Charmed By Bermuda
Review Submitted: 13 June 2012
Date of Stay: May 2012
My partner and I were looking for a "quick" five day getaway, when we stumbled upon Bermuda as an option. Neither of us new much about it or its people, and frankly chaulked it up to a stuffy old British isle, that would offer some snorkeling and some sun.
Boy were we wrong!!! I We were THOROUGHLY surprised by the countries natural beauty, the islands history, its people's warm and diversity.
Staying at Allamanda, with Cathy was simply a joy! She orchestrated our pick up at the airport with a wonderful local named Calvette, who served as a great tour guide and introduction to the island. We arranged with Calvette to stop at the market for groceries before arriving at the house, which was a GREAT help. The condo it's self was spotless, and hosted a fridge large enough to accommodate five days worth of groceries, which we really appreciated. It is exactly as shown and suited our needs very well. We felt the Allamanda offered us a secluded retreat at the end of our days where we could unwind and cook a nice meal by the pool while listening to the tree frogs chirp!
Cathy was readily available to help with any questions we had, and always went the extra mile to meet any requests or needs that we had. Truly a fabulous host!!
The location itself is perfect - again we had no idea how perfect until we got there! It is situated about 100m down the road from Church Bay, which is one of the best snorkeling beaches on the island. Gibbs lighthouse is a short walk away, and major bus routes through the island stop outside the house, and just down the street (7 and 8). If you want to go to St. Georges for the day (or to the east period) - take the bus out to Dockyards, then the ferry across! There are also many restaurants within walking distance at the Reefs, Fairmount etc. which both offer a nice place for a meal.
We could not have asked for more from our accommodations or our hostess! Both 10's!!
Thanks Cathy! We look forward to our return!!!
Amanda and Sébastien
Helpful votes: 3/3
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