Bermuda is a self-governing British overseas territory in the Atlantic Ocean north of the Caribbean. Bermuda was first settled in 1609 by shipwrecked English sailors trying to get to Virginia. Then Bermuda became a popular destination for Americans escaping harsh winters. Today Bermuda has more gold courses per square mile than anywhere else and it is home to the smallest drawbridge in the world – 12 inches long and just wide enough for a sailboat to pass through. bermuda