Today I’m longing for a tropical getaway (spring classes are almost out!) so I’ve decided to go to Bermuda. Bermuda is a British territory located west of South Carolina and northeast of Miami, Florida. With its subtropical climate, the islands attract massive amounts of visitors, causing tourism to be a huge driver of their affluent economy, following finance as its largest sector of its economic success.
Ever since its discovery by the Spanish in the 16th century, Bermuda was always frequently visited but never permanently settled because many believed it was haunted. In fact, for this reason, it was called the Isle of Devils!
The islands are divided into nine parishes and two municipalities: Hamilton, Bermuda’s capital, and St. George’s. As mentioned before, the economy is booming in Bermuda. Its per capita income is approximately 20% higher than that of the United States and has the highest GDP per capita in the world. Many international businesses are based in Bermuda, primarily insurance, reinsurance, investment funds and special purpose vehicles businesses.
Bermuda’s pink sand beaches with clear cerulean waters are extremely popular among the tourists. Scuba divers and snorkelers are also attracted to Bermudian waters for its breathtaking sites of old underwater shipwrecks and coral reefs. Bermuda’s most popular attraction is the Royal Naval Dockyard, which includes the Bermuda Maritime Museum. There are also many golf courses and beautiful resorts you can relax and vacation at.
Although Bermuda may be small, it is an amazing place to visit. I know I want to!