The elegant Royal Palms Hotel & Restaurant, situated on a tree-lined lane near Hamilton, offers the best of Bermudian hospitality. Your hosts are Richard Smith and Susan Weare, the brother-and-sister team who own and manage the estate. They graciously welcome you to be their guest in one of two pink, turn-of-the-century manor houses or in the estate's quaint, white-roofed cottages. All are nestled in luxuriant, tranquil gardens where you may enjoy the sun from lawn chairs or on the terrace beside a secluded pool. You may wish to relax or chat with other guests on the veranda or in the intimate restaurant lounge. Ascots, one of the Island's finest restaurants, serves lunch and dinner in antique-appointed dining rooms or outdoors where tree frogs serenade at night.