The Pink Sands of Bermuda
Our idea of a perfect island getaway features crystal blue waters, pink sand beaches and upscale sophisticated ambiance. Bermuda is a popular island getaway for New Yorkers (the flight is just under 2 hours) so you can leave the noises of the city with just a carry-on bag after work and enjoy a Weekend at the Beach.
What should be in your bag?
Just pack a wardrobe of bathing suits, sunnies, a few sundresses and something to give you that evening sparkle. For the guys, bring your dinner jacket, board shorts, t-shirts and a shoe for your long pants. The rest is up to you.
What is the history of the Bahamas?
The British overseas territory is a cultural mix of Native American, Spanish-Caribbean, English, Irish, and Scottish. English is the official language, followed by Portuguese. The rich and colorful history of the islands have inspired travelers, sailors and storytellers since the 18th century. It’s no wonder the architecture, food and style of the islands is so rich in detail.
Our List of Bermuda Classics
Fairmont Hamilton Princess– This charming hotel is one of the oldest in the Fairmont chain and largest on the island of Bermuda. In 1883 Bermuda gained international recognition when Princess Louisa, the daughter of Queen Victoria, visited and called it a place of eternal spring. The hotel was named in her honor. Perks include the 400 foot verandah overlooking the water, freshwater and saltwater pools. A ferry to the sister hotel Fairmont Southampton hosts a very lively happy hour.
Some of our Favorite Places on the Islands
Bouchee. One of the quieter places on the island, this eatery has something for everyone’s palate- decadent breakfasts, yummy launches and French-inspired dinners. Lovely wine list and friendly service.
Crystal Caves– Visit the extraordinary natural beauty of the Crystal Caves, and see crystal stalactites and stalagmites in a deep, underground lake.
Beaches– Take a day and lounge on the pink sand beaches scattered throughout the island. If you need a little adventure while at the beach, try out snorkeling, scuba diving and sailing ventures.
Another Place to Visit: St. Georges Bermuda
Take a day trip to this historic town. A World Heritage Site, it is Bermuda’s first capital and town and has several sites to see such as the old state house (1620), Unfinished Church, The Old Rectory, St. Peter’s, The Tucker House and The Bermuda National Trust Museum.