National Geographic : 1965 Apr
Organize your own private swimming club at Horseshoe Bay,Bermuda. Where can you find beaches so crowd-free, so clean, they're like private clubs for you and your family? In Bermuda. Over 100 be witching pink beaches are more than enough to go around. Right now, the beach is yours. The pinkest, softest beach you ever owned. Let the little ones splash to their hearts' content! Bermuda's turquoise water holds excitement for all ages. Swimming, sailing, skin-diving, water-skiing, ex ploring the clear, brilliant world of underwater. A bit of Britain. Bermuda - less than two hours from New York (two days by cruise)-is as far as you need go for a holiday with old-world charm. Bermuda is old: much of it unchanged since the 1700's. And Bermuda is British. Proudly, serenely, warmly British. You'll feel it everywhere. No billboards, no hot dog stands, no honky-tonk. On golf course.and tennis court, "well-played, sir" manners. Attentive old-world service, always. Hamilton is a shopper's paradise. Shopping without pressure. Bargains from all over the world. (Each mem ber of the family is entitled to a duty free allowance.) Getting about is fun for all. Motor bike all over the island. (Do keep to the left-we drive British! But our speed limit's a sane 20 m.p.h. And small children may ride pillion.) Sight-see in a horse-drawn Victoria. Village-hop in a ferry boat. Or take a fringe-topped taxi. Fish without hooks at Devil's Hole and "catch" a huge turtle or grouper. Ardent anglers will prefer deep-sea fishing for wily game fish fighting marlin, yellowtail, wahoo. By night, let nanny bed down the babies. (Bermuda has such nice babysitters.) Then head out for swizzles and calypso. Or dinner by starlight. Dance to a steel band. Watch the limbo-or try it! Where you stay depends on your preference. Ultra-glamorous hotels. Bermuda guest houses. Attractive cottage colonies. Claim your place in the sun. Ask a travel agent. Or write Bermuda, 620 Fifth Avenue, New York 20 * 6 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago 2 * 111 Richmond St., West, Toronto.