Perfect Place for Great Vacation
This was our first time in Bermuda, a great destination for a “grown” family vacation (son 25 and daughter 20). We had a wonderful 5 days there. We especially credit Chris and his amazing condo. Chris met us at the airport at 10:30pm with supplies for breakfast. We were happy to have him navigate the roads, especially driving on the left! The views from the condo are spectacular, both day and night. Every room has an ocean view. The master bedroom, with ensuite bath and veranda with hammock, comfy chairs, and wrap-around view, really stands out. The condo is stylish and well equipped with washer, dryer, Internet, cable, etc. Everything was clean and ready for use, and the kitchen included basic condiments and supplies.
Chris took us grocery shopping the first morning. We mentioned we would like to buy some fish, so Chris called up a friend to find out what he had caught that day. We cooked fresh bonita steaks that evening on the gas grill on the back porch! Chris went out of his way to show us around, tell us about life in Bermuda, and make suggestions based on our interests. He made extra trips to the airport for our son who traveled separately.
The condo is conveniently located on the bus route, a few stops from the Dockyards. To get around, we bought combined bus/ferry passes, $15 for the first day, but only $10 more for each extra day. The buses run quite often. The Dockyard ferry to St. George only operates on weekdays, but is worth the trip.
We enjoyed visiting Fort Catherine near St. George, and the Beachside restaurant next door served a great lunch overlooking the water. Body-surfing at Horseshoe Bay was a favorite. We visited several nature reserves on the island, including one near the condo. There were some excellent artist collectives at the Dockyard- in addition to the usual tourist shops. Although groceries were expensive, the quality and prices at the restaurants were reasonable. The D&C Grill & More Lunch Wagon that Chris took us to for lunch one day was also a treat!
The condo is at the top of a fairly steep hill. We enjoyed the short hike up, but some people might want to use taxis. The condo was generally quiet, though the sounds of tree frogs, morning ferries, and occasional music were pleasant additions. We did encounter a few mosquitos there.
All in all this was a wonderful vacation, greatly helped by Chris and his accommodations. We’ve recommended it to our friends and relatives and plan to return when we get a chance. Enjoy!
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