black eyed peas and rice), spiny Bermuda lobsters and so on. And of course the Codfish has been a very popular item in breakfast since the 17th century. In general, dining in Bermuda is more expensive than in the U.S or Canada. And you really need to know the right places to get innovative & gourmet food.