Bermuda’s rich sailing history dates back over 400 years when the first settlers arrived by shipwreck in 1609. Two years later the settlers made their way to Jamestown, Virginia, their original destination, bringing much needed food and supplies, thus establishing Bermuda as an integral link to America’s survival in the early settlement days.
For the first time, the America’s Cup will take place in Bermuda in 2017, continuing to fuel the island’s sailing legacy. The drama will unfold in Bermuda’s Great Sound, a magnificent natural amphitheater set amid a spectacular backdrop of islands and beaches. With a new Race Village to be built in the South Basin of the Royal Naval Dockyard, the Island will offer an unmatched experience for sailing teams and spectators from around the world.
Bermuda was chosen as the home of the 35th America’s Cup for its temperate climate, near perfect year-round sailing conditions, optimal Atlantic location, time zone and strong sailing history.
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Bermuda is home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, with the most tropical crystal clear waters you’re likely to see anywhere in the world. Some of these beaches are so secluded and private that you’ll feel like you have the whole place to yourself.
Once you step foot on Horseshoe Bay Beach you will realize why it is Bermuda's most celebrated beach. The long, sweeping crescent of pink sand makes it a popular choice any time of year. The nearby Beach House offers snacks, rentals and changing facilities.
West Whale Bay Beach has a fitting name, because in April you may see humpback whales migrating north to their summer feeding grounds. The large grassy area behind the beach is an ideal spot to enjoy a stunning ocean sunset. Locals frequently use West Whale Bay for shore fishing. Off Whale Bay Road, Southampton Parish.
Jobson's Cove may be tiny. But this sheltered cove, surrounded by steep, jagged rocks, is arguably one of the most visually stunning beaches on the island. Take a moment to listen to the waves lap at the pink sand and take a dip in the calm, stunningly clear waters.
Tobacco Bay Beach earned its name when survivors of the Sea Venture discovered tobacco growing here. Now, the key thing to notice is the unusual limestone formations off the shoreline, a haven for parrotfish and sergeant majors. This most popular beach in St. George's parish offers equipment rentals and a snack bar.
There is lots to do and see in Bermuda and during the America's Cup there will be numerous events and interesting activities to experience.
There is lots to see and experience on the island, with some fantastic tours available. Take advantage of this on one of the nature and wildlife boat tours, or experience a tour around the city. You'll constantly be discovering new things about this beautiful island.
Bermuda is home to some of the worlds most unique golf courses. With over eight different courses to choose from you'll be spoilt for choice! A truly breathtaking and beautiful way to spend an afternoon or maybe even a couple of days.
When it comes to water activities there is an overwhelming amount on offer. Choose from waterskiing, kayaking, sailing, jet skiing, flyboarding, fishing, boat charters, scuba diving, snorkelling and parasailing, to name a few. Bermuda's coast lines provides the perfect setting for fun to be had above and below the water.
A visit to the caves of underground Bermuda is an absolute must. Deep, clear underground pools of azure water with amazing stalactites and stalagmites, each cave is uniquely beautiful. Bermuda has some astonishing and inspiring sites to explore 120ft underground.
Bermuda’s nightlife is thriving and the island hosts some great restaurants, clubs and bars. Click below to visit our blog or to open our mini guide on Bermuda restaurants: