Our second day in Bermuda opened with some slightly overcast skies. Since this limited our sun-bathing activities, we wondered: what could we do on this breezy island day? Answer: spa day.
As I mentioned in my previous post, I will always look for an excuse to get out of the resort bubble and immerse myself more in the culture. So instead of making a reservation at the resort spa, we hailed a cab, in all New Yorker fashion, and went to downtown Hamilton.
We got out of our cab on Reid Street and made our way to one of our proudest discoveries: the Siam Thai Massage and Herbal Spa. As we walked through the door, an overflow of stunning Thai women poured out of the hallway and greeted us with the most beautiful smiles. Meet Sirilak: she moved to Bermuda twelve years ago from Thailand and started her business five years ago in Hamilton. We had the pleasure of sitting down with her and hearing the story of the spa, all while the staff brought out refreshments for us to enjoy.
We could have sat and talked with her for hours, but Sirilak made sure we made it in on time for our couples massage. Honestly, it was exactly what we both needed. The proud New Yorker tension quickly vanished from our shoulders during what was one of the most relaxing massages I have ever had. Sirilak, we cannot wait to come back!
The Siam Spa is literally right in the heart of downtown Hamilton, so after our massage we had easy access to everything. We strolled along Front Street, admiring the renowned Bermuda colors and the friendly store owners. So many restaurants to choose from! We recommend Angelo’s Bistro – I had this bacon wrapped chicken that was filled with peppers. I don’t remember the name of it, but it was one of the best dishes I had the entire trip.
We would like to thank the Siam Thai Massage and Herbal Spa for being one of the first sponsors of the French New Yorker! Sirilak, we cannot wait to come back and see you all – next time we will have a little one with us 😉 .