Bermuda is often thought to be a Caribbean Island but is actually not in the Caribbean Sea. It is farther north, 650 miles east of Cape Hatteras in the USA, and gains its tropical climate from the Gulf Stream. Many have told tales of sailors and pilots getting lost in the Bermuda triangle in that wild blue yonder! Bermuda is a small island with only 64 miles of coastline, but what it lacks in size, it more than makes up for in things to see and do.
Bermuda is a popular destination for families, couples, and honeymooners, and is a major port of call for cruise ships. The pastel-colored buildings, pink sand beaches, turquoise waters, cute men walking around in long Bermuda shorts, and rugged caves attract over half a million visitors to Bermuda each year, most of them from the U.S., Canada, and Great Britain. Bermuda is certainly one of my very favorite islands to visit. It could possibly be that I am especially partial to it because it was where I honeymooned (many years ago!) It has everything it takes to make you feel like you are in paradise!
Bermuda is the oldest of the British Overseas Territories and its per capita income is one of the highest throughout the world. Bermuda accepts both local currency, the Bermuda dollar, as well as the U.S. dollar. The major providers to the Bermuda economy are tourism and financial services. Bermuda has two municipalities, the Capital, Hamilton, which is the hub for business and shopping, and the colonial town of St George in the north. It is a very luxurious island and exudes an air of classiness that the British are known for. You won’t find the typical island markets with vendors begging you to buy their goods there. Most of their markets consist of high end works of art.
Bermuda offers a range of accommodation packages ranging from moderate to luxurious which are all within close proximity to the pink sandy beaches. Among my favorite accommodations are the two Fairmont owned properties. Each is located in a completely different area of the island but offers a ferry to transport you to the other property in which you have reciprocal privileges.
Bermuda's hidden coves and secluded beaches are perfect spots for swimming, snorkeling, or scuba diving. Divers can explore a number of shipwrecks that are sunken in this part of the Atlantic, as well as some of the most majestic coral reefs. Other popular activities include swimming with dolphins, golfing, bicycling, and horseback riding along the beach.
There are no car rentals in Bermuda. Instead, visitors must rely on the island's public buses and ferries or hire a taxi. You can also rent a scooter or moped to get around the island, but the narrow roads can be a bit of a challenge if you don't have much experience on two wheels and you must remember to drive on the left side of the road!
You don't have to travel far to find paradise. Bermuda is in close proximity to most European and American airports. Visitors can fly to Bermuda in as little as two hours from many airports including Atlanta Hartsfield, JFK International and Heathrow International airports. Heck, it takes me longer than that to drive to the coast in Georgia!
I must say, Bermuda is my HAPPY PLACE!
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