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      02-22-2012 10:58 PM #1
      Hotels? Im trying to figure out the best place to stay. Any thoughts? My wife likes the Fairmont Hamilton but the Pompano Beach resort caught my eye. TIA
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      02-23-2012 08:51 PM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by beng View Post
      Hotels? Im trying to figure out the best place to stay. Any thoughts? My wife likes the Fairmont Hamilton but the Pompano Beach resort caught my eye. TIA
      I've stayed at the Hamilton Princess. I like staying in town rather than being trapped at a resort. It's right next to the main ferry terminal so you can get around the island pretty easily by boat. You can rent scooters and go to their beach club if you want to hang on the beach for some hours. You used to be able to use your room key/charge card to access the facilities at the Southampton Princess.

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      02-24-2012 10:45 AM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by GeoffD View Post
      I've stayed at the Hamilton Princess. I like staying in town rather than being trapped at a resort. It's right next to the main ferry terminal so you can get around the island pretty easily by boat. You can rent scooters and go to their beach club if you want to hang on the beach for some hours. You used to be able to use your room key/charge card to access the facilities at the Southampton Princess.
      Thanks... Ive read good things about that Princess property as well. Its funny... in our searches it seems many of the resorts are dated. ... so we're trying to find something somewhat modern. The Fairmont properties seem to be well maintained.

      Really lookin forward to this. Nice short flight... Ive only been to Bermuda once, and only for a day... but I loved it.

      I know you've been there several times.... any recommendations on restaurants?
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    4. 02-24-2012 04:00 PM #4
      I stayed in the southhampton princess two years ago. Very nice hotel. Next time i go, which will be next summer, i plan on staying here http://www.mandarinoriental.com/bermuda/

      Either way Bermuda is awesome

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      02-27-2012 09:26 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by beng View Post
      Thanks... Ive read good things about that Princess property as well. Its funny... in our searches it seems many of the resorts are dated. ... so we're trying to find something somewhat modern. The Fairmont properties seem to be well maintained.

      Really lookin forward to this. Nice short flight... Ive only been to Bermuda once, and only for a day... but I loved it.

      I know you've been there several times.... any recommendations on restaurants?
      I haven't been there in years so I have no restaurant recommendations. The food is better than on most of the Caribbean islands but similarly expensive. Most of it is flown in from the US. Things are also a lot more formal. Pack a blazer.

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      02-28-2012 08:56 AM #6
      Good tip... I normally wouldnt bring a blazer.

      Its looking more like the Pompano Beach Club, but they have a 4 night minimum.
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      02-29-2012 08:16 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by beng View Post
      Good tip... I normally wouldnt bring a blazer.

      Its looking more like the Pompano Beach Club, but they have a 4 night minimum.
      Unlike any place I've ever been in the Caribbean, the better restaurants in Hamilton frown on tee shirt and flip flops. It's the whole Brit thing. I belong to a yacht club and what I'd wear in the dining room there fits pretty well in Bermuda. Boat shoes. Nantucket red pants. Open collar shirt. Blazer. I don't remember ever wearing a tie but had one in my blazer pocket.

      It's a small island. Rent a couple of scooters and it doesn't matter where you stay. You can get anywhere pretty quickly. There's something to be said for being on the beach.

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      03-12-2012 12:51 PM #8
      when are you going? We've been going for long weekends twice a year and actually leave on Thursday

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      03-12-2012 01:39 PM #9
      We booked 3 nights in July. We'e at the Pompano Beach Club. Cant freakin wait
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      03-12-2012 11:01 PM #10
      nice!

      I'm fairly certain there a couple big sport fishing tournaments in July which means Hamilton will be hopping with boozed up fisherman

      You'll be right next to the Port Royal golf course if that's your thing. I might recommend taking the real short ride to the Somerset Country Squire right on Mangrove Bay in the later afternoon. Sit on the deck, overlooking the blue water and knock back a few dark 'n stormys while you wait for the sunset....


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      03-13-2012 09:27 PM #11
      Awesome ...thanks for the tip... Just showed the link to my wife. I cant wait for some dark and stormys... What is the village like?
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      03-14-2012 09:45 AM #12
      it's pretty tame. One of those "if you blink while riding through it you will miss it" ;-)


      something else that may interest you would be to pick up the rail trail not far from your hotel and hike it heading north. Check out the info about the trails here http://www.bermudarailway.net/
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      03-19-2012 10:41 AM #13
      Very cool... another good tip, thanks. Im really excited for this and Im hoping we can make it an annual thing.
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      03-19-2012 09:53 PM #14
      got home earlier this afternoon, had the best 4 day stretch of weather I could hope for. Pix tomorrow
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      03-20-2012 10:55 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by 16v View Post
      got home earlier this afternoon, had the best 4 day stretch of weather I could hope for. Pix tomorrow
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      03-21-2012 09:44 AM #17
      Wow...I cant wait. Where did you say? Looks awesome.
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      03-21-2012 11:42 AM #18
      Fairmont Southampton. For our spring trip to the island we like the variety it offers onsite - golf course, beach, snorkeling, tennis, a spa....

      haven't had a bad stay at a Fairmont yet
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      06-04-2012 02:40 PM #19
      6 weeks to go. Just had our family vacation to Dinsey, and Im pretty excited we have this to look forward to.
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      08-16-2012 09:33 AM #20
      so how was the trip?
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      08-16-2012 05:03 PM #21
      3 of the best days of vacation Ive ever had. The Pompano was absolutley incredible. Loved the property, the room, the views were ridiculous. Went to the reefs one night for the dining exchange program....that was absolutely beautiful too. The weather wanst the best for one of our days, but otherwise, not one complaint. My wife and I are hoping we can make an annual trip out there. Truly magical place... and less than 2 hour flight! Thanks for all of the tips. We left the resort only once to go into Hamilton, shop and have lunch. Next time we go, we may explaore the island a bit more... but the resort was so good, it was tough to leave.
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      08-19-2012 11:05 PM #22
      awesome. I have not had a bad time there in 11 trips


      if you're on facebook, look up Bermuda Tourism and like their page; they post the big specials as soon as they launch
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      08-20-2012 03:53 PM #23
      Oh, great. I'll do that now. I'd really like to take my little guy and my in-laws with us next time, so I'm keeping a close eye on the deals. Bermuda is a lot of things... but cheap isnt one them.
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    24. 08-20-2012 08:49 PM #24
      Taking a cruise on Norwegian to Bermuda. Docked in Bermuda for 2 nights, with almost 3 days of exploration. Probably cost alot less than flight and hotel.

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      09-27-2012 02:12 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by TT for me View Post
      Taking a cruise on Norwegian to Bermuda. Docked in Bermuda for 2 nights, with almost 3 days of exploration. Probably cost alot less than flight and hotel.
      that is until you get your bar tab on the boat
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