As the Obamas caught most of the media's attention with their Vineyard vacation, a former first couple managed a more low-profile beach getaway. Bill and Hillary Clinton traveled to Bermuda last week where, The Bermuda Sun reports, they spent time at the beach and ate buffet breakfasts. They also celebrated Bill's 63rd birthday, which was on Wednesday, with "a candle-lit dinner on a private beach and watched the sunset with waves lapping at their feet."
The paper reports the Clintons were pretty lovey-dovey and camera-friendly, holding hands, posing for photos and talking to locals. The former first couple stayed at Cambridge Beaches resort in what sounds like a pretty sweet suite. "The cliff-top [pool] suite had its own plunge pool, panoramic ocean and sunset views, a whirlpool bath and high-end Bose surround-sound system."
Bill made some time for a golf game at the Port Royal, and the couple met Premier Dr. Ewart Brown and wife Wanda, Governor Sir Richard Gozney, Lady Gozney and U.S. Consul General Grace Shelton for cocktails at Horizons resort in Paget, where the group "spent just over an hour at the bar terrace of Splendido restaurant 'talking politics' on Thursday evening. Mr. Clinton drank tea and diet coke, saying he had a sore throat, while Mrs. Clinton drank gin and tonic."
The last time the Clintons were in Bermuda was 30 years ago, at Horizons, where their daughter Chelsea was reportedly conceived. According to The Bermuda Sun, "The Clintons were given a quick tour of the property and Mrs. Clinton commented to her husband 'look darling, it's so romantic.' They were 'very keen to see the room' they had stayed in 30 years ago, but unfortunately didn't have the time."
They were scheduled to stay until Saturday, but flew back to Washington on Thursday due to Hurricane Bill.