What to Pack & What to Wear in Bermuda

Wondering what to pack for your island getaway? Think Britain-meets-the-beach. Bermuda has an air of modesty mixed with a casual island vibe, making for a fab opportunity to break out those Bermuda shorts.

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When packing your Bermuda wardrobe, think smart-casual. The atmosphere of the island has a sophisticated and stylish vibe. Proper island flair is the prevailing rule, whether you are swimming at the beach or walking through town. It’s this classic sense of light-hearted decorum that makes Bermuda different from many tropical destinations.


Bathing suits, abbreviated tops and short shorts may be worn at our beaches and pools, but a cover-up is required when you come off the beach. The beaches are relaxed, but bear in mind that there are no nude or semi-nude public beaches on the island.


Casual sportswear may be worn at lunchtime, but many dining establishments and nightclubs ask gentlemen to wear button-up shirts in the evenings. When making dinner reservations, it’s always wise to check on dress requirements.



Spring is considered April and May in Bermuda. Much of the island's flora blossoms year-round, but there’s a noticeable spurt in the growth of many wildflowers, harbingers of the new season. Pack for summer, but toss a light windbreaker or fleece in the bag, too.

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The days are very warm and humid from June all the way through to September. Expect blue skies and white fluffy clouds. Occasional showers are typically brief (and welcome). The sun sets around 8-9 pm.

Daywear: swimsuits, shorts, t-shirts, vests, summer-weight sports clothes, light windbreaker/rain jacket, hats, flip-flops/sandals or sneakers

Eveningwear: smart-casual summer dresses, button-down shirt, light sports jacket, light cotton pants

Shop summer wardrobe staples and beyond at TABS (The Authentic Bermuda Shorts), Coral Coast Clothing and Della Valle Sandals.

Autumn weather starts during the magical months of October through December – warm or mild temperatures linger through the holidays. Pack for summer, but bring a pullover or light fleece, too. In December, sweaters, light woollens or fall-weight casuals are appropriate, too. Be sure to bring walking shoes or sneakers for autumn exploring.


Winter is considered January through March in Bermuda. While you may see some Bermudians sporting Uggs and hats, don’t let the "winter gear" fool you.

Winter is something of a misnomer, as temperatures average a balmy 70 degrees Fahrenheit, 21 degrees Celsius during the day and dip to the 60s (Fahrenheit) at night. Northern winds can blow from time to time, making the air feel slightly cooler.

Daywear: sweaters/fleeces, light woolens or fall-weight casuals, light rain jacket, coat, swimsuit, walking shoes or sneakers.
Eveningwear: dressy sweaters, long-sleeved dresses, suits, sports jacket.

Shop winter wardrobe staples and beyond at Atelerie, Merch and Vineyard Vines.

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