Bermuda is situated in the North Atlantic Ocean nearly 600 nautical miles off the coast of North Carolina. Bermuda is actually an archipelago consisting of around 140 islands and is famous for its pleasant climate, beautiful pink sand beaches, golf courses and laid-back atmosphere.
Hamilton is the capital of Bermuda. Front Street is the main thoroughfare of the city. It is a busy street lined with pastel-painted Victorian buildings, restaurants and boutiques. Cruise ships dock here, too, and every Wednesday evening during the summer there is a weekly evening festival featuring street performers and market stalls selling local handicrafts and goods.
Bermuda has a beautiful coastline, with pink-sand beaches that are great for snorkelling and swimming. Elbow Beach in Paget Parish is a long stretch of beach with protected waters. Away from the beach there are several nature reserves, of which Spittal Pond Nature Reserve is the largest, with wonderful birdlife and gentle hiking trails.
For absolutely breathtaking views, you should head for Fort Hamilton on a hill that overlooks the town and bay; here you can also enjoy cream tea in the tearoom. Other attractions you shouldn’t miss are the Underwater Exploration Institute and the amazing Crystal Caves, which are located just outside the city.
Bermuda is a year-round destination; however, the best time to visit is between April and October when the weather is warmest and the sea temperature is more comfortable for swimming and diving. Accommodation is available to suit all budgets from small guest houses to deluxe resorts, yet most lodgings tend to be in the upper price bracket.
There are direct flights to Bermuda from the UK, and from cities all over USA and Canada. There is no car hire on the island, but it’s easy to explore the island by taxi, motorbike or by using the local buses.