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As scorching temperatures persist across much of Europe, travelling a little further afield may be just the ticket for those looking for a breezy, warm yet comfortable climate on their summer holiday.
Thanks to the Gulf Stream and the Bermuda-Azores High, Bermuda enjoys a temperate, subtropical climate with current highs of 28 degrees celsius. The Gulf Stream pushes warm, equatorial water to the west and north of the island, up from the Gulf of Mexico, which enables Bermuda to experience comfortable temperatures year round. Aside from promising all the luxuries one would hope from an island paradise, Bermuda presents a welcome alternative to the raging heatwave going on back home.
See below for some of the highlights that await travellers to Bermuda this summer:
Snorkelling or scuba diving in crystal clear waters
For the inquisitive traveller, Bermuda’s sunken treasures and shipwrecks provide the perfect mystery waiting to be explored. Known as the shipwreck capital of the world, with more shipwrecks per square mile than anywhere else on the planet, diving around this island offers hours of fascinating entertainment. Explorers can enter a snorkeller’s paradise at Church Bay, home to a network of shallow reefs that make for the ideal environment to nurture unique marine life, such as Parrotfish and Angelfish.
Dipping a toe into Bermudian cuisine
With Bermuda’s culture comprising a rich tapestry of African, Caribbean, Portuguese, British and Native American influences, it is no surprise that the island boasts a gloriously diverse cuisine. The fish-finger sandwich is something of an obsession in Bermuda, but what makes these sandwiches different is the choice of raisin bread as the vehicle. Family-owned Art Mel’s Spicy Dicy is the tried and tested favourite local spot thanks to their homemade cinnamon raisin bread and fried whitefish sandwich, lathered with a generation-old recipe tartare sauce. Bermuda’s national dish is a rum-spiked fish chowder, where Black Seal rum and sherry peppers are the classic Bermudian additions. The Lobster Pot has won the ‘Best of Bermuda’s Fish Chowders’ award since the year 2000, closely followed by the ever-popular Wahoo’s Bistro and Patio.
Channelling your inner Barbie on pink sand beaches
There’s no better place to soak up the sun than on any of Bermuda’s stunning beaches, tucked along the island’s dramatic coastline. Step onto the infamous pink sands at Horseshoe Bay Beach – one of the world’s most Instagrammed beaches. Named for its curved shape, this popular beach flaunts Bermuda’s trademark crystal blue waters and unique pink sands, perfect for a romantic stroll or precious family time. Adventure seekers can head to Astwood Cove Beach, one of Bermuda’s true hidden gems. This ultra-secluded beach is the perfect reward for hikers adventuring through Astwood Park, where a peaceful afternoon relaxing on warm sands awaits.
Take a swing in the world’s best golfing destination
With more golf courses per capita than anywhere else in the world and a perfect year-round climate, Bermuda is a true golfer’s paradise. Those wanting to take a swing themselves can head to any of the island’s six golf courses designed by famous course architects and played by the world’s greatest golfers. From Mid Ocean Club to Port Royal Golf and Tucker’s Point, some of the best names in golf with uniquely scenic views are at your fingertips on a trip to the island.
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