Stretching for 21 miles along exotic turquoise waters and surrounded by a 200-sq.-mile coral reef plateau, Bermuda is home to award-winning accommodations and offers a range of outdoor activities for all types of travelers. Located less than two hours by air from key U.S. east coast cities, Bermuda is the ultimate nearby island escape.
Historic Island Attractions and Activities
Scuba divers, adventure seekers and cultural enthusiasts alike flock to explore the recreational opportunities in Bermuda both on land and under the sea. Bermuda’s wealth of historic sights showcase the island’s distinctive background. Can’t-miss stops include the historic town of St. George, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the Royal Naval Dockyard, a 19th century fortress featuring the Bermuda National Museum and the Bermuda Arts Centre. Other island highlights include the Botanical Gardens, Underwater Exploration Institute and the Bermuda Perfumery.
Relax in Paradise
After a busy day, guests looking for ways to relax can visit the island’s wide selection of award-winning spas, each offering its own collection of indulgent treatments. Guests can receive a world-class massage with views of the glittering Atlantic Ocean, or opt for a unique spa experience and enjoy a treatment among the stalactites and stalagmites of a 50,000-year-old cave.
Hole-In-One Golf Courses
Bermuda offers more golf courses per square mile than anywhere else in the world and features seven championship courses. Characterized by spectacular scenery, including dramatic ocean vistas, as well as firm fairways and an unpredictable wind factor, the island’s courses are renowned for both their beauty and challenge.
Port Royal, one of the world’s premier public courses, has been home to the PGA Grand Slam of Golf for the past four years, and the island will host it again in October. This annual tournament pits the PGA major tournament winners against one another for a two-round match-up.
Golf Around Getaway Promotion
Golfers interested in traveling to Bermuda over the next year can take advantage of the Golf Around Getaway promotion. All packages include daily breakfast, complimentary golf cart and 50 percent off golf club rentals. This promotion is available for booking through March 31, 2014. Hotel packages start at $599 and participating hotels include:
• The Fairmont Southampton
• Surf Side Beach Club
• Coco Reef
• Pompano Beach Club
• Grotto Bay Beach and Resort Club
• Rosewood Tucker’s Point
• Newstead Belmont Hills Golf Resort and Spa
• The Reefs Resort & Club
For more information or to book the package, visit gotobermuda.com/golf. The Bermuda Department of Tourism is ready to help travel planners every step of the way. For more information, visit gotobermuda.com or call (800) BERMUDA.