Bermuda is Open for Business Following Hurricane Humberto

The Category 3 storm provided plenty of wind and rain, but damage was minimal.

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It’s business as usual on Bermuda’s popular beaches following Hurricane Humberto.Shutterstock

Hurricane Humberto briefly passed over Bermuda as a Category 3 storm, fortunately dealing only minor damage. Cleanup started during the middle of last week, as L.F. Wade International Airport and its causeway reopened on September 19, and ferry service and Bermuda Visitor Services centers reopened throughout the island on Sept. 20.

Bermudan hotels are also fully operational once again, too. The Bermuda Hotel Association’s booking guarantee also allows guests whose plans were interrupted by Humberto to modify hotel reservations without a penalty.

“With the airport reopened, the cleanup underway and the damage minimal, Bermuda is ready to welcome visitors and groups already booked to visit this weekend and beyond, along with those inspired to do so by today’s blue skies and perfect temperatures out there,” said Kevin Dallas, CEO of the Bermuda Tourism Authority (BTA).

Looking for a reason to travel to Bermuda during the warm, fall months? Here are a few: Foodies, travel to Bermuda to try the Bermudan delicacy of spine lobsters any time from September through March. Or make plans for Oct. 11 to Oct. 13, and take part in the Taste of Bermuda event, featuring wine tastings, walking tours, a three-day chef competition and an all-day food festival.

For nature lovers, go birdwatching in Bermuda, as the fall migration brings birds from North to South America. More interested in birdies than birds? Take a trip to Bermuda during the end of October, as the PGA Tour’s Bermuda Championship takes place from Oct. 31 to Nov. 3 on the island’s Port Royal Golf Course. Nov. 2 to Nov. 9 is also the week of the World Rugby Classic.

Or, simply plan your Bermuda getaway around spending time at one (or many) of the 43 public beaches and coves, where you can do everything from enjoy a picnic under the sun to backflips off the limestone cliffs. And don't even think about leaving Bermuda without a visit to Art Mel's Spicy Dicy, which is home to what many people believe is the best fish sandwich on the entire planet.