Best Places To Stay In Bermuda
From historic oceanfront resorts to intimate cottage colonies tucked into the hillsides, Bermuda offers many idyllic choices for where to stay. Whether you are backpacking, on a family holiday, or planning a once in a lifetime, blow-the-budget style of vacation, there is a neighborhood in Bermuda that is perfect for you. Let’s take a look at where to stay in Bermuda.
1. Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, Hamilton
Hamilton Princess Hotel & Beach Club has stood in the City of Hamilton since 1885, the year after Queen Victoria’s daughter Louise, for whom the hotel is named, visited Bermuda. From the street, this stately structure is hard to miss. For starters, it’s bright pink, a rose-colored hue that led locals to deem it the “Pink Palace” when it was first built. These days it’s simply called "the Princess"—once inside you’ll see her crown jewels sparkle. The Princess is located in the heart of Hamilton, a five-minute walk to shops, restaurants, and attractions. Thanks to its glittering new makeover, it’s also attracting an entirely new demographic: babymooners seeking a vacation, middle-aged couple, and families—that new pool and beach club are great spots to let the kiddos blow off some steam.
2. Fairmont, Southhampton
It’s takes about 50 minutes to reach Fairmont Southhampton from Bermuda's L.F. Wade International Airport, but who cares? The drive hugs the turquoise coastline for most of the ride, and you can snap photos of shimmering Horseshoe Bay, the island’s finest slice of pink sand, directly next to this mammoth hotel. The stately entryway, flanked by lush bougainvillea and tropical hibiscus, couldn’t possibly be more inviting, and the white-jacketed gents who are there to open the car doors seem happy that you’ve arrived. Gibb’s Hill Lighthouse is a short walk away—you can climb a cast-iron tower for a stunning 360-degree panorama—as is Church Bay, a well-protected cove that’s home to some of Bermuda’s best snorkeling. If you’re searching for a full-service property with all the amenities you’d expect of the island’s largest hotel, you can’t do much better than this spot in Southampton.
3. Rosewood Bermuda, Hamilton Parish
On a hilltop overlooking turquoise Castle Harbour, Rosewood is the epitome of extravagance, from its whitewashed marbled corridors right on down to its powdery beach. When this swank resort first opened as Rosewood Tucker’s Point Hotel in 2009, it ushered in a new level of luxury in Bermuda. Nearly 10 years later the bar was raised yet again, thanks to a $25 million renovation of the guest rooms and public spaces. It's now got a handsome new look, a handful of just-built additions, and a bevy of resort-wide upgrades. Expect all the bells and whistles of a full-service luxury stay: A Robert Rulewich–designed, championship-caliber golf course; several swimming pools (some for adults only, others just for kids); a brand-new state-of-the-art fitness center; a full-service Sense Spa; tennis courts; a kids' club; and a private beach that will keep you drooling for days.
4. The Reefs Resort & Club, Southampton Parish
Set on a coastal cliff, The Reefs Resort & Club is home to one of Bermuda's finest slices of beach, one that magically unfolds into a pristine underwater environment the moment you step into its turquoise waters. Swim out about 20 yards and you’ll be greeted by the very reefs gives this hotel its name—semi-submerged coral heads positively teaming with marine life. Guests generally are repeat ones; the family-owned vibe is pervasive. Expect a well-oiled team of hotel professionals who take pride in knowing your name and making your stay as pleasant as possible. This is an oceanfront boutique resort perfectly suited for a lazy beach vacation.
5. Cambridge Beaches Resort & Spa, Sandys Parish
You’ve made it to Bermuda's far west end, where uninhabited islets dot the water and empty beaches await your beck and call. Fortunately for you, the scene here at Cambridge Beaches is much the same, since this 30-acre resort is located at the tip of a peninsula that’s completely surrounded by sand and endless water views. Detached Bermudian cottages are scattered across the lush grounds and ocean views are everywhere. This is the only resort in Bermuda where children 12 and under are not permitted. It also has four ultra-private beaches where you can relax without seeing another soul, which is likely why the Clintons have stayed here, and why NFL players and under-the-radar celebs frequently call upon this secluded retreat when they need a little R&R. Famous guest list notwithstanding, the resort is also one of one of the most celebrated cottage colonies on the island. Because of this, it offers a hushed, intimate stay where other guests are an afterthought.
6. Rosedon Hotel, Pembroke
Uniquely Bermudian. Built in 1906, Rosedon Hotel is a charming, intimate, Bermudian boutique hotel, centrally located within walking distance of our main city, Hamilton. The main house is surrounded by lush tropical gardens with heated swimming pool and fountains offers a quiet place to relax. Each room features it’s own covered porch and private sitting area to take in the view. Rosedon renovated the entire main house inside and out in early 2017 and introduced a new restaurant called ‘Huckleberry’; a nod to Mark Twain. Rosedon has an excellent reputation with a strong repeat guest following. Choose to get the ‘real feel’ of Bermuda by being spoiled by our long serving Bermudian staff.
7. Grotto Bay Beach Resort & Spa, Hamilton Parish
A short drive from the airport across the causeway takes you to family-friendly, all-inclusive Grotto Bay, which covers 21 flower-filled acres and includes three private beaches and a children’s club. The style is firmly Bermudian: its 201 rooms are set in brightly colored cottages with trademark white rooftops, and most have ocean views from their balconies. What makes Grotto Bay stand out are the two caves that came with the property: one used for swimming and the other transformed into a stunning subterranean spa.
8. The Royal Palms, Hamilton
On the outskirts of the city of Hamilton, The Royal Palms garden setting is a peaceful alternative to some of the larger, more sprawling hotels on the island. With only 32 rooms, the boutique hotel gets top marks by creating personalized service, with many guests returning year after year. The location also makes it ideal for business travelers, since it’s only about a five- to 10-minute walk from the city center. Rooms are traditionally decorated, and suites even have a separate small kitchen with a refrigerator and a place to prepare food. But Ascot’s Restaurant is one of the best on the island, so you’ll want to enjoy the innovative menu featuring Mediterranean and Bermudian dishes at least once.
9. The Loren at Pink Beach, Tucker’s Town
One of Bermuda’s newest hotels, The Loren brings a modern, urban feel to the south shore. The property where the classic Pink Beach Club cottage colony once stood, has been reimagined with a sleek design that still firmly emphasizes its proximity to the ocean. Inside the hotel, expansive glass windows allow you to take in the magnificent views from every angle. Ocean-view rooms and suites all have a large private terrace or balcony to take full advantage of the stunning vistas. Inside, they are luxuriously appointed with plush bedding and tasteful decor in neutrals and soft blues. Along with the luxurious setting, the service is equally as lavish, from the front doormen to the restaurant staff. The Pink Beach Club restaurant offers front-row seats to stunning breakfast sunrises.
10. Pompano Beach Club, Southampton
Pompano Beach Club with its perfectly framed water views, has been lovingly run by the same family for over 60 years. With many repeat guests, the hotel takes pride in its warm, personalized service and is chock-full of amenities that make it particularly well-suited to families. The private beach has clear, shallow water, as well as swim platforms you can lounge on or use as a launching pad for snorkeling trips to view the variety of fish just offshore. The hotel also offers guests fishing rods and light tackle so they can catch their own. An on-site water-sports center offers fun activities, including kayaks, paddleboards, and sailboats for rent.
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