The Bermuda Lifestyle
Bermuda and Its Elegant Lifestyle
To maintain its elegant lifestyle, Bermuda has sometimes been governed as strictly as a dictatorship.
Hotels, for instance, are limited to the number of rooms they may build at a particular time.
Only a certain number of cruise ships may be in port on a given day.
Automobiles can travel no faster than 20 mph (35 kph) and cars are for residents only, one per household. There are no rental cars due to the high traffic volume.
Yet this strong-handed approach has worked to everyone's benefit.
Unlike many Caribbean isles, poverty and unemployment are not a major problem.
Bermuda's per-capita income is among the world's highest.