I've been reading the board avidly and have gotten some great info, so thank you for that. My husband and I wanted a relaxing vacation from NY over Xmas week. We had been looking at California but the airfare was outrageous. My friend went to Bermuda over last Christmas and had a wonderful time so we snagged some reasonable nonstop airfare from Jet Blue-- coupled with a sale at the Fairmont Southampton, we are really looking forward to this trip!
A couple of questions. We are arriving late (almost 11 pm) on Christmas. The hotel recommends booking a shuttle with CEO. I am assuming this will still be possible despite it being a holiday?
We don't celebrate Boxing Day in the US so I'm not familiar with openings/closings for it. I'm guessing we will just hang out at the hotel that day since a lot of stuff around the island will be closed-- again, is this a correct assumption?
I'm a big foodie and hoping we get to experience some great dining on the island. Do many places close for the entire week? I've read a lot about St. George's and its restaurants and shops so I'm hoping we will be able to check out some of them.
Finally, do things like boat rides and horseback riding and other non-swimming outdoorsy activities continue in the off season? We are active and would like to enjoy the outdoors as much as the weather permits.
Thanks in advance!