Aloft atop the swells of the Atlantic Ocean some 1,000 kilometers from North Carolina and a whopping 1,500 from the Caribbean mainstay of Puerto Rico, the curved archipelago of Bermuda has one foot in the tropics and another firmly in the Atlantic Hurricane Belt.
Influenced by its long English colonial past, the towns here are loaded with whitewashed cottages and dotted with the occasional Gothic church tower.
There are great fortresses left over from the times when Her Majesty’s Navy docked during the wars – even if the jetties are largely dominated by colossal cruise liners these days.
The beaches are picture-perfect to the T, with handsome Horseshoe Bay and other coral-coloured sand stretches coming up trumps.
These line the shores underneath palm and calabash forests, or below clifftops where luxurious resorts and spas and world-class golf courses sprawl.
Yep, Bermuda’s a truly beautiful spot with plenty of things to do and see on its Anglo come Carib menu.
Enjoy this list of the best things to do in Bermuda:
1. Wonder at the beauty of Horseshoe Bay Beach
Nestled between two rugged boulders of volcanic rock on the southern bends of Main Island, the shimmering golden sands of Horseshoe Bay rarely fail to impress.
Sloping neatly down into the Atlantic Ocean, they are lapped by light whitecaps from morning until night, dashed with the occasional hue of pink thanks to the crushed corals along the shore, and feather out from the undulating dunes that separate the beach from South Road at its back.
Famed across the globe as one of the most picturesque seaside spots on the planet, this one’s simply not to be missed.
Be sure to arrive early though, as the crowds can get overwhelming – especially during the summer high season!