About Bermuda, British Overseas Territory
Pink sand beaches are this island’s claim to fame. In addition to the Horseshoe Bay and Elbow Beach, Bermuda features an interesting mix of cultures. American and British culture combine perfectly in Hamilton, Bermuda’s capital. With a population of over 65,025 people, Bermuda covers 20.6 square miles. in 2007, Bermuda boasted the highest GDP per capita worldwide. In lieu of income tax, all imports are taxed. This gives the Island one of the highest consumption taxes in the world.
Popular Destinations in Bermuda
Looking for activities once your private jet arrives in Bermuda? Bermuda features many points of interest that can offer travelers a thrilling experience. Here are a few notable attractions to visit:
The Royal Naval Dockyard: The Royal Naval Dockyard is an expansive complex that combines a dock and a history center. Cruise ships often dock here, and maritime history is on full display at the National Museum of Bermuda. It is here where modern attractions such as the interactive Dolphin Quest are shown. Pubs, quaint shops (including local artisan craft stores), art galleries, and waterfront restaurants make this attraction one that can easily take up an entire day.
Elbow Beach: Preferred over some of the more crowded sand spots in the area, Elbow Beach is described as secluded, clean, and beautiful. In addition to offering a variety of nearby restaurants, this pink-sand beach is known for being exceptionally family-friendly. Because of the reefs that surround it, the water is mild and manageable. This makes it great for those who might not consider themselves to be strong swimmers. The Coral Beach Club and Elbow Beach Bermuda Hotel own the majority of this beach.
Port Royal Golf Club: The Port Royal Golf Club is ideal for the more advanced golfer. Kept in pristine condition, those looking for a challenge will find it here. The PGA greats who have competed here can attest that its ocean views are unrivaled. Listed as Bermuda’s longest greenway, The Port Royal Golf Club is 6842 yards and features a grandiose clubhouse.
Historic St. George: Not for the easily tired, the Historic St. George requires an entire day set aside in order to fully experience it. A few must-see stops here include the Unfinished Church, King Square (punishment stockades and dunking chairs included), and the Old State House. Period actors provide visitors with a look into the past; criminals in stockades, town criers, and more decorate these streets on a routine basis.
Crystal and Fantasy Caves: Natural beauty abounds at this “accidental” underground treasure. A guided tour shows visitors the magnificent crystals that surround the 55-foot deep lake. The cool underground temperatures encourage a light jacket or sweatshirt. Comfortable walking shoes are also advised, as they will make the bridges and stairs more enjoyable.
Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo: One of the oldest aquariums in the world, this government-owned and operated attraction offers a wide array of activities including guided snorkeling expeditions, animal story time, arts and crafts, and animal feedings. More than 200 species of marine invertebrates and fish populate this 7-acre complex.
Luxury Lodging in Bermuda
Seeking luxury accommodations once your private jet has arrived in Bermuda? In Bermuda, exquisite accommodations are plentiful. Here are some of the top examples:
- Fairmont Southampton Bermuda Resort
- Hamilton Princess & Beach Club
- Park Hyatt St Kitts
- Rosewood Tucker’s Point
- Sublime Samana Hotel
- The Island House
- Westin Puntacana Resort and Club
Airports In or Nearby Bermuda For Private Jets
Since Bermuda is a tiny island in the North Atlantic Ocean, most airports are too far for comfort. L.F. Wade International is the best to use:
- L.F. Wade International Airport (BDA): Formerly known as the Bermuda International Airport, L.F. Wade International Airport is the only airport to serve Bermuda, which is a British Overseas Territory. Located in the North Atlantic Ocean, the airport has a single passenger terminal as well as one cargo terminal. It can support all aircraft sizes including the Airbus A380. L.F. Wade International Airport stands at an elevation of 18 feet above sea level. It is also located 6 miles northeast of Hamilton, Bermuda’s capital city. The airport has a single asphalt runway measuring 9,669 feet in length, and designated in the 12/30 direction. The airport typically handles around one million passengers annually, and handles over 250 flight arrivals in the same duration.
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