Bermuda

A few weeks ago I took a much needed mini-vacation to Bermuda. Since I worked through the summer and didn’t take any time off, I decided I needed a long weekend to relax and reset before the craziness of work and the holidays in Q4. Bermuda is only 90 minutes away, so it was a really easy flight and going through customs was a breeze.

We got in late on Thursday night and stayed at the Fairmont Southampton. We unfortunately did not enjoy our stay there. There was a wedding that weekend so the bar lobby was loud and obnoxious and the check-in line was long and slow. We didn’t have a view and the walls were also thin. We stayed there primarily because they have a dive shop on the property. Bermuda has a ton of ship wrecks so we did two dives close to the resort in the morning. The beach was beautiful and the cove area that we left from was picturesque, but the diving itself was boring. I’ve done a few ship wreck dives before so while they’re cool to look at, it gets boring after a few minutes. The wrecks also weren’t that old, so there wasn’t a ton of growth or activity on or near the ships. There was also a disappointing number of fish. Where were all the fish?! There was hardly anything to look at.

Luckily after that, our stay only improved. After our dives we grabbed our bags and headed to the resort we were staying at for the rest of the weekend, Rosewood Bermuda. I am SO happy that’s where we stayed for the remainder of the trip. It’s a 5-Star resort that I was somehow able to get a great deal on. I loved our room. It was clean and roomy. I loved the bathroom the most which had a huge bathtub that I took advantage soaking in every night we were there.

Rosewood Bermuda is beautiful and well-kept as you can tell from the pictures below. There were three pools and beach access. The resort is about 1.25 miles from the beach, and while they provide shuttle transportation, Kev and I enjoyed a scenic run there and back one day. The food was also tasty. There are a few different restaurants at the resort with several vegetarian options, so we were very content. They also had a gin bar which was totally up my alley. I enjoyed a few gin and tonics and Kev and I even enjoyed afternoon tea there one day.

Overall we had a great trip and I would definitely like to go back. Next time we will play a round of golf and go into the town of Hamilton to explore more. It was just the kind of mini vacay needed to get me through our next vacation in December.