When I was invited to stay at the Hamilton Princess in Bermuda, I was most excited about visiting the beaches. The hotel itself isn’t directly on the beach but instead has a private beach club not too far away. Traveling during the “off-season” is always a risk, pretty much wherever you go. On Saturday, the weather ended up being pretty gorgeous. It was a little bit chilly when the wind picked up, but otherwise, it was clear and sunny.
The best benefit, though? Empty beaches. The beach club was absolutely deserted, and we truly had the whole place to ourselves. I dipped my toes in the water, but it wasn’t quite warm enough for a full plunge. They have these hammocks (the angled poles popping up in the water if you look closely) in the water. I’m dying to go back this summer just to relax in one of them!
I started off in one of my favorite sweaters (this one is similar). I’m not sure why retailers are so adamant about pulling sweaters from the shelves so quickly. As far as I’m concerned, they’re a year-round staple. Pretty much no matter where I travel, I pack at least two sweaters. At the very least, I know I’ll wear one on the plane, and one will inevitably tag along for dinners in chilly restaurants. And in this case– on the beach.
I had purchased this Liberty floral bathing suit on a whim. I ordered about ten suits actually with the intention of returning most (thank you, free return shipping on swim!). There were a few online that I loved and assumed they’d be the keepers, but the floral ruffle-y number just stole my heart. I have to be careful about wearing white things since I am practically glow-in-the-dark pale, but the floral print breaks up the white perfectly.
I will be packing it for my upcoming Palm Beach trip too. I think it will be a little warmer down there! It comes in a one-piece as well as a different top. I wish there was a matching cover up and/or rash guard too.
Have I mentioned that I’m dying to go back already?!
Photos by Carter Fish