You don’t have to ask me twice when it comes to booking a trip to Bermuda. My childhood BFF has lived in Bermuda since 2007 and I have been fortunate to visit many times. This trip marked my 17th visit to the island! We booked a long weekend trip in June around the 35th America’s Cup sailing race. We know very little, practically nothing about sailing whatsoever so this was a great way to visit friends and get a crash course in the race, its history, etc.
The trip was off to a great start when our hostess greeted us outside of customs with a personalized sign welcoming us to Bermuda!
After settling into our home base for the trip, we went for a quick swim and then cleaned up for an evening in town. We started with sunset happy hour at a newer hotel called The Loren over at Pink Beach.
Gorgeous setting right over the Atlantic Ocean
While I could have looked at this view all evening, it was time to head into Hamilton for our dinner reservation at Marcus.
Pink Beach at The Loren
We spent all day Saturday at the beach and pool over at Tucker’s Point. This is my absolute favorite way to spend at least one day while in Bermuda. I could spend an entire week here and recommend staying here if you can!
First stop: The beach for a pre-lunch swim. The secluded, private beach has some of the pinkest sand on the island!
The water was really rough so after one brief dip in the ocean before lunch, I stuck to the pool for the remainder of the day!
The theme of the day was beach clubs. After spending the afternoon at Tucker’s, we headed home to get ready for dinner at the Princess Beach Club. To our surprise there was a Moet party that night. Moet was one of the sponsors of the America’s Cup race so we happened to be in the right place at the right time! Champagne for the win!
The next day was the main event of the trip, cheering on Oracle Team USA from the America’s Cup Village at Dockyards. We had a pair of grandstand seats and the rest of the tickets were general admission to the Village for two races that afternoon.
USA! USA!! USA!!!
Walking around the village before the first race. Moet mini bottles with individual drinking funnels?! Amazing.
Headed to the grandstand seats for the first race. Beyond excited when I realized we were on the jumbo screen behind the announcers. I am standing up to take this picture in the background. I am directly above the announcer wearing the blue shirt and to the right of a guy wearing a blue shirt.
Emirates Team New Zealand tearing across the finish line to win the first race.
Oracle Team USA crossing the finish line well behind Emirates Team New Zealand in the second race.
Despite the outcome, it was a super fun afternoon at the races cheering on Team USA! One of the Oracle boats was on display so you could get an up close look at the design and build of boats being used in the 35th Cup race.
On the last day of the trip we headed to brunch at the Village Pantry in Flatts before getting in one last swim at Tucker’s. There are so many little inlets like this around the island!
We nearly missed our flight due to some heavy traffic for a parade celebrating a Bermudian holiday, but sadly our trip came to an end. Thank to our gracious hosts for another Bermudaful getaway!
What to read more about past trips? Planning a trip and want some recommendations on where to eat and what to do? Head on over to my Bermuda page to see some of my favorites!
Question: Have you been to a sailing race before?