Bermuda Open For Business


Within 24 hours, Bermuda bounced back from one of the strongest storms to ever hit the country – Hurricane Nicole, a dangerous Category 4 storm.

Hurricane Nicole hit Bermuda Oct. 13 toppling trees, flooding neighbourhood streets and knocking out power to 90% of the island. However, strict building codes and a commitment to hurricane preparedness paved the way for a wide-ranging recovery effort immediately following the storm. No major injuries or loss of life resulted from the hurricane. The airport is open and all hotels are open with little to no damage reported.

“Bermuda bounces back quickly from storms thanks to a community spirit that is evident island-wide. Hospitality is in our blood – we take care of our visitors on-island and are ready to welcome new visitors from our airline and cruise ship partners, said Victoria Isley, chief sales and marketing officer for Bermuda Tourism. “Bermuda is on track this year to welcome the most visitors to the island since 2008 – and to be back online within 24 hours of such a major storm is a testament to Bermuda’s dedication to visitors.”

Hotels such as the Fairmont Southampton and Grotto Bay entertained guests during the storm with a Hurricane Party and Rum Cake Bingo, respectively. The Hamilton Princess was fully operational through the storm, including Marcus restaurant.