Bermuda’s Changing Its Tune When It Comes to Tourism
This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. Terms apply to the offers listed on this page. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page.
What’s not to like about Bermuda? From the beautiful beaches and Easter egg-colored houses dotting the island to the quick, 90-minute hop from New York, it’s a great (albeit expensive) getaway destination. Despite its obvious appeal, though, the island’s only recently begun to make a concerted effort to attract tourists who aren’t passing through on cruises.
As Bloomberg reports, Bermuda will soon see a handful of new resorts open in the next few years, which is bigger news than you might think, as accommodation options on the island are fairly limited. The largest properties have long been the aging Fairmont Southampton and the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club — the latter of which recently received a $100 million makeover — while others include lovely, costly gems like The Reefs and Rosewood Tucker’s Point. These mainstays will now see some competition from properties like the recently opened Loren at Pink Beach, where rooms start at $695 a night in late-June.
Boutique-style hotels won’t be the only additions to Bermuda’s tourist landscape, however; a Ritz-Carlton Reserve and St. Regis are also under construction. For travelers who want to avoid the island’s sky-high prices, this is great news — those Ultimate Rewards points, Starpoints (and Marriott/Ritz points) will finally come in handy in a destination that’s historically been rather award travel-unfriendly, at least on the hotel side. Unfortunately, though, you won’t be able to redeem points at the Ritz-Carlton property as it is a Reserve hotel.
In addition to breathing some new life into its accommodation scene, Bermuda has recently seen some promising restaurant openings, such as Marée at the Loren. And don’t overlook the Barracuda Grill in Hamilton — not a brand new eatery but still a great one for seafood and other gourmet fare.
Overall, it’s great to see that Bermuda is stepping up its game when it comes to hotels, especially since those of us who can’t afford prices tailored to the yachting crowd stand to benefit from it.
Featured image courtesy of Massimo Calmonte via Getty Images.
Welcome to The Points Guy!
Earn 90,000 bonus miles after you spend $3,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months. Offer ends 8/3/2022.
With Status Boost™, earn 10,000 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $25,000 in purchases on your Card in a calendar year, up to two times per year getting you closer to Medallion Status. Earn 3X Miles on Delta purchases and purchases made directly with hotels, 2X Miles at restaurants and at U.S. supermarkets and earn 1X Mile on all other eligible purchases. Terms Apply.
- Limited Time Offer: Earn 90,000 bonus miles after you spend $3,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months. Offer ends 8/3/2022.
- Earn up to 20,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) with Status Boost® per year. After you spend $25,000 in purchases on your Card in a calendar year, you can earn 10,000 MQMs up to two times per year, getting you closer to Medallion® Status. MQMs are used to determine Medallion® Status and are different than miles you earn toward flights.
- Earn 3X Miles on Delta purchases and purchases made directly with hotels.
- Earn 2X Miles at restaurants worldwide including takeout and delivery in the U.S., and at U.S. supermarkets.
- Earn 1X Miles on all other eligible purchases.
- Receive a Domestic Main Cabin round-trip companion certificate each year upon renewal of your Card. Payment of the government imposed taxes and fees of no more than $80 for roundtrip domestic flights (for itineraries with up to four flight segments) is required. Baggage charges and other restrictions apply. See terms and conditions for details.
- Enjoy your first checked bag free on Delta flights.
- Fee Credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck® after you apply through any Authorized Enrollment Provider. If approved for Global Entry, at no additional charge, you will receive access to TSA PreCheck.
- Enjoy an exclusive rate of $39 per person per visit to enter the Delta Sky Club® for you and up to two guests when traveling on a Delta flight.
- No Foreign Transaction Fees.
- $250 Annual Fee.
- Terms Apply.
- See Rates & Fees