Bermuda is a little slice of paradise that seems to have slipped off the radar here in the UK.
Okay, it may be a little pricey, but with dramatic coastlines, crystal clear waters and pink sand beaches, surely you can’t blame the locals for hoicking up the prices? And honestly, it’s worth it. It’s clean, refreshing and utterly ravishing. Flowers tumble over garden walls, tiny white sails flutter on the horizon and painted stone cottages nestle into the countryside…
The best part is, it’s only 6 and a half hours from the UK. So you can arrive fresh faced and bushy tailed and dive straight into the sea. Bliss.
Where to stay
While we can’t all afford to stay at Elbow Beach, like the celebs, there are still a couple of other options to tickle your taste buds:
Dawkins Manor is a little gem, just minutes from Elbow Beach. The apartments are a little on the frilly side (think floral bedlinen and heavy curtains) but they are set in pleasant grounds right on the beach.
Best of all they offer self-catering facilities (great if you’re short on cash), a fresh-water swimming pool and air-con. A one-bedroom apartment starts from $250 (£164) per night during the summer months.
The Paraquet apartments are perfect for those looking for a no-frills bargain break. Don’t expect too much from these little rooms – they are basic and slightly old fashioned. But they are super-clean, have a kitchenette and terrace, and are just a stone’s throw away from Elbow Beach.
There is a nearby supermarket and even an American diner on the doorstep (slightly strange but worth a peep inside). Twin rooms cost from as little as $176 (£108) per night to $220 (£135) with self-catering facilities, including kitchenette and fridge/freezer.