While Bermuda boasts vast expanses of pink sandy beaches and amazing ocean views, there aren't many beachfront hotels or resorts available. However, some fantastic accommodation options are close to a beach or have private access.
The clues are in the name. Here are the best beach hotels in Bermuda for those who couldn’t imagine experiencing the island any other way.
Pompano Beach Club
This is the first property that comes to mind when envisioning a beachfront and luxurious hotel in Bermuda. Pretty in pink, Pompano Beach Club is a family-run resort that has a reputation for excellent service. A short boardwalk and a stairway lead down to the beautiful beach on the left and its hilltop setting means all of its amenities — jacuzzis included — have expansive ocean views.
Although the private beach is cozy, it has lounge chairs, umbrellas and other delights to enjoy the pleasant weather. Rates are higher than some of the newer resorts, but the incredible views remind you exactly why you decided to visit Bermuda in the first place.
If you're a city dweller and fancy heading into the capital of Hamilton during your visit, it's located around 30 minutes away from Pompano Beach Club. Various buses can take you there. If you'd rather jump in a taxi, you can see the average fare prices here.
A tranquil spa, three restaurants, a beautiful pool, a half-mile of private beachfront and recently renovated rooms are among the perks at this elegant 50-acre resort. This hilltop property is one of Bermuda’s best options, outdoing similarly priced resorts.
Set on an exclusive stretch of pink-sand beach, this hotel makes an ideal island break. Luckily, Elbow Beach — the resort, that is — has its own half-mile private beach and the dedicated staff do an amazing job of maintaining the peace and quiet you’ll find at the rest of the resort.
If you're looking to head out of the resort during your visit and see some of Bermuda's local attractions, there are a couple on your doorstep. The Botanical Gardens are around five minutes away by car.
Hamilton is also a five-minute cab ride away. After a day soaking up Bermuda's glorious sunshine, you can easily head over to the capital for a few rum swizzles and some tasty food in one of the city's popular seafood restaurants.
Cambridge Beaches Resort
Location: Sandys Parish
This is another excellent beachside luxury property located on the island's western end. Cambridge Beaches Resort’s plentiful rooms and cottages are scattered over 30-acres of land area. For most of the year, it’s adults-only — perfect for couples looking to jet away to the island for some tranquility.
The retreat is sophisticated and ideal for those who enjoy a less energetic vacation. Its four fantastic private beaches make it even easier to relax, so you can be guaranteed a little slice of heaven from Pegem, Turtle Cove, Morning Beach or Long Bay Beach.
Long Bay Beach provides watersport facilities and lunch, snacks, beverages and cocktails served at a nearby restaurant, Breezes. In the evening, the beach becomes an extension of the restaurant. Candlelit dinners can be arranged on the shore with an unforgettable sunset view.
Although it sounds divine, make sure you pick your rooms carefully if you want easy access to the beach. It does require you to part with more cash than you would for other rooms, but it’s worth it to have the ocean just a few footprints in the sand away.
Bermudiana Beach Resort
When Hilton announced it’ll open its first condo hotel resort on the spectacular island, it certainly picked an enviable spot. Situated on the wonderful South Shore, the modern resort is complete with ocean view bars, spa, infinity pool and easy beach access via the funicular. Just a few steps and you’re on the pink-sand beach.
Set to open its doors in June 2023, Bermudiana Beach Resort, Tapestry Collection by Hilton is the latest addition to the collection by the prestigious hospitality giants, so your vacation accommodation is in good hands.
With 90 fully-furnished residences for sale on a condo-hotel, whole-ownership basis, you can return for up to 90 days each year for the rest of your life. Or, you can simply come and stay at the hotel on vacation.
There’s a wide range of rooms, many of which can be transformed to maximize space and storage to leave your beach gear in Bermuda when you go home. And if all of that isn't enough, Southlands Park, one of Bermuda's national treasures, is just over the road.
Keen to explore whilst you're here? The Crystal Caves are close by and Hamilton is around 10 minutes away by car. If you're a keen golfer, there are also some awesome golf courses situated close to the resort as well.
Who wouldn’t want to come back after a day of exploring and settle into a vacation condo with the family? It’s even better when you can return to your own home every year.
From Beaches to Booking Your Flight: Bermuda Is the Place to Be
The beaches are one of the main reasons you might want to visit the island of Bermuda, but the culture, history, architecture and food should also make your list. Its range of accommodation is vast, from romantic and secluded to family-friendly. There’s plenty more to experience that’ll make you want to return time and time again.
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