As a guy who’s been lucky enough to spend more than my fair share of time on exclusive islands around the world, and more specifically, summer getaway destinations in the Northeast—Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, Cape Cod, coastal Maine, and the Hamptons—a recent trip to Bermuda has rocked my world.
In fact, I’m going to come right out and say it. Bermuda is simply the ultimate (and easily accessible) island escape for anyone who lives on the east coast. And it’s a must-visit destination for everyone else. Here’s why.
First of all, flights on all the major airlines from the East Coast are generally pretty affordable. And Bermuda is the only gloriously-British-drive-on-the-left-hand-side-of-the-narrow-road overseas territory that combines island charm, English sophistication, a temperate climate, palm trees, and impossibly blue water that’s only a short 2 hour flight from NYC, Boston, or Washington DC!
Of course, it has the famous pink sand beaches, exclusive golf courses, high-end resorts, and shopping that this tiny island about 650 miles off the coast of North Carolina has always been known for. But as I found out during a recent, 4-day-long visit, Bermuda is also the site of the 2017 America’s Cup and is way more hip, and active, and exciting than you’d ever imagine.