Some locations will hold a special place in your heart forever. For me, Bermuda is one of those destinations that I’ll always love and cherish, if not for its stunning beauty than for an unnamable quality almost like a soul.
As soon as I touched down last week, I immediately felt relaxed and at ease. I’m not sure if it’s the smell of the air, the people or the gorgeous palm trees and hibiscus flowers, but the whole island has a dreamlike quality — like something out of a fairy tale. In fact, the bright blue water and natural rock formations always remind me of Never Never Land from Peter Pan.
I’m so glad I was able to get away for a few days to visit one of my favourite places in the world yet again. Below are my top five highlights from my trip to Bermuda:
1. Visiting the Rosedon Hotel. There’s nothing I love more than a house that feels like it’s out of the Victorian era, and the Rosedon Hotel in Hamilton is perfectly antiquated. With a massive verandah, a lovely sitting room and gardens fit for a queen, its decor is such a refreshing treat in comparison to the modern, trendy style of every other hotel these days. While I haven’t stayed there yet, it’ll definitely be my go-to for my next trip.
2. Dinner at Cafe Lido at Elbow Beach. Somehow, in all my 21 years of life I had never been to a tapas restaurant before I went to Cafe Lido. I’m definitely more of a nibbler when it comes to my meals, and tapas is perfect for this way of eating — I got to try little bits of everything instead of committing to just one dish! I loved the Japanese and vegetarian dishes, they were lovely after a day on the beach.
3. Staying at the Coco Reef. I’ve stayed at this hotel once before, and both times it’s been so relaxing and laid-back. It has such a chill vibe and everyone is so friendly, and I love how it often feels like you’re the only one staying there. The views are also gorgeous — it just doesn’t get much better!
4. Lunch at the Princess. The Princess Hotel in Hamilton has just undergone a huge renovation, and it looks stunning! I loved sitting in the dining room eating the pizza primavera and a decadent dessert called from Paris to Bermuda — it was such a treat!
5. Relaxing on the pristine beach and digging into some classic novels. Reading on the beach is seriously some of the best therapy out there — especially when you’re reading a romantic novel from another time. I’ll share more on my love for classic novels in another post later on!