Travel to Bermuda: Britain's oldest colony, Bermuda, is a land of pink, sandy beaches, clear turquoise seas and picturesque old colonial towns. It is hard now to imagine that sailors knew it as Devil's Island, but the combination of shallow waters and coral reefs caused many shipwrecks in the past, which contibuted to the legend of the 'Bermuda Triangle', which stretches from Bermuda to Florida and Puerto Rico. Today, however, the reefs provide a wonderful playground for swimming, snorkelling, and diving.
Bermuda City Scene
Bermuda is an archipelago comprised of approximately 200 coral islands and islets located 650 miles (1,045km) off the east coast of America in the Atlantic Ocean. The bulk of the country consists of the seven main islands linked to each other by causeways and bridges and stretches just 20 miles (32km) from tip to tail.
Most visitors to the islands are American citizens who think of it fondly as very English in character. British visitors, on the other hand, seem to feel that it has a strongly American flavour. In truth, Bermuda has a distinct atmosphere that draws its influences from American and British traditions merged with local island culture. Business attire might constitute a jacket and tie with Bermuda shorts, while bikinis are banned further than 25 feet (7.5m) away from the water!
With its mixture of colonial style and its close proximity to America, Bermuda has become a centre of high finance as well as one of the world's most coveted holiday destinations. Generous tax advantages and satellite communications have induced a stream of major corporations to set up offices on the island, and have helped the country become one of the richest, per capita, in the world.
Because of its natural beauty and close proximity to Florida, Bermuda is a very popular destination for both cruise ships and yachts. Over 200,000 people visit the islands from cruise ships every year.
Fairmont Hamilton Princess - Our Trips of a Lifetime Luxury Hotel Partner
Located in the heart of Hamilton, the elegant Fairmont Hamilton Princess hotel offers the epitome of luxury just steps from Bermudaís finest restaurants, shops and attractions. While at the harbour front luxury hotel enjoy unsurpassed amenities such as its fresh and saltwater pools, outdoor putting green and some of the islandís most celebrated restaurants including Heritage Court, recently praised by the New York Times as having the best afternoon tea in Bermuda. Relax in a comfortable Adirondack chair with views of bobbing sailboats in stunning Hamilton Harbour or hop on the resortís complimentary ferry to the Fairmont Southampton Beach Club where you can enjoy our private pink sand beach.
Guests of the Fairmont Hamilton Princess Bermuda luxry hotel can also play golf at Riddellís Bay Golf and Country Clubóthe Bermuda resortís exclusive partneróin addition to The Fairmont Southampton Golf Course, which boasts eighteen executive par three holes.
Imagine waking up to a view of clear blue skies and aquamarine waters dotted with colorful sailboats and sleek yachts.
Fairmont Hamilton Princess - Among the hibiscus and oleander, on the shores of a picturesque natural harbor, The Fairmont Hamilton Princess Hotel, Bermuda's Hotel, is a luxury resort and an elegant tribute to the old world splendor that is Bermuda.
Inspired by Princess Louise, the daughter of Queen Victoria, The Fairmont Hamilton Princess Hotel in Bermuda is a symbol of all that Bermudians hold dear - old fashioned courtesy, timeless quality and genuine hospitality.
Take a dip in the Bermuda hotel's fresh or saltwater pools, catch the complimentary ferry over to the private Fairmont Beach Club in Southampton.
Many of the rooms have a private balcony overlooking the harbor, while most other rooms offer views of the lush fragrant gardens.
The hotel has 410 guestrooms and suites, available in a wide choice of styles and sizes to suit the needs of every guest.
Subtle colors and elegant furnishings reflect the Victorian heritage taking you back to a time of old fashioned courtesy, timeless quality and genuine hospitality.