A tropical oasis in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean

Bermuda has five centuries of maritime history, including its accidental discovery by Spanish sailor Juan de Bermudez in the early 1500s. Bring up Bermuda these days and clock how long it takes for someone to mention shorts, the onion or the triangle. Beyond these famous and infamous details are a multitude of attractions, from numerous diveable shipwrecks, and its history as a British territory and later a destination for rich Americans with a passion for golf and sailing, to its singular concrete architecture, pastel-painted with terraced white rooftops. And then there’s the dreamlike perfection of the island’s pink sand beaches — particularly Horseshoe Bay.

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