Traveling To Bermuda Isn't Quite As Dangerous As You Think

For years and years, the Bermuda Triangle has been dubbed one of the most mysterious and dangerous locations on the planet. Aircraft and ships have been said to have disappeared suddenly and suspiciously while traveling across this section of the Atlantic Ocean. Conspiracy theories and scary tales have run wild around this area between Bermuda Island, Florida, and the Greater Antilles islands. Because Bermuda Island is associated with these horror stories, many people assume it is just as eerie of a place.

However, this couldn't be further from the truth. Though there have indeed been unexplained shipwrecks and airplane crashes in the area, this is the case across the ocean around the world. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the nature and frequency of the disasters that have occurred in the Bermuda Triangle don't appear to be anything unique or unusual. When considering destinations for your next island vacation, don't let this folklore steer you awry. In reality, Bermuda is a safe and exceptionally beautiful place to visit.

Bermuda is safe for tourists to visit

We get it; no matter how old or rational you are, when you've grown up believing old wives' tales, it can be hard to shake them. But we promise, the myth of the Bermuda Triangle aside, there's no real reason to worry about your safety while in Bermuda. A British territory, Bermuda is a self-governed archipelago home to a stable, democratic government. Its legal system adheres to the U.K. common law. Additionally, the police force in Bermuda is considered extremely skilled and devoid of corruption. 

Because of the country's booming tourism sector and international business, Bermuda has the highest GNI or Gross National Income per capita of all the countries in the world. With a secure political environment and thriving financial profile, Bermuda's crime levels remain below average. The most common threat of crime in Bermuda is property theft. Just like any country, it has neighborhoods where crime is more frequent. That said, it's generally advised that you take extra caution while exploring the north side of Hamilton. Another thing to be mindful of regarding safety is that while Bermuda has laws preventing the discrimination of a person's sexual orientation, the extent of LGBTQ+ protection by law is not as comprehensive as it is in the U.S.

Why you should plan a trip to Bermuda

Bermuda does pretty well in terms of safety. But, more than that, it is a luxurious and stunning island for tourists to escape to. If you never had Bermuda on your radar because of the whimsical, cautionary tales about the Bermuda Triangle, you'll be surprised to discover all that it has to offer. In fact, Travel+Liesure awarded Bermuda a spot on its 2023 list of the top 50 places in the world to visit.

Bermuda's beautiful crystal clear water and pink sand views draw in more than 500,000 tourists every year. In addition to its stunning scenery, you'll find that the weather is relatively ideal all year long. Beyond that, the island is packed with upscale resorts and fine dining options. For those still curious about the mysterious disasters of the Bermuda Triangle, you can take a snorkeling tour and get up close beside multiple shipwrecks sunken below the waters offshore.