Beautiful Bermuda

Standing alone in the mid-Atlantic, about 600 miles east of North Carolina, Bermuda is a picturesque and unique getaway. The archipelago of 138 small islands was first discovered in the 16th century by Spanish explorer Juan de Bermudez, who lent the island nation its name. Bermuda became permanently inhabited when a British ship crashed there in the early 17th century and the nation has been under British rule ever since.

Bermuda combines British tradition with island flair. You’ll find high tea, British china and woolens, and plentiful corner pubs. You’ll also see the signature “Bermuda shorts”, often paired with high socks and a suit jacket, and the pink beaches, tinted with miniscule pieces of coral.

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Bermuda

Highlights on Bermuda include beaches, shopping, history, and golf. Among these are:

  • Shopping in Hamilton Hamilton, Bermuda’s capital city, is the heart of the country’s shopping, commerce, and nightlife. The pastel storefronts offer a wealth of British consumer goods, such as china, Scotch Whisky, and tartans. Prices are similar to those at home, but the selection is generally better and the quality excellent.
  • Royal Naval Dockyards Located near St. Georges on the northeast side of the islands, the Dockyards were used as a defensive outpost from the 1850s until 1957. Today, the site is a mixed historical and commercial venture, with a museum, art galleries, street performers, and an arts and crafts mall.
  • Golfing on Bermuda Bermuda is known around the world for its excellent, and scenic, golf courses, and the small island nation boasts no fewer than eight championship courses. Some of these are private, but major hotels can usually get guests a tee time.

Bermuda is easily reached from the east coast of the United States via non-stop flights from New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and Atlanta. Accommodations vary from large resort hotels to small, collections of beachfront cottages. No rental cars are permitted on the islands, but the bus service is reliable and taxis are plentiful, if slightly expensive.
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