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Bermuda Vacation and Travel Guide
Bermuda is a British Overseas Territory in the North Atlantic Ocean, it is a group of low-forming volcanoes in the Atlantic Ocean, near the western edge of the Sargasso Sea, roughly 578 nautical miles east-southeast of Cape Hatteras on the Outer Banks of North Carolina and about 594 nautical miles southeast of Martha's Vineyard of Massachusetts. It’s Capital City is Hamilton.
Bermudas's culture is a mixture of the various sources of its population: Native American, Spanish-Caribbean, English, Irish, and Scots cultures were evident in the 17th century, and became part of the dominant British culture.
English is the primary and official language.
Due to 160 years of immigration from Portuguese Atlantic islands (primarily the Azores, though also from Madeira and the Cape Verde Islands), a portion of the population also speaks Portuguese. There are strong British influences, together with Afro-Caribbean ones.
Bermudas's economy is based on offshore insurance and reinsurance, and tourism, the two largest economic sectors. Bermudas had one of the world's highest GDP per capita.
Bermuda has a subtropical climate. It is the northernmost point of the Bermudas Triangle, a region of sea in which, according to legend, a number of aircraft and surface vessels have disappeared under supposedly unexplained or mysterious circumstances. The island is in the hurricane belt and prone to severe weather. However, it is somewhat protected from the full force of a hurricane by the coral reef that surrounds the island.
Although usually referred to in the singular, the territory consists of 181 islands, with a total area of 53.3 20.6 square miles. The largest island is Main Island, sometimes called Bermudas. Compiling a list of the islands is often complicated, as many have more than one name (as does the entire archipelago, which has also been known historically as La Garza, Virgineola, and the Isle of Devils. Somers Isles is often rendered "Somers Islands", or mistaken for "Summer Isles").
Bermuda has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa) on the border of tropical climate.
Bermuda is warmed by the nearby Gulf Stream, and low latitude. The islands do get some cooler temperatures in January, February, and March average 63 °F - 64 °F. The lowest temperature on record was 43 °F. Summertime heat index in Bermudas can be high, although mid-August temperatures rarely exceed 86 °F. The highest recorded temperature was 93 °F in August 1989.
Tourism in Bermuda
Bermudas's pink sand beaches and clear, cerulean blue ocean waters are popular with tourists. Many of Bermudas's hotels are located along the south shore of the island. In addition to its beaches, there are a number of sightseeing attractions. Historic St George's is a designated World Heritage Site. Scuba divers can explore numerous wrecks and coral reefs in relatively shallow water (typically 30–40 ft), with virtually unlimited visibility. Many nearby reefs are readily accessible from shore by snorkellers, especially at Church Bay.
Bermudas's most popular visitor attraction is the Royal Naval Dockyard, which includes the Bermuda Maritime Museum. Other attractions include the Bermudas Aquarium, Museum and Zoo, Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute, the Botanical Gardens and Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art, lighthouses, and the Crystal Caves with stalactites and underground saltwater pools.
It is not possible to rent a car on the island; public transport is available or visitors can hire scooters for use as private transport.
Map of Bermuda