Sailing with sailboat. Long exposure.

courtesy: Fairmont Southampton

Bermuda, famous for its pink sand beaches and beautiful blue waters, will capture the spotlight this May as the host to the 35th America’s Cup, where the best sailors on the fastest boats will vie for the oldest international trophy.

A great excuse to root for your team and enjoy the beauty of the Great Sound, less than two hours non-stop flight from New York City.

Fairmont Southampton, one of several hotels offering packages, optimizes its location on the island’s highest point, with a program called “35 days of the 35th America’s Cup.”

Choose to watch from the balcony of your suite, overlooking the race course, or be so close, you’ll feel the mist of water hit your face as sailors whiz past by securing a spot on a spectator’s boat.  Pretty cool huh?

With the America’s Cup Qualifiers, Challenger Playoffs, and Final Match happening from May 26 until June 27, 2017, there is plenty of time to bask in sunshine and the glory, even if your team doesn’t win.

 Packages vary from $479 per night to $919 per night