If it’s summertime and you want to get away, Bermuda is not the place to go. But if it’s spring or autumn/winter and you need a little sun and sand, this is your dream destination.

Bermuda is technically of the subtropical climate, with warm winters and springs and hot, humid summers. If you don’t mind humidity and some heat (highs rarely go above 90 degrees, but the humidity can make it seem a lot hotter), summer is a good time for a bargain-hunter to visit Bermuda.

Most people hit Bermuda in the autumn/winter, however, when much of the world is covered in a dank frost. It’s during those dark winter months that Bermuda beckons and with good reason. Highs in January and February average in the mid-60s with 70% humidity (by contrast, the humidity in the summer months of July and August can easily hit 85% or more). However, if you to head to Bermuda in those winter months, be prepared for strong gale winds that can whip a real cold punch. Since most hotels and cottages don’t have heat, be sure to bring some warm clothes with you. Remember also that most buildings in Bermuda are built of limestone; very effective at keeping the property cool in the summer, but equally effective at keeping them cool in the winter, hence it can be cold inside during the winter months!

Spend Halloween in Bermuda and you’ll be greeted with highs often in the 80s, but many believe the best time to visit the island is the spring months of April and May, when temperatures hover in the 70s, humidity is relatively low and rainfall is at its lowest rate for the year. September is a particularly pleasant time to visit.