Amy Risley

Hamilton Princess & Beach Club

with Amy Risley www.amyrisley.com
  • Where:Hamilton

  • Why:For the opening of Marcus Samuelsson's new restaurant "Marcus'"

  • When:June 2015

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Highs & Lows

  • Proximity. A flight from JFK to Bermuda is less than 2 hours...half the time it takes to get to the Hamptons!

  • Art. The hotel's owners are avid modern art collectors and you'll find works ranging from Warhol to Weiwei throughout the property. Tack an art tour onto your itinerary.

  • The beach. While the hotel itself is on a harbor, their private beach club is a short shuttle ride away and offers a full menu of food & cocktails, not to mention the most stylish and well-appointed beach bathrooms I've ever seen.

  • Sailing! Hamilton Princess is the official host for the 35th America's Cup being held July 2016. The hotel will boast the best view on the island for fans of the world famous event.

  • You might prefer island accommodations in closer proximity to the beach, but if superior service and great dining options are important- take the gamble.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Life Changing

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Stealable Stuff

  • Refer a Friend

Total: 43/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Luxury Resort & Beach Club

  • Vibe

    An art-filled pink palace in paradise where sophistication meets vacation.

  • Location

    Hamilton Harbour. A convenient 5 minute walk from downtown shops & restaurants.

  • Rooms

    157

  • Year Opened

    Originally opened in 1885, a major renovation and refresh started in 2014 and will be complete Fall 2015.

  • Pool/Gym

    Two pools, and fitness + spa favorite Exhale is opening on property next year.

  • Restaurant

    The recently opened Marcus' features the celebrated chef's take on Bermudian culture in a beautiful panoramic space overlooking the harbor. Also on site is 1609, which serves seafood, casual favorites and killer cocktails in a stunning open-air setting,

  • Bar

    There are a handful of spots to sip dark & stormies, and 1609 is well known to locals & tourists for "Marina Nights" on Fridays, a harbourside happy hour complete with DJs.

  • Minibar

    Standard treats and spirits.

  • Wifi

    Yes

  • Children

    Yes.

  • Price

    Moderate Luxury

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Portofino

Portugal

Bermuda & Italian food might not sound like soul sisters but this island-favorite's fresh, homemade pastas and pizzas are insanely good, and their jovial host will no doubt serenade your table while wearing one of his zillion zany costumes.

This pink sand paradise is one of the top rated beaches in the world and the most famous beach in Bermuda.

Horseshoe Beach

Horseshoe Bay Cove, Southampton Parish, Bermuda

This pink sand paradise is one of the top rated beaches in the world and the most famous beach in Bermuda.

There's no better way to take in the breathtaking beauty of the island than by climbing 185 steps to its observation deck.

Gibbs Hill Lighthouse

Gibb's Hill Lighthouse, Southampton Parish, Bermuda

There's no better way to take in the breathtaking beauty of the island than by climbing 185 steps to its observation deck.

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