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Bermuda

Background

Bermuda

Bermuda was first settled in 1609 by shipwrecked English colonists headed for Virginia. Tourism to the island to escape North American winters first developed in Victorian times. Tourism continues to be important to the island's economy, although international business has overtaken it in recent years. Bermuda has developed into a highly successful offshore financial center. Although a referendum on independence from the UK was soundly defeated in 1995, the present government has reopened debate on the issue.

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BermudaThe Fairmont Southampton Hotel 

101 South Shore Road
Southampton SN 02
Bermuda

Price (US$): $269 - $359 / night

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Location. The Fairmont Southampton Hotel is located on the beach in Southampton, close to Horseshoe Bay, Fairmont Southampton Golf Club, and Gibb's Hill Lighthouse. Other points of interest near this luxury resort include Warwick Long Bay and Church Bay. Resort Features. Dining options at The Fairmont Southampton Hotel include 8 restaurants. A poolside bar and a bar/lounge are open for drinks. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Recreational amenities include a golf course. Also… more »

BermudaRosewood Tucker's Point 

60 Tucker's Point Drive
Hamilton Parish
Tuckers Town HS 02
Bermuda

Price (US$): $350 - $400 / night

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Location. Rosewood Tucker's Point is located on the beach in Tucker's Town, close to Tucker's Point Golf Club, Mid Ocean Golf Club, and Blue Hole Park. Other points of interest near this luxury resort include Crystal Caves and Bermuda Perfumery. Resort Features. Rosewood Tucker's Point features a coffee shop/café, a beach bar, and a poolside bar. Room service is available 24 hours a day. The resort serves cooked to order breakfasts each morning in the dining room (surcharges apply).… more »

BermudaGrotto Bay Beach Resort 

11 Blue Hole Hill
Baileys Bay CR 04
Bermuda

Price (US$): $202 - $217 / night

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Location. Grotto Bay Beach Resort is located on the beach in Bailey's Bay, close to Blue Hole Park, Crystal Caves, and Bermuda Perfumery. Other points of interest near this all inclusive hotel include Ferry Island Fort and Martello Tower. Hotel Features. This hotel offers both all inclusive and room only rates. Meals and beverages at onsite dining establishments are included in all inclusive rates. Charges may be applied for dining at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, some… more »

BermudaCambridge Beaches Resort & Spa 

30 Kings Point Road Somerset
Mangrove Bay
Somerset Village
Bermuda

Price (US$): $834 - $1035 / night

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Location. Cambridge Beaches Resort & Spa is located on the beach in Somerset Village, close to Scaur Hill Fort, Somerset Bridge, and Dockyard: Land Front. Other points of interest near this spa resort include Western Rampart and Bastions H and I and King's Wharf in Dockyard. Resort Features. Cambridge Beaches Resort & Spa features a restaurant, a poolside bar, and a bar/lounge. Room service is available during limited hours. The resort serves a complimentary buffet breakfast. Recreational… more »

BermudaThe Fairmont Hamilton Princess 

76 Pitts Bay Road
Hamilton HM 08
Bermuda

Price (US$): $329 - $459 / night

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Location. The Fairmont Hamilton Princess is located near the beach in central Hamilton and close to Albuoy's Point Park, Par la Ville Park, and Victoria Park. Additional points of interest include Bermuda National Library and Bermuda City Hall. Resort Features. Dining options at The Fairmont Hamilton Princess include a restaurant and a coffee shop/café. A poolside bar and a bar/lounge are open for drinks. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Recreational amenities include an outdoor… more »

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Bermuda

Capital
Hamilton
Location

North America, group of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, east of South Carolina (US)

Geographic coordinates

32 20 N, 64 45 W

Area comparative

about one-third the size of Washington, DC

Coastline

103 km

Climate

subtropical; mild, humid; gales, strong winds common in winter

Terrain

low hills separated by fertile depressions

Lowest point

Atlantic Ocean 0 m

Highest point

Town Hill 76 m

Natural resources

limestone, pleasant climate fostering tourism

Population

68,265 (July 2010 est.)

Ethnic groups

black 54.8%, white 34.1%, mixed 6.4%, other races 4.3%, unspecified 0.4% (2000 census)

Religions

Anglican 23%, Roman Catholic 15%, African Methodist Episcopal 11%, other Protestant 18%, other 12%, unaffiliated 6%, unspecified 1%, none 14% (2000 census)

Languages

English (official), Portuguese

Government type

parliamentary; self-governing territory

Independence

none (overseas territory of the UK)

National holiday

Bermuda Day, 24 May

Chief of state

Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952); represented by Governor Sir Richard GOZNEY (since 12 December 2007)

Head of government

Premier Paula COX (since 29 October 2010); Deputy Premier Derrick BURGESS

Internet country code

.bm

Internet users

54,000 (2009)

Airports

1 (2010)

Ports and terminals

Hamilton, Ireland Island, Saint George

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