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. jade

    hmmm why is this news? This is a personal vacation and should not be covered by the media. I love the Clinton's and I'm glad they are getting some down time but this should not be on CNN! I hope they get to enjoy their mini vacation without the media hounding them at every corner.

    August 19, 2009 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  2. Keith in Austin

    Bill can buy Cuban cigars there!

    August 19, 2009 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  3. Melissa

    "Clintons plan secret trip to Bermuda, says paper" - if it was in the newspaper and is on CNN, it's not really a secret now, is it?

    August 19, 2009 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  4. Cherie

    Oh well the cat is out of the bag now!!!! Why does the media think we need to hear about people in public office what they do on vacations??? Last time I looked they are still people who do get away now and then............. Just like this morning on msnbc, it was said the first lady had her shorts too short....... DUH!!! VACATION!!! MEANS no meetings ,business etc..... LET THEM RELAX AND HAVE FUN..........

    August 19, 2009 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  5. EDR

    Shhh don't tell anyone – it's a secret. Very fitting for a Secret-ary. of State.

    August 19, 2009 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  6. Kevin in Ohio

    Hopefully, they are looking for a retirement villa.

    August 19, 2009 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  7. Arnie Jemison

    Please don't publish photos of the fly-overs on the sky deck. I don't want to even think of these old Clintons naked.

    August 19, 2009 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  8. Jkay - KCMO

    Let's drop the mean comments folks. They've worked very hard and deserve some tranquility together.

    August 19, 2009 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  9. wole kunuji

    hillary sure needs a break. and i'm happy she is getting it at last, it would be nice for the former first family to have a private get away. and pls.......they are not using tax payers money. people shoud stop being cynical

    August 19, 2009 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  10. martraco

    Not anymore, 'cause I'm gonna tell everyone!

    August 19, 2009 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  11. RA

    Great Journalism. Secret trip for a serving Sec. of State and an President. Thanks for making it non secret now. Can they just have some R&R like any couple. This is non story.

    August 19, 2009 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  12. jackson

    Pssst, CNN. You can't keep a secret!

    August 19, 2009 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  13. nell

    They deserve a four week vacation, not four days. Both of them have work schedules that most human beings could not endure. We should realize how selflessly their time is spent on behalf of our country and its people - and we should hope for their health and well-being to be revitalized.

    August 19, 2009 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  14. Expat American

    Bermuda is beautiful. The former President and the Secretary of State will have a nice time.

    August 19, 2009 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  15. Tania

    This is breach of confidentiality by the hotel. Can't people do private things privately anymore? I would cancel my stay at that hotel immediately.

    August 19, 2009 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  16. a progressive liberal and proud of it

    While I agree that this isn't something that everyone needs to know about . . .especially since it's supposed to be a "secret", I must say I find all the comments about the Clinton's "looks" to be pretty darned rude! Don't any of you rude people understand that's what real middle-aged people look like? Jeeesh! Give them just a tiny break, will ya????

    August 19, 2009 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  17. ThinkAgain

    So much for a secret trip. I hope that wherever they go for a well-deserved vacation, they have a wonderful, relaxing time.

    August 19, 2009 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  18. ch

    Bill and Hillary Clinton have made this world a better place through their many years of public service.

    Hope they have a great trip!

    August 19, 2009 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  19. j

    Good for the Clinton's. I hope they enjoy their vacation. They have given so much to our country it's time for them to enjoy their lives!!!!

    August 19, 2009 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  20. Sniffit

    Good for them!

    August 19, 2009 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  21. gt

    please no bathing suite pictures........ugh....

    August 19, 2009 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  22. Carmen, DE

    She deserves it, and if you want to be honest, so does he. They've served the country well over the last two decades. Let them enjoy themselves.

    August 19, 2009 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  23. TonyA

    "clothing optional sky deck and occasionally hosts sex seminars to improve couples' relationships."

    I wonder who picked this place. It certainly doesn't sound like Hillary. Are we certain she's even going along on this trip? Has anyone checked on the schedules of the two released journalists?

    August 19, 2009 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  24. James in Hawaii

    They deserve it. And why does CNN love to publish "Secret" information? Just yesterday Wolf talked about the buzzing in a top secret facility. Secret is just that.

    August 19, 2009 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  25. KJL

    Bermuda is wonderful. Is Hillary's arm well enough to drive a moped?

    August 19, 2009 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
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