If you want your vacation experience to include afternoon tea, garden strolls, squash games and cricket matches, Bermuda should be one of your top choices in the Americas. Because of steep import taxes, Bermuda can be expensive, but if you stick to locally made specialties — such as cassava pie, fish chowder, and the famous codfish brunch — the prices will seem much more reasonable.
Contrary to popular belief, this complex chain of more than 100 islands is in the Atlantic Ocean, far to the northeast of the Caribbean in which it is often grouped. The largely autonomous territory belonging to Great Britain is home to St. George, the oldest continuously inhabited British settlement in the Americas. Consequently, Bermuda is known for its English colonial-style architecture and forts, some dating back to the 17th century.