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.


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soundoff (152 Responses)
  1. Jeff

    What kind of nonsense NEWS is this CNN? Has CNN become Variety or a British tabloid? Ridiculous...Thanks NPR, PRI and Public Television for real NEWS. (You'll post this right CNN?)

    August 19, 2009 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  2. Dean

    Clothing optional sky deck ? Wow I bet Bill is smiling big time.

    August 19, 2009 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  3. Brooke

    Hurricane Bill could threaten Hillary and Bill's getaway. Now that's really funny.

    August 19, 2009 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  4. Steve lefkowitz

    I hope the two Bills that are heading for Bermuda do not meet each other!

    August 19, 2009 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  5. Anne E.

    Hey, at least 1) he's not running off to Argentina; and 2) she's not looking for someone 5,000 miles away to e-mail.
    Kudos to the Clintons, and wishing them a great getaway.

    August 19, 2009 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  6. Jeff

    Nice for our leaders security too...Brilliant CNN.

    August 19, 2009 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  7. Obama Victim

    man....Hill is grinning...............just where is Bill's right hand??

    August 19, 2009 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  8. Steven Fishman

    Maybe you should change the heading as how can it be a secret trip if it's been announced already!! Also Hillary better keep an eye on Bill if they are planning to stay at Cambridge Beaches Resort and Spa which has a clothing optional sky deck!!

    August 19, 2009 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  9. Golden State Girl

    I like the Clintons but is this really news?

    P.S. Fire Ed Henry. He is embarassing CNN!

    August 19, 2009 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  10. Jackie in Dallas

    I think it is great that the Obamas are getting away. Truth is, they really haven't stopped working since the Inauguration. One or two days at Camp David is not enough. And Hillary and Bill deserve some time together and relaxing. I might not like everything that President Obama and Secretary Clinton have done, but I certainly cannot say that they haven't been working!

    But I can hear the GOP right wingers screaming now...regardless of the fact that President Bush vacationed right through Hurricane Katrina and only bothered to barely fly over on his way back to the White House...or the fact that his monthly vacations to Crawford cost the taxpayers a bundle, what with flying in three planefuls of staff, press, and family each time.

    August 19, 2009 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  11. S M R

    Get er dun BUBBA

    August 19, 2009 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  12. JIM, MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA

    Yikes! Gag me with a Spoon.

    I'd give anything to see those two hogs photographed at the clothing optional resort.

    August 19, 2009 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  13. John Williams

    I hope they take a nice and long vacation. They deserve it and need a break from all the insanity they have had to deal with. God bless Hillary. Bill usually blesses himself.

    August 19, 2009 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  14. Phyllis North

    Watch out: Hurricane Bill is about to hit Bermuda. I mean Bill Clinton, not the tropical storm.

    Wonder how long it will take him to find his way to the clothing optional sky deck?

    August 19, 2009 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  15. Esco

    As much as they have been through i am kinda glad they stayed together. Good for them to take a trip...

    August 19, 2009 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  16. Danny E. Gonzalez

    I can just imagine the messages that will be left about this story... my take is that today is Pres. Clinton's birthday... so Happy Birthday Mr. President; the gateaway is probably in part for that... so GOOD FOR THEM to take some time to be with each other... other than that I hope that "Bill" the hurricane stays away fron "Bill" the president. Enjoy!

    August 19, 2009 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  17. Joe in NJ

    Who cares? I mean really, why do we need to know this?

    August 19, 2009 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  18. Jefe

    hahaha! Good thing its a secret! Imagine all the jokes about the Clintons at a clothing-optional resort that hosts sex seminars if this information were to get out!

    August 19, 2009 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  19. Richie

    Good for them. Leave them alone.

    August 19, 2009 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  20. dan

    Darn it! You all beat me to it! First, this trip no longer is a secret. Second, there is a hurricane that is supposed to strike Bermuda within the next few days (ironically named Bill). Might want to delay the trip and go elsewhere. Like Kabul for instance?

    August 19, 2009 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  21. ewww

    "occasionally hosts sex seminars to improve couples' relationships"

    Can you imagine poor Bill, trying to get it up looking at her massive kankles. Ugh... i just vomited in my mouth.

    August 19, 2009 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  22. FAYE, NV

    I ain't mad at them, they do deserve and nice vacation. Good for them.

    August 19, 2009 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  23. jfs Memhis, Tn

    Well why don't you tell everyone about their "secret" trip. You big Sillies!!!

    August 19, 2009 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  24. pollywog

    A different news channel is reporting that Chelsea is planning to be married at Martha's Vinyard while the Obamas are there......HMMMMM.

    August 19, 2009 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  25. mayahh

    may God continue to bring you both even closer,,,,love you both..

    August 19, 2009 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
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