One corner of the famous Bermuda Triangle, Bermuda is a collection of tiny islands that sit alone in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean, over 1,000km away from the nearest landmass. The oldest remaining British overseas territory, Bermuda makes for a fascinating and relaxing holiday destination, with fabulous beaches of unique pink sand, breathtaking views and a laid-back atmosphere unlike almost anywhere else in the world.
With clear waters and soft pink sands, Bermuda is a prime destination for those seeking the ultimate beach holiday. The majority of the best and most popular beaches lie along the south shore of the island, and water sports, snorkelling and scuba diving can also be enjoyed along this picturesque stretch. Marley Beach, Elbow Beach and Horseshoe Beach are some of the premier destinations to consider for these activities.
There is more to see and do than the beaches, with some of the most popular tourist destinations in Bermuda including the Maritime Museum, the aquarium, the zoo, the Botanical Gardens and the Crystal Caves. Those seeking more relaxation can head to one of several health spas for a day of pampering.
Sports make up a key part of Bermudan life, and every effort should be made to watch a football or cricket match during a stay on the island. The annual cricket cup match between the parishes of Somerset and St. Georges is even a national holiday and a day of celebration. Bermuda also has a number of golf courses to enjoy, as well as a golf academy and driving range.
Bermuda consists of 138 islands that total just 53 square kilometres, making for great island-hopping. The largest island is known as Main Island, and is home to Hamilton, the capital city of Bermuda. Hamilton is also the main port, and a great place to start any vacation here. The city boasts several parks, shops (for buying those all-important Bermuda shorts!), a famous cathedral and is the country’s main business district.
The historic town of St. Georges is the largest town in the country, and contains many old buildings which also serve as bars, restaurants and shops. Other excellent base locations in Bermuda include the parish of Devonshire and Somerset Island.
Bermuda has a humid subtropical climate, with temperatures that reach towards 30C in the height of summer, and rarely drop below 16C in the ‘coldest’ months of winter. Rainfall is fairly consistent throughout the year, so any month could be regarded as a good month for a holiday in Bermuda.
Bermuda has just one airport, L. F. Wade International Airport (BDA), which is located in St. Georges. British Airways offer a direct route from London Gatwick. Though car rental is not an option in Bermuda, visitors can take public transport to get to their chose holiday rental accommodation.