Situated on the northern tip of one of the most dangerous areas of ocean in the world is Bermuda; the ultimate island paradise. This spectacular jewel of colourful houses, pink beaches and coral reefs sits all alone in the North Atlantic Ocean, roughly 2000 kilometers off the coast of the United States, and marks the northernmost point of one of the most dangerous areas of ocean in the world.
This little island had a big reputation, owing largely to the infamous Bermuda Triangle, the area of the ocean between the coast of Florida, Puerto Rico and Bermuda. Historically this area was infamous as a place where ships sank and planes disappeared, triggering grandiose theories of extraterrestrials and paranormal activity so convincing that for years it was avoided. Over the years these myths have been dispelled however, and today the area is one of the most used shipping lanes in the world, and is one of most popular flight paths for commercial aircraft.
The history of Bermuda’s British colonization is evident all over the island, from the architecture of its public buildings, to the men wearing suits in the intense tropical heat. There are, however unique modifications to these old-world traditions that reflect the tropical lifestyle and climate of the island. Men wear shorts with their suit jackets, all the buildings are painted in a rainbow of pastel colours with white roofs and the Bermudian accent has barely a hint of British left in it.
Although it is referred to singularly Bermuda is actually an archipelago, made up of 138 islands, yet some are so small they are barely big enough to tie a boat up to. Many are privately owned and some even have sprawling mansions built on them. The island’s main city of Hamilton is a fusion of tradition and modernity, with English sports shops and fine jewelry stores lining its streets with trendy nightclubs occupying the floors above.