Monday, February 22, 2010

Bermuda Trip ReCap

Swimming with the dolphin's actually happened!  Trip was a success after all.  Bermuda was beautiful.  I love visiting places that are right out of a postcard or magazine.  This was one of those vacations.  This is now one of my favorite places to get away too.  The flight was under 2 hours from Boston.  How can you go wrong!  Just hop on the plane and there you are...paradise.  I mean, look at the color of that water!  The sand is actually pink-ish...and felt like baby powder to walk on.
The weather was a bit on the chilly side.  Realistically for us, 65 degrees is better than 20 degrees.  They said that it is unusual for this time of year, usually warmer.  It is their off season right now, so not many tourists.  Not having the crowds was nice.  We had the Island to ourselves.
I am just going to give a quick run down of our trip...just in case you haven't been to Bermuda before {our first time}.  This info might be helpful if you ever plan to go.

*Flight to Bermuda from Boston is under 2 hours and from the East Coast mostly.  
We went for four nights, so do-able.
*We stayed at the Fairmont Southhampton/ a large hotel with golfing, spa/gym, pools, many restaurants on the premises, and private beach.  They also have complimentary ferry to Hamilton, for shopping and dinning.  It is also next to Horseshoe Beach which is famous for its beauty.
*Visited Crystal Caves, which is a must.  It is over 1 million years old.  Tour was great.
*Opted to take public transportation via local buses, which I recommend due to the fact that you cannot rent cars on this small island.  You are either going to pay for the expense of taxi's -which is pricey-or rent a scooter-which could be dangerous if you don't know what you are doing!  Bought a 3 day pass for the 3 of us.  Worked out great hanging out with the locals, everyone greets you in a friendly manner and everyone seems to know each other.  My daughter loved the "thrilling" bus rides.
*Visited St. George's, a historic town with cobblestone streets and an interesting old "unfinished church" 
*And of course we did the "Ultimate Dolphin Encounter" at Dolphin Quest in Dockyard.  
Highly recommend.
*Hung out at Horseshoe Beach and mostly ate and relaxed...the thing to do apparently!

Both sad and happy to be home...back to freezing!

xoxo jamilyn

*All images property of Living It At Home*

10 wonderful comments:

Pine Tree Home said...

This is one of the places on my list I want to go back to. We spent an afternoon here when on a cruise. It looks so lovely. I went to the same beach and was smitten to see more one day.

Bethany Christensen said...

Looks like so much fun! I had no idea it was so close to the east cost. I am glad you were able to go.

Dagny @ Beautiful Living said...

OMG! Looks like the perfect place to go for our wedding trip! Would you recommend it with two small kids? (Indie will be 2,5 and Stella about 9 months)

Design Esquire said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed it! My husband and I agree that if we win the lottery, we're buying a house there. The locals are so nice and the island is just gorgeous.

Yvonne Blacker said...

My husband and I went to Bermuda when our first two were little (we left them at home with family). I remember wishing we had brought them with us when we saw so many young families there enjoying themselves. Little did we know that we had brought along our third son (discovered I was pregnant on the last day!!!)

Londen @ Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Thaks for sharing your trip, it looks beautiful! This would be a great place for us to visit too.

Just think, spring is right around the corner. Its always hard for me to go somewhere warm when winter has just started.

Scientific Housewife said...

It looks amazing! I've been on several cruises and every time I want to swim with the dolphins, the exhibit is closed :(

Anonymous said...

Yup. So I knew when I saw your pics I'd wanna go! How was it? It looked amazing!

Marija said...

What terrific pictures - this seems like a dream trip! Why oh why am I not headed to Bermuda for spring break?!? Marija

paula said...

wow, looks lovely. I just adore the beach and this place looks amazing.