Hi Balanced Beauties!
Hello Balanced Beauties! I hope everyone is having a balanced week and attempting to stay warm. I am finally carving out the time to write a quick post detailing our “babymoon” in Bermuda!
For our babymoon, we decided to go to Bermuda and I am so glad we chose this location for our last getaway before baby Reed arrives. When we went to Bermuda, I was 27 weeks pregnant, so as you can imagine, I was starting to feel some of the aches, pains and discomforts of this big ol’ belly stretching! Knowing what stage I was at in my pregnancy, it was important for us to keep in mind flight times when choosing a babymoon destination. Bermuda was an easy choice knowing it was only an hour and 20 flight for us. By the time I needed a break from sitting down, or a bathroom break, we were already landing in Bermuda. I was so thankful we chose this location for that very reason.
Another reason we chose Bermuda was because after much research, I felt comfortable with the climate (mid to high 70’s in November, uh yessss), cleanliness of Bermuda, safety of Bermuda and of course the main reason was: NO ZIKA! I truly was nervous about traveling our whole pregnancy for various reasons, mostly due to the fact that is the first time we are both going through this. But after doing so much research, I felt much more comfortable planning this trip and following through with it! I am SO happy that I did not let any fear or questions surrounding traveling while pregnant stop me. Of course, for all of you momma’s to be, it’s best to consult with your doctor prior to travel. Once we had the blessing from our doctor, it was game on!
After touching down in Bermuda, we took a taxi straight to our hotel. Bermuda, as a whole, is only 22 square miles, so getting around was quite easy. One thing to remember, is that although it’s a very small island, the speed limit on most roads is only 25 mph, so getting from the airport, to our hotel (which was almost at the southernmost tip of Bermuda) took around a half hour. During our drive to the hotel, we were told by the taxi drivers that some of their most common visitors are expectant parents. Bermuda is known to be the destination of babymoons, as they have experienced so many moms and parents over the last few years. This fact alone helped clear my mind and made me happy, reassuring me that we picked the right getaway to celebrate pregnancy.
We ended up booking our trip through Expedia at the Fairmont Southhampton. The hotel was so clean and the beaches were to die for. Our resort beach was a 5 minute walk from the infamous Horseshoe bay. One key thing to know about traveling to Bermuda is that almost everything is imported. This fact made the trip a little more expensive than Christian and I had imagined.
I have to be honest, I am usually so organized and plan our trips thoroughly from dining and activities. However, it seems like I am a little too relaxed with these pregnancy hormones flowing. We just packed our bags and went to Bermuda with no set agenda. Christian was at a loss since he is always used to me planning absolutley every detail associated with our travels, hah. Sorry babe! I was thinking we would just play it by year, and figure it out on the fly. Often times, winging a trip can turn out to be a bad move, but it afforded us the opportunity to be flexible and pick and choose what we wanted to do. The only downside was that this led us to finding out the price of everything there on the spot. I would not suggest this method of travel, lol. We had an awesome brunch everyday in the hotel, and then we would figure out our plans for the day.
Things to do or see in Bermuda:
- Horseshoe Bay
- Crystal Caves
- Warwick Long Bay (Pink Sand Beach)
- City of Hamilton
I am looking forward to visiting this beautiful island again in the near future. I hope this blog post answered some questions regarding our babymoon in Bermuda. <3 I’ve posted some photos and outfit details from our trip below:
Have a balanced weekend <3