Bermuda Warnings and Dangers

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Bermuda Warnings and Dangers

  • Beware of the Sun

    Sunburn is always a possibility so come prepared. Wear sunblock and a hat. We always travel with plenty of sunblock with a high SPF. We also pack travel sizes to keep in our bag as we wander around; it's good to reapply.Hats are a great way of keeping the sun off you face and protect the top of your head and ears from a burn.

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  • Bermuda - Roads!

    Though for the most part we avoided the roads, some of the roads driving from the island's airport to almost the opposite end were incredibly narrow. I was told these roads were very old and were never redone to adapt for bigger cars and trucks. I was also told that if one can drive in Bermuda, they can drive anywhere...so I believe that speaks for...

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  • Be polite!

    If you feel that you've started out on the wrong foot with someone in Bermuda, it may be that you forgot to start the conversation with a polite 'Good morning' ;)We were detained and our luggage searched upon arrival, and after finally clearing Customs, we were tired and hungry and a bit embarrassed for having been singled out into a glass room...

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  • Renting motorbikes in Bermuda

    I couldn't write a page on Bermuda without passing along a warning. We were told that it is not real safe to rent motorbikes in Bermuda because of the traffic. Don't take your life lightly on this busy island! If you must, don't allow young teens to do so.

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  • To Scooter or Not to Scooter

    No cars to rent sooooo...???It's tempting but seriously an accident will ruin your travel plans at the least .With narrow and winding roads and the fact that many tourists are not experienced at driving on the left side of the street, there were nearly 500 scooter accidents in Bermuda in 2000 alone.Enough said.

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  • Portuguese man-of-war

    The Portuguese man-of-war is a jellyfish-like marine creature occasionally found in Bermuda. I wouldn't be too paranoid about it but it is good to be aware It looks like a blueish coloured jelly fish with clusters of polyps from which hang tentacles that can reach about 150 feet in length. The sting from these tentacles is about 75% the toxicity of...

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  • Riptides

    Horseshoe Bay beach is so much fun but they are known to have dangerous riptides. Swimmers beware, as the waters can be on the rough side and the undercurrent stronger than what you may think. Lifeguards are on duty throughout the summer; however, the swim season can be longer. Use prudent judgment at all times and always swims with another person.

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  • Conserve Gas -- It's expensive

    If you plan to drive or rent a motorscooter in Bermuda, try to to conserve gas because it's very expensive! You europeans should not be alarmed, but if you're from the US, you can expect gas prices more than double what you pay here.What To Buy: Regular Gas, nothing fancy.What To Pay: You can expect to spend $6 or $7 per gallon, on par with Europe,...

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  • Drivers Beware!

    With no rental car service available, visitors to Bermuda are often enticed by motorbikes. Road conditions are very good throughout the region, but outside larger towns and cities, visitors should watch for narrow roads that may not have much shoulder.Drivers stay to the left-hand side of the road, making conditions more hazardous for vacationers...

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  • Good Hospital care in case of a Danger

    Well I know Vters all to well -- yup you are going to rent that nice new motor scooter and drive around the Island only problem is you have not driven one in 27 years since college. Well if you brake your right leg you have a great place to go for care the Hospital in Bermuda King Edward the VIIth is top notch.

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  • Don't tour around during inclement...

    Okay, people. This may sound dumb, but don't knock it. You'd be surprised at some things people try to get away with. Here's one for ya. Try not to travel around the island when the weather's crazy and it's pouring outside. It's no fun and it's just not safe. The winds can get exceedingly strong and especially during hurricane season (no-brainer)....

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  • WHAT SIDEWALKS??!!

    Okay, listen up, people. Except for in town, SIDEWALKS basically DO NOT EXIST!!! It's crazy enough walking during the day, but people bravely (or insanely, depending on your take) walk around at night on the narrow roads with merely a reflective vest or shoes. Personally, I think it's insane (although necessary sometimes). Mind you, what looks like...

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  • Drinking and driving

    Beware of walking along roads at night...many Bermudians are lax about drinking and driving and several tourists have been killed. In addition, though you may feel its ok to do the same, please don't. Take a cab, they're by all the bars. Be especially careful when driving your moped (if you do rent one)...

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  • Restricted Shopping

    Of the 3 large department stores, two (Trimminghams and Smiths) are closing or have closed, and Coopers (the third one) is downscaling their retail operation.Cooper's is tearing down their old building for a new, larger building which will be primarily an office building with a much smaller Cooper's retail store on the ground floor. This past...

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  • Portuguese Man-of-War

    The Portuguese man-of-war is a jellyfish-like marine creature occasionally found in Bermuda. Its body consists of a gas-filled, balloon-like translucent blue float. Below the float are clusters of polyps from which hang tentacles that can reach about 150 feet in length. The sting from these tentacles is about 75% the toxicity of cobra venom. The...

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  • Opposite sides of the road!!

    Many people who go to Bermuda rent scooters so they can go everywhere on the Island, but sooo many people get hurt from them! There were probably at least 3-4 people who had gotten into accidents on my ship and had to go to the hospital! Definetly not something you want happening on your vacation. One huge cause of this is that in Bermuda, they...

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  • Beware of the Portuguese Man O War

    The beaches are AMAZING in Bermuda but you do have to watch for the Portuguese Man O War - a blueish coloured jelly fish whose long blue tentacles can give off a very painful, powerful sting. Severe reactions can include difficulty with breathing and even cardiac arrest. Some signs that you may have been stung are: Stinging, burning, redness,...

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  • As tempting as it may be....don't...

    The speed limit around the island is only 50 km/hr. There are VERY hefty fines for even going 4 km/hr over that limit so be AWARE of this (although, you cannot rent a car on the island...only 50cc scooters...so your chances of even getting up to 50 km are pretty slim anyway - hehehehe)

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  • Bermuda Hurricanes!

    Major Hurricanes generally miss Bermuda because of its size but every so often a very serious one hits. You really don't want to be on the island and especially not in a beachfront hotel when one does hit. Hurricane Fabian hit this September and was a disaster for the island. Only 4 people were killed but tons of damage was done to many businesses,...

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  • Not a Tropical Destination

    Bermuda is off the shore of North Carolina. It is not in the tropics. It is in the Gulf Stream, which keeps it warmer than the coastal US. They do have palms and coral, although only about half of the coral types grow around Bermuda as grow in the Caribbean.So don't expect to come in February to someplace with warm water and hot sun. They do not...

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  • Bermuda Triangle

    No doubt you have wondered about the Bermuda Triangle. It is the greatest modern mystery of our supposedly well understood world: a region of the Atlantic Ocean between Bermuda, Miami, Florida, and San Juan, Puerto Rico, where explanation. I began this as an innocent search before it escalated into a vast project, a project to get almost every...

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  • Look both ways when you cross the street

    Just more words of caution that the cars drive on the "other side" of the road from Canada or the US or Europe... when you cross the street.. look both ways and then check again! Use the cross walks.. the cars will stop for you if YOU too follow the rules of the road. Remember all those road safety lessons of years gone by... they make a lot of...

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  • Not really a warning, but be...

    Not really a warning, but be aware of the speed limit .. 35 kilometers an hour, throughout the island. It is not possible to hire a car, but tourists can hire a moped or use the bus or taxi to get around the Island.

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  • You have to know that the...

    You have to know that the circulation there is on the LEFT! Ouch! Not too complicated, but you have to be attentive.

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  • Yeah if you like to shop there...

    Yeah if you like to shop there is barely anything in Bermuda. All I found was a Body Shop, U.C.O.B.,Nautica/Levis and some boutiques,which were kind of cute..... no malls or anything...... oh well......

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  • Not a bad idea to keep cameras...

    Not a bad idea to keep cameras and purses inside a day pack that you wear on your back while on the moped--hey, crime can happen anywhere with an easy target.Be careful on your moped--especially be ready to drive defensively. I had a head-on collision with a local 16 year old who had just got her license and rounded the corner on the wrong side of...

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  • see cultural tips for...

    see cultural tips for one...*hee hee*Also -jellyfish. I didn't see anyone (or myself) get *Stung!...but I did have one slap right across my face mask when snorkling :(~ -a bit scary for sure.something starting with an 'F' and water sprayed straight from my air tube alerting others...you would of thought it was a shark attack!!

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  • They drive on the left side of...

    They drive on the left side of the road!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Quite irrational.....keep a stiff upper lip.Jellyfish..........BAD. Dead ones on the beach will still sting you. Watch where you walk.While swimming or snorkeling. When swimming...........look what is ahead of you. When snorkeling(your head is looking down) LOOK up and see what is ahead of you....

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  • Expensive.... Expensive.......

    Expensive.... Expensive.... Expensive.... Bermuda is now more interested in the insurance industry than in the tourist industry. We spent our honeymoon there in 1965 at Elbow Beach Surf Club, went back in 1999 (couldn’t afford Elbow Beach this time), but will probably never return again!Don't get me wrong... we really enjoyed our visits on both...

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