BERMUDA: THE ‘JEWEL OF THE ATLANTIC’
As Mark Twain said about Bermuda, “You can go to heaven if you want to, I’d rather stay here.” Well, this reality of ‘staying’ in Bermuda is much easier than many people realize. Bermuda is much closer than you think as she is less than 2 hours away from most eastern US airports, with the island having direct flights to these key England, US and Canadian cities daily. With our incomparable weather, pink sand beaches, breadth of historic sites and warm, welcoming, and friendly people, it’s no wonder Condé Nast Traveler readers have voted Bermuda the absolute “Best Island in the Caribbean/Atlantic” 18 times since 1994!
Did you know? Bermuda is not actually part of the Caribbean? While the island gets grouped with these other southern island a great deal, we actually in fact rest hundreds of miles north of the Bahamas in an astoundingly beautiful stretch of the Atlantic. With the Gulf Stream keeping our ocean and temperature warm and ideal for sailing, fishing, and golfing, we are just a mere 650 miles (1,046 kilometers) east of North Carolina.
Bermudians are flattered about our standing as some of the friendliest people in the world, and we do our best to keep it that way for the next generations to come.