Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, Bermuda

479447HOW? Take a very civilised afternoon flight from Gatwick and arrive in time to freshen up for dinner. With a mere four-hour time difference, jet-lag is minimal. Why not go for the weekend?

WHEN? Thrill-seekers are advised to book now for the 35th America’s Cup, which is racing its way to Bermuda in May.

WHY? Famed for its spectacular pink beaches and bluer-than-blue waters, Bermuda is impossibly glamorous. The Hamilton Princess, a Fairmont-managed property, is perfectly positioned on the harbour; hop on a mini yacht and take in all 53 sq km of this dreamlike destination in style – shipwrecks at the edge of the Triangle included. Dive in if you dare! Post-swim sustenance can be found at the hotel’s 1609 restaurant. Tuck into moreish fish tacos while overlooking the marina, or head to Marcus’ for fine dining and admire the hotel’s exceptional modern art collection. You may be 3,000 miles away but surrounded by Damien Hirsts and Banksys, you’ll feel right at home. The island’s your oyster, but it’s only at the hotel’s private Beach Club that you can pick up a rude-not-to Rum Swizzle and drift off in one of their luxurious sea hammocks.

Details: British Airways flies to Bermuda from London Gatwick. Prices at Fairmont Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, Bermuda start from £298 per room per night.






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