Britain, off the Eastern seaboard

David S. Hauck spent five days in Bermuda.

Where did you go? Bermuda, a world away, but only an hour and a half from Boston.

Where did you stay? The Grotto Bay Beach Resort, near St. George's. Rooms are comfortable, if modest. The resort has a pool, a small beach with a shipwreck for diving, tennis courts, an exercise facility, and Internet access. Breakfast is included with certain travel packages.

What did you do? Saw nearly every corner of the island. Visited the artist colonies at the Dockyard on the west end. Snorkeled off the pink sands of Church's Bay, full of parrot fish. Hiked 90 feet below the surface in the Crystal Caves. In the capital, Hamilton, we observed a Parliament modeled after Britain's raucous legislature, complete with powdered wigs. Buses and ferries go everywhere, if you don't mind waiting. Scooters give flexibility - for $75 a day.

Where did you eat? There was no shortage of good food to be found. Tom Moore's Tavern, built in 1652, offered succulent steamed mussels in a chili cream sauce, and a signature chocolate soufflé. For $52 a person, the Pompano Beach Club in Southampton served a five-course prix fixe menu, with the filet outdone only by the stunning sunset. And the Broadway Bistro at La Coquille had a divine cheese plate and tuna tartare that melted in your mouth. The island may have had cheaper eats, but we couldn't seem to find them.

Where have you been? Write us at Weekend

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