Exploring Caves Under the Hotel!

Today, I decided to relax at the hotel and beach the entire day. After spending 3 days exploring the island I think a relaxing day was much needed. So in the morning I grabbed a croissant and an orange juice from the breakfast bar and ate outside on the bench overlooking the water. I managed to see a plane taking off from the airport which is nearby, but you can barely hear any noise as it took off which was great. I went back to my room and got dressed and went near the pool to the entrance to the underground caves located at our hotel.

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There are about 3 cute cats that roam around the hotel grounds

 

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I then approached the cave, with steps leading down toward a bright light at the end of the tunnel. As I walked closer to the light, I then saw the opening to the cave, with a large portion of it filled with water. There are steps leading down into the water, and so I took off my sandals and put my feet in the water, which felt about 15 degrees cooler than the water at the beach.

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I then climbed up some more natural stone stairs which led me to a 5 foot entrance to a smaller cave which you can explore more, but you would need a flashlight as there were no more lanterns going deeper in the cave. I went to walk on the small wooden plank that was laid on top of a small stream, and being 5’4″ and clumsy as usual, I managed to hit my head on part of the rock above my head.

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After the run-in with the rock I decided what would a relaxing day be without a massage at the spa? And I am so glad I did it because the spa is located in an adjacent, larger cave, and the massage tables are practically floating on the water!

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After the massage I explored more outside of the caves and I managed to find a little, colorful friend! I also swam in the pool and sat at the swim-up bar and ordered a strawberry daiquiri (my favorite!) for about an hour and just enjoyed the breeze and listened to the calm, relaxing sounds of the water lapping up against the sand at the beach across from the pool.

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A blue sea-glass countertop…can I get one for my future kitchen?

After the pool I joined up with my parents and we hung out by the beach for a couple of hours, and I even got to go kayaking with my dad. Kayaking is our favorite thing to do together, we even have our own kayaks at home that we like to break out every summer.

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And just like that it was lunch time! I went with my parents to a restaurant called The Swizzle Inn, which is about a 1 minute walk from our hotel, and it even had a live steel drum player, which really made it a great Caribbean vibe. I ended up getting Chicken Tenders with Cajun Spiced Fries, my mom got a Chicken Caesar Salad and my dad got a Sheppard’s Pie with a salad.

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The front entrance of our hotel – Grotto Bay Beach Resort

 

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The Swizzle Inn

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And of course you can never not eat some ice cream after lunch! So we crossed the street to Bailey’s Ice Cream Parlour and I got 2 scoops of Oreo Sweet Cream which is my go to ice cream flavor. Also 10 steps away from the ice cream parlour is the entrance to the Crystal Caves, which we did not go in since you had to pay admission, and we already have caves under our hotel that we explored. I highly recommend visiting the caves for everyone else, its definitely an experience you do not want to miss.

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Near the end of the day we went back to the hotel and enjoyed the view from our balcony, and had dinner at the hotel and watched the sunset on another amazing day in Bermuda.

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“No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow” – Lin Yutang

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36 thoughts on “Exploring Caves Under the Hotel!

      1. Pink sand and the most friendly people I have ever met in my life, no joke.

        Everyone was smiling! The hotel I stayed at was blown away in a hurricane some years ago, it was called the Sonesta which was very close to the Gibbs Hill Lighthouse.

        If you pull up Google Earth and zoom in on Bermuda, it’s not too hard to see where it was. You can actually cruise the roads in Bermuda too with Google Earth with Street Level.

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      2. Yes we took a bus instead of a taxi so we could talk to the locals and they were all so friendly and didn’t mind giving us tips on what to see in the area 🙂 I just looked it up the location of the hotel was gorgeous! I hope no one got hurt! 😦

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      3. I am not sure about people being hurt, I assume they were all evacuated before the storm came onshore to higher ground or left the island quickly.

        It was a beautiful hotel, and the little beach was fabulous.

        It had naturally placed (by nature) giant boulders here and there which created private nooks to retreat into for private sunbathing, very cool.

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  1. Love the way you’ve shared it all with us, it almost feels like being on a holiday too! The caves look beautiful, the sea so clear but your colourful friend is the best. I’ll have to try the strawberry daiquiri one day, I think you’ve mentioned it in another post that already got me curious 🙂

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