Thousands of people travel here each year, and with good cause. The pink-sand beaches and the beautiful weather offer visitors an experience like no other. While mistaken for a part of the Caribbean, this island actually rests quite far to the north, just off the coast of North Carolina in the United States. About 650 miles from the closest part of North America, it only takes a couple of hours to get to this astoundingly beautiful island.
Perhaps one of the things this place is most well known for is the seventy five miles of dramatic and beautiful coastline that they boast. Because of the location where the collection of islands sits, the weather is almost always perfect. Made up of over one hundred islands, the country is connected by bridges that make it seem like one continuing landmass. Most notable for its pink sand beaches, the island has one of the most unique types of sand. Comprised of crushed coral, calcium carbonate, and shells of organisms called Forminifera, the sand looks distinctly pink.
Because of the wonderful climate, there is a lot of different flora and fauna to discover when you visit. At any time of the year, you can find a variety of tropical fish who inhabit the many shipwrecks that surround the island. You can also enjoy a vast array of flora throughout the island, including gardens that seem like small versions of jungles. There are also lots of unique animals throughout the island, such as tree frogs, seven different sea turtle species, and some of the most unique and beautiful tropical birds alive. With colors and species that span the gap between normal and extraordinary, this country really does have some of the most diverse wildlife in the world.
The Local Citizens
The locals are another reason to visit Bermuda. Unlike anywhere else in the world, the culture of this island paradise is also unique. Because of the rich history that came together to make the island what it is, the country is known as a fusion culture between the British and African segments of history that brought the island to the point where it is today. It is officially Britain’s oldest colony, and as such, British ties influence many segments of the culture, but they combine almost seamlessly with a strong African heritage to create a culture that you won’t find anywhere else in the world. From powdered wigs on judges, to the deep beats of calypso music, to the Bermuda shorts that make our businessmen stand out in the global crowd, there really is something to love about the people here.