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BabyMoon?

Arlington, VA
posts: 100
reviews: 16
BabyMoon?

I've researched this topic for several weeks but keep coming back with nothin. My wife (expecting wife!) and I are trying to determine if Bermuda would be a good destination for a BabyMoon this June. We are looking for a place on the beach, low key, excellent food, decent spa - not too over the top price wise. We live on the East Coast and would prefer to stay within 2.5 hr flight from the DC area.

Has anyone 'babymooned' in Bermuda? Any recommendations (other than Bermuda) are more than welcomed!

USA
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1. Re: BabyMoon?

Bermuda in June is a GREAT destination for a '..babymoon..' (my god...who comes up with these cockamamie terms??) or almost every other occasion ya' can think of (except alpine skiing, curling, bobsledding and ice fishing).

>>>...not too over the top price wise...<<<

Do you have any hotel price/budget range in mind ?

There's little point in suggesting $500-$600 per night hotels....for a $200-$250 budget

Arlington, VA
posts: 100
reviews: 16
2. Re: BabyMoon?

Somewhere between the prices you mentioned so $275/$400 per night.

We're still weighing out all options, including alternative destinations.

USA
posts: 24,140
reviews: 3
3. Re: BabyMoon?

With that budget for June/High Summer season....check out--

COCO REEF RESORT--

http://www.cocoreefbermuda.com/

SURF SIDE BERMUDA--

http://www.surfsidebermuda.com/

Edited: 8:56 pm, February 25, 2013
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4. Re: BabyMoon?

We took our babymoon to Bermuda last year and loved it so much we are returning again this year! Bermuda was perfect for me while expecting- short non-stop flight from the East Coast (we are in Boston), beautiful island, and friendly people. Very relaxed trip and having high tea in the late afternoon at the Hamilton Princess was a nice alternative to happy hour since that was out obviously! We had a great time- felt like a world away even though it was only a 2 hour flight. Highly recommend!

Canada
Destination Expert
for Cape Cod
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5. Re: BabyMoon?

Glad that you enjoyed your tea but it's afternoon tea not high tea.

USA
posts: 24,140
reviews: 3
6. Re: BabyMoon?

>>>...but it's afternoon tea not high tea....<<<

The distinction can become a bit muddled for the tea service at the Hamilton Princess. You may be served Afternoon Tea at one of the '..low tabled..' seating arrangements by the Koi Pond widows ....but also order the same '..low..' Afternoon Tea at the '..high..' tables in the lounge.

We once had the finer distinctions between '..High Tea..' and '..Afternoon Tea..' explained to us by a thoroughly delightful lady at the fourth floor Tea Room at Fortnum & Mason's in Picadilly. The explanation was detailed and lengthy and the lady spoke deliberately and distinctly (probably assuming that since we were American tourists, we probably didn't understand proper '..Queen's English..'....she was probably right). But her patient explanation remains one of our favourite memories of London to this day. The lady (I've always suspected that she was in 'title' as well as demeanor) also complained that the string quartet playing in the lobby was '...loud enough to be heard in Kensington..".

Arlington, VA
posts: 100
reviews: 16
7. Re: BabyMoon?

Thanks KDK and Sophie.

KDK - i reviewed both hotels and I think they are a little lowbrow for what we're looking for. I'll continue my search and open to perhaps reevaluating our budget, if need be.

Sophie - curious, which hotel/resort did ya'll stay at?

Thanks again!

USA
posts: 24,140
reviews: 3
8. Re: BabyMoon?

>>>....KDK - i reviewed both hotels and I think they are a little lowbrow for what we're looking for. I'll continue my search and open to perhaps reevaluating our budget, if need be....<<<

That's why its more productive to provide the NOT-so-minor details of your per5sonal preferences, priorities, special needs, proposed hotel BUDGET and '..expectations..'. You'll tend to get much better '..directed..' recommendations and suggestions, with less wasted time and effort.

For more '..up-scale..' (and more cost), check out...

The REEFS HOTEL & CLUB--

http://www.thereefs.com/

POMPANO BEACH CLUB--

http://www.pompanobeachclub.com/

CAMBRIDGE BEACHES--

http://www.cambridgebeaches.com/

ELBOW BEACH HOTEL--

http://www.mandarinoriental.com/bermuda/

FAIRMONT SOUTHAMPTON HOTEL--

http://www.fairmont.com/southampton-bermuda/

I'm pretty sure that all of these properties are participating in the Bermuda Dept. of Tourism's '..One Night Free..' promotion...but this promotional offer requires a minimum 3-to-5 night stay requirement--

BERMUDA FREE NIGHT OFFER--

http://www.gotobermuda.com/free-night/

Arlington, VA
posts: 100
reviews: 16
9. Re: BabyMoon?

Thanks again for the insight KDK - those suggestions are more inline with what we're looking for.

We are looking to 'baby-moon' towards the end of May or early June so the promotion will not apply to us :(

Do you know which (if any) of these hotels/resorts will have less families (screaming children/babies, etc.)?

Canada
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for Cape Cod
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10. Re: BabyMoon?

Cambridge Beaches.