Best hotels in Bermuda – Luxurious, Beachfront Hotels and Resorts

The island of Bermuda, a British territory, is located roughly 640 miles (1,030 kilometers) to the east of the state of North Carolina. It is often referred to as the “Jewel of the Atlantic,” and with good reason. For vacationers needing to get away for both a relaxing as well as an exciting trip, Bermuda is an excellent venue.

Bermuda boasts of beautiful weather, has some of the greatest beaches to be found, has an abundance of interesting historical sites, and very welcoming and friendly people as well. In the past 18 years, travel magazine Condé Nast readers have bestowed the honor “Best Island in the Caribbean/Atlantic” 17 times.

Getting There

The two best ways to arrive to Bermuda are by air or by cruise liner. Several major airlines in the US, Canada, and Great Britain offer daily non-stop flights to the island. Travelers can depart from various US Atlantic-coast cities, as well as from either Halifax or Toronto in Canada, or from London. Flights from London are about seven hours, whereas those from the US and Canada are all under three hours.

Travelers can also reach the island by any of four major cruise lines. Cruises to Bermuda usually consist of package deals which include lodging, meals, and transportation.

Regardless of how one arrives, it is now a requirement for all visitors to show a passport upon entering and exiting Bermuda.

Where to Stay

Due to its 75 miles (120 kilometers) of beautiful coastline, it’s certainly not difficult to find a wonderful place to stay, ranging from a charming and simple cottage to the most luxurious resort when visiting Bermuda. A favorite among visitors to the island are the very traditional pink cottages, nice, simple, clean, single-story houses surrounded by sculpted greenery and coral stone walkways. One can truly enjoy the lure of Bermuda in one of these cottages. Prices start at about US$80 per night for double occupancy.

Budget hotel rooms will run from about US$270 per night based on double occupancy. Mid-range rates are about US$320 per night. On the top end of the scale are luxurious accommodations that cost about US$660 per night.

Cambridge Beaches Resort, for example, is considered to be Bermuda’s most exquisite resort. It is comprised of individual luxury cottages set on a private peninsula. The views from the resort are spectacular and guests have access to five private beaches, where they can enjoy activities such as swimming, sunbathing, and snorkeling. Travel & Leisure magazine ranked Cambridge Beaches sixth in their “Top 10 World’s Best Hotels for Service” in June 2005. They even have a Romance Concierge to assist with special occasions.

What to Do

Bermuda truly offers something for everyone, day and night, regardless of time of year. Whether it’s sailing, jet skiing, golf, sightseeing, or just relaxing by the beach, the island has it all. For the more adventurous, the diving and para-sailing in Bermuda are second to none. In addition, the island is home to some of the world’s most elegant golf courses.

Those interested in historical venues will find plenty on tap in Bermuda, due to its 400 years of fascinating heritage. Visitors can make a day (or more) taking in the many museums, forts, and historical sites, not to mention the town of St. George, which has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Bermuda has much to offer and vacationers looking for an exciting adventure should plan their next trip to this island paradise full of charming places to stay, friendly people, and fascinating things to do and see. They will have memories to share and stories to tell for years to come.