Bermuda is made up of over 130 islands laid out in rough
east west axis with the main islands connected together by road bridges. The
islands have low hills with fertile valleys mixed with waterways. Bermuda has
two municipalities the Capital Hamilton and the Town of St George in the north.
Bermuda is an island off the East coast of the USA. With ten principle islands connected by
bridges, Bermuda and its sub tropical climate and cerulean blue ocean has a
population of 62,472 people contained within the 50 square kilometers of land
mass. Bermuda is a British Overseas Territory situated 1770 kilometers north
east of Miami . Bermuda is the oldest of the British Overseas Territories and
its per capita income is one of the highest throughout the world.
The major providers to the Bermuda economy are tourism and
financial services. In 2005 Bermuda ranked as the world's highest GDP per
Internationally renowned for the pink sand upon its beaches
it is not only the beach environment that attracts visitors to the island. As a
designated World Heritage Site scuba divers travel from all over the world to
dive amongst the vast array of ship wrecks and coral reefs which are contained
in the shallow coastline. Another attraction for visitors to Bermuda is the Crystal
Caves which are dominated by stalactites and underground saltwater pools.
Travelling around Bermuda is somewhat harder than other
Caribbean countries as there are no hire car facilities. However there is a
quality public transport system and also scooters for hire which allow visitors
to the island to explore all that is on offer. The Bermuda Government wishes to
protect the natural environment and has placed ban on hire cars to reduce
traffic and pollution upon the island.
Visitors to Bermuda are impressed by the cultural mix that
the island has to offer. The culture of Bermuda has a mixture of American,
Irish, Scottish, Spanish and African cultures which allows visitors a truly
international experience. Bermuda has a diversified culture which is based on
European influences with exposure to international infusion. Bermuda is the
home of the International Film Festival each year which results in an influx of
business and entertainment travelers.
Travelling to Bermuda is a pleasant experience and due to
its Atlantic Ocean location is in close proximity to most European and American
airports. Visitors are able to travel to Bermuda in under two hours from many
airports including JFK International and Heathrow International airports. For
visitors coming from further abroad a trip to Bermuda is a perfect opportunity
to have a stay over in a European or American city before of after your Bermuda
Bermuda offers a range of accommodation packages ranging
from budget to luxurious which are all within close proximity to the pink sandy
beaches. While staying in Bermuda it is necessary to remember that all room
rates are subject to a 7.25% Bermuda Tax and a service charge which ranges from
10 – 15% in lieu of tipping staff.
One of the biggest events to attract visitors to Bermuda is
the Music Festival. This year Bermuda celebrates the 13 th Annual Bermuda Music
Festival and will house singers and bands such as: UB40, Alicia Keys, Lyfe
Jennings and Aaron Neville. The festival will allow visitors to relax by the
beach during the day whilst listening to the internationally acclaimed music
stars of an evening.
Bermuda is often thought to be a Caribbean Island but is not
in the Caribbean Sea and is farther north, 650 miles east of Cape Hatteras in
the USA, gaining its tropical atmosphere from the Gulf Stream.
You don't have to travel far to find paradise. About 640
miles east-southeast of North Carolina, the island of Bermuda awaits.
Bermuda is a popular destination for honeymooners and
families alike and is a major port of call for cruise ships. The pink sand
beaches, turquoise waters, and rugged caves lure over half a million visitors
to Bermuda each year, most of them from the U.S., Canada, and Great Britain.
Bermuda is a small island with only 64 miles of coastline
and a population of less than 100,000, but what it lacks in size, it more than
makes up for in things to see and do.
Bermuda's top attractions include the Royal Navy Dockyard
and Museum; the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum, and Zoo; the Bermuda Underwater
Exploration Institute; the Botanical Gardens; the Crystal Caves; and the
island's many lighthouses and military forts.
The island's capital, Hamilton, is a hub for business and
shopping. Pastel-colored buildings front the picturesque harbor, and the town's
19 th -century neo-Gothic cathedral dominates the horizon.
The colonial town of St. George is the oldest surviving
English New World town and bears the distinctive title of UNESCO World Heritage
Site. Visitors to St. George are enchanted by its cobblestone streets and 17 th
Sun-seekers and water sports enthusiasts are sure to be
impressed with Bermuda's beaches and the variety of beach activities available
on the island. Bermuda's hidden coves and secluded beaches are perfect spots
for swimming, snorkeling, or scuba diving. Divers can explore a number of
shipwrecks that speckle this part of the Atlantic, as well as some of the most
majestic coral reefs. Other popular activities include swimming with dolphins,
horseback riding along the beach, golfing, and bicycling.
Bermuda is a mix of cultures, including Native American,
Spanish-Carribean, African, Irish, Scottish, Portuguese, and Jamaican. This
hodgepodge of culture and traditions is best reflected in the island's food,
music, and entertainment. Reggae, calypso, and jazz can be heard at several of
Bermuda's nightclubs and bars.
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.
Bermuda accepts both local currency (the Bermuda dollar) as
well as the U.S. dollar.
Bermuda has no rainy season and the warmest weather is in
July, August and September but rarely rises 29 C. From mid-December to late
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