Etiquette

Bermudians are generally laidback, if politely reserved. Some unwritten rules of conduct do apply.

  • Greetings Greet people you run into formally, with 'good morning' or 'good evening'. Handshakes are de rigueur for men, air kisses for women.
  • Dress While beachwear is worn during leisure time, overly revealing clothing is frowned upon, and Bermudians tend to dress up when dining out.
  • Punctuality Bermudians are more punctual than their Caribbean counterparts further south, but arriving on the dot is generally not done.