Bermuda has a notorious reputation as the northernmost tip of the infamous 'Bermuda Triangle', where numerous ships and aeroplanes have purportedly disappeared, but the legends and gossip are buried beneath this Overseas British Territory's modern reputation as a spectacular tropical heaven north east of the Bahamas, dotting the North Atlantic Ocean. Many tourists who stay in Bermuda say that the experience changed them like no other: friendly locals, unique beaches, scenic walks, and over four centuries of history to stumble upon.
Dive sites around the coral reefs and wrecks provide for all ability levels and secluded beaches on scattered islands provide a private place to unwind and play far away from the main sea routes.
Bermuda is easily accessed from the United States and other parts of America, with regular flights along the east coast taking as little as two hours, while flights from the UK's Heathrow airport can be done in seven. Once you reach the island, you can meet up with your superyacht and spend you charter vacation on the islands in style.
Bermuda experiences the same year round temperatures as the Caribbean, with the colder months dipping into the mid-twenties while the height of summer reaches up into the mid-thirties. The islands enjoy the shelter of an off-shore reef that protects against the worst weather and as a benefit fantastic fauna are attracted to the rich feeding grounds it provides. The main coast and the scattered islands offer thousands of fantastic sites for snorkellers and scuba divers alike, and a journey under the waves might produce an encounter with a sea turtle, manta ray or dolphins.
Visiting multiple attractions on Bermuda is best done by luxury yacht: Tourists are not allowed to drive cars, although public transport, taxis, scooters and bikes are all available for getting from one place to the next. To maximise your time visiting Bermuda's multiple attractions, a luxury yacht is an excellent way to cut time travelling from one island to the next.
Bermuda yacht charter things to do:
The city of Hamilton is the largest settlement on the island with a population of just over one thousand. Visitors to Front Street will find shops selling jewellery, clothing and souvenirs as well as art galleries and a thriving nightlife. A few blocks away is the Historical Society Museum and the Bermuda National Gallery, while on the other side of Hamilton Smuggler's Caverns is a picturesque snorkelling spot that once served rum runners and pirates.
For a day on dry land discovering the history and thriving culture of Bermuda, visitors should visit Ireland Island: The National Museum of Bermuda is a centuries old fort and exhibits are outdoors as well as inside. There is an impressive collection of naval artifacts, statues, photos and paintings side by side with information on the four hundred years of settlement on Bermuda.
Sample a local delicacy at the Bermuda Rum Cake Company before heading on to Clock Tower Mall, where bespoke jewellers and designers mingle with stalls selling wares from the local artists' quarter.
In the Southampton Parish between Hamilton and Ireland Island, visitors will find the pink sand beach of Horseshoe Bay and one of Bermuda's main tourist attractions: Gibb's Hill Lighthouse.
Over in the north eastern side of the island are the east and west pink beaches that are formed from the ground shells of microscopic organisms. The sea foam also has a pink tint perfect for any romantic getaway or honeymoon. The Crystal and Fantasy Caves beside Blue Hole Park are another area attraction for family groups having a day away from ideal sailing conditions of Bermuda's transparent waters.
Beyond pink sand beaches and ambient railways walks, there are many practical reasons for choosing Bermuda over similar destinations: the low crime rate, sparse population and long developed marinas allow visitors to drop their guard and take the day as it comes.