When my then-boyfriend (and current husband) and I decided to treat ourselves to a spontaneous three-day beach getaway, we agreed that proximity to New York City was key. After conducting a quick search on the good ‘ole Google machine, we stumbled upon Bermuda, which is less than two hours from New York by plane. Based on our previous island adventures in the Caribbean and beyond, we knew that warm weather and sandy beaches awaited us, but we had no idea we would fall so hard for this beautiful British Island.
WHERE TO STAY | Rosewood Tucker’s Point
Tucker’s Point is a luxury resort in every sense of the word. Our Manor House Deluxe King room was big, airy, and it boasted killer viewers of the magnificent coastline. I’m not one to take baths, but the over-sized tub in our was so inviting that I must have taken six baths during our three-day stay. Oops?
As soon as we check in, we changed into our bathing suits and went to the pool for some drinks and sun and then took a quick cat nap on the most perfect hammock ever. We spent the rest of the day poolside and after taking a peek at the spa menu, I decided that a massage would be in order before the weekend was over. Aside from striking the perfect balance between luxurious but not stuffy, Tucker’s Point guests also have access to the most serene private island. To this day, I have yet to walk on such soft sand.
WHAT TO DO | Boating & Cliff-Diving
Spending an afternoon touring the island on a boat is an absolute must. Though I’m not much of a thrill-seeker, once I saw how breathtaking the views were, even I mustered the courage to dive off of a 20 foot cliff.
WHERE TO EAT | Tucker’s Point
Since we didn’t have too much time to spare, we decided to eat all of our meals at the one of five dining facilities inside the resort and no meal left us hungry or disappointed.
WHY IT WAS WORTH IT | Convenience
Bermuda is at the top of my list for a quick and easy escape for East Coasters, but even if you have to make the trek from another part of the country, I guarantee you it’s well worth the effort. The roads are safe and pretty, there’s no language barrier since everyone speaks English here, and the crystal blue waters and pink sands are spectacular.