Picture a tropical island and there's a good chance it will look exactly like Bermuda. With its pink-tinted sand, clear shallow waters and swaying palm trees, this archipelago of around 180 islets has everything you could want in a luxurious beach retreat. But there's more to Bermuda than meets the eye... In many respects it feels a lot like rural England with stately mansions, pastel houses, manicured gardens and even the odd red phone box that all hark back to Bermuda's colonial past. African, North American, Portuguese and West Indian influences are also present, contributing to a uniquely varied culture. All the while, Bermuda delivers where holidaymakers need it the most, you can expect dreamy coastlines, fascinating historical attractions, impeccable hospitality and vibrant townships. Then there is the incredible underwater world of Bermuda, which beckons every traveller to dive beneath its waves. The balmy waters of the Sargasso Sea play host to colourful reefs and magnificent wrecks making Bermuda one of the world's top diving destinations. Its varied terrain is even suited to water sports, hiking and golfing. Finally, throw fresh seafood cuisine and superb shopping opportunities into the mix and you're left with a truly distinctive, yet dazzling destination.