Episode 25 – Island Hopping
Colleen & Catie’s Island Getaway Picks
Colleen – Bermuda
The Reefs – www.thereefs.com – Family owned boutique resort, complete with beautiful beaches, restaurants and a spa. There are three restaurants on property and they also have an eight treatment room spa
Fairmont Southampton – www.fairmont.com/Southampton/Bermuda – Great resort for families and avid golfers, this resort offers and Explorer Camp for kids and The Turtle Hill Golf Club, an award winning 18-hole Championship Par-3 golf course for golfers. There’s also several on-site restaurants and a spa.
Restaurant: The Reefs – Aqua Terra – Enjoy a traditional English breakfast/brunch on the outdoor terrace overlooking the ocean or enjoy the panoramic ocean views inside through their curved wall of windows.
The Reefs – Complimentary kayaks, paddleboards and snorkel gear.
Fairmont – PADI dive center, snorkeling rentals, tennis courts and more.
Accommodations: Westin Maui Resort & Spa – Westin with beautiful views. On 4th of July, their tradition is to rain thousands of fresh orchids down on guests, the resort’s environmentally friendly alternative to fireworks.
Restaurant: Mama’s Fish House – This local landmark offers fresh seafood, polynesian decor and beautiful ocean views.
Activities: Snorkeling, lei making, and swimming with turtles
“What’s” with the “Trip Sisters”
What’s in Your Suitcase?
Aunt Fannie’s Mosquito Wipes – $9.99
Available: Online at www.auntfannies.com and Target Stores
Aunt Fannie’s Mosquito Wipes repel mosquitoes, ticks, gnats and black flies, among other pesky insects. Plus, they’re DEET-free!
What’s on your phone?
Diving Buddy – Scuba Pre-Dive Check Aid
$6.99 only for iOS, this app is great for divers of all skill levels, allowing you to access easy unit conversions and helpful guides for ultimate safety.
What’s the tip?
Island Getaway Tips
Be sure to bring ziplock bags or waterproof bags – If you’re lounging by the pool or beach, or even if you’re in the water, you’ll be grateful for these to put your phone and other necessities in
Don’t put your wet swimsuit in a plastic bag – It will mold, fast. Air dry your suit or hang it up until it’s completely dry. Even once it is, wrap it in a towel or old shirt before putting it in a bag to ensure no moisture gets in.
Leave your beach towels at home – Most hotels or resorts offer beach towels to their guests. You don’t need one more thing to pack!