Vacation Recap: Bermuda

Today’s post
is a recap of our family vacation to Bermuda, our choice location to spend the Christmas
holiday. It was our first visit and I will confess that it was truly a beautiful
island. There was a calm and reserved atmosphere and we met lots of nice and
friendly people. Our vacation was during the off-season so it was not crowded
but at times, the weather was chilly in the morning and evening but we enjoyed
days of 70 degree temps.

Travel: The direct
flight to Bermuda is about 2 hrs. from Philadelphia. To avoid connecting flights
(because of our 3 year old), we thought it was best to drive to Philadelphia and
depart from there.

Traveling
with a toddler
: Pack their favorite snacks in a carry on.  Nolan’s snacks
and activity books were packed in hisDusty plane rolling
luggage
. Although the trip was short, having snacks and
activities to keep him busy was great. Some of the things we packed includeStonyfield yogurt, Apple sauce, Pretzels and
fruit snacks. We also packed his Mickey mouse coloring book, crayons, lots of
stickers and his Kindle. His kindle has his Mickey mouse show and educational
apps.

SHOP MY LUGGAGE 

Hotel: We stayed
at theHamilton Princess
and Beach Club
Bermuda,
which is right by the harbor. The hotel has a very classy feel to it and it
reminded me of our stay atThe Kahala Hotel in
Hawaii
. At the Hamilton Princess, kids under 6 years old eat
free (amazing). The hotel is not located close to a beach but they provide free
shuttles to their own private beach located about 15 minutes away. The hotel is
great and sophisticated and their holiday decorations were beautiful. On
Christmas Day, they had Santa Claus show up for the kids. You can imagine
Nolan’s face when he saw Santa…priceless!

Food: Most of
our food was from the hotel’s restaurants i.e. Crown and Anchor and the Marcus
restaurant. We enjoyed the brunch at the Crown and Anchor but I wish they had
more offerings.

Activities/Beach: We wanted a relaxing vacation, so we
didn’t do a lot during our stay. We spent majority of our time at the hotel’s
pool, Hamilton Beach Club and Horseshoe beach.  The Hamilton Beach Club is
exclusive to guests of the hotel while the Horseshoe beach is open to the
public. The Horseshoe beach is a very popular tourist spot known for its pale
pink sandy beach and blue water. There are a couple of restaurants a walking
distance from the beach, but we didn’t get a chance to try any. The hotel’s
beach is calm and provides you with towels and canopies for free. There’s also a
playground for kids which Nolan loved. 
We planned
on taking a ferry ride but we were too exhausted after walking through Hamilton
street –  beautiful and picturesque. 

Touring
Hamilton City…

Horseshoe Bay Beach, Bermuda

At the Hamilton Club Beach 

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2 Comments

  1. Megan @ Lush to Blush
    January 6, 2017 / 11:18 pm

    What a gorgeous place! Your son is too cute and I am LOVING that bathing suit! :)Xo,Megan at Lush to Blush

  2. hitoka81
    January 8, 2017 / 1:44 pm

    I stayed at the Hamilton for NYE vacation. I loved it. Especially Marcus. Best meals ever! And you were right about the weather. I didn't know it would be so chilly during the nights. We rented a scooter to explore the island and made the mistake of not bringing jackets. But overall we had a great time. I love all your pics and outfits!