My boyfriend and I are visiting Bermuda for the first time over the New Year's holiday. We are there for 4 nights, arriving on Wednesday staying at the Fairmont Southampton. I have been reading as much of the previous posts on Bermuda food/ restaurant scene as I can, and seems like you all are an enthusiastic group - which I have to say is very appreciated and helpful! Many of my restaurant questions have been answered, but wanted to get some specific feedback about visiting in January, which I guess is "off season"? I am a little concerned that we will have issues with restaurants closing for the holiday or closing early over the weekend? Any thoughts?
Most importantly, can anyone give a recommendation for a nice dinner spot on New Years Eve? As in NYC, I'm guessing there will be a price to pay!! That is okay with us if it can't be avoided, but just want to know where to find best meal + atmosphere.
On a side note - and totally unrelated to food, I have read that the ocean will definitely be too cold for swimming, is this really true?