Although we're guilty, like so many others, of listing Bermuda under our Caribbean section it's actually about 1000 miles north of the Caribbean Sea, in the middle of the Atlantic and is quite different in feel to its cousins in the West Indies. The island is surrounded by a fantastic coral reef that harbours colourful fish and has ensnared scores of shipwrecks, making for memorable diving and snorkeling locations, along with kayaking, yachting and jet-ski safaris available for your luxury holiday. The offerings on land are splendid as well. You can play a round at one of the EIGHT championship golf courses, hike peaceful trails and sunbathe on glorious pink-sand beaches. Or stroll the crooked streets of the colonial settlement of the St. George, Britain's oldest surviving town in the New World, which is so well preserved it's been made a World Heritage site, making it a must-see spot while here on your family holiday. Bermuda boasts a balmy climate that's comfortable all year round and friendly people who readily strike up conversations with strangers. With a quintessentially British feel, and plenty of distinctive local colour as well, from a landscape of tidy pastel houses to dapper businessmen dressed in Bermuda shorts. Bermuda is most definitely closer than you think.