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

Clintons plan secret trip to Bermuda, says paper

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="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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  1. Ruth Crocker

    Best wishes to two very intelligent, caring people who have contributed to our nation. Like the rest of all of US, including inane bloggers, Clintons have their strengths and their weaknesses. No stones from here (and my weaknesses do not outweigh my strengths.....maybe. )

    August 19, 2009 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
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