Bermuda has been a destination for paradise-seeking travelers for years. In fact, 2009 marks 400 years of permanent settlement on Bermuda. With its secluded, pink-sand beaches, classic homes, and historic ports-of-call, a visit to Bermuda is a must on the bucket list of any cruiser. However, you don't have to come on your bottom to enjoy the waterfront resorts and accommodations. Here are some of the best resorts and hotels that Bermuda has to offer:
Pompano Beach Club Situated on the southwest coast of Bermuda, and offering spectacular ocean and shoreline views, the Pompano Beach Club lies adjacent to the Port Royal Golf Course in Southampton Parish, Bermuda's most popular championship golf course.
Pompano Beach Club 36 Pompano Beach Road Southampton SB 03, Bermuda (441) 234-0222 www.pompano.bm
Royal Palms Hotel The Royal Palms Hotel is located a short walk from Hamilton, Bermuda's capital city. The Royal Palms has been the recipient of many awards including the award for Hotel Property with a Consistently High Standard of Accommodation from the Bermuda Department of Tourism, and its restaurant, Ascot, is considered one of the island's finest.
Royal Palms Hotel 24 Rosemont Avenue Pembroke, Bermuda (800) 779-0783 www.royalpalms.bm
The Reefs Beautiful, secluded, pink-sand beaches dotted with chaise longues is what you'll see when you walk out of your room at The Reefs. With three restaurants, two bars (all seasonal), and only 65 guest rooms and suites, crowds will not be an issue during your stay.
The Reefs 56 South Shore Rd. Southampton, SN02 Bermuda (800) 742-2008 www.thereefs.com
Pink Beach Club and Cottages The Pink Beach Club and Cottages is one of the most highly regarded resorts in Bermuda and is considered the best in Tucker's Town. Offering oceanfront, oceanview, and garden cottages, all 94 regular and junior suites have private balconies, where you can relax, take in the scenery, or simply enjoy a quiete breakfast served by your personal cottage housekeeper.
Pink Beach Club 116 South Shore Rd Tucker's Town,HS01 Bermuda (800) 355-6161 www.pinkbeach.com
Cambridge Beaches Surrounded by the sea, the Cambridge Beaches resort offers something for everyone looking for time near the sea. Unlike most of Bermuda's resorts that are centered on one main beach, Cambridge Beaches offers access to four beaches: Long Bay Beach, the island's longest at a half-mile; Morning beach, with new pools, waterfalls, and a restaurant; Turtle Cove Beach; and Pegem Beach. Cambridge Beaches is also adjacent to a Nature Reserve, excellent for viewing local wildlife.
Cambridge Beaches 30 Kings Point Rd. Sandys MA02 Bermuda (800) 468-7300 www.cambridgebeaches.com
Sheltered harbors with strong hold make dropping the hook a favored way to stay when visiting Bermuda by boat; there are few places to get dock space, and many of those are reserved for yacht clubs. While marinas are few and far between in Bermuda, on the chance that the rock and roll of the anchorage is too much for you here are a few places you may be able to tie up to a dock. If you really have your heart set on staying at a slip, make sure you call in advance.
Point Pleasant Marina at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club 15 Point Pleasant Rd. Hamilton HM 11 P.O.Box HM 894 Hamilton HM DX (441) 799-5290 www.rbyc.bm
Bermuda Yacht Services PO Box GE 21 20 Cut Rd. St George Bermuda GEBX (441) 297-2798 www.bermudayachtservices.com
St. George's Dinghy and Sports Club PO Box GE135 St. Georges BX Bermuda (441) 297-1612 www.stgdsc.bm