Worth going to Bermuda for long weekend in Feb?

Jan 22nd, 2009, 05:40 PM
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I ended up booking the Hamilton though the Southampton was an amazing deal! Hopefully we will have more flexibility with restaurants, places to see etc. The ferry apparently does not run in the summer, they have a bus shuttle twice a day but the timings aren't great. Anyway, now it's done so will look into restaurants etc. Txgirlinbda, thanks do much for your help, we would rather not do a set menu, will check out Blu. Any places you know of that may have dancing/live entertainment? Thanks.
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Feb 2nd, 2009, 04:19 PM
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Hi, any other restaurant recommendations? Anything with live music?
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Feb 7th, 2009, 08:50 AM
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Leaving for Bermuda in less than a week, I am really excited!! Still trying to find a place to book for Valentine's Day dinner, something lively & not tooo formal, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Txgirlinbda,I did check out Blu but unfortunately everything on the fixed menu sounds great except for the entrees,I am not too fond of steak or tuna & it was a little pricey. Please let me know if you can think of anything else. Thanks.
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Feb 8th, 2009, 07:11 AM
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Hey excited_confused, a couple thoughts for Valentine's Day dinner if Blu isn't your cup of tea. There's a place on South Shore, about a 15 min (tops) cab ride from Hamilton, called Henry VIII. They often have live music and the food is great. In Hamilton, it can be tougher to find live music at restaurants (generally reserved for the hotels - e.g. there's a great place called Beaun Rivage at Newstead Hotel on Harbour Road with music, but it's very pricey). There's a fun, low-key place called Pickled Onion that you could try for a more casual V Day. Its sister restaurant, Barracuda Grill, is a little more expensive but the food is wonderful. Other places to look into in Hamilton that are affordable: Mad Hatters, La Trattoria, Ten, and a new tapas place called Latin. Hope that helps!
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Feb 8th, 2009, 07:13 AM
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*Sorry, meant Beau Rivage
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Feb 8th, 2009, 04:44 PM
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Thanks, I have made a reservation at Pickled Onion for the Friday before Valentine's. They were not sure about the Valentine's menu yet. I have made a reservation for Valentine's at Lido at Elbow Beach, how would that be? I figured if we like Pickled Onion we could go back there after Lido for some entertainment if they have something going on. There is a nightclub at Elbow Beach too so we can check that out as well after dinner. Sounds like a plan??
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Feb 8th, 2009, 06:57 PM
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Just checked the weather forecast & it shows rain for Saturday & Sunday. I sure hope that changes!
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Feb 12th, 2009, 05:33 AM
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Excited_confused - I am so sorry -I've been away for awhile and missed all your questions - I'm glad to see you've been getting some good help!!
Pickled Onion and Lido should be great - esp Lido for the big night -that is exactly where my best friend is going to be (and shh - but I happen to know her boyfriend has a ring in his pocket!!!! So if you see a dark-haired girl getting proposed to - say hi!)
Deep is the nightclub at Elbow, I was also going to suggest checking out the activities at Southampton Fairmont. Also, in Hamilton, Cafe Cairo usually has music going until the wee hours. There are also a few wine/piano bar type places on Bermudiana Rd near the Hamilton Princess that ought to be busy.
Hope the weather holds for you!
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Feb 21st, 2009, 07:33 AM
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Hi everyone, just checking in after a lovely trip. Bermuda was lovely, the place far exceeded my expectations. Cannot believe that there is such a gem of a place so close! (Gem is the right word in more ways than one - it was expensive!) It did rain on Sunday but the other 2 days were nice & Valentine's dinner at Lido was amazing. Not necessarily the food but the atmosphere, location etc was perfect. We went to the nightclub next door after dinner & then went for a walk on the beach so it was really quite lovely. txgirlinbda, I guess I missed the proposal, congratulations to your friend (hope she accepted!) It is a nice spot to propose! Thanks for all your suggestions.
I am still not sure if I preferred staying in town at the Hamilton Princess or would have liked the Southampton better. I felt we spent too much time in town rather than at the beach because of where we were but it was very convenient to go to Hamilton at night for dinner & try different places. We enjoyed our dinners at Little Venice & Lobster Pot, the food was great at both places. Went to Pickled Onion for dessert,sat out on the patio. I wish the harbour was lighted so one could see the water, as on Elbow Beach.
Lunches were not so great, Lemon tree was average, & our lunch at a restaurant near Horseshoe Bay called Pepe something was nothing great either. Basically we were planning to eat at the Lighthouse Inn that day but since it was closed for renovation, we ended up there.
I loved Elbow Beach, the resort was not too far from Hamilton, just $10 by taxi & the beach was lovely. I think that is where I would stay if I went back. We did go to St George on Saturday afternoon but almost everything was closed & didn't really think it was worth the time, should have stayed on the beach instead!
So, all in all it was a really good trip, a little tiring since it still involved a lot of walking.
Thanks to all for your help & suggestions, a friend of mine went to Bermuda earlier & said all the meals they had were awful but I think we had a very different experience because of all the help from Fodorites. Thanks again.
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Feb 22nd, 2009, 11:10 AM
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Glad you had a nice trip. We are leaving for Bermuda on Sunday 3/1. Our B&B is right up the hill from the Hamilton Princess. We will check out Little Venice and the Lobster Pot restaurants.
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Feb 22nd, 2009, 04:31 PM
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Hi dickensdad, hope you have a good time too. FYI, I am not sure why, but it seemed a lot windier near the Hamiltn Princess than on the beach so don't let that put you off. We did not go to the beach on our first day because it was so windy in Hamilton, we thought it would be worse on the beach. The next day, it still seemed windy but I was determined to make it to the beach so jackets in tow, we headed to Elbow Beach. Surprisingly, it was sunny & calm & really warm there but alas we were not dressed in shorts as we should have been!
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