Most tourists visit Bermuda from April to September, months that enjoy average temperatures of 80 degrees, with waters about the same temp. Summer does include a higher chance of rain, though the spells are usually brief with quickly clearing skies. Some of the most popular tourist stops by day transform into street festivals in the evening, including the Royal Naval Dockyard, St. George’s, and Hamilton. May features Heritage Month and the Bermuda Day Parade; June has the Queen’s Birthday Parade and the Native Bermuda Festival; and July attracts worldwide visitors for its Cup Match, a two-day cricket match and party. Naturally, Bermuda hosts several fishing tournaments, including June’s Bermuda Billfish Release and July’s Triple Crown Billfish Championship.
November to March is the low season. Temperatures rarely drop below the 60s, and hotels drop their rates 20 to 60 percent. The downside is that some businesses are closed. Hurricane season is from June to November, but due to Bermuda’s northern location and the cooling waters of the Atlantic, hurricanes rarely descend upon the island. Off-season, however, is the time to experience local charm and attitude. Catch some of the more authentic festivals like Bermuda Marathon Weekend (January) and the Bermuda Festival for the Performing Arts (January/February).