Bermuda is a subtropical island nation located 570 miles (1,055 km) off the coast of North Carolina in the Atlantic Ocean. It is often mistaken for a Caribbean
island, though it is 868 miles (1,069 km) north of the Caribbean. Bermuda has become a name synonymous with mystery, as it is the northern tip of the famed Bermuda Triangle. In reality, Bermuda is a fairly normal chain of islands that offer everything one is to expect on an island vacation.
Direct flights to Bermuda are available leaving from many U.S., Canadian and European cities.
There is a vast array of accommodations to choose from in Bermuda. There are fewer larger chain hotels and resorts in Bermuda than in most touristic areas; when choosing a hotel in Bermuda, many choose based on location (beachfront, near historic city center or small village).
Almost 500,000 people arrive in Bermuda via cruise ships each summer. cruises to the island are easy to find, as many big-name cruise companies offer packages to Bermuda.
Bermuda offers many of the activities common to island vacations; snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, swimming and relaxing on the beach are all popular activities. Golf is a widely popular activity in Bermuda.
The main tourist season runs from March until the end of August.
Hurricane season runs from August until November.
Patrick M. Lind has been freelance writing since 2007 and has worked as an editor and journalist for ChicagoSporting.com. He received a Master of Arts in history from the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands and has traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and Middle East.