Hear the spirit of Bermuda in the rhythm of calypso music. See it in the pastel-painted cottages. Feel it in the soft, pink sand under your feet. Bermuda is cricket matches and neighborhood pubs, afternoon high tea and regimental guards -- all blended with sunny island charm.
Bermuda consists of a chain of some 180 coral islands and islets lying 1046km (650 miles) off the coast of North Carolina, in the Atlantic Ocean. Its coastlines are characterised by small bays with beaches of fine pale pink coral sand. The surrounding waters are a vivid blue-green. Inland there is an abundance of subtropical plants and flowers.
Hamilton is the colony's capital city, situated at the end of Bermuda's Great Sound on the inner curve of the 'fish hook'.