Happy Monday everyone! I just returned from beautiful Bermuda and I am already missing the crystal blue water, colorful homes, friendly locals, and amazing weather. I can't believe that of all of the places we've traveled this was our first time venturing to Bermuda. If you haven't been, you definitely need to add it your list of destinations for vacation. Below I've included the details of our trip, recommendations for where to eat and what to see, and of course, links to everything I wore. You've all been messaging me about the green dress I posted on my Instagram so here is the link. It comes in three different colors and it's under $60!
One of the biggest motivations for researching Bermuda for our getaway was the short flight. If you're in Boston, we had a direct flight that was under 2 hours. That's shorter than a trip to Florida! To hop on a flight and be on a beautiful island in less time than I spend picking out my outfit in the morning is a huge win in my book. PSA: Make sure your passport is up to date!
On our first day we decided to explore Hamilton, the capital of Bermuda, which hosts most of the shops and restaurants on the island. We started our day at Devil's Isle which came highly recommended and was highlighted by almost every travel website. It lived up to its expectations with delicious farm-to-table entrees and cozy decor. I would definitely recommend having lunch or dinner there at some point during your stay!
After lunch we wandered around the main streets of Hamilton (Front Street, Queen Street, Church Street) which have some awesome boutiques and stores. We also walked over to the Fairmont Hamilton Princess & Beach Club to check out the sister resort to where we decided to say. The hotel and grounds are beautiful and walking distance to downtown Hamilton. If you're looking for access to a beach and a more remote, tropical vibe, I would recommend staying at the Fairmont Southampton. We were able to take the hotel's complimentary ferry from Southampton to Hamilton in 30 minutes which makes it easy to do a day trip to the other side of the island and get the best of both worlds.
One of my favorite things about the Fairmont Southampton is the amazing stretch of beach lining the property. The hotel has a shuttle that can take you from the hotel to their private beach club which is also accessible to Horseshoe Bay, one of the prettiest stretch of beaches I have seen. I would even go so bold as to say it is comparable to Kauai. We did a little bit of (illegal) climbing to get a view of the coves and caves and were in awe of the bright, clear blue water and tropical fish swimming close to shore.
For dinner, there were tons of options in Southampton and Hamilton. The first night, we ate on the beach at one of the neighboring resorts. Mickey's Beach Bistro is located within the Elbow Beach Hotel and is the perfect spot to dine al fresco and have a relaxing beachside dinner.
We also checked out the historic Waterlot Inn located on Fairmont Southampton's property. This was hands-down our favorite meal of the trip. The 350 year old steakhouse sits dockside on Jew's Bay and during the summer season (May-Labor Day) you can enjoy live music and cocktails on the dock.
On our last night, we stayed local again and ate at the Ocean Club, a great seafood restaurant with amazing views of the beach. We had a late dinner due to soaking up as much sun as possible so would highly recommend making a reservation to catch the sunset.