Moon U.S. & British Virgin Islands

This full-color guidebook includes vibrant photos and easy-to-use maps to help with trip planning. Virgin Islands resident Susanna Henighan Potter offers firsthand knowledge of everything this paradise has to offer, from St. Croix to St. Thomas and Tortola. Potter guides readers to the most thrilling hikes in St. John’s Virgin Islands National Park, the best […]

Moon Puerto Rico

This full-color guide includes vibrant photos and easy-to-use maps to help with trip planning. Travel journalist Suzanne Van Atten covers the best of Puerto Rico—from its spectacular beaches and classic golf courses to its rich Spanish culture. Van Atten also includes creative travel ideas for a variety of travelers, including “Puerto Rico for Thrill-Seekers,” “Romantic […]

Barr’s Bay Park on the Hamilton waterfront is a staging point for concerts.

Planning Your Time in Pembroke Parish, Bermuda

Hamilton, in Bermuda’s Pembroke Parish, is an excellent home base for exploring the rest of the area and neighboring parishes. Expert author Rosemary Jones shares tips on getting around, area highlights, and suggestions to smooth your sightseeing experience.

In the 1940s an environmental tragedy nearly wiped out the Bermuda cedar.

The Bermuda Cedar

The Bermuda cedar (Juniperus bermudiana) is a symbol of survival for islanders, who have depended on the sturdy evergreen from the first days of human habitation on Bermuda. Nearly wiped out in the 1940s, the cedar is slowly making a comeback thanks to strong reforesting efforts.

Looking across the Great Sound, Bermuda.

Bermuda Landscapes: Geography and Geology

An archipelago arranged as a fishhook, “The Island” comprises a total of more than 100 islands encircled by a collar of coral. Bermuda landscapes are a diverse range of natural habitats—from marshland to sand dunes and cedar woodland—that support an equally varied ecology.

Wakeboarding is one of scores of popular water sports in Bermuda.

Best Extreme Sports in Bermuda

While many Bermuda residents spend weekends and downtime testing their limits against the island’s physical challenges, visitor activities were often somewhat, well, sedate. That’s all changed in the last few years with the arrival of numerous vendors offering outsiders a feel of the “real”—read extreme—Bermuda.

Bermuda’s cultural ambassadors are the gombeys, a name meaning “drums” given to African-inspired dance troupes adorned in elaborate outfits featuring feathers, beads, and sequins.

Gombey Troupes of Bermuda

Bermuda’s cultural ambassadors are the gombeys, a name meaning “drums” given to a dance troupe grassroots tradition that borrows elements from Native American, British military, and Caribbean influences.

A National Museum of Bermuda exhibit showcases the legacy of shipwrecks.

National Museum of Bermuda

Bermuda’s largest and most-visited attraction, the National Museum of Bermuda combines a spectacular property with historic buildings and fascinating exhibits, artifacts, and cultural heritage displays. The site has been restored to its 19th-century military footprint encompassing all the fortifications of the Dockyard and historic buildings within, including the dramatic Northwest Rampart, linking the Keep fortress with the Casemate Barracks.

Even if they’ve never set foot on the island of Bermuda, most everyone knows that the archipelago lies in the maw of a spooky phenomenon dubbed the “Bermuda Triangle”.

The Bermuda Triangle

If there’s one thing most everyone knows about Bermuda—even if they’ve never set foot on the island—it’s the Bermuda Triangle. Surprisingly, Bermuda has never made much of the legend, even as a potential tourist attraction.

Watercolor painting by Winslow Homer of Bermuda's coast.

The Birdsey Studio and Other Bermuda Artists

Scores of artists made their way to Bermuda in the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries, with many finding fresh energy to paint and draw. Learn about their time in Bermuda, their works, and contemporary painter Jo Birdsey-Linberg, daughter of painter Alfred Birdsey, whose studio remains open to the public.