Most People Don't Think of Luxury Vacations When Considering Bermuda
By Virginia Morgan
When travelers decide to visit the Caribbean, and are looking for the island with the best weather and most incredible beaches, American Express Travel suggests its clients indulge in the experience of a luxury vacation package to Bermuda. Another popular choice for travelers is to explore the beauty of Bermuda traveling by water with a luxury world cruise
. This island chain holds an infamous past of "attracting" the travelers of old, and now offers a whole new generation the chance to become lost in the wonder and beauty of paradise on a seemingly untouched island.
The Bermuda island chain was once known as the Bermuda triangle, a place where the most experienced sailors could easily become lost and confused. With about 140 islands making up this island chain, Bermuda has a number of luxury resorts that are sometimes the only structure on the island. Bermuda's location is perfect for travelers seeking to experience the majesty of the Caribbean. The water surrounding the Bermuda island chain is warmed by the Gulf Stream. Although the climate is best characterized as "tropic", the Bermuda island chain manages to avoid the relentless tropic heat that can be found on other islands within the Caribbean, thanks the constant yet gentle trade winds. In addition, most of the Bermuda islands are relatively small, allowing travelers and natives to avoid trap inland heat.
The weather in the Bermuda island chain is a constant. There are relatively no extremes, which can sometimes occur on other Caribbean islands. The hottest part of the year is usually May through October. The temperatures during Bermuda's spring and summer are between 75°F and 85°F. During the winter months of late October through April, the average temperature is around 70°F. Although the summer months are characteristically drier, rainfall can be found throughout the year. Most luxury resorts and hotels in Bermuda offer a number of activities to occupy travelers for the short hour of momentary clouds. Since rainstorms create the island's only supply of fresh water, residents and travelers welcome the storms. But the rain in Bermuda is short, sweet, and refreshing, as well as few and far between. One of the best parts of beautiful Bermuda weather is that hurricanes are not nearly as prevalent, nor as common here as they are in other islands in the Caribbean. And although they do occasionally come near Bermuda, a direct hurricane only hits once every seven years or so, with minimum damage.
Those who wish to get away from it all can experience the amazing climate and weather of the Bermuda island chain. Bermuda has prime positioning in the Caribbean, giving it access to the warm Gulf waters and tropical climate. But because of the small sizes of the islands, no matter how far inland you go - the sun is rarely oppressive. And not many luxury vacation destinations can practically guarantee weather between 70°F and 85°F year round. Bermuda is truly an incredible place for the leisure traveler to experience.
Virginia Morgan is a travel writer and frequent contributor to AMT American Express Travel, a premier Internet resource for American Express Cruises
. Serving customers online since 1996.
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