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Bermuda 2017

This is the view from the balcony off our bedroom. 

My husband and I decided to book a trip to Bermuda. We left on Friday and came home on Tuesday. It was the perfect little get away. We rented an Airbnb in Hamilton Parrish on the Hamilton sound, and rented mopeds from Oleander Cycles to get around. 

Day One:

We left Richmond at 6:40 am and got to Boston a little after 8 am.  Richmond doesn’t have very many direct flights so you get used to layovers. We flew Delta. They are our preferred airline. Maybe not always the cheapest but their customer service is 👌🏻, and when you fly often this is important. At least to us. We left Boston around 10:30 and landed in Bermuda by 1:30pm. It was an easy one hour flight. Bermuda is one hour ahead of east coast time. 

The apartment we rented was stunning. Very clean and modern. And our host was very responsive. We paid about $200 a night which is very reasonable considering the location and how much space we had. 


Our bedroom opened up right onto the balcony which was perfect for enjoying the breeze in the evenings.

Our moped were not scheduled to be dropped off until 4 pm and we were starving, so we decided to make the ten minute walk to the Swizzle Inn. 


This is their signature Rum Swizzle. I didn’t particularly care for it, but I don’t like alcoholic beverages that have a ton of different liqors and juices.


This drink was more my speed. 

And of course we had to get the mandatory “Swizzle Inn Swagger Out” tshirts. 


Our mopeds arrived around 4pm and ergot a brief lesson before we were sent on our way. Bermuda doesn’t allow rental cars so you can either rent a moped, take the bus, or get a taxi. We wanted the freedom to come and go as we pleased so we rented mopeds.


It is unnerving at first. The roads are narrow and curvy. We started with two single seaters but ended up with a double because my husband wanted to drive faster then I wanted to go.  We rented from Oleander Cycles and they were easy to work with. The delivered the mopeds and picked them up. They were very accommodating when we decided to switch to a two seater in the middle of the Day. 

We ended the day with checking out Tucker’s Point. It’s a golf community that’s right on the beach about 8 minutes from our Airbnb. 


Day 2:

We started our day with breakfast at The Loren, Pink Sand Resort.

We are a delicious breakfast and had a gorgeous view. This resort is stunning. We went down on the beach after breakfast and the parrot fish came right up to us.


We checked out a few more beaches after breakfast. They were all empty. At most there were 5 other people on the beaches. 


Day 3:

The Crystal Caves were right near our Airbnb so we did the guided tour. 

The formations are stunning. It is a guided tour so you get the history and background of the caves. 


These trees line the entrance to the Crystal Caves making it a very scenic entrance. 


These rock walls surrounded mermaid beach. 

Bermuda was the prettiest place I have been. And everyone is so hospitable. I ran the old railway trail every morning and I was greeted by everyone I passed. We felt very safe. 

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