5 Reasons to Visit Bermuda in January

The average high temperature in New York City in January is a balmy 38 degrees Fahrenheit. In Boston, it’s 36; in London, 47.

In Bermuda, on the other hand, January temperatures can creep into the 70s. Sounds nice, doesn’t it?

If you’re thinking about a quick escape from the cold, January may be the perfect month to enjoy a relaxing – or adventurous – getaway to our island paradise. In fact, we can think of five very good reasons to visit Bermuda in January.

  1. New Year’s Eve (December 31 to January 1). Still looking for the perfect New Year’s Eve party? It’s not too late to head to Bermuda for an evening of fine dining, followed by a high-energy party. This year, the Fairmont Southampton hosts Key West entertainer Dave Bootle – whose blend of singing, dance, and comedy is sure to keep the audience on its feet. The evening begins with a choice of dinner at Windows on the Sound, The Newport Room, or the Waterlot Inn. Following Bootle’s performance, DJ Leigh closes out the evening.
  2. Bermuda Marathon Weekend (January 13-15). Warmed by the Gulf Stream, Bermuda is an ideal destination to watch a wintertime marathon – or, if you’re ready for the challenge, to run in one. The entire weekend is loaded with events, including the Bermuda 10k, Half Marathon, and the Bermuda Triangle Challenge, where runners are challenged to run one mile on Friday night, the 10k on Saturday, and either the Marathon or Half Marathon on Sunday.
  3. Restaurant Week (January 16 to February 6). From classic Bermudian cuisine to international favourites, our restaurants feature world-class fare for every appetite. During Bermuda’s first-ever Restaurant Week, visitors can enjoy three-course prix fixe dinners priced at $29, $39, or $49 per person.
  4. Bermuda Festival of Performing Arts (January 17 to February 26). Performing artists from all over the world converge in Bermuda to celebrate music, theater, dance, and other live performance. This year, the Festival hosts the Jon Faddis Jazz Orchestra from New York, the South African play Mother to Mother, and Oregon based Imago Theatre’s production of ZooZoo, a family-friendly spectacle in which masked and costumed actors transform themselves into penguins, hippos, and one dancing polar bear.
  5. Bermuda Regional Bridge Tournament (21 January – 27 January). The game’s enthusiasts consider it a once-in-a-lifetime event. Now in its 53rd year, the tournament has a long-standing reputation for competitive bridge coupled with friendly hospitality. Plus, the tournament offers more than just card playing. Stop by for free lectures on the game from expert players, and quiz top players on their strategies. Perhaps best of all, you might enjoy both of Bermuda’s twin passions at once – hitting the links with other players at a tournament-sponsored golf outing.

In between enjoying these events, why not spend some time at any one of Bermuda’s relaxing spas, world-class golf courses, or exciting nightclubs? All of these activities are in full swing throughout the year.

If you’ve ever visited us in January, let us know how you spent your time here. And if you’ve never been, tell us about your dream vacation in the comments section below.


Posted on 21 December, 2011 | Permalink

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