Bermuda is a group of about 138 small islands lying in the North
Atlantic Ocean approximately 900 kilometres east of the US state of
North Carolina. A self-governing Overseas Territory of the UK
Bermuda has become a popular destination for US, Canadian and
British tourists looking to escape their winters. With some of the
most beautiful beaches in the world it is not hard to understand
why. The eight largest islands are connected by causeways and
bridges and are collectively known by locals as 'the island'.
As well as the tourism business Bermuda is also an important
offshore financial centre and is often referred to as a tax or
Language: English (official) & Portuguese
Time: UTC -4 hrs
Currency: Bermudian Dollar (BMD)
To North American visitors Bermudians appear British with their
custom of cricket playing. Queen Elisabeth II is on the Bermudian
Dollar banknote, distances are quoted in metres and petrol is
priced by the litre. To the British visitor Bermuda appears more
American with television from the US and the English language
sounds similar to American English, although Bermudian English has
a characteristic all its own.
Bermudians are well known for their formality and etiquette is
important. It is considered bad manners to address someone without
first greeting them with a 'good morning' or 'good afternoon' Dress
codes are also conservative and Bermudan shorts are often worn with
a jacket and tie. Topless sunbathing is illegal in Bermuda.
Although formal in dress and manners Bermuda is a friendly and
welcoming destination for a relaxing break.
Bermuda's attractions are its wonderful beaches, coral reefs and
Pink hued sand & turquoise sea!
The beaches of Bermuda are simply wonderful with fine, pink hued
sand from its coral reef, turquoise water between the beaches and
reefs and beyond the coral reefs the deep blue ocean.
Understandably Bermuda is popular for beach weddings and
The climate of Bermuda is sub-tropical with mild winters. The
summer months between June and November can be uncomfortably hot
and humid with hurricanes a possibility. When a hurricane strikes
Bermuda damage is often superficial due to the strict building laws
although electrical outages can happen.
Bermuda has its own unique architecture. Traditional Bermudian
buildings have thick stone walls to withstand hurricanes, roofs of
white painted local limestone where rainwater is funnelled into
underground tanks for use as domestic water (Bermuda has no natural
supply of freshwater) and green shutters on windows as a
protections from the strong winds which are common in winter.
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