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You can finally stay at the (very expensive) St. Regis Bermuda

May 24, 2021
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You can finally stay at the (very expensive) St. Regis Bermuda
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I've been a big fan of Bermuda ever since I visited the island with JetBlue's All You Can Jet Pass in 2010. While the British territory has plenty to offer, from great food to incredible beaches, it's definitely lacking when it comes to high-end hotels.

Fortunately, we just got a very appealing new option. This past Saturday, May 22, Marriott's long-awaited St. Regis property finally welcomed guests. The resort offers a mix of 120 rooms and suites, an Iridium Spa, two swimming pools, an on-site kids club and a BLT Steak restaurant.

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(Rendering courtesy of the St. Regis Bermuda)

While the hotel initially offered AAA rates starting at $559 per night and standard rates starting at $644, including taxes and fees, the lowest rates currently available are $762 and $878 per night, respectively.

(Rendering courtesy of the St. Regis Bermuda)

As for awards, Marriott has opted to price the St. Regis at its highest redemption tier, Category 8, requiring 70,000 points for off-peak dates, 85,000 for standard and 100,000 for peak — the same rate as other top-tier properties, including far more expensive St. Regis resorts in Bora Bora and the Maldives.

(Rendering courtesy of the St. Regis Bermuda)

As of now, standard rooms are pricing at 85,000 points every night they're available, worth $680, based on TPG's valuations. Given the high cash rates, it could be worth considering redeeming your points – especially for a five-night stay, since Marriott offers the fifth night free on awards.

(Screenshot courtesy of Marriott)

The property is at the far north tip of the island, near Fort St. Catherine, which was used by the British Army from the 1600s through the early 20th century. It's also just steps from St. Catherine's Beach and Tobacco Bay, a popular snorkeling spot.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Maps)

The St. Regis is also within walking distance of the town of St. George's, which is quite picturesque and offers a mix of restaurants and pubs, and it's less than a 15-minute drive from L. F. Wade International Airport (BDA), which offers service to a handful of East Coast cities, with many flight times around two hours or less. Nonstop options for this summer include:

  • American: Charlotte (CLT), Miami (MIA), New York (JFK and LGA), Philadelphia (PHL)
  • Delta: Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), New York (JFK)
  • United: Newark (EWR)
  • JetBlue: Boston (BOS), New York (JFK)
(Screenshot courtesy of Great Circle Mapper)

New York City airports consistently offer fares of under $300 round-trip, with cash bookings offering more value than most redemptions, which often require at least 35,000 miles round-trip, plus taxes of about $130.

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JetBlue is a rare points exception — since redemptions are tied to the cash fare, you can book awards for as little as 13,600 points round-trip.

(Screenshot courtesy of JetBlue)

While flights are often reasonably priced, ground transportation can add considerably to the cost of your trip. Traditional car rentals are not an option for tourists, though you can rent small two-person electric vehicles starting at $99 per day, or gas scooters starting around $45 per day.

Taxis are pricey as well — a one-way ride from BDA to the St. Regis shouldn't run much more than $30, though a round-trip from the hotel to a restaurant in the main city of Hamilton could easily cost you 100 bucks.

As for getting into Bermuda — for now, there are a few hoops for Americans to jump through. Everyone age 10 and older must pay a $75 Travel Authorization fee ($30 for younger children) and provide a negative result of a COVID-19 PCR test taken within five days of arrival (on June 6, the testing window drops to four days).

Travelers with longer stays must also test in Bermuda on day 4, day 8 and day 14 of their stay. Any guests who test positive in Bermuda must quarantine at their hotel for 14 days — in some cases, at their own expense.

Editorial disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

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Why We Chose It

The Capital One Venture X card is one of the best all-round travel credit cards ever launched. Not only is it offering a tremendous welcome bonus, but cardholders can earn tons of miles on everyday spending and receive a 10,000-mile anniversary bonus to boot. Its annual fee is $395, but cardholders can count on up to $300 in statement credits toward travel booked through Capital One Travel each year and other valuable benefits like access to Priority Pass lounges and Capital One’s own growing family of airport lounges.

Pros

  • Excellent welcome offer worth 75,000 miles after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first three months.
  • Up to $300 in annual travel statement credits toward bookings make through Capital One Travel.
  • 10,000 bonus miles (worth $100 toward travel) each account anniversary.

Cons

  • The $395 annual fee might be expensive for some, but this card’s benefits provide much more value than that.
  • If you don’t travel frequently, this might not be the best card for you.
  • Earn 75,000 bonus miles when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening, equal to $750 in travel
  • Receive up to $300 back annually as statement credits for bookings through Capital One Travel, where you'll get Capital One's best prices on thousands of options
  • Get 10,000 bonus miles (equal to $100 towards travel) every year, starting on your first anniversary
  • Earn unlimited 10X miles on hotels and rental cars booked through Capital One Travel and 5X miles on flights booked through Capital One Travel
  • Earn unlimited 2X miles on all other purchases
  • Unlimited complimentary access for you and two guests to 1,400+ lounges, including Capital One Lounges and our Partner Lounge Network
  • Receive up to a $100 credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck®
  • Use your Venture X miles to easily cover travel expenses, including flights, hotels, rental cars and more—you can even transfer your miles to your choice of 15+ travel loyalty programs
  • Named editors' choice for "Best New Credit Card of 2021" by The Points Guy
  • Earn 10 miles per dollar when you book on Turo, the world's largest car sharing marketplace, through May 16, 2023