Bermuda is probably best known for two things: lurid, knee-length shorts and the fabled Bermuda Triangle, a stretch of sea where boats and planes are said to have mysteriously disappeared. However, these lazy stereotypes serve only to distract from what is an exceptionally beautiful destination.Comprised of around 180 islets, Bermuda looks like your archetypal Caribbean retreat with its fine sandy beaches, colourful coral reefs and swaying palms.
Perfect Weather: Subtropical 75-85*
Main City: Hamilton
Time Zone: Atlantic time zone
*Hamilton Harbour - Cruise around for the best views of the pretty pastel-painted capital, stopping at Somerset Bridge, the rural village of Somerset, and the Royal Naval Dockyard, some of the finest sights on the island.
*Visit Fort Scaur- a good place to picnic, swim and enjoy the panoramic view of the picturesque Great Sound. Designed so it couldn't be sighted from the sea, the 19th-century fort was built by the British in case of an American attack on the dockyard. Find the weather stone – its forecasts are never wrong.
*Fort St Catherine- Nuilt in 1614, the largest and most fascinating of the island's fortifications. Perched above the beach in the north west of the island, the stone ramparts and interior are both well preserved. Inside there is a museum dedicated to Bermuda's military history.
*Gibbs' Hill Lighthouse- Best views in Southampton parish, one of the only lighthouses in the world to be made completely from cast iron. With 185 steps to the top, the cafe at the foot of the lighthouse offers the chance to recharge your batteries afterwards.
*Gates Fort- Dating back to 1620, built on a promontory overlooking Town Cut and the sea. Offering a spectacular view of the ocean and harbour, visitors can still see two mounted George III cannons, preparing to defend the channel to the harbour as they were in the 1700s.
Civil (legal) Marriage requirements:
*If applicable, death or divorce decrees
* Two witnesses over age of 18
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