Hamilton, Bermuda (CNN)The 35th America’s Cup sailing competition begins on May 26 and runs through June 27, and it’s Bermuda’s moment in the sun, though Bermuda is almost always sunny. One step on this island, and it’s impossible not to be moved by its beauty, history, simplicity and charm.
Bermuda is a fish hook-shaped 20.6-square-mile subtropical island in the middle of the North Atlantic, about 700 miles east of New York City and 1,000 miles north of the Caribbean.
Its infamous coral reefs are responsible for pink sand beaches as well as more than 300 shipwrecks. And because of its isolated geographical position, Bermuda’s mix of turquoise and deep blue waters boggles the mind — it’s an oasis from a dark and stormy sea.