Bermuda, also referred to as the Bermudas or Somers Isles, is a self-governing British overseas territory lying in the North Atlantic Ocean, off the east coast of North America. It consists of about 138 islands and islets, linked together by road bridges, and covers a total area of 53.2 square kilometres. The capital city is Hamilton, also the financial central, and a major port and tourist destination.
What to see & do
Horseshoe Bay - There are many beautiful beaches in Bermuda, but Horseshoe Bay is considered to be one of if not the most famous beach in the territory. It is very popular with tourists due to its very fine and very white sand. Horseshoe Bay is located on the main island's south coast, in Southampton. During the summer, there are weekly beach volleyball competitions.
Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo - Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo is located in Flatts Village. Established in 1926, it was created by the Bermuda government 'to inspire appreciation and care of island environments' and to enhance the territory's tourism industry. The Aquarium contains over 200 species of fish and invertebrates. The largest display is the North Rock Exhibit, a living replica of part of the Rim Reef system, the world's northernmost chain of coral reefs. Other significant exhibits are Islands of the Caribbean, which features fauna found in the Caribbean islands, the South American Aviary, Friends of Madagascar, and Islands of Australasia.
Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity - Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, Bermuda, also known as Bermuda Cathedral, is an Anglican cathedral situated in Hamilton. There are only two cathedrals in Bermuda, the other being the Roman Catholic St. Theresa's. Visitors can climb the tower of the cathedral for a view of the city and its harbour for a small fee.
Bermuda Craft Market - The Bermuda Craft Market is the largest and most extensive craft outlet in the territory. Over 60 local artists display their works of ceramics, jewellery, fabric art, painted glassware, ornaments, quilts, candles, and more.
How to get around within Bermuda
The local buses are an excellent mode of public transport, with frequent and extensive service. One drawback is that they are less likely to accept passengers with a lot of luggage. Passenger ferries are available in Hamilton Harbour and the Great Sound.
Another easy way of getting around is by taxi; taxi stands can be found on Front St. or at the major hotels. Taxis can also be arranged over the phone. All taxis in Bermuda are metered. Rental cars are banned in Bermuda, and only residents can own cars. For independent travel, visitors can opt instead to rent motorised bicycles or mopeds.
How to get there
L.F. Wade International Airport, formerly Bermuda International Airport, is the only airport serving the islands. It is situated in the parish of St. George's, 11 kilometres northeast of Hamilton. It is served by Air Canada, American Airlines, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue Airways, Omni Air International United Airlines, US Airways, and WestJet. There are regular flights to Bermuda from the cities of Toronto, Miami, New York, London, Atlanta, Boston, and Newark.