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. Cosmop

    I think it's a secret follow-up meeting with the North Koreans. Bill must have made a secret deal with Kim to get a meeting with Hillary. Bill is the middle man with the US and NK.

    August 19, 2009 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  2. chelle

    I'm guessing they will cancel now!!!

    August 19, 2009 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  3. Chris

    Well, it's not a secret anymore!

    August 19, 2009 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  4. Sally

    Dear Bill and Hillary –

    Enjoy your time together! You both so deseve a nice getaway!!! Our country is better, partially because you both have been doing a great job trying to restore the positive image all over the world!!!

    August 19, 2009 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  5. Eric

    Does she mean Bill her husband or Bill the hurricane?

    August 19, 2009 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  6. Kate

    Go Bill and Hillary! Have a wonderful trip. You both deserve it! America LOVES you both!

    August 19, 2009 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  7. Claudia in Houson

    Take your mate on vacation and it doesn't have to be in Bermuda, you can treat your mate right in your own home. So stop complaining and do the right thing.

    August 19, 2009 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  8. Dr. Sam

    Good for them. They deserve it! Happy vacation Bill and Hill.

    August 19, 2009 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  9. Old_guy

    What do you mean a month long vacation.

    What have they done to be tired from aside from flying across the Pacific Ocean to Korea !

    Give me a break, month long vacation.

    August 19, 2009 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  10. joanna

    One romantic night with Hillary, and Bubba will be on
    that skywalk overlooking the beach where anything goes
    before anyone can say "there he is......!"
    Hopefully, Bill Clinton's mother-in-law (Rodham) books a
    room nearby in order to keep an eagle eye on him like she
    did towards the end of his term in the White House.
    Unfortunately, Hillary is going to need all the help she can get. Perhaps, she should consult with Mike Douglass' therapist
    who helped him with his sexual addition.

    August 19, 2009 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  11. Deuce

    Not much of a secret now.

    August 19, 2009 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  12. G2

    Is Bill taking a date..?

    August 19, 2009 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  13. Jake

    well there goes their "secret" trip! well-deserved!

    August 19, 2009 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  14. Jon

    Not very secret now, is it.

    August 19, 2009 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  15. Lisa

    Silly as this headline is, it's equally silly for people to demand that CNN "give the Clintons their privacy." They are two of the most recognizable people in the world, who are followed around by God knows how many secret service agents! For better or worse, unless they wear disguises and never leave their hotel room, the Clintons will never have a "secret vacation."

    August 19, 2009 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  16. Jake

    wedding bells for chelsea?

    August 19, 2009 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  17. Gop

    I take it Hillary and Bill did not get that Obama memo that was telling all Americans we should not go on vacations in Vegas or Disney Land. I guess Bermuda did not make the short list!

    I thought this administration goals were to set an example to every one how to stay within your own means and stop the extravagant behavior that got the economy into this mess?

    Now are they flying on the tax payer’s dime? Is so how much more money do they need to spend of ours that we must borrow from China?

    I wish Bill and Hillary would go on vacation for the rest of their lives so we don’t have to see or hear any more crap from these two politico hacks ever again. And could they please take Obama with them? I’ll buy the ticket!!

    And way to keep this Hush/Hush CNN! Doing a great job of telling people things they could care less about as if it were real news!

    August 19, 2009 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  18. JJ in NY

    Does anybody care??????????

    What phony smiles....what disingenuous people !!

    Plotting their next moves against Obama ?

    August 19, 2009 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  19. Barbara

    You are "America's No. I couple" enjoy, enjoy and enjoy" May God bless & keep you" and we are bless as Americans to have two wonderful couples (smart, intelligent, poise, distinguished and accomplished) working for us.The Obama and Clinton families>

    August 19, 2009 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  20. Gop

    Hey Kate Got news flash for you NOT ALL America loves these two hacks!

    Maybe your in love with them, but don't count the rest of us with your crazy fantasy of the Clintons!

    August 19, 2009 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  21. tom

    The Clintons deserve a good vacation, in my opinion they are two sleeze bags.

    August 19, 2009 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  22. seabee

    Good for both of them ......they deserve it....for all they gave and continue to give to benefit their country! CB

    August 19, 2009 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  23. Clint

    Good for you. Have areally great time.

    August 19, 2009 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  24. Carlos

    She has to do something to get her name in the news too.

    August 19, 2009 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  25. Pete

    Oooh, how I'd like to be a fly on the wall in that cottage. :)

    August 19, 2009 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
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