Bathed in the balmy turquoise waters of the Sargasso Sea, the string of islands called Bermuda are ringed by treacherous reefs that make it one of the world’s top diving destinations. With its pastel-colored houses and stately mansions drowning in lush greenery, fragrant frangipani and bougainvillea, their step-like white roofs poised to catch rainwater, Bermuda feels like a genteel chunk of rural England lifted into a warmer climate. But it’s much more diverse than that, with British, North American, African, Portuguese and West Indian influences adding to the unique cultural mélange. In spite of its small size – just 20 miles by 2 miles – Bermuda’s museums and art galleries add touches of urban sophistication and its many forts attract history buffs, while its varied topography makes it ideal for all manner of water sports, hiking, golfing, or just lazing on a picture-perfect pink-sand beach.
Here Jeff paints Bermuda through his “sore eyes.” The crystal blue waters and the pink sand of Horseshoe Bay Beach are highlighted on “Bermuda Beach Party.” Pink sand? Yes, the rosy sand is a blend of crushed coral and calcium carbonate.
Dramatic rock formations surround Horseshoe Bay, along with hidden caves. The top of the rock is a great way to catch Bermuda’s stellar sunrises and sunsets.
Plan a vacation to Bermuda and enjoy its history, personality and charm.