While Jared and I are spending the long weekend in Houston working on recovering from our very uncool friend Harvey, it seemed like a fitting time to reminisce on sunnier days like our recent trip to Hamilton, Bermuda. If you love
If you love color, clear water beaches, and possibly one of the easiest out-of-country beach destinations ever, then Bermuda is totally for you! Especially if you’re expecting, like us. Bermuda is still 100% Zika free, so it’s basically a dream destination for soon to be mamas.
We were lucky enough to be hosted by The Hamilton Princess during our stay, and we loved every second of it. I also would’ve snuck these colorful stairs from the hotel restaurant, Marcus’s, into my suitcase if they would’ve fit. How freaking awesome are these?! I’m thinking I need to create a set here in Houston, yes?…
A few of you asked me via IG stories what airline route we took to get there from Houston, and we flew American Airlines via a layover in Miami both directions. If you’re on the East coast, you can luck out with some really short, two hour direct flights into Bermuda, especially if you’re coming from NYC.
Once you arrive, you’ll have about a 30-40 minute drive from the Bermuda International airport to Hamilton, passing through St. George’s parish.
A lot of you recommended spending time venturing around St. George’s to see all of the colorful buildings and shops, but since we just booked a long weekend, we decided to stay on the Hamilton side of the island and do more relaxing than exploring this trip.
One big point to note is that the hotel is situated on the harbour waterfront, but they have transfers to and from the beach throughout the day which is about a twenty-minute drive.
For some reason, we didn’t put two and two together when we read that online, and should’ve packed more tote bags for beach trip hoarding! Their private beach has chairs, towels, a bar, and lunch spot so you won’t go hungry or uncovered though!
Taxi’s on the island are fairly pricey, and sadly they don’t have Uber, so we rented a moped for $75 for 24-hours (you can rent a moped and mini car right outside of the hotel) to do some driving around to different beaches and photo-ops. These were some of our favorite stops —
Picked Onion for lunch
Devil’s Isle Koffee House
Horseshoe bay beach
Glaze Pastry & Bakery
Aside from our moped day trip, we ate every meal at the hotel and Marcus’s was our favorite (well that and the cake shakes from the lobby cafe, so freaking good!). If you have the option of getting the Gold Room status when booking, we’d HIGHLY recommend that.
You get a free super delicious breakfast spread every morning, free afternoon tea and sandwiches, plus a free happy hour and light bites every evening from 5-7pm. It’s definitely the closest to all-inclusive you can get without being all-inclusive.
And here we are again with the stairs…I clearly couldn’t get enough, haha!…
Did I mention we also got 1294712 in front of pink walls while there? I mean, when in Rome, right? You can see more of our recent travels right here.
A huge thank you again to Hamilton Princess for hosting us!