Family holidays in Bermuda

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  • Bermuda Family holidays

    There's surely only one way to prepare for family holidays in Bermuda, and that is to teach the children all about the legend of the Bermuda Triangle. This supposedly supernatural section of ocean, where an unusually high number of aeroplanes and ships have gone missing, may actually be little more than a statistical fluke, but that doesn't mean you can't tell the story to your kids anyway, especially if your flight path takes you directly through the reputedly risky area - of course there is no real substance to the rumours, and they definitely should not dissuade you from visiting Bermuda yourself.

    The accidental colony

    Looking back through history, it can seem as though nobody really wanted to colonise Bermuda. The first European explorers to find it were the Spanish at the start of the 1500s, but they didn't leave anyone behind to start building a community. Later the English arrived by accident when their ship was wrecked in the waters nearby, and it was only in 1612 that a ship brought the first British sailors who actually intended to live on Bermuda. Looking at the sunny beaches and attractive interior of the island on family holidays to Bermuda now, it's hard to imagine what took them so long to set up home.

    Famous fashions

    Bermuda shorts are a definite for any dad taking his kids on a family holiday to Bermuda, but the children might want some to wear too. In fact, although they might be out of favour back home, Bermuda shorts are always in fashion on the island itself as a bright statement but also a very practical design for the climate. If you don't already have a pair, you can browse the local shops until you spot a pair that are perfect for you.

    Getting off the island

    We're not talking about escaping completely, but just adding some activities to your cheap family holiday in Bermuda that get you off of the land and into the warm coastal waters. Snorkelling is an easy pastime for beginners, with less complicated equipment than scuba diving, and less that can go wrong. If you are an experienced diver though, there are plenty of places around the Bermuda coastline that are worthy of exploring for an hour or two, especially if your children are old enough to dive with you.

    Why Bermuda is so great for families

    As a British island territory in the North Atlantic, Bermuda offers the best of both worlds. You get to enjoy the sunny weather and fabulous beaches of this island paradise but the culture, food and language is all familiar and easy to navigate. There's plenty for the kids to do too, and not just on the big choice of beaches. Go snorkelling or learn more about the mysterious Bermuda Triangle, which is sure to get them thinking. Discover secluded coves and charming, colourful towns on Bermuda family holidays, and enjoy a great break together.

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