In just over a week’s time the island celebrates Cup Match 2012.
Seen by many as the best time to be in Bermuda, this festive four-day holiday is packed with parties, cricket and cultural events.
Many Bermudians even describe Cup Match as “better than Christmas” — the highpoint of their calendar year.
If you’re a visitor here expect to find the locals at their friendliest as the island comes alive in a blaze of colour.
This year, red and blue Somerset fans will be hoping to triumph over blue and blue St George’s in the two-day Cup Match Classic.
It’s a fierce but friendly rivalry which dates back more than a century, and there will be many players hoping to score one of these.
For many Bermudians, Cup Match is also a time to unwind and spend time with one another amid the island’s natural beauty.
In this Cup Match Companion we give you advice on camping in the great outdoors, as well as staying safe in the sun.
There’s an events guide to help you get the most from the long weekend, as well as summer recipes to make your barbecue sizzle.
There’s a fashion section for looking sharp, a boating guide and tips on water safety. Or, if you just want to have a quiet holiday, check out our movie guide and recommendations for summer reading.
Cup Match is all about freedom, so however you choose to spend your time enjoy yourselves.
Cup Match Companion 2012