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The 13 best things to do in Bermuda

There’s plenty more to this tiny, horseshoe-shaped string of islands than preppy shorts and aviation mysteries. Lonely in the mid-Atlantic, Bermuda is an intriguing medley of British, American and Caribbean influences, right down to the locals’ accents. Quaint place names that conjure up Ye Olde England and red telephone boxes meet pink sand beaches, rum cocktails and sherbet-colored cottages. The first settlers arrived by chance in 1609, when a ship bound for Virginia ran into a storm; the episode apparently inspired Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Today, Bermuda’s naval heritage is writ large on its landscape, salt air whipping through historic fortresses and dockyards. Done something on this list and loved it? Share it with the hashtag #TimeOutDoList and tag @TimeOutEverywhere. Find out more about how Time Out selects the very best things to do all over the world.

The 10 best hotels in Bermuda

Marooned in the North Atlantic – and not in the Caribbean, as many people wrongly think – the British island territory of Bermuda is the perfect transatlantic mix. Old world meets the new on this laidback island of pink sandy beaches and coconut palms. Its luxury resort hotels lining the Nike swoosh-shaped coast offer consistently high standards – which isn’t surprising considering the fact that Bermuda is only a 90-minute flight from New York, where you’ll find some pretty demanding customers. The only problem is cost – Bermuda isn’t really the place for budget travel, so don’t expect a bargain. Do expect a memorable holiday in any of our choice of best hotels on the island – they’re all stunners.