Green, who goes by the handle @momcrushmonday, travels solo with her daughter throughout the year. She looks for destinations that are kid friendly and safe -- and Bermuda was on her list. The beautiful beaches with clear, shallow waters and gentle surf were perfect for wading and splashing about ; early mornings, they caught the sunrises and enjoyed many kid-friendly cuisine options island-wide – who doesn’t love the salty-sweet combination of a Bermuda fried fish sandwich?
But the biggest perk? It’s quick. Less than two hours from the East Coast – the journey is ideal for young flyers finding their wings. The pair arrived from Boston at 2 pm on a Friday and left late Sunday afternoon, building connections and exploring new horizons. Take a look at Destiney and Honor’s itinerary:
Afternoon: Arrive before the weekend and check into the Fairmont Southampton, Bermuda’s largest resort. With nine restaurants, outdoor dining and a private pink-sand beach there’s plenty to discover from its prime location along the South Shore. Perched on one of Bermuda’s highest points, there is a games room, babysitting and a heated kids’ pool complete with waterslide. Take a quick shuttle ride down to the beach and cross over to Horseshoe Bay.
Day: March and April are whale watching season, so take a taxi to Albuoy’s Point and hop onboard the Looking Glass boat. Bookable through the Island Tour Centre, the veteran whale watching crew set off at 10 am for a fun and safe observation of the incredible humpback whales on their annual migration. Get a close up look at these awe-inspiring creatures as they glide through the surface and leap into the air. Have the taxi meet you when you return at 3 pm.
Evening: After freshening up at the hotel head to Huckleberry at the Rosedon Hotel, a Bermudian, Relais & Châteaux boutique property, in Hamilton. Built in 1906, the former home retains Bermuda’s distinct British heritage, enclosed in a lush, tropical garden. Grab a table on the porch and order one of their signature cocktails or a fruity concoction for the kids with a cherry on top. The wine list has a focus on organic and biodynamic winemakers and their Sea & Farm to Table menu has fresh, seasonal options to suit even small, picky eaters.
Morning: Get an early start and head to Flatts Village, a neighbourhood oasis with gorgeous views of Harrington Sound. Breakfast at the Village Pantry is great for families. Their menu combines the best of local flavours and modern food trends with fresh juices and smoothies, a healthy kids’ menu and play area. Head over to the dock for one of the most photogenic Bermuda vistas and capture a few pictures for the family album. Then cross the street to the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo. Home to more than 300 oceanic birds, reptiles and mammals, naturalistic exhibits provide a haven for wildlife from Bermuda and around the world while interactive presentations show Bermuda’s geological history. The centrepiece, 140,000-gallon North Rock tank holds one of the largest living coral collections in the world.
Afternoon: Taxi further east for lunch at the famous Swizzle Inn, a casual, pub-style eatery that lays claim to Bermuda’s signature drink. Across the street, pastel parlour Bailey’s serves locally made ice cream in an array of flavours from Bermuda Banana to classic Rum Raisin. It’s cash only, but there’s no need to worry about leftover currency –US notes are accepted island wide and match Bermuda dollar for dollar.