Bermuda is hot and beautiful, just like the blonde who sat next to me on my flight. Having traveled the world and staying in some of the worlds finest hotels, the Enter Bermuda team thought I was perfect for this assignment and they were right, I am perfect.
My first resort is regarded as one of the worlds most romantic. I was a little disappointed that the hot and beautiful lady from my flight would not be joining me but my job is hard and not without sacrifice.
Rosewood Tucker's Point
When we think of perfection, we create a level of expectation that is rarely matched. Rosewood Tucker's Point surpasses those expectations and makes you think again. Situated on a stretch of private beach, that can be described as "one of natures finest achievements," this luxury resort has everything and a little more.
With a sun terrace overlooking the picturesque Castle Harbor, my Manor House Suite offers luxurious and harmonious surroundings. With stone floors, soft rugs and tasteful furnishings, my room, is elegant and comfortable. The facilities at Rosewood Tucker's Point are equal to the quality of the surroundings with a fine selection of restaurants offering elite standard dining. You will also find a delicate beach bar situated on the largest stretch of private beach on the island.
After my long flight, I was delighted to relax by one of the resort’s two swimming pools. Everything at this resort is to the highest standards imaginable with the emphasis firmly placed on romance and relaxation.
The Reefs Resort and Club
Tucked away on Bermuda’s acclaimed south shore, The Reefs Resort and Club has managed to combine tradition and designer cool into a package that is loved by honeymooners from all over the world. This resort oozes "A list" celebrity.
The rooms and suites on offer are exceptional. Each room offers clear views over pink sand and crystal blue water. All rooms face west, meaning every night you will experience the most inspiring sunsets Bermuda has to offer. You will find all of the usual spa treatments and activities at The Reefs Resort and Club. In my opinion, the excellence was in the dining. The Ocean Echo Restaurant is both exquisite and dramatic.
I found the terrace bar was a nice touch. The happy hour cocktails are generously mixed and the local live music is an excellent experience. It was nice to chat with other guests and enjoy a dance with one blushing bride who was as beautiful as the view. The Reefs is both romantic and relaxed with a friendly atmosphere and outstanding service.
Cambridge Beaches Resort and Spa
My ocean view cottage came with a private pool and a view I will never forget. As I floated in my private pool, I could see only a small stretch of garden separating me from the ocean. I did say my job was hard.
The sun terrace offered near perfect panoramic views. This lead me to take my first ever selfie. This resort was definitely special. Cynical travel writers like me do not take selfies.
Cambridge Beaches Resort and Spa has four private beaches offering relaxation and water sports by day. By night, they are transformed, offering ocean side dining with food of the highest quality, the resort’s exclusive cove becomes a venue for intimate candlelight meals.
The facilities are equal to the impeccable rooms and service. With tennis courts, putting green, spa and a selection of fresh water swimming pools, it’s easy to understand why this is one of the island’s oldest and most respected resorts.
Hamilton Princess and Beach Club
The Pink Palace, The Hamilton Princess and Beach Club is the official home of the America's Cup. With a private marina offering world class water sports, it’s not hard to see why such an elite sporting event has decided to make The Princess its home
The accommodations are exceptional. There are numerous suites to choose from with each offering individual characteristics and outstanding views. Being the man of wealth and taste that I am, I was obviously assigned the most exclusive package available.
Fairmont Gold offers "A list" celebrity treatment. From the moment you enter, you will be whisked away to a private check-in area before being transported to the level of luxury a king would appreciate.
Every little detail was exquisite; the service was beyond anything I could have imagined. The complimentary "gold" iPads are a nice touch that guests will love.
The Hamilton Princess is described as an urban resort. The marina is spectacular and the facilities are plentiful. Everything is delivered to the highest standards. For an establishment that describes itself as an urban hotel, you would never know you were in a city. It hosts one of the most peaceful atmospheres and finest private beaches on the Island.
Elbow Beach Resort Bermuda
With rooms overlooking half a mile of private beach, Elbow Beach Resort offers presidential class rooms, suites, and private cottages. I was now becoming accustomed to such luxury. I wanted to take some time and experience the excellent activities available at this prestigious resort.
Elbow Beach has all of the facilities and activities I never normally use, including a fitness room, tennis courts and horseback riding. There is even an excellent library with a generous bar and a fine selection of books. Normally, I would make use of the library but today I wanted to try something new. The only thing I have ever had on a horse was a $100 bet and animals don't like that much. I don't know how she did it but my instructor managed to get me on to the horse and make its legs move.
The fine selection of rooms and suites have individual characteristics and an incredible attention to detail. I liked the way every small factor had been meticulously considered. The beaches and pools are excellent. If you like activities this resort is action packed. Everything you could desire is delivered with a thoughtfulness and elegance that is hard to beat.
Newstead Belmont Hills Golf Resort and Spa
There are small moments in life that you can really appreciate. Sitting in a Jacuzzi overlooking the ocean, while sipping on a fine mojito is one of them. That is exactly what I did at Newstead Belmont Hills Golf Resort and Spa . I was tired, it had been a hard afternoon. I had been enjoying my complimentary round of golf on the resort’s eighteen-hole course. I know, my job is exhausting.
The choice of rooms is equal to their world class golf course. My suite came complete with a Jacuzzi and scented candles. There were even French doors opening to the stunning harbor view. The rooms and suites offer must see views to die for.
After a hard day playing golf and drinking cocktails in a Jacuzzi. I decided on a meal from the excellent room service menu. My quiet night in was made complete with a movie on the 55" Flat screen television. As I sank into my giant sofa, I reflected on an another day's hard work. My surroundings inspired me and I wrote my latest letter to Hollywood, asking them to start producing original movies again.
My final resort, The Fairmont Southampton , oozes sophistication and elegance. My suite offered a stunning view of the turquoise ocean and private beach. The facilities at Fairmont Southampton are up to the highest standards. There is so much to offer at Fairmont. If you appreciate a wide selection of activities, you will not be disappointed.
I found the spa to be impressive. The indoor swimming pool overlooking the golf course is a nice touch. The golf course is also done to a high professional standard. I wish my swing could be described in the same way but this being an exceptional place to play, I felt a little better about it.
It is well known that I like fine dining, you only have to look me. You can imagine my excitement when I discovered ten restaurants and bars on the resort. This created a dilemma. One night ten restaurants. What should a fat grumpy critic do? After much consideration, I decided on The Ocean Club. This is a steak house with a fine reputation across Bermuda. I can confirm with some certainty that its reputation is justified. What happened inside the restaurant will remain in the restaurant but I will tell you this, second portions were involved.
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The next day, after a late breakfast and coffee at the Wickets pool side bar, I had one final swim before departing and bringing my Bermuda adventure to a close.
It is impossible to say any one resort I visited is superior to another. They all offer a charm and elegance unique to each setting. I have no doubt the same can be said for all of the resorts. It is a true achievement and testament to each resort and the island that over seven nights in seven different rooms, I was unable to find any fault. For a cynical old writer, this was a pleasant surprise.