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Luxury Family Bermuda Vacation

Bermuda - Think Pink
February 16, 2017
By , Families Editor

Sometimes, the family road trip is a whole lot more peaceful in theory than in reality.  But yet you still want something close.  Enter in Bermuda, where you can escape and sink your feet into the pink sand in less than two hours.  There’s a reason famous families call this island their neighbor and second home, especially at the new Hamilton Princess & Beach Club. The resort has the optimal balance of traditional island hospitality and modern amenities creating the formula for the perfect family getaway.  .

Highlights:

·      Lounging in land or water hammocks on pink sand beaches

·      Zoos, aquariums and crystal caves

·      Serena spa and championship golf

·      Old world charm and island hospitality coupled with modern amenities

Suggested stay: 3-7 days: You can spend a long weekend to relax but chances are you’ll want to stay longer to recharge.

The Pink Palace

We like ourselves a renovation, especially when it involves a $100 million dollar one.  The Hamilton Princess, located right in the town of Hamilton, is the new hot spot for families. They have it all; comfortable rooms,  great food, private beach club access, a world-class art collection to feast your eyes upon, ample retail therapy and endless activities. We’re setting the expectation that with its impeccable service and warm and attentive staff, you will feel right at home. You can't open a door yourself or turn a corner without a warm smile and offer of a hand with anything you need.  And we wouldn’t have it any other way.

This is one pretty place.  The vast and picturesque resort is surrounded by lush lawns and set on the banks of some serious sparkle on the waters. And there’s even a moon gate on property so pucker up and make a good wish.   For the whole family, don’t miss the stunning harbor side with its awe-inspiring views from the infinity edge pool. Plus, the kiddie activated fountain feature in the shallowarea is guaranteed to provide endless entertainment. But be sure to escape to the8,200-square foot Exhale spa and fitness center overlooking Hamilton’s harborwith its adults-only pool.

Our advice is to include a drive on the  jitney, to your own private cove at the oh-so-Bermuda exclusive Princess Beach Club. The circuit of lounging in the land hammock and then swimming out to the water hammock ---it's even more novel, should be on your rigorous agenda. If that isn’t enough, there is also a playground and water rentals along with cabana service, snorkeling and swimming.

  

The Golden Touch

We know you like your VIP treatment, so insider families can check out the new Fairmont Gold Wing.  Your VIP status means your own private check in and a personal concierge who will help you navigate each and every splurge.

The luxury suites are plush, with beautiful bedrooms, bathrooms, living and dining areas, floor to ceiling glass windows and private balconies. In other words, the kids will have plenty of room to run and explore before taking a pseudo swim in the massive soaking tub. The Hamilton Princess excels with kids; expect a special delivery of a chocolate Hamilton Princess postcard and all sorts of sweet fruits and candies.

Turquoise Waters and More To Explore

While there is no immediate need to leave the property, the Hamilton Princess is within walking distance of Hamilton’s best shops, restaurants, cultural attractions and nightlife (like the famed Harbor Nights).

Families won’t want to miss the island’s most popular attraction the Crystal Caves. The crystal chandeliers and pristine underground pools were the real life inspiration for Fraggle Rock. The must-sees include a visit to the Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo,Gibbs Hill Lighthouse, The Botanical Gardens, the Royal Dockyardand historic St. George.

Eat, Drink and Be Merry

On property at Marcus,  guests can dine on the Hamilton Harbour with a spectacular panoramic view in Bermuda's first and only celebrity chef restaurant.The high end, hot spot dining is innovative and is more than just the hype. There is a stellar menu (make sure to try the Bermuda fish chowder bites, fried chicken and waffle and the hot fish) plus a kids menu with traditional and local kids favorites to please the toughest little food critics. Plus, kids five and under eat free at all resort restaurants off the children’s menu. The 1609 Bar and Restaurant, an open-air casual dining experience lets you dine on the Harbor or indulge poolside. Or head inside to the Crown & Anchor Bar, Restaurant, & Terrace for a casual meal.

The compelling culinary offerings continue off property as well. Some local favorites include the Hog Penny, Pickled Onion, Rosa’s and Devil’s Isle. While you’re out, make sure the grown-ups get their rum swizzle and Dark and Stormy fix. And make kids of all ages happy with a stop at Meltdown Ice Cream.

With its proximity to the East Coast and zika-free zone, Bermuda is a destination to return over and over again.  The Hamilton Princess hosts the Americas Cup, which is quite the scene and a perfect time to return.  The crystal clear turquoise water and perfectly pink sand will draw you in for your first trip but rest assured, the historic splendor and modern luxury will keep you coming back.