A remote British territory in the Atlantic Ocean located 1030 kilometres (640 miles) off the US coast, Bermuda is best known as a tourism and finance hotspot. It boasts mild temperatures all year round. Although it consists of 138 islands, its compact nature and network of bridges mean it is referred to as 'the island'.

It is a popular stop for Cruise ships and sailors crossing the Atlantic. They have to brave the notorious Sargasso Sea, which surrounds Bermuda. Bus services and ferries are of excellent quality, and the town of Saint George has superbly preserved colonial architecture and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Place (Britain)

Bermuda flag

Why you should go:

You are a sailor and you need a break.

Why you shouldn't:

You like countryside – virtually the entire island is developed.

Map of Bermuda