The 10 Best Hotels In Bermuda 2024 – Forbes

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At just 21 square miles and standing practically alone in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, the archipelago of Bermuda offers travelers a unique getaway in comparison to its Caribbean counterparts. Travelers of all kinds will find something to enjoy here, from superb diving and underground caves to a bustling nightlife scene. The best hotels in Bermuda are as diverse as the island itself, all offering warm, intimate hospitality that highlights the destination’s small-town feel.

We’ve selected the best Bermuda hotels for your vacation based on multiple trips and stays. For a centrally located property downtown, our top choice is the historic Hamilton Princess, which features access to a private beach club. For a couple’s getaway, we recommend the romantic Cambridge Beaches Resort & Spa, a celebrity favorite. And for a spa weekend, it’s hard to beat a floating massage above crystal clear cave water at Grotto Bay Beach Resort & Spa. Below, our selections for the best hotels in Bermuda for 2024.

Best High-End Hotel In Bermuda: The St. Regis Bermuda

The St. Regis Bermuda

Who Will Love It: Travelers of all ages; those who don’t want to skimp on the luxuries

All-Star Amenities: Butler service; golf access; pet-friendly

What Not To Miss: The evening ritual of sabering a bottle of Champagne

Location: Saint George

Nothing says luxury like sabering a bottle of Champagne, and The St. Regis Bermuda does just that on a nightly basis, honoring the hotel brand’s extravagant tradition. Travelers who want a more private Champagne experience can arrange that—or ask their butler to help, since the property offers butler service to guests both before and during their stay. Beyond bubbly, guests can relax at the resort’s two swimming pools, head down to St. Catherine’s beach or try their hand at a round of golf with access to the seaside 4,436-yard Five Forts Golf Club. The youngest guests won’t be left out thanks to The St. Regis Children’s Club, which offers activities to delight little ones.

The resort feels both expansive and private thanks to 120 guest rooms, including 21 suites and residential suites. Slip into a deep soaking tub or order room service and relax on your private balcony while taking in breathtaking views of the deep blue ocean. Travelers who really want to splurge can book the oceanfront John Jacob Astor suite, named for the hotel’s founder John Jacob Astor IV, which features mid-century décor, an expansive living area and the best views on the property.


Best Boutique Hotel In Bermuda: Royal Palms Bermuda Hotel

Royal Palms Bermuda Hotel

Who Will Love It: Travelers who want a quiet escape not too far from the capital

All-Star Amenities: Molton Brown bath products; fresh-cut flowers; complimentary pedal and e-bikes

What Not To Miss: Complimentary evening wine hour in the hotel lounge and patio

Location: Pembroke

With just 32 rooms and suites, this intimate boutique offers Old World charm and plenty of desirable amenities to make your stay feel comfortable and inviting. Every guest room is individually designed and feel like stepping back in time thanks to touches like crown molding, fresh-cut flowers and mahogany furniture. Set in a pair of restored 19th century manor homes with a formal English courtyard and an elegant wraparound porch, the property’s ideal setting beckons visitors to relax in the Bermudian breeze. Adding to the cozy feel, the hotel offers a complimentary continental breakfast each morning and an evening wine hour each night where guests can mingle and swap stories about their days. And for those who want to be more active, the hotel offers complimentary pedal bikes and e-bikes to explore the island with.


Best Hotel For Romance In Bermuda: Cambridge Beaches Resort & Spa

Cambridge Beaches Resort & Spa

Who Will Love It: Couples looking for a private escape

All-Star Amenities: Molton Brown bath products; Nespresso coffee maker; umbrellas; mini-fridge

What Not To Miss: A candle-lit dinner on Turtle Cove Beach, an adults-only white sand beach

Location: Somerset Village

Nothing says romance like a private stroll on the beach or a sunset drink from the comfort of your own private patio, and Cambridge Beaches Resort & Spa has both. Set over 23 acres with four different private beaches and two private coves, there’s a little slice of paradise here for every couple. Enjoy dinner overlooking the water or grab an inventive cocktail at Sunken Harbor Club, a Bermudian outpost of the Brooklyn favorite. To take romance to the next level, couples can book a spa treatment in the Candlelit Couples Suite.

The property features just over 80 rooms and small cottages complete with water views and private outdoor space to make the most of the romantic destination. Each room is charming, decorated with bright pops of oranges and greens complimented by natural woods and geometric prints to create a cozy vibe. But the ultimate escape can be found in the Private Pool Water View Cottage, where guests can take a dip overlooking the sea before toasting the night away on the patio.


Best Hotel For Families In Bermuda: Pompano Beach Club

Pompano Beach Club

Who Will Love It: Families who want the perks of home while being right on the beach

All-Star Amenities: Complimentary shuttle to public transportation and grocery store; in-room mini-fridge; ability to add more beds

What Not To Miss: The free game room with arcade games

Location: Southampton Parish

This beachfront resort is a family paradise with something to do for children of all ages. Kids will love playing in the water thanks to rentable equipment like snorkeling gear and paddle boards, and little explorers can check out the coral reef with the help of a swim platform at the edge of a sandbar. When they’ve had their fill of the outdoors, they’ll have a ball in the game room, complete with air hockey, foosball, ping pong and even arcade games. Parents will love the more practical amenities, like the ability to wash clothes at the coin-operated laundry and the boxed lunches available to order.

The resort has been owned and operated by the same family since the 1950s and each building of rooms is named after local game fish, from angel fish to wahoo. Each room includes a mini fridge and the option to add a rollaway bed or a crib (some even have pull-out sofas), along with a private patio or balcony to soak up the ocean air. For larger families, the resort features both two and three bedroom suites or townhomes with perks like fully-equipped kitchens and generous living rooms.


Best Best Beachfront Hotel In Bermuda: The Reefs Resort & Club

The Reefs Resort & Club

Who Will Love It: Travelers whose idea of a vacation wouldn’t be complete without sticking their toes in the sand

All-Star Amenities: Balconies or patios; all-weather tennis courts; free beach equipment

What Not To Miss: Beachfront dining at the Coconuts restaurant

Location: Southampton Parish

There’s nothing more synonymous with Bermuda than a pink sand beach, and The Reefs Resort and Club boasts a private one just for guests. The resort—which has been operating since 1947—sits in its own scenic cove hugged by limestone cliffs. Relax under a candy cane-striped pink and white umbrella while lounging on the pastel-hued sand, or borrow some of the complimentary snorkeling equipment, paddle boards or sea kayaks and venture out into the turquoise sea. When you’re done on the beach, head over to the freshwater infinity pool or soak in the hot tub while looking out at the ocean.

The resort features 62 oceanfront rooms and 19 condos, allowing every guest to take advantage of the soothing sound of crashing waves to lull them to sleep. Book a cliffside room for direct views of the Atlantic Ocean, or treat yourself to one of the Point suites that jut out over the water and include large balconies with private hot tubs.


Best Value Hotel In Bermuda: Newstead Belmont Hills Golf Resort & Spa

Newstead Belmont Hills Golf Resort & Spa

Who Will Love It: Travelers who want access to great amenities without breaking the bank

All-Star Amenities: Complimentary private water taxi; mini fridge or fully equipped kitchen; docking stations for electric cars

What Not To Miss: Dinner at Blû, an elegant restaurant overlooking the water

Location: Paget Parish

Both Mark Twain and Woodrow Wilson once stayed on this quiet inlet property, which now features 60 waterfront residences and plenty of ways to enjoy the gorgeous Bermudian views. The resort offers a seemingly endless array of activities, such as taking a dip in the infinity pool overlooking Hamilton Harbour, working up a sweat with a game of tennis, finding your zen with poolside yoga and working on your golf game with a complimentary round on the 18-hole course. But where the hotel really shines is its ability to save its guests time and money thanks to amenities like a complimentary private water taxi to and from Hamilton.

Each suite at the Newstead Belmont Hills Golf Resort & Spa boasts a private terrace to take in waterfront views of the harbor and boats, and many rooms feature fully equipped kitchens so travelers can cook up a local catch (and perhaps save on dining out in the process). The hotel also offers long term monthly rates for one and two bedroom suites for travelers who have a hard time leaving paradise.


Best Historic Hotel In Bermuda: Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, A Fairmont Managed Hotel

Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, A Fairmont Managed Hotel

Who Will Love It: History and art buffs who want to be in the center of all the action

All-Star Amenities: Beach toys available; pet friendly; on-site shops

What Not To Miss: An art tour of the hotel’s multi-million dollar collection

Location: Hamilton

For a centrally located stay, Hamilton Princess & Beach Club sits right downtown, steps away from the capital of Hamilton and walking distance to nearby shops and restaurants. The iconic pink property, known as the “pink palace,” boasts plenty of history: it first opened in 1885 with just 70 rooms, gas lights and both hot and cold running water. Over the years, the hotel has counted famous celebrities among its regulars, such as Mark Twain, who would reportedly recite poetry and sign autographs while smoking cigars on the veranda.

Today, the resort has expanded to 386 rooms across several buildings and offers a robust modern art collection with works from Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and more, as well as access to a private beach club (available via a free jitney) and a 60-berth marina. There are several room categories to choose from, but for the most luxurious experience, travelers should book a Fairmont Gold room, which comes with access to a bright and airy lounge overlooking the water where guests can enjoy a full afternoon tea (complete with delicious scones) and daily hors d’oeuvres.


Best Spa And Wellness Hotel In Bermuda: Grotto Bay Beach Resort & Spa

Grotto Bay Beach Resort & Spa

Who Will Love It: Vacationers seeking relaxation in a unique setting

All-Star Amenities: Children’s playground; coin-operated laundry; mini-fridge; all-inclusive option available

What Not To Miss: Swimming in a natural cave lake right on the property

Location: Hamilton Parish

Bermuda is well known for its cave system where visitors can see a dizzying collection of stalagmites and stalactites dripping over glittering, crystal-clear lakes. But Grotto Bay Beach Resort and Spa takes that one step further, setting up its gorgeous spa in completely unique locations: right inside the 500,000-year-old cave or in an overwater gazebo in a private cove. In the cave, the sound of dripping water and soft music create a soothing symphony, while the cove welcomes guests with lush greenery. The spa uses only organic products and offers classic treatments like hot stone massages, Dead Sea salt body scrubs and mud body wraps. Beyond the spa itself, guests can visit the on-site Cathedral Cave and go for a chilly dip, or sign up for weekly cave yoga.

The resort, which features 201 rooms and 11 cottages, offers more than just relaxation. From snorkeling at an on-site shipwreck and sipping cocktails poolside to an inflatable floating “water park” for kids (or kids at heart), there’s truly something for everyone. Travelers who want to make their vacation even easier can sign up for the all-inclusive option, which has pricing for both adults and kids.


Best Hotel In Bermuda For Golf: Rosewood Bermuda

Rosewood Bermuda

Who Will Love It: Travelers who prioritize tee time and luxury

All-Star Amenities: Aerin bath amenities; complimentary welcome drink; resort shuttle; unlimited in-room movies

What Not To Miss: Taking a complimentary snorkel cruise on the hotel’s 32-foot catamaran in the summer

Location: Hamilton Parish

There’s no shortage of hotels with picture-perfect golf courses on the tiny islands of Bermuda, but the Rosewood’s Tucker’s Point Golf Club stands above the rest. The par-70 course overlooking the gorgeous water was originally designed in 1932 and redesigned in 2002. The golf club, set over 200 acres, features a Bermuda grass hybrid called TifEagle, known for being a quick putting surface. Hotel guests receive complimentary use of the driving range and have access to a weekly golf clinic.

Beyond the course, the luxury resort offers an array of activities from weekly gin and rum tastings to a tennis clinic, the island’s largest private pink sand beach, heated pools and more. The hotel features 88 spacious and airy guest rooms and suites, each complete with luxurious amenities like a deep soaking tub and Oliver Hemming Songbird Bluetooth speaker clocks. As a bonus, travelers who book a suite are granted access to a private golf cart.


Best Hotel For Relaxation In Bermuda: The Loren At Pink Beach

The Loren At Pink Beach

Who Will Love It: Travelers who value tranquility and calming ocean views

All-Star Amenities: Malin and Goetz bath products; Sferra towels and linens; custom flip-flops

What Not To Miss: Afternoon cocktails at the oceanfront pool

Location: Smith’s Parish

The modern and minimalistic design of The Loren at Pink Beach takes full advantage of its location, practically floating just above the turquoise waters of the Atlantic Ocean. From the resort, guests can watch waves lapping against natural rock formations or take in panoramic water views from the seaside pool. The calming vibes continue indoors thanks to an impressive collection of contemporary art and design choices showcasing natural woods and light-filled spaces. Ultimate relaxation comes in the form of the resort’s Sisley spa, where guests can sweat out toxins in the steam rooms, sign up for a yoga class, or soak in views of the ocean from the relaxation lounge.

Those breathtaking views are just as impressive from any of the hotel’s oceanfront suites and villas, which range in size from king rooms to three bedrooms and are decorated in natural materials. Enjoy the ocean breeze from the private terrace or balcony while indulging in a complimentary Nespresso coffee, or luxuriate in a hot bath in the freestanding soaking tub. Travelers looking for next-level indulgence should book The Residence, a six-bedroom, 10,700-square-foot home set on more than 5 acres of waterfront with its own private beach, tennis court, pool and screening room.


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About Alison Fox, Your Bermuda Guide

I am a journalist who focuses on travel news and features and has visited over 50 countries. Born in Brooklyn and a lifelong traveler, I developed a love for exploring at an early age, and one day hope to visit every country in the world. From its quaint feel and gorgeous beaches to its excellent public transportation and, of course, stunning views, I have always loved spending time in Bermuda. Aside from Forbes Vetted, you can find my work in Travel + Leisure, Parents.com, The Wall Street Journal and more.


Where Should I Stay In Bermuda For The First Time?

For first-time travelers, we recommend staying in Hamilton, the capital of Bermuda. Its central location means it’s only a quick 30-minute trip to the island’s north and south shores, giving you the opportunity to explore the entire area with ease. Hamilton is also packed with vibrant restaurants and bars, so you can get a taste of Bermuda’s nightlife without wandering too far from your hotel. Those looking for a more relaxed experience should check out St. George, which is located on the southern shore near the island’s eastern end.

Which Month Is Best To Visit Bermuda?

Bermuda’s busiest season is from May to October, due to the region’s sunny, gorgeous weather during those months. We recommend planning your trip in April or May, when the weather is warming up but the summer crowds haven’t reached their peak. While the air temperatures will be pleasant during this time, it may not yet be warm enough to swim; if swimming is your number one priority, you should wait to visit until June or July, when temperatures are consistently in the mid-80s.

How Many Days In Bermuda Is Enough?

Thanks to the island’s compact size, it’s possible to see a majority of Bermuda over the course of a long weekend (three to four days). However, if your schedule and budget allow for it, a week-long trip will afford you more time to soak in Bermuda’s beautiful beaches and rich culture. Between the variety of water sports, historic landmarks and nature reserves, there are more than enough activities in Bermuda to easily fill up a seven-day itinerary.


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