Often mistaken for a Caribbean island, Bermuda is actually a Northern Atlantic loner that lies east of North Carolina. Its appeal lies equally in its tropical island beauty, complete with pink sand beaches, crystal-clear waters, and perfectly manicured gardens, as with its British charms that lend Bermuda a decidedly more formal approach to island living. Think cricket matches, afternoon tea, and genteel hospitality with spectacular ocean views.
There is quite a lot to do in Bermuda, especially considering its small size. Water sports like scuba diving, snorkeling and sport fishing are an obvious choice, given Bermuda's thriving marine ecosystem. Landside, excellent golf, tennis, and world-renowned shopping in Hamilton, St George's, and the Royal Naval Dockyard are favorites. If you long to commune quietly with nature, Bermuda boasts many ecological reserves, cave systems, and other natural wonders to explore. Bermudians are a warm, friendly group of people who like to be greeted and engaged in conversation, even if you just pass briefly on the street. Take the time to slow down and say hello, and they'll welcome you as part of their island community!