In Bermuda, tourism is a second nature
Subtropical climate with mild and bearable summer temperatures, unique pink sand beaches and clear blue sapphire water, luxurious hotels and resorts, British colonial charm… Bermuda and tourism were made to go together.
It was for a long time a British Navy base, before it was made a popular destination for wealthy Americans, as well as Canadian and British tourists by Pan American Airways and their Clipper in the 1930′s.
After financial services, tourism is one of THE major providers to the Bermuda economy.
For such a small territory (20.6 square miles/53.2 square kilometres) isolated in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean, Bermuda surprisingly has a lot to offer in terms of tourism.
Today a British overseas territory, it is simply the oldest British colony.
It has an International Airport, located in the northern island of Saint-David, and three main ports: King’s Wharf (also known as the Royal Naval Dock) on Ireland Island; Hamilton in the island’s capital; and Saint-George on the island of the same name. More than 50 cruises go to Bermuda every year with departures from six eastern American ports (Baltimore, Boston, Cape Liberty, Charleston, New York, and Norfolk).
Bermuda tourism season runs from April to November, with temperatures usually between 25 and 30C. This is hot enough to enjoy sunbathing by the ocean and not too much as to stop you making the most of all the activities on offer. Bermuda has ten golf courses, all of them in beautiful settings and with original features. The Southampton Princess golf course is said to be one of the finest 28-hole par-3 in the world.
Next to its majestic and imposing resorts marrying Bermudian tradition and British colonial influence, Bermuda is world-most sought destination for divers and snorkellers. Its hundreds of coastal miles give access to some of the most wonderful coral reefs, as well as providing great bases to explore hundreds of shipwreck sites. Most resorts have their own on-site diving centres or you can try the Snorkel Park, in King’s Wharf, and explore marine grounds along marked trails and floating resting stations.
Of course, tourism also rhymes with good food and Bermuda has all you need to satisfy everyone’s taste for gastronomy: world-class restaurants and chefs, combination of local and world cuisine, as well as British pubs serving inevitable fish and chips to enjoy with a fresh pint of beer after day in the sun! In Bermuda, locals know how to show you a good time and tourism is almost a second nature. Everything is done so that you have nothing else to think of than what you want to do next.