A week in Bermuda

Give me sun, a beach and a cocktail [well, a mocktail for now] and I’m the happiest I can be! Bermuda gave me 8 days of just that, plus an army of people to look after my daughter, so I really don’t have any complaints.

We stayed at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess, and really enjoyed it. The hotel has a marina, which provides a lovely backdrop and hours of entertainment for our little miss, as she yelled at every boat that passed by. The staff were all very welcoming, and the food, including the morning breakfast buffet, was great!

The pool was our fav spot to hang out at, however the beach was a close second. The hotel has a private beach club that is STUNNING, however you have to take a 15-minute shuttle to get there. The beach has all the required facilities, and really friendly staff that will take food and drink orders, as well as assist with anything else you need. It also has kayaks, paddle boards, a playground and tons of beach toys that I’m forever grateful for. My favourite thing of all was the hammocks in the ocean, cause there is really nothing better than that!

We dined at quite a few restaurants on the island, but I’ve listed my top 5 must-eats below. I swear I didn’t have one bad meal the whole trip!

  1. Devils Isle: Fresh ingredients, with a great casual ambiance. If you visit you have to try the homemade brown rice and tofu dumplings. They’re soooo good.
  2. Sul Verde: We dined here on NYE and it was a bit of a drive, but if you’re looking for something a little fancier with great food, I would recommend making the trip. 
  3. Harry’s: Their food was great, and it was just a short walk from our hotel. The sesame and panko crusted veal scallopini was delish! 
  4. Marcus: Located inside the Fairmont Hamilton Princess hotel, with a menu that pays tribute to Bermudian cuisine. Loved the décor, food and ambiance. Apparently, they also do a mean Sunday brunch, however we were up too early, and were too hungry to wait for it LOL
  5. Bouchee French Bistro: We left the hotel once for breakfast and found ourselves at Bouchee. If you’re missing your classic Canadian/ American breakfast while on vacation, this is your place! 

Everyone we met on the island was absolutely lovely, from the hotel staff, to the taxi drivers, to anyone we met on the street. The only thing I could’ve wished for was SLIGHTLY warmer weather, although I knew that the temperatures would be in the low 20’s when we booked – that’s what ya get for a zika free island! I know, I know, I’m complaining about nothing, but I do love a good 30 degrees of heat LOL. We only had one day of rain, and we spent it at the Bermuda Aquarium and Zoo, which we all ended up enjoying much more than we anticipated.

Overall, if you’re into an island that boasts clear water, white [and pink] sandy beaches, and beautiful views from every angle, this is your place! 

What are your favourite family friendly warm weather destinations? Next time we travel it will most likely be as a family of FOUR, so I am all ears. Make sure to leave your recommendations in the comments section below!

XO
Caroline

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