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The Pinkest Palace in Bermuda: Hamilton Princess Hotel

From the millennial pink walls to the gorgeous and lush palm trees and plants, the Fairmont Hamilton Princess is unlike any hotel I’ve seen before. The hotel has been welcoming the guests visiting Hamilton, Bermuda since 1885, and boasts itself as the “OG Millenial Pink Hotel.” With 400 rooms, modern and contemporary artwork filling the hallways, and a gorgeous infinity pool overlooking the Hamilton Harbor, this pink palace is a must visit when coming to the island.

BOOK THE FAIRMONT HAMILTON PRINCESS


THE ROOMS

We stayed in a Fairmont Gold King Harbor View room, which is an absolutely gorgeous room overlooking the iconic Hamilton Harbor. The perks of booking with the Fairmont Gold rooms are endless. These rooms are in the main building, which is newly renovated but retains all the historical pink palace charm. We had our own private check in, and were also greeted with the sweetest welcome spread of sweets and cheese in our room!

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Access to the exclusive Gold Lounge is complimentary with booking a Gold room, which has delicious complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea and desserts, and then canapés during the evening!
My absolute favorite part of being in the Gold rooms though, was the balcony view and watching the sunrises every morning from our own private balcony terrace.


THE BEACH CLUB

The Fairmont Hamilton Princess Hotel also comes with access to the private Hamilton Princess Beach Club. The hotel provides transportation to and from every 30 minutes in the cutest pink jitney bus. The Beach Club has three iconic hammocks on the shoreline, alongside complimentary kayaks, stand up paddle boards, floaties, and beach chairs, lockers, and towels.


The Beach Club has three total beaches–one main beach that comes with all of the beach chairs, and a second beach and third beach that are more quiet, but without all of the amenities. If you ask the staff to set up beach chairs for you at the other beaches, they will! We had the second beach past the tennis courts all to ourselves. Oh yeah, there are pink tennis courts!


Another very nice perk about being at the beach club is, it’s about a 15 minute walk to Church’s Bay, another nearby beach, and about a 10 minute drive to Horseshoe Bay, one of the most popular pink sand beaches in all of Bermuda! Unfortunately we were there Monday to Wednesday, but on Thursdays to Sundays, the Beach Club hosts a sunset dinner on the beach, and we heard it was incredible!


THE HOTEL ACTIVITIES

The Fairmont Hamilton Princess Hotel is not only known for it’s beach club! The hotel has two pools, a gorgeous infinity pool right above the harbor and another fresh water pool. The infinity pool is 21 and up, and has a full service bar. The hotel also offers stand up paddle boarding lessons, a full service spa, and a gym that has floor to ceiling glass windows that allows for a great work out with a view. You can also rent jet skis and sailboats!! What a dream!


We dined at the Marcus, which is a world renowned restaurant, helmed by the celebrity chef, Marcus Samuelsson. The food was seriously to die for!! From their fish chowder bites, to the catch of the day (which was fresh ahi tuna), to a glazed donut affogato dessert, we left with our bellies full and our hearts content. Something that came as an extremely pleasant surprise is the pop, modern and contemporary art displayed throughout the hotel. We saw works by artists such as KAWS and Jeff Koons, Andy Warhol, and Takashi Murakami. They even do art tours, but we weren’t visiting on a day that they hosted them. Our hotel key was even the Balloon Girl by Banksy!


SURROUNDING AREAS

I’m certain you can stay on this hotel and resort the entire time and have an absolute blast with all that they offer, but if you do decide to venture out, I had such a fun time over at St. George. It’s about a 45 minute bus ride, and there is a bus stop 10 minutes walking distance to the Fairmont Hamilton Princess. It’ll cost you about $8 there and back, or about $50 by taxi. You can’t rent a car on the island of Bermuda, and I don’t recommend renting a scooter unless you’re familiar with riding, and they also drive on the right side of the road, so be careful!

Let me know if you have any questions about the Fairmont Hamilton Princess Hotel in Bermuda! It is such a dream vacation! And leave a comment below if you’ve ever been!


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