A beautiful island boasting fantastic weather, a dazzling landscape and thriving cultural pride, Bermuda is nothing short of a meeting and vacation paradise. While known for its laid-back and relaxed approach to life, Bermuda enjoys a healthy economy and can really get down to business. Meeting participants from around the world come to Bermuda to make the most of its spectacular meeting venues while drawing inspiration and much-needed down time away from fast-paced mainland life.
Just a short two-hour flight from the U.S. East Coast, Bermuda is only 650 miles east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, making travel to this island oasis highly convenient from the States. Travelers touch down at L.F. Wade International Airport, located just 10 miles east of Hamilton, Bermuda's capital city. L.F. Wade International offers service to and from the United States, Europe and Canada with several non-stop flights to major destinations.
Once in Bermuda, the government-run bus and ferry system provides daily service throughout the island, but the environmentally-conscious island nation does not allow rental cars. Instead, visitors can find taxis at the airport, outside of major hotels, and throughout the city of Hamilton and town of St. George, or can book from among the many charter transportation hubs.
Upon arrival in Bermuda, guests find no shortage of ways to get around. The government-run bus and ferry system provides daily service throughout the island, and visitors can find taxis at the airport, outside of major hotels, and throughout the City of Hamilton and Town of St. George, or they can book transportation from among the many charter shuttles.
Business travelers will find that meetings in Bermuda are anything but buttoned-up. Offering the most flexible meeting space in the country, The Fairmont Southampton, perched high above pristine pink sand beaches, boasts several indoor and outdoor venues. The 593-guest-room resort is home to a 15,000-square-foot beach club that can accommodate up to 1,500 people, as well as 14 indoor meeting rooms and a 12,000-square-foot ballroom. Meanwhile, just across the bay from The Fairmont Southampton, The Fairmont Hamilton Princess's iconic pink building offers 19,000 square feet of meeting space in its ballroom and 15 meeting rooms.
To add an island twist to events, Bermuda offers a wide variety stimulating venues. Mix and mingle in the glow of a 140,000-gallon replica of the island's coral reef at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo, which offers reception spaces for up to 150 people. Meanwhile, the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute has the facilities to accommodate events of all kinds. Host a luncheon for 300 people at its waterfront La Coquille restaurant, a lecture series at its 148-seat Tradewinds Auditorium, or a 30-person meeting at its Royal Caribbean Room.
An offshore financial center, Bermuda's economy centers heavily on international business. In fact, the Bermuda Stock Exchange is the world's largest fully electronic offshore securities market. Tourism also plays a key role in Bermuda, as the island attracts over half a million visitors every year.