Thursday, February 25, 2010

Show Your Love

Have you heard the news? Bermuda was nominated as a “Favorite Island Getaway In The World” in this year’s Budget Travel Readers’ Choice Awards, a distinction bestowed by the magazine’s editors based upon suggestions from readers themselves. The good news is Bermuda is currently in the lead behind Maui, St. Lucia and Kauai, respectively, but in order to stay number one the island needs your help. That’s right folks, it’s time to show your love for Bermuda. It’s very easy and just two clicks away. Go to Budget Travel’s Readers’ Choice homepage, scroll down until you reach the Destinations tab on the left, then click Favorite Island Getaway In The World. You’ll see some choices pop up at right; this is where you click on Bermuda and cast your vote. Easy, right? But in case you’re still unsure if Bermuda is indeed the world’s best island getaway, here are a few reasons to help earn your vote.

BERMUDA’S PINK SAND BEACHES. Okay, okay, that was fairly obvious, but really our beaches are just divine and unlike some of Bermuda’s Readers Choice competitors, unbelievably numerous and completely accessible. PROXIMITY TO THE EAST COAST. We’re just a 90-minute flight from New York City and less than two hours from most east coast gateways including Boston, Philly, D.C., Miami and Halifax, Canada. Currently in second place is Maui, which from Los Angeles would take at least twice the flying time to reach. OCEAN VIEW GOLF COURSES. You don’t even have to be a golfer to appreciate them. Take Port Royal for example, with sweeping ocean views from nearly every hole and one of the greatest holes in all of golf—the stunning sixteenth with nothing but the Atlantic between the tee and the pin. WORLD-CLASS WRECK DIVING. Bermuda is home to a thriving reef system, one that has claimed over 300 wrecks in the country's 400-year history, many of which are in a mere 30 feet of water. RICH COLONIAL HISTORY. The east end town of St. George’s was founded in 1609 and looks much the way it did when the island was first claimed by the British, boasting labyrinth alleyways and charming colonial architecture. WE’RE QUIRKY! Where else can you wear brightly colored shorts with knee-high socks while zipping around on a moped without a second glance? That’s right, only in Bermuda. So what are you waiting for? Go cast your vote for Bermuda today!

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