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Bermuda - Simply Paradise

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A September 2007 trip to Bermuda by Cantin2

Fairmont Southampton Photo, Southampton, Bermuda More Photos
Quote: We have been to Bermuda - cruising and on land - about a dozen times. It's our favorite island.

Fairmont Southampton

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Hotel | "Fairmont Southampton Princess"

Fairmont Southampton Photo, Southampton, Bermuda
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Wow - what a pleasant surprise. We've visited Bermuda about a dozen times since 1961 and have never chosen to stay at this Princess. This time it was the best deal - we took a deep breath and booked it... A deep breath, because we prefer small properties with easy access to the beach and dislike convention hotels. The Fairmont Southampton is impressive – pink with all its white balconies – it sits atop a hill overlooking both the ocean and the harbor. The lush green landscaping and well cared for Par 3 Golf Course looks beautiful against the blue sky and clear turquoise water. The large two story lobby is welcoming – shops, restaurants, and a lounge with nightly entertainment and very com...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 1, 2007

Fairmont Southampton
101 South Shore Rd.
Southampton, Bermuda
+441-238-8000

Jasmine Lounge

Restaurant | "Jasmine's"

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Just off the lobby at the Fairmont Southampton was a fave of ours - Jasmine's - a large comfortable room by day - lots of energy by night.We loved the seating areas with comfy sofas and upholstered chairs, a few tables for dining, meeting or card playing, a long bar, a dance floor and an outdoor wrap-around deck overlooking the pool.On our arrival day, we sat on the deck at an umbrella table and enjoyed cocktails and a sandwich. Business men were having lunch inside - a bride to be was sipping wine while going over details with the wedding planner - a couple of golfers were having a beer and a family was eating lunch before heading to the airport.Evenings are busy in this room - It's...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 9, 2007

Jasmine Lounge
101 South Shore Road
Southampton, Bermuda

Swizzle Inn

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Restaurant | "A Must Do in Bermuda - Swizzle Inn""

Swizzle Inn Photo, Hamilton, Bermuda
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A long time favorite of locals and visitors in Bermuda is the well known "Swizzle Inn" - a "must" visit for us on each of our trips.Don't expect the usual stiff and proper atmosphere of the British here - this is a fun "pub" - mismatched chairs, wooden tables with lover's names carved on them for years, somewhat sticky feeling to the table top - paper menus stained and crumpled from re-use and the restaurant always crowded with happy smiling people.Easily accessible by bus or motorbike, this pub i busy from morning 'til late night.....first off -order thir famous "Rum Swizzle" - a drink made of Gosling rums - both dark and light, a mixture of fruit juices and a "secret" ingredient.....well...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 29, 2008

Swizzle Inn
3 Blue Hole Hill
Baileys Bay, Bermuda
(441) 293-1854

Fairmont's ferry Photo, Hamilton, Bermuda
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Picture this large hotel, surrounded by a golf course atop a hill - the front overlooks the ocean - the back faces the harbor. The road along the ocean is South Shore Road and Middle Road is on the harbor side. It's about 1/3 mile to either...not bad going downhill - but quite a workout uphill.On the ocean is Fairmont's Beach Club, tennis courts, Ocean Restaurant, Dive Shop, Sundries Shop and the Cabana Beach Bar for drinks and casual lunch food. The sister resort in Hamilton also has access to this Beach Club since they do not have a beach in town. The renowned Waterlot Inn is at the harbor and this is also where the Fairmont private ferry is docked. On property is also the Golf Club and its ...Read More

Exploring from St. George's

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National Park Beach near St. George's Photo, Bermuda, North America
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Exploring from St. George’s – Day 1Over the past few years, St. George’s has evolved into a lovely port – unfortunately most of the newer ships are too large to enter that harbor through the very narrow channel – you have to give up quality of ship for the charm of docking here. But any visitor to Bermuda can m;ake their way here via ferry, bus, taxi or cycle.Historical sites have always been popular – the Anglican Church, the ………museum……St. Catherine’s Fort and……………… A few beaches are close by, Tobacco Bay and St. Catherine’s Beach below the fort and the abandoned hotel (former Club Med) are good snorkeling spots and Clearwater Beach is a quiet escape from the tourists. All are ac...Read More