'You go to heaven if you want - I'd rather stay here in Bermuda.' So gushed Mark Twain in the 19th century, and Bermuda's promise of sun and sea still lures vacationers to its shores. These days celebs like Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones call Bermuda home, and millionaire executives pop over for a little R&R. The island makes for a delightful getaway vacation. If you're looking for peace and quiet, Bermuda has pampering resorts to soothe your soul. Romantics will find atmospheric inns with four-poster beds and candlelight dining. Or perhaps you want to really let loose. Jump on a motor scooter and let the wind whip through your hair. Go out on the town and dance the night away in the seaside capital, the City of Hamilton.
The island is surrounded by a fantastic coral reef that harbors colorful fish and has ensnared scores of shipwrecks, making for memorable diving and snorkelling at spots like Elbow Beach in Paget Parish. Elsewhere, the crystal-clear waters of Southampton Parish provide perfect conditions for kayaking and yachting. The offerings on land are splendid as well. You can play a round at a world-class golf course, hike peaceful trails and sunbathe on glorious pink-sand beaches. Or stroll the crooked streets of the colonial settlement of the Town of St George, Britain's oldest surviving town in the New World, which is so well preserved it's been made a World Heritage site.
Bermuda boasts a balmy climate that's comfortable all year round and friendly people who readily strike up conversations with strangers. And there's plenty of distinctive local color as well, from a landscape of tidy pastel houses to dapper businessmen dressed in Bermuda shorts.
Bermuda destination guides
Destination at a glance: Bermuda
Like a vision rising above the otherwise landless central Atlantic, Bermuda is a temperate haven borrowing traditions from distant British and American shores.
Bermuda Shore Excursion: Power Snorkel Adventure
When your cruise ships docks in Bermuda, head out on a snorkeling adventure like no other! Discover Bermuda’s beautiful underwater world as you snorkel with a hand-held aqua scooter that allows you to move quickly through the water! See beautiful coral reefs, colorful fish and other underwater creatures as you follow your guide through the snorkeling area.
Shared Round-Trip Transfer: Bermuda LF Wade International Airport
Pre-book your shared transfer in Bermuda and have one less worry while you are traveling to this beautiful island! The last thing you want to do after a long flight is find an expensive cab, so take this easy and convenient round-trip transfer instead. Plan ahead on your trip to Bermuda with shared round-trip airport transportation from the LF Wade International Airport.
Wreck diving in Bermuda
For as long as Bermuda has been on the map it has been infamous as a land of shipwrecks. A place that makes widows out of sailors' wives and around which superstitious warnings swirl.