For those dealing with summer in New York City, come late June, as those Summer Fridays start to roll in, you can’t help but start fantasizing about a weekend away to somewhere that allows for outdoor space beyond a beer garden patio and perhaps a glimpse of the ocean. By now, however, the Hamptons are even more packed than the city itself, guaranteeing you’ll run into at least one person negating the concept of an escape—and that’s if you can even stomach the weekend traffic to get out East.
Enter Bermuda, your new, go-to weekend getaway. At just two hours by plane, it will take you the same time that it would to make it to Montauk, but when you land, you’ll be greeted with crystal blue waters and sandy beaches. It’s a perfect getaway for those wishing to completely disconnect—or for those looking for some adventure, look no further than this weekend’s Louis Vuitton America’s Cup, which brings out the very best in boating each year.
Here, your guide to a weekend getaway in Bermuda:
Where to stay: Loren at Pink Beach, the newest boutique hotel to open on the Island. The British owners have filled it with their personal art collection that decorates the public spaces and some of the rooms, giving it an extra special touch. Stay in for dinner and enjoy the breathtaking views. Other classics include Rosewood Tucker’s Point and Hamilton Princess & Beach Club.
What to eat: While the cuisine is certainly not for anyone on a diet, there is still plenty to enjoy. Devil’s Isle is a famous spot best known for their delicious fish sandwiches. Be sure to try their codfish and potato cakes, as well, which is the traditional Sunday morning Bermudian breakfast.
What to drink: The most famous—and most colorful—drink on the island is the rum swizzle, so you really can’t go wrong there.
What to do: Any one going down for the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup is most excited about watching the races—either by boat or from the America’s Cup village. On a non-boating weekend, the island is a great place to be active. Take advantage of the surroundings by taking a paddle board around the harbor in the morning, and then bike over to Saint George’s City and Tobacco Beach, where you will find some great snorkeling.
What to pack: Colorful clothes and flat sandals.You’ll find yourself walking on a lot of beaches, rocks and boats, none of which take well to heels. The island is also, of course, famous for Bermuda shorts and it seems the brighter, the better.
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“I’m looking forward not only to going to the America’s Cup in Bermuda, where one of my closest friends from college is racing with the Oracle Team USA, but also to Peru, for another friend’s wedding. Choosing my outfits will be half the fun!” -Rickie de Sole, Fashion Market and Accessories Director
Alaïa top, $1,735, and skirt, $3,115, Bergdorf Goodman, 800.558.1855; Hervé Van der Straeten earrings, $366, vanderstraeten.fr; Clyde hat, $214, clyde .world.
Loewe bag, $3,150, Loewe, Miami, 305.576.7601.
La DoubleJ dress, $680, ladoublej.com.
Lola Hats hat, $225, Saks Fifth Avenue, 888.458.7257.
Alice Cicolini earrings, $3,815, Grange Hall, Dallas, 214.443.0600.
Hermès sandals, $740, Hermès, New York, 212.751.3181.
“When it comes to earrings, I usually stick with classic gold or silver, but this season I’m really into color! These patinaed brass ones are surprisingly lightweight.” -Schanel Bakkouche, Jewelry Assistant
Annie Costello Brown Earrings, $219, anniecostellobrown.com; Stella Mccartney Swimwear bathing suit, $245, Stella McCartney, New York, 212.255.1556.
“This L.A. brand, run by a collective of smart, creative women, perfectly captures the essence of summer with its breezy printed-cotton shirts and dresses.” -Caroline Grosso, Senior Digital Fashion Editor
Dôen Top, $135, shopdoen.com
“How fun is a fistful of these summery gems?” -Grace Fuller, Jewelry Editor
Dale Novick Rings, $10,000 and $6,000 (from top), dalenovickltd.com
“I love Rimowa’s lightweight and virtually indestructible suitcases. A new electronic feature that allows you to check the bag before you even leave home is my kind of upgrade.” -Karin Nelson, Senior Features Editor
Rimowa Suitcase, $810, rimowa.com
“This bikini has just the sort of marigold hue you’ll want to wear by the sea.” -Sarah Zendejas, Fashion Market Editor
Araks Swimsuit, $200 (top) and $105 (bottom), araks.com
“True to the Italian brand’s bohemian aesthetic, this vibrant tote speaks to the traveler in me.” -Courtney Costello, Fashion Market Assistant
Etro Bag, $2,070, etro.com
“During the Milan fall shows, I took a side trip to the 2017 MIDO Eyewear Show, the world’s largest optical exhibition. I saw a lot of great frames, but I was especially struck by these sleek gold ones.” -Nora Milch, Senior Accessories Editor
Linda Farrow Sunglasses, $750, lindafarrow.com
“I’m not sure which I’m more in love with: the light, sheer shades or the petite packaging.” -Mia Adorante, Beauty And Health Editor
Tom Ford Lip Balm, $36, tomford.com
“Inspired by their Persian roots, the sisters Maryam and Marjan Malakpour sourced vintage floral tapestries to reinvigorate their classic styles with an element of escapism.” -Sam Walker, Accessories And Men’s Market Editor
Newbark Slides, $395, newbark.com
“There is no better place to catch the action at the America’s Cup in Bermuda than at this hotel, which is the official host for the event. Bonus: The stately property, which dates back to 1885, had a top-to-bottom renovation last year.” -Armand Limnander, Executive Editor
Hamilton Princess & Beach Club Hotel, hamiltonprincess.com
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