Bermuda is a group of breathtakingly gorgeous low-lying islands with all the Caribbean charm of its brothers and sisters closer to the equator, an archipelago whose legend precede itself.

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In 1609, a Virginia-bound ship from England wrecked on the reefs, forcing its passengers to set up shop on the deserted island and staking claim as the island's first inhabitants. (Shakespeare's play The Tempest is said to be based on this shipwreck). While today over half of its population hails from the West Indies, Bermuda remains proudly rooted in its British origins. Come see for yourself why Condé Nast readers voted Bermuda "Best Island in the Caribbean/Atlantic" sixteen times since 1994. It's a unique and wonderful world unto itself - a world you'll want to add to your bucket list.

Bermuda is located a good 570 miles off the coast of North Carolina (and 770 miles south of Nova Scotia), a fair ways away from the Caribbean but a mere 90 minute jaunt for most vacationers on the eastern seaboard. Drawing two straight lines from Bermuda to Miami and Puerto Rico, then connecting a third line, forms a triangle you may have heard of. The Bermuda Triangle (or the Devil's Triangle) is infamous for the unexplained disappearance of several ships and/or crew. Is it leftover technology from Atlantis? Alien abductions? A powerful energy vortex or an interdimensional portal? You be the judge; however there's probably nothing to worry about, as the area is one of the most heavily traveled shipping lanes in the world - and these days the vanishing acts usually involve happy travelers slipping off to the islands for a week of bliss and beauty (before reappearing at home, revitalized and content).

No confirmed word on any connection between the Triangle and more than 500 shipwrecks that stud the vibrant coral reefs in the cerulean waters, but it's helped Bermuda be world-renowned as a diving mecca. The islands also feature seven championship golf courses and is home to the PGA Grand Slam, so if you're looking to be active on your boutique lifestyle vacation, Bermuda is the ticket. You'll feel energized just being here, but dining on some of the most delicious food in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) might help. Compared to other poverty stricken island nations, Bermuda is wildly prosperous, and in fact enjoys one of the highest per capita incomes in the world.

There's no rental cars in Bermuda to maintain its peaceful ambience, so grab a scooter and explore the island. Or lounge on the pink-sand beach and watch the world go by. Just you and your friends in paradise, all decked out in sweet Bermuda shorts.

Bermuda Boutique Hotels:

Rosewood Tucker's Point

Tuck yourself into the supremely comfortable luxury resort of Rosewood Tucker’s Point and experience all the wonders of Bermuda from the serene sophistication of this palatial paradise. Point yourself in the direction of unparalleled elegance and enjoy the journey.