My family and I decided somewhat last minute that we wanted to go on vacation to celebrate my graduation from college. So that same day we find ourselves booking a flight to Bermuda, since my dad went to Bermuda with his family around the same age as me now. May finally comes and we arrive at Bermuda’s airport and first thing that I notice as we were departing our plane was how the water was the prettiest shade of turquoise blue I have ever seen. Also I saw a lot of people riding around on mopeds and I was immediately jealous and wished I could run to them and hop on the back of their moped and go explore the island that second. Luckily, our hotel was only about a 10 minute drive from the airport because the taxis there are sooooo expensive!
As we approached the hotel, I noticed that the main 3 flags seen in Bermuda together are an American flag, a British flag, and a Bermuda flag (which as the crest of Bermuda and a small scale version of the British flag on it). Our hotel was Grotto Bay Beach Resort, and if you book at the right time, you can get a pretty good deal for the hotel cost. It reached about $400 a night in the peak season (June to September), but we went during the shoulder season (late May) so we got it for about $230, and the weather remained in the mid 70’s so the water was still very warm. All the lodges at the hotel were a pretty shade of coral and had the famous white roofs, that help collect rain water that goes through a processing system that can turn into purified drinking water.
The hotel is surrounded by the ocean on the east and west side of us, and right in the front of the hotel is a large cove that is separated by the ocean by 2 bridges, one of them we went on from the airport. Now because it was separated, that meant the water was crystal clear and the most beautiful turquoise blue color. Our hotel even had a small sunken ship that you could explore from above the water on a kayak or by snorkeling.
After check-in, my mom told the receptionist that we were celebrating my birthday and if we could get an upgrade, and somehow we did! We got upgraded from the first floor to the third floor, and the rooms itself are lodge style, so we were located in the Warwick Lodge. After we had a bite to eat at the hotel restaurant since we were starving, and make sure to get a strawberry daiquiri, it’s my favorite drink 🙂 The rest of the time we just spent at the hotel and relaxed at the beach and had dinner at one of the 2 indoor restaurant options at the hotel with a gorgeous view of the sunset.
“Discovery consists not in seeking new lands, but in seeing with new eyes” – Marcel Proust