August 19th, 2009
05:42 PM ET
5 years ago

Clintons plan secret trip to Bermuda, says paper

The Clintons are reportedly headed to Bermuda this weekend.
The Clintons are reportedly headed to Bermuda this weekend.

(CNN) - President Obama isn't the only member of his administration planning an island getaway this month.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is slated for a four-day stay in Bermuda this weekend with husband Bill, the Bermuda Sun reports.

According to the paper, it's the first trip back to the island for the famous political couple since a stay in the summer of 1979, before the birth of daughter Chelsea.

The Clintons had even sought to stay in the same cottage they did three decades ago, but the venue was unable to meet their needs.

The Clintons will instead stay at Cambridge Beaches Resort and Spa, a facility where, according to the resort's Web site, room rates can run as high as nearly $2,000 a night.

The famous duo's plans could be hampered by the fast moving Hurricane Bill, a Category 3 storm that is currently on track to pass near the island at the end of the week.

Meanwhile, next week President Obama plans to take his family to Martha's Vineyard, the island off Massachusetts where the Clintons annually vacationed during their years in the White House. Chelsea Clinton is expected to be on the island this weekend

The State Department had no comment on reports of the trip, and a spokeswoman for the resort said there is no reservation for the Clintons this weekend.

"Even if they did [have a reservation], we wouldn't say," she said.


Filed under: Bill Clinton • Hillary Clinton
soundoff (152 Responses)
  1. Duck Fallas

    Hurrican Bill ( I can't possibly be the first one)

    August 19, 2009 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  2. Amber

    I think I read in her book that she got pregnant w/ Chelsea while in Bermuda. Awe, I think this is sweet that they are going back!! They're both such hard workers that I'd imagine they don't have a lot of quality time together. Good for them!

    August 19, 2009 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  3. Proud Member..Party of No

    Please, please tell me that Hillary is not going to visit the "clothing optional" sky deck.

    August 19, 2009 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  4. Angus McDugan

    Why not take vacation. Obama will not allow her to do her job. He mistreated her all the way through the election and now. I guess he hates women.

    August 19, 2009 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  5. Dylan from MN

    They deserve it, unlike Dubya who took vacation 1/3 of his entire 2 terms. Not to mention the mess he left our country in.

    August 19, 2009 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  6. Ines

    Well, looks like its not secret anymore.
    Sorry, Hillary and Bill, nothing is private not even a few day's away from it all.
    Ines, CO

    August 19, 2009 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  7. Scott, Tucson

    Hum...who's paying for this little trip...the Clinton's or us the taxpayers?

    August 19, 2009 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  8. Tina, Georgia

    Good for them!

    August 19, 2009 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  9. joe

    Shhhhhhh!!! don't tell anyone!!

    August 19, 2009 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  10. really!?

    This isn't news.

    August 19, 2009 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  11. Lynda/Minnesota

    Not much of a secret when you announce it to the world . . . is it?

    August 19, 2009 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  12. Randolph Carter, the evil Obamabot

    How can it be a "secret" trip if it's on this webpage? Who writes these idiotic headlines? Have a nice day!

    August 19, 2009 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  13. Bob Ramos

    Hey, they are married. Hope he packs plenty of viagra.

    August 19, 2009 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  14. Bob in Pa

    Wonder if Bill will take in the view from the sky deck ?

    August 19, 2009 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  15. KFK

    Good for Hillary and hubby!
    Poor Hillary has appeared exhausted in recent days....She deserves a real vacation, where she can just "veg", and re-resource herself...
    without super critical cameras and commentators juding her every breath.

    August 19, 2009 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  16. donttreadonme

    It is nice to see that despite his cheating they were able to stay together. If you trully are in love with someone you can move beyond the knee jerk reaction to end a marriage over on bad moment in time.

    M

    August 19, 2009 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  17. George

    How can it be secret with you people blabbing it?? You are like a silent partner. Wow

    August 19, 2009 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  18. minnie

    Must be nice to have a job in the government where all your health insurance is above and beyond the insurance of all the rest of us.
    Come down and join the people. Our forefathers never meant for this to be.

    August 19, 2009 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  19. melissa

    IS this really news?

    August 19, 2009 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  20. Billy from NC

    Not exactly "secret" is it? Please God I hope they don't go to the clothing optional section and take their clothes off.

    August 19, 2009 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  21. John

    Yuck! I did not need to hear about the sex seminars CNN!

    August 19, 2009 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  22. Jan van Os

    Clintons to Bermuda,.... is it a coincidence that Hurricane Bill is on track for Bermuda region and expected there on tuesday.

    So BILL meets BILL

    August 19, 2009 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  23. Deb

    We all need a vacation. Why is this news?

    August 19, 2009 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  24. Wonder man

    I hope this doesn't mean something is up

    August 19, 2009 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  25. Island

    How can it be a secret if the cat's out of the bag?

    I don't want to burst their bubble but isn't Hurricane Bill (no relation) also going in that direction? Hmmm! They had better hope that it makes a last minute detour. If not, my island will gladly take them.

    Enjoy!

    August 19, 2009 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
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