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Title: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: danR on June 01, 2010, 05:10:38 PM
Anyone been to Bermuda and know of things to do? AA is having a sale $60 each way in June
Title: Re: Anyone been to Bermuda
Post by: BrooklynCPA on June 02, 2010, 01:04:52 PM
Been there on a cruise. Not much to do there besides beaches and the usual water sports. It is a beautiful island though so if your purpose is just to relax go for it.
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: henche on September 20, 2011, 06:21:40 PM
So my bluepass goes there. But I don't know if there is anything I'd want to go for.
The taxes and fees comes out to $94. Which is not great; I went to Belize from EWR for $143 a couple years ago.

Can we do a Bermuda DDF DO?
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: aussiebochur on September 20, 2011, 06:24:26 PM
So my bluepass goes there. But I don't know if there is anything I'd want to go for.

Can we do a Bermuda DDF DO?
Lol!
About a good a chance as the DXB DO.
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: chuchem on September 21, 2011, 06:28:35 AM
I went to dubai dd do, nobody joined me. I waited in the bar of the burj als arab for more then a hour...
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: henche on September 21, 2011, 08:54:31 AM
I went to dubai dd do, nobody joined me. I waited in the bar of the burj als arab for more then a hour...

What do they drink there? Fermented goats milk?
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: Fan of Dan on December 06, 2011, 07:08:01 PM
So my bluepass goes there. But I don't know if there is anything I'd want to go for.
The taxes and fees comes out to $94. Which is not great; I went to Belize from EWR for $143 a couple years ago.

Can we do a Bermuda DDF DO?
Who did you fly with to get to belize? Aware that was a while ago but just wondering what best option is from ny to Belize.
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: SuperFlyer on December 06, 2011, 07:09:23 PM
What do they drink there? Fermented goats milk?

They have drinks that cost close to $1000 the glass....
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: Dan on June 26, 2013, 04:31:52 PM
Been there on a cruise. Not much to do there besides beaches and the usual water sports. It is a beautiful island though so if your purpose is just to relax go for it.
Nicer island than Aruba?

Worth going to because there is a Fairmont there where I can stay free or should I look for something in the Caribbean?

Anyone have a TR for Bermuda?
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on June 26, 2013, 04:52:11 PM
Nicer island than Aruba?

Worth going to because there is a Fairmont there where I can stay free or should I look for something in the Caribbean?

Anyone have a TR for Bermuda?
I have been to Bermuda on a cruise as well. IMO, you don't need more than 2 or 3 days to experience/get a feel of the island. Like BrooklynCPA said, it is mainly beaches and water sports. They do have a fort/museum you can visit which was nice to see and burn a few hours. They have a glass blowing shop which has demonstrations throughout the day, though they don't last that long. When i was there, they had some kind of festival with some of the locals dressed up and performing, not sure if this is a regular thing or not. They offer some kind of dolphin interaction experience which was overpriced and did not appeal to us. Since we were docked for 3 days, we had bought a 3 day ferry/bus pass which was great. You can take the ferry from the Royal Navy Yard to Hamilton which was about a 20/30 minute trip, or you can take a bus which goes along the whole island (not that big). One thing we did which was really fun was a night "voyage" on a glass bottom boat into the Bermuda Triangle. The boat takes you out into the triangle and you walk downstairs where they open the floor and turn on underwater lights. You get to see some shipwrecks and lots of marine life. It was fun as well as a bit nerve wracking. The captain/tour guide on the boat must have mentioned we were on a glass bottom boat in the Bermuda triangle in the middle of the night every other sentence. Overall, the beaches are really nice and that glass bottom boat tour was fun, otherwise Bermuda did not have much to offer.
Additional note, the prices there are regular, if not more than in the states.

Any questions, feel free to ask.
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: NOOCH on July 10, 2013, 08:19:32 PM
any need for renting a car there?
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on July 10, 2013, 09:42:18 PM
any need for renting a car there?
IMO, no.
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: Jay the PRESIDENT on July 22, 2013, 08:50:22 PM
worth 15k BA points?
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: damaxer91 on July 22, 2013, 09:09:07 PM
Nicer island than Aruba?

Worth going to because there is a Fairmont there where I can stay free or should I look for something in the Caribbean?

Anyone have a TR for Bermuda?

Bermuda is close by but no other reason to go there above the Carribean etc.

Beaches are average and hotels are subpar and expensive
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: Dan on July 22, 2013, 11:25:20 PM
hotels are subpar and expensive
Free for me ;)
Thanks for the input though, not running to go there.
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: shimbo on August 20, 2013, 06:27:28 PM
Bermuda is close by but no other reason to go there above the Carribean etc.

Beaches are average and hotels are subpar and expensive

What about the pink beaches?
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: damaxer91 on August 20, 2013, 07:20:53 PM
What about the pink beaches?

You are a victim of a good marketing campaign
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: Fan of Dan on August 20, 2013, 10:54:23 PM
You are a victim of a good marketing campaign
Lol!
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: AJK on March 30, 2014, 06:40:05 PM
Shame there aren't any chain hotels here aside from Fairmont...
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on March 30, 2014, 07:26:20 PM
Shame there aren't any chain hotels here aside from Fairmont... I don't have as many free Fairmont nights as Dan
FTFY
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: AJK on March 30, 2014, 07:27:14 PM
That's it. I give up at life.
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: Shreknit on March 30, 2014, 07:43:42 PM

That's it. I give up at life.
Lol
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on March 30, 2014, 09:37:05 PM
Shame there aren't any chain hotels here aside from Fairmont...
Not much to do there aside from Beach anyways. Go someplace better.
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: AJK on March 30, 2014, 11:01:53 PM
Not much to do there aside from Beach anyways. Go someplace better.

Like?
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on March 31, 2014, 07:01:23 AM
Like?
Is a cruise out of the question?

Bermuda was just very overpriced with nothing really unique to it. I did not see any need to over pay to swim with dolphins or do water sports there. The only thing we really enjoyed there was a glass bottom tour of the Bermuda Triangle at night.
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: TimT on March 31, 2014, 09:53:27 AM
Is a cruise out of the question?

Bermuda was just very overpriced with nothing really unique to it. I did not see any need to over pay to swim with dolphins or do water sports there. The only thing we really enjoyed there was a glass bottom tour of the Bermuda Triangle at night.
What do they show you on the tour ?
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on March 31, 2014, 01:08:48 PM
What do they show you on the tour ?
They took us out at night and showed us some shipwrecks and served some drinks. Was very eerie when they would turn out the lights and it was just black out. The shipwrecks were really cool and had lots of wildlife around it as well.
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: TimT on March 31, 2014, 01:12:17 PM
They took us out at night and showed us some shipwrecks and served some drinks. Was very eerie when they would turn out the lights and it was just black out. The shipwrecks were really cool and had lots of wildlife around it as well.
Shipwrecks ? Cool
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on March 31, 2014, 01:14:08 PM
Shipwrecks ? Cool
As they took us out into the Bermuda triangle, they do not fail to mention many many times that you are in the shipwreck capital of the world, in the middle of the night, on a glass bottom boat, in the Bermuda Triangle.
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: TimT on March 31, 2014, 01:20:29 PM
As they took us out into the Bermuda triangle, they do not fail to mention many many times that you are in the shipwreck capital of the world, in the middle of the night, on a glass bottom boat, in the Bermuda Triangle.
Just make sure you're wearing all your tracking devices.
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on March 31, 2014, 01:23:55 PM
Just make sure you're wearing all your tracking devices.
I got bumped back a quite a bit on my Trackr line...
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: TimT on March 31, 2014, 01:27:20 PM
I got bumped back a quite a bit on my Trackr line...
those little toys wouldn't work out there in the ocean. Gotta get the big boy toys
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: emak on August 03, 2014, 02:49:56 PM
I see flights for $270 r.t. in the summer from NYC. Is that a decent price? (Direct). Should I go for it or head somewhere else? Is it going to be packed in August? And is there Kosher food? TIA for any help.
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on August 04, 2014, 09:01:41 AM
I see flights for $270 r.t. in the summer from NYC. Is that a decent price? (Direct). Should I go for it or head somewhere else? Is it going to be packed in August? And is there Kosher food? TIA for any help.
Do you have avios you may be able to use?
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: emak on August 04, 2014, 10:12:01 AM
Yes, quite a few.   ;D
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on August 04, 2014, 10:53:13 AM
Yes, quite a few.   ;D
Check out Dan's post on redeeming BA Avios.
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: Lou Bob on August 04, 2014, 03:59:13 PM
Is there kosher food there?
Is a weekend enough time to see/do everything there?
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: Hershelsdeals on December 01, 2014, 04:11:02 PM
Bermuda is close by but no other reason to go there above the Carribean etc.

Beaches are average and hotels are subpar and expensive

Does anyone  disagree with this?

Have a friend that is trying to convince that I'll enjoy Bermuda more than the Caribbean islands.

How would Bermuda compare to the Caribbean in your humble opinion?
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: dhalpern1 on December 01, 2014, 04:43:07 PM
It depends on the time of year. I went to Bermuda July and thought it was really nice, conveniently close by, and had a lot of mileage availability. However, during that time you are risking hurricane season. Additionally, as you get into winter Bermuda isn't as warm as the Caribbean- so the Caribbean is definitely preferable during that time of year.
It was definitely a really nice island with nice hotels, but since the weather doesn't work into your favor most of the time, the Caribbean might be easier.
To note: The hotels are on the expensive side. There are 2 Fairmonts and mostly independent hotels,
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: Hershelsdeals on December 01, 2014, 05:17:58 PM
It depends on the time of year. I went to Bermuda July and thought it was really nice, conveniently close by, and had a lot of mileage availability. However, during that time you are risking hurricane season. Additionally, as you get into winter Bermuda isn't as warm as the Caribbean- so the Caribbean is definitely preferable during that time of year.
It was definitely a really nice island with nice hotels, but since the weather doesn't work into your favor most of the time, the Caribbean might be easier.
To note: The hotels are on the expensive side. There are 2 Fairmonts and mostly independent hotels,
Thanks
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: Hershelsdeals on December 01, 2014, 05:18:57 PM
It depends on the time of year. I went to Bermuda July and thought it was really nice, conveniently close by, and had a lot of mileage availability. However, during that time you are risking hurricane season. Additionally, as you get into winter Bermuda isn't as warm as the Caribbean- so the Caribbean is definitely preferable during that time of year.
It was definitely a really nice island with nice hotels, but since the weather doesn't work into your favor most of the time, the Caribbean might be easier.
To note: The hotels are on the expensive side. There are 2 Fairmonts and mostly independent hotels,
Have you been anywhere else in Caribbean?
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: dhalpern1 on December 01, 2014, 05:23:26 PM
Yes, PR a bunch of times and Barbados (still trying to make my way to more). Bermuda is more of a matter of weather than comparison.
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: Hershelsdeals on December 01, 2014, 05:32:34 PM
Yes, PR a bunch of times and Barbados (still trying to make my way to more). Bermuda is more of a matter of weather than comparison.
So you're saying if the weather is good,  it's thumbs up?
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: dhalpern1 on December 01, 2014, 06:59:32 PM
So you're saying if the weather is good,  it's thumbs up?

Yes, but it's pretty much in the 60s for the whole winter.
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: Hershelsdeals on December 01, 2014, 07:02:15 PM
Yes, but it's pretty much in the 60s for the whole winter.
Did you eat at Chabad?
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: dhalpern1 on December 02, 2014, 08:59:51 AM
Nope, just made do for a couple days.
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on February 18, 2015, 09:54:19 AM
What chain hotel options are available here?

Is it just the Fairmont?
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: mgoldhammer18 on February 24, 2016, 11:28:59 AM
I know this is a late response, but I read on TPG that fairmont sold their bermuda properties, so there will be no more chain hotels there.
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on March 19, 2016, 11:08:38 PM
No hotel chains?! What are our options?? ???
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: mgoldhammer18 on April 05, 2016, 03:59:21 PM
No hotel chains?! What are our options?? ???
I loved grotto bay beach resort.  I told them i found a cheaper price on orbitz than their site, and they gave me the orbitz price.
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: ah on July 17, 2016, 12:16:42 PM
Anyone been there recently? I looked at every tripadvisor picture and review and i cannot decide which fairmont to choose.
Have a suite reserved at each one.
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: mgoldhammer18 on July 18, 2016, 10:42:30 AM
I've been. Did not stay at the fairmont, but I went to the one by elbow beach for a little and it was very nice, cannot remember which one it was.
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: rapsjr on August 26, 2016, 04:47:37 PM
Is there officially no more points hotels? Fairmont was sold?
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: mgoldhammer18 on August 28, 2016, 02:04:36 PM
Is there officially no more points hotels? Fairmont was sold?

I think Fairmont might still be open and that was a rumor. Check on trip advisor or the Fairmont site
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: mgoldhammer18 on August 29, 2016, 10:04:22 AM
http://www.fairmont.com/southampton-bermuda/

Looks like it's still around
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: ah on August 30, 2016, 02:41:44 AM
Stayed at Fairmont few weeks ago. Their beach is amaaaazing. Renovated suite was very nice and spacious but hotel needs a lot of work. Pool is a waste of time but did I mention how amaaaaazing their beach is?? Ps. Bus shuttle down to beach, wouldn't want to spend shabbos there.
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: mgoldhammer18 on August 30, 2016, 06:20:39 AM
Stayed at Fairmont few weeks ago. Their beach is amaaaazing. Renovated suite was very nice and spacious but hotel needs a lot of work. Pool is a waste of time but did I mention how amaaaaazing their beach is?? Ps. Bus shuttle down to beach, wouldn't want to spend shabbos there.

Will we be getting a trip report?
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: E R K on August 30, 2016, 07:43:55 AM
Stayed at Fairmont few weeks ago. Their beach is amaaaazing. Renovated suite was very nice and spacious but hotel needs a lot of work. Pool is a waste of time but did I mention how amaaaaazing their beach is?? Ps. Bus shuttle down to beach, wouldn't want to spend shabbos there.
Which one were you at? Hamilton or Southbampton?
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: ah on August 30, 2016, 08:34:29 AM
Which one were you at? Hamilton or Southbampton?
Southampton, from my research its the one to go to for vacation/beach. Hamilton is more business. Their beach club is not even at the same location as the hotel. Their pool looks a million times nicer in pics though, but you don't go to Bermuda for the pool.
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: ah on August 30, 2016, 09:05:36 AM
Will we be getting a trip report?
Not the TR type but ill give the rundown.
Fairmont Southampton pros: signup nights with suite upgrade gets you very nice value. They took all my spa and food credits and just gave me $150 on my room account to spend towards anything. Most of it went towards resort fees/ gratuities that they charge which I felt excessive ( gratuities part) but was able to buy plenty of drinks and snacks as well. The beach is heaven with great snorkeling and plenty of lounge chairs. Can rent snorkel gear but we brought our own. Was super excited by the great snorkeling right on site. There were huge amazing parrot fish and barracuta along with plenty others. They have scuba trip that trains right there and leaves right from the hotel beach as well. Its right next to horseshoe beach which is spectacular as well but being a public beach, I much preferred staying on the Fairmont side.
Hotel was happy to give me a fridge for kosher and would have heated meals but I decided to stick with cold food items as it was only a 2 night trip. ( was my jetblue mileage run/ use my Fairmont nights before they expire trip)

Cons: they didn't seem to accommodate anyone with early check in. They have a hallway area to keep your stuff and 1 changing room for guests to use. The status the cc gives does get earlier guaranteed check in than normal and that they honored but most flights will get you there way before then. It was pretty annoying not having a room for couple hours. The hotel needs a makeover big time, has lots of potential but it's age shows. That being said I would 100% go back to this hotel on my next trip. My suite was very nice with newly updated decor but the signature sea view suite really doesn't have such a spectacular view. I was on the beach from morning until dark anyway so didn't bother me.
Bermuda is so close and the beaches are paradise, compared with cancun, st Maarten and Hawaii, by far my favorite. I highly recommend for a short few day  getaway. I can't imagine shabbos there though, would be tough as I mentioned the shuttle down to the beach. Its a real shame its not hot there in the winter. Any questions feel free to ask. :)
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: mgoldhammer18 on August 30, 2016, 10:41:13 AM
Not the TR type but ill give the rundown.
Fairmont Southampton pros: signup nights with suite upgrade gets you very nice value. They took all my spa and food credits and just gave me $150 on my room account to spend towards anything. Most of it went towards resort fees/ gratuities that they charge which I felt excessive ( gratuities part) but was able to buy plenty of drinks and snacks as well. The beach is heaven with great snorkeling and plenty of lounge chairs. Can rent snorkel gear but we brought our own. Was super excited by the great snorkeling right on site. There were huge amazing parrot fish and barracuta along with plenty others. They have scuba trip that trains right there and leaves right from the hotel beach as well. Its right next to horseshoe beach which is spectacular as well but being a public beach, I much preferred staying on the Fairmont side.
Hotel was happy to give me a fridge for kosher and would have heated meals but I decided to stick with cold food items as it was only a 2 night trip. ( was my jetblue mileage run/ use my Fairmont nights before they expire trip)

Cons: they didn't seem to accommodate anyone with early check in. They have a hallway area to keep your stuff and 1 changing room for guests to use. The status the cc gives does get earlier guaranteed check in than normal and that they honored but most flights will get you there way before then. It was pretty annoying not having a room for couple hours. The hotel needs a makeover big time, has lots of potential but it's age shows. That being said I would 100% go back to this hotel on my next trip. My suite was very nice with newly updated decor but the signature sea view suite really doesn't have such a spectacular view. I was on the beach from morning until dark anyway so didn't bother me.
Bermuda is so close and the beaches are paradise, compared with cancun, st Maarten and Hawaii, by far my favorite. I highly recommend for a short few day  getaway. I can't imagine shabbos there though, would be tough as I mentioned the shuttle down to the beach. Its a real shame its not hot there in the winter. Any questions feel free to ask. :)

Horseshoe bay is way too crowded.  What was the name of the beach where the hotel was?
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: ah on August 30, 2016, 10:42:42 AM
Horseshoe bay is way too crowded.  What was the name of the beach where the hotel was?
Its just called the Fairmont beach club I think. Private hotel beach. Its literally on the other side of the rocks from horseshoe bay.
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: mgoldhammer18 on August 30, 2016, 11:12:52 AM
Its just called the Fairmont beach club I think. Private hotel beach. Its literally on the other side of the rocks from horseshoe bay.

Makes sense.  I was able to see the hotel from horse shoe.  I liked elbow beach better because it was less crowded.
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: mgoldhammer18 on August 30, 2016, 11:14:56 AM
(https://c8.staticflickr.com/9/8575/28975357055_6bb24be97e_m.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/L9shaD)Vacations 480 (https://flic.kr/p/L9shaD) by mgoldhammer18 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/141561016@N05/), on Flickr

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/9/8650/28975355905_19484473c6_m.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/L9sgPP)Vacations 481 (https://flic.kr/p/L9sgPP) by mgoldhammer18 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/141561016@N05/), on Flickr

Crowded horse shoe beach.  Most of the people here had towels from cruise ships
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: ah on August 30, 2016, 11:17:31 AM
Makes sense.  I was able to see the hotel from horse shoe.  I liked elbow beach better because it was less crowded.
Yes I would never stay at that beach to relax, not my class of people honestly. That's why I was so thrilled with the hotels beach. Heaven on earth. And the snorkeling made it absolutely perfect. Never wanted to leave the water.
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: mgoldhammer18 on August 30, 2016, 01:03:01 PM
Elbow beach:

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/9/8889/28975353065_0f1c1e79b1_m.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/L9sfYR)Vacations 484 (https://flic.kr/p/L9sfYR) by mgoldhammer18 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/141561016@N05/), on Flickr

(https://c5.staticflickr.com/9/8850/28942915396_3b9e61c579_m.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/L6A1oG)Vacations 503 (https://flic.kr/p/L6A1oG) by mgoldhammer18 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/141561016@N05/), on Flickr

As you can see this beach was a lot more plesent to spend time by
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: ah on August 30, 2016, 01:04:47 PM
Elbow beach:

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/9/8889/28975353065_0f1c1e79b1_m.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/L9sfYR)Vacations 484 (https://flic.kr/p/L9sfYR) by mgoldhammer18 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/141561016@N05/), on Flickr

(https://c5.staticflickr.com/9/8850/28942915396_3b9e61c579_m.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/L6A1oG)Vacations 503 (https://flic.kr/p/L6A1oG) by mgoldhammer18 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/141561016@N05/), on Flickr

As you can see this beach was a lot more plesent to spend time by
Looks really beautiful, is there reef there and good snorkeling? I'm obsessed with snorkeling I think I was meant to be born a fish.
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: mgoldhammer18 on August 30, 2016, 01:10:15 PM
There was some reef there.  We didn't snorkel on the trip, DW was 6 months pregnant when we took the trip, so we just went beach hopping.  Turned out to be really exhausting due to nothing really being close to each other lol
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: NYCelectronics on August 30, 2016, 09:03:30 PM
Anyone been to Bermuda and know of things to do? AA is having a sale $60 each way in June
i swam with dolphins

It's cool
Just make sure you don't do the one in the hotel
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: NYCelectronics on August 30, 2016, 09:05:07 PM
Also the one in the hotel is a lot of money!! And they don't let you ride the Dolphins

The other one you get carried by the Dolphins

Really cool

And they pick up and drop off

You could negotiate as well $$
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: itsyehuda on September 23, 2016, 03:09:01 AM
Also the one in the hotel is a lot of money!! And they don't let you ride the Dolphins

The other one you get carried by the Dolphins

Really cool

And they pick up and drop off

You could negotiate as well $$

Do you have the name of the place that you used for the swimming with the dolphins? Do you recommend it?
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: blue eyes on November 01, 2016, 07:32:26 PM
are there any points hotels at all? do i need to take out a car if im staying just for the weekend?
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: mgoldhammer18 on November 03, 2016, 02:47:04 PM
are there any points hotels at all? do i need to take out a car if im staying just for the weekend?

Fairmont
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: Luvtotravel on November 03, 2016, 03:02:15 PM
do i need to take out a car if im staying just for the weekend?
no
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: mgoldhammer18 on November 04, 2016, 08:27:44 AM
no

When I was doing my research for Bermuda I was told that they don't do rental cars there, just mopeds
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: blue eyes on November 06, 2016, 06:32:38 PM
since im not staying at the fairmount-0 any other recommendation as far as area goes?
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: mgoldhammer18 on November 06, 2016, 08:56:04 PM
since im not staying at the fairmount-0 any other recommendation as far as area goes?

Hotel recommendations or things to do?
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: blue eyes on November 07, 2016, 08:40:22 AM
Where to stay (the area)
Im going for a weekend (friday to sunday) in March. The island is tiny yet im sure there are areas that are nicer, pink beaches , less crowded etc. etc..
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: mgoldhammer18 on November 07, 2016, 08:54:15 AM
Where to stay (the area)
Im going for a weekend (friday to sunday) in March. The island is tiny yet im sure there are areas that are nicer, pink beaches , less crowded etc. etc..

Stayed by grotto bay, loved it.  Beautiful despite the pictures being bad on TA; my room was brand new.  The hotel has a private beach with clear waters.  If you are looking to stay by the pink sand beach stay by elbow beach resort, but I think that hotel is significantly more expensive.  I spent some time in there after going to the beach, it was beautiful.
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: Luvtotravel on November 07, 2016, 10:18:54 AM
if youre looking for a view but not specifically a beach, especially being that it is march will prob be too cold to swim, check out nearescape.com. had awesome time there. a bit off the beaten path. other worldly
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: mochjas on November 22, 2016, 02:39:40 PM
any issue bringing food to bermuda?
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: Luvtotravel on November 22, 2016, 05:49:46 PM
any issue bringing food to bermuda?
I didn't declare anything and they didn't look. I took full suitcase of cooked food
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: sruly on November 22, 2016, 05:54:08 PM
any issue bringing food to bermuda?
Walking through customs with a box we got stopped and they asked whats in side the box when I said Kosher food they said no problem you can go through and did not even open the box.
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: Luvtotravel on November 22, 2016, 06:00:14 PM
just be aware jetblue does not allow checked boxes on their international flights
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: mgoldhammer18 on November 23, 2016, 05:57:37 AM
just be aware jetblue does not allow checked boxes on their international flights

But one can also take american using 7.5k avios (unless it's gone up since I've been)
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: David Smith on November 23, 2016, 06:22:57 AM
But one can also take american using 7.5k avios (unless it's gone up since I've been)
Still 7.5k. Don't forget the $100 in taxes, though. Valuing BA at .9 CPP, that's basically the same price as cash on AA and DL ($135+$100 vs $238). For some reason, B6 happens to be a good point value to BDA (3.7k each way, which is over 1.85 CPP).
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: mgoldhammer18 on November 23, 2016, 08:53:53 AM
I didn't pay that much in taxes when I went if I'm not mistaken.
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: David Smith on November 23, 2016, 08:58:49 AM
I didn't pay that much in taxes when I went if I'm not mistaken.
Taxes are departing BDA. Did you book return flight revenue?
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: itsyehuda on December 03, 2016, 11:21:46 PM
I didn't declare anything and they didn't look. I took full suitcase of cooked food
We did as well, and nobody checked our bags.
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: mordylich on January 07, 2017, 10:08:20 PM
if youre looking for a view but not specifically a beach, especially being that it is march will prob be too cold to swim, check out nearescape.com. had awesome time there. a bit off the beaten path. other worldly
Luvtotravel, i'm thinking about Bermuda in a few weeks from now with 2 young kids.   what did you like about nearescape?  other worldly?  thanks
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: Luvtotravel on January 08, 2017, 11:24:22 PM
Luvtotravel, i'm thinking about Bermuda in a few weeks from now with 2 young kids.   what did you like about nearescape?  other worldly?  thanks
given the fact that you cant rent a car in Bermuda and youre reliant on either buses or taxi or motorcycle rental, nearestescape is not the best bet with kids, aside from the fact that its just one not very large bedroom. I would suggest either a hotel on a central bus route or an easily accessible vacation rental. this was a bit off the beaten path
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: mordylich on January 09, 2017, 12:31:48 PM
given the fact that you cant rent a car in Bermuda and youre reliant on either buses or taxi or motorcycle rental, nearestescape is not the best bet with kids, aside from the fact that its just one not very large bedroom. I would suggest either a hotel on a central bus route or an easily accessible vacation rental. this was a bit off the beaten path
Thanks for heads-up.
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on January 11, 2017, 12:36:51 AM
Anyone ever stayed at or been to Newstead Belmont Hills?
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on January 11, 2017, 07:08:35 PM
How about Rosewood Tucker's Point?

Looks like the newest and nicest place in BDA. Anyone?
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: rapsjr on April 09, 2017, 08:59:51 AM
So how much would a taxi cost from airport to Fairmont Southampton area?
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: Something Fishy on August 03, 2017, 01:07:26 PM
How's the weather forecast in in Bermuda? Reliable, or like Hawaii where it doesn't matter?
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: mgoldhammer18 on August 03, 2017, 04:01:26 PM
How's the weather forecast in in Bermuda? Reliable, or like Hawaii where it doesn't matter?

In our 6 days there, it rained once for a few hours and it was pretty heavy.  Even on the days that it does rain, it's like NYC in the summer, a passing storm; there will be sun before and after
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: Something Fishy on August 03, 2017, 06:06:21 PM
In our 6 days there, it rained once for a few hours and it was pretty heavy.  Even on the days that it does rain, it's like NYC in the summer, a passing storm; there will be sun before and after

Great, thanks.
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: iceman916 on August 07, 2017, 05:47:13 PM
The Fairmont Southampton says they have kosher packaged meals from Meal Mart and Monarch Cuisine. Does anyone know anything about Monarch Cuisine and who provides its kashrus? Also has anyone had the meals- are they any good?
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: shaulyaakov on October 23, 2017, 11:03:34 AM
Does anyone have a TR for Bermuda?

Looking into going around Thansgiving weekend with wife & baby. Obviously I know I'd need to bring kosher meals. Is that a big hassle with customs?

What activities are there to do?
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on October 23, 2017, 01:37:18 PM
Does anyone have a TR for Bermuda?

Looking into going around Thansgiving weekend with wife & baby. Obviously I know I'd need to bring kosher meals. Is that a big hassle with customs?

What activities are there to do?

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=61865.0

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=67492.0
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: rileywiles23 on October 23, 2017, 11:11:58 PM
Does anyone have a TR for Bermuda?

Looking into going around Thansgiving weekend with wife & baby. Obviously I know I'd need to bring kosher meals. Is that a big hassle with customs?

What activities are there to do?
Food is no problem.
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: Ez on January 01, 2018, 11:25:09 AM
How about Rosewood Tucker's Point?

Looks like the newest and nicest place in BDA. Anyone?

This one actually looks like an excellent place to stay, but when I called to book they said they'll be closed from tomorrow January 2'nd until the end of April '18 for renovations.
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: moshe2009 on January 15, 2018, 10:56:40 AM
Food is no problem.

any restaurants to buy food at all?
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: mgoldhammer18 on January 15, 2018, 01:33:25 PM
any restaurants to buy food at all?

Nope.  Have to go to a supermarket and search for food
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: rileywiles23 on January 15, 2018, 04:50:59 PM
any restaurants to buy food at all?
  Rabbi Sally might have some....
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on January 15, 2018, 09:00:44 PM
any restaurants to buy food at all?
Better off bringing food. Most food products are imported from the US and are expensive.
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on February 09, 2018, 08:28:05 AM
Any updated tips for Bermuda?

@coralsnake

No Uber there I assume everyone just uses cabs?
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: rileywiles23 on February 09, 2018, 03:55:40 PM
No Uber there I assume everyone just uses cabs?
correct
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on February 10, 2018, 11:05:44 PM
Any updated tips for Bermuda?

@coralsnake

No Uber there I assume everyone just uses cabs?
Bring food. Many attractions are closed during the offseason. It's a pretty small island. They drive on the left side of the street. What else do yowe want to know?
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on February 12, 2018, 03:59:28 PM
Bring food. Many attractions are closed during the offseason. It's a pretty small island. They drive on the left side of the street. What else do yowe want to know?
Going in a week, anything not to miss?
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: Yehuda25 on March 07, 2018, 10:56:01 PM
Any recommendations for a hotel here?
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: mgoldhammer18 on March 08, 2018, 10:07:11 AM
Any recommendations for a hotel here?

Grotto bay
Elbow beach
Fairmont
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: brooklyndan on May 03, 2018, 12:37:37 AM
Going in a week, anything not to miss?

So how was your trip?
Where did you stay?
What did you do there?
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: Crazy tools on May 03, 2018, 11:24:06 PM
Thinking of taking a 2-3 night trip here to use my Fairmont nights. Hamilton princess or Southampton?
Also only have 2 free nights so if I stay for 3rd I’m not sure if I find a cheaper place or shel out big bucks!
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: 12HRS on May 03, 2018, 11:25:58 PM
Thinking of taking a 2-3 night trip here to use my Fairmont nights. Hamilton princess or Southampton?
Also only have 2 free nights so if I stay for 3rd I’m not sure if I find a cheaper place or shel out big bucks!

guy in the fairmont cert thread claims he used 2 certs with 3rd night free before.
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: Crazy tools on May 03, 2018, 11:27:58 PM
guy in the fairmont cert thread claims he used 2 certs with 3rd night free before.
I’ve tried that with no luck... maybe I’ll try again!
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: Crazy tools on May 23, 2018, 06:48:23 PM
Can anyone chime in an availability of kosher milk and yogurt/dairy products. Cholov stam obviously!

Thanks
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: brooklyndan on May 27, 2018, 08:49:31 PM
There is kosher milk, creamcheese and yogurt (OU-D) in markets. We took stuff with us. Prices are at least double US. Fairmont Gold lounge has Kosher yogurt (and milk) and Kelloggs cereal . Didn't ask for cream cheese, but all products are US.
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: Crazy tools on May 27, 2018, 11:00:26 PM
There is kosher milk, creamcheese and yogurt (OU-D) in markets. We took stuff with us. Prices are at least double US. Fairmont Gold lounge has Kosher yogurt (and milk) and Kelloggs cereal . Didn't ask for cream cheese, but all products are US.
Thanks.
I guess I’ll check by breakfast tomorrow.
The bottle of Sam Adams I got had an Israeli label on it. I wonder where they’re shipping it in from..
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: arid on June 07, 2018, 09:04:04 AM
did anyone ever spend shabbos there? im not seeing a chabad but a "jewish community in bermuda". obviously no daily minyan to speak of but maybe shabbos minyanim?
looking to go with wife for 3 days on Avios but with these hotel prices im thinking it will cost the same to pay for flights and stay in US. no i dont have any fairmont nights/points (i think, unless they cross honor with other programs)
any insight on either is appreciated.
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on June 07, 2018, 09:18:02 AM
did anyone ever spend shabbos there? im not seeing a chabad but a "jewish community in bermuda". obviously no daily minyan to speak of but maybe shabbos minyanim?
looking to go with wife for 3 days on Avios but with these hotel prices im thinking it will cost the same to pay for flights and stay in US. no i dont have any fairmont nights/points (i think, unless they cross honor with other programs)
any insight on either is appreciated.
No minyanim there.
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: arid on June 07, 2018, 05:44:31 PM
Thank you. From the looks of the $400+/night hotels, looks like I can do better paying for a flight/hotel package somewhere else.
No minyanim there.
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: Amusch on July 25, 2018, 12:54:59 PM
Last minute vacation for two. Doc didn't approve of most of my ideas in the greater US area other than Bermuda (Zika). Looks like they don't have any points hotels (yet). Is that correct? If so, I will probably splurge with CSR points on something nice as we don't go away for more than a night very often. What are some nice hotels ppl have experience with? Any good activities? Anyone have any good/bad experiences with food at a hotel?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: Luvtotravel on July 25, 2018, 01:00:30 PM
fairmont has two beautiful points properties which are basically the most luxurious hotels on the island. vrbo has some great options but those dont offer hotel like amenities nor could you pay with csr. dont miss crystal caves, possible glow worm still in season, cave swimming, south shore beaches...
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: Amusch on July 25, 2018, 01:31:16 PM
fairmont has two beautiful points properties which are basically the most luxurious hotels on the island. vrbo has some great options but those dont offer hotel like amenities nor could you pay with csr. dont miss crystal caves, possible glow worm still in season, cave swimming, south shore beaches...

Thanks so much! I see the Fairmont Southhampton, what's the other? Do they help with Kosher food? Also, once I'm using points, is there another non-brand name hotel worthwhile like The Reefs or Cambridge Beaches that I am seeing as popular?

Thanks again!
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: Luvtotravel on July 25, 2018, 01:35:44 PM
the other fairmont is in hamilton. regarding kosher food i took all since everything there is terribly expensive but you could find some basics
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: @Yehuda on July 25, 2018, 01:36:20 PM
FMU, The Reefs is the nicest hotel on the island and only one with direct access to a private beach, and all rooms have ocean views.
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: Luvtotravel on July 25, 2018, 01:40:34 PM
FMU, The Reefs is the nicest hotel on the island and only one with direct access to a private beach, and all rooms have ocean views.
could be. the fairmont southhampton has private beach on site but you need quick shuttle to access it. fairmont hamilton has a private beautiful beach club but shuttle takes 20 min to get you there. on other hand their pools are much nicer than the southmapton one and the reefs. really depends what youre looking for
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: Amusch on July 25, 2018, 02:20:58 PM
could be. the fairmont southhampton has private beach on site but you need quick shuttle to access it. fairmont hamilton has a private beautiful beach club but shuttle takes 20 min to get you there. on other hand their pools are much nicer than the southmapton one and the reefs. really depends what youre looking for

Kind of looking for any/all the above. Quiet pools or beaches are both good; don't need one or the other. Is there a room upgrade I should look for? Are the Fairmonts (or Reefs) good with heating up food?
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: Luvtotravel on July 25, 2018, 02:33:58 PM
Kind of looking for any/all the above. Quiet pools or beaches are both good; don't need one or the other. Is there a room upgrade I should look for? Are the Fairmonts (or Reefs) good with heating up food?
i didnt try since they brought me a microwave and i took along a hot plate but @jj1000 i believe mentioned something about them being expensive for heating food in the Fairmont thread
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on July 25, 2018, 02:58:46 PM
Southampton:

As requested please find below the kosher meal menu available and pricing:

 

•        Roast Turkey w/ beans, peppers, stuffing & gravy

•        Salisbury Steak w/ mashed potatoes, sherry wine sauce

•        Turkey Roll with Potatoes

•        Roasted Chicken w/ potato dumplings, vegetable medley, rice & barley, honey mustard sauce

•        Eggplant Parmesan

•        Roasted Eggplant

•        Scramble Eggs

•        French Toast

•        Chicken and Vegetable Soup

•        Lemon Pie(Large, for 2-4 people)

 

Pre-packaged Kosher meals are supplied by; Gourmet Meal Mart & Monarch Cuisine.

 

Restaurant Dining for Fairmont Southampton Kosher Meals.

·         $30  +17% gratuity in our venues

·         $30  +17% gratuity +$3 delivery fee for In Room Dining

 

Surcharge for storage and preparation of Kosher meals that you would bring to a restaurant.

·         $20  +17% gratuity in our venues

·         $20  +17% gratuity +$3 delivery fee for In Room Dining.
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: E R K on July 25, 2018, 05:28:02 PM
Ask for extra fridge. I was in a different Fairmont and they didn't even charge for the additional fridge plus the room came with a fridge and was able to fit 7 days of dinners and heat up yourself.
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: Amusch on July 25, 2018, 09:47:33 PM
Ask for extra fridge. I was in a different Fairmont and they didn't even charge for the additional fridge plus the room came with a fridge and was able to fit 7 days of dinners and heat up yourself.

Wiith what? Is there a Bermuda toaster gmach?
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: Amusch on July 25, 2018, 11:10:42 PM
Southampton:

As requested please find below the kosher meal menu available and pricing:

 

•        Roast Turkey w/ beans, peppers, stuffing & gravy

•        Salisbury Steak w/ mashed potatoes, sherry wine sauce

•        Turkey Roll with Potatoes

•        Roasted Chicken w/ potato dumplings, vegetable medley, rice & barley, honey mustard sauce

•        Eggplant Parmesan

•        Roasted Eggplant

•        Scramble Eggs

•        French Toast

•        Chicken and Vegetable Soup

•        Lemon Pie(Large, for 2-4 people)

 

Pre-packaged Kosher meals are supplied by; Gourmet Meal Mart & Monarch Cuisine.

 

Restaurant Dining for Fairmont Southampton Kosher Meals.

·         $30  +17% gratuity in our venues

·         $30  +17% gratuity +$3 delivery fee for In Room Dining

 

Surcharge for storage and preparation of Kosher meals that you would bring to a restaurant.

·         $20  +17% gratuity in our venues

·         $20  +17% gratuity +$3 delivery fee for In Room Dining.

Which did you choose and how was it?
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: E R K on July 25, 2018, 11:17:19 PM
Wiith what? Is there a Bermuda toaster gmach?

i didnt try since they brought me a microwave and i took along a hot plate

Also maybe bring your own toasteroven?
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on July 25, 2018, 11:52:29 PM
Which did you choose and how was it?
I brought food.

I had dinner from them one night and the chicken came with the seal broken twice.
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: Amusch on July 27, 2018, 11:06:44 AM
Thanks all for your help. This is for 10 days from now, and seconds before booking the trip, I was overruled by DW who suggested that if we're just going to chill all day, we may as go somewhere that also has kosher restaurants so we don't have to deal with cooking, reheating, etc. So I thank you all and I will be taking my foruming talents to the South Beach thread.
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on July 27, 2018, 11:13:56 AM
Thanks all for your help. This is for 10 days from now, and seconds before booking the trip, I was overruled by DW who suggested that if we're just going to chill all day, we may as go somewhere that also has kosher restaurants so we don't have to deal with cooking, reheating, etc. So I thank you all and I will be taking my foruming talents to the South Beach thread.
LOL! There is something special about the beaches there though. Bringing POM meals and a toaster oven worked well for me. But I hear. Miami is also going to be cheaper probably.
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: mgoldhammer18 on May 30, 2019, 09:10:10 AM
Been to Bermuda once before, thinking about going again for a long weekend.  Anybody ever stay by a Fairmont property?  I would love to hear about their experiences.

TIA
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: Luvtotravel on May 30, 2019, 01:14:54 PM
Been to Bermuda once before, thinking about going again for a long weekend.  Anybody ever stay by a Fairmont property?  I would love to hear about their experiences.

TIA
I stayed in the princess property in Hamilton but did extensive research on both. Hamilton is more updated with modern infinity pool modern decor.... The Southampton one is more like resort secluded with beach on premises vs. From Hamilton u need to take subtle to their private lagoon. I ended up staying in Hamilton due to availability
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: Mootkim on May 30, 2019, 01:22:21 PM
I stayed in the princess property in Hamilton but did extensive research on both. Hamilton is more updated with modern infinity pool modern decor.... The Southampton one is more like resort secluded with beach on premises vs. From Hamilton u need to take subtle to their private lagoon. I ended up staying in Hamilton due to availability
I did the same. The advantage of Hamilton is that it is in town where there are shops and most other activities are within walking distance. The downside is that there is no beach there and you need to take a shuttle to the Southampton property to go to their beach club. The grounds at Southampton though are much bigger with a huge golf course on premises.
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: mgoldhammer18 on May 30, 2019, 01:47:21 PM
Thanks
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: Moshe J on May 30, 2019, 07:42:33 PM
Been to Bermuda once before, thinking about going again for a long weekend.  Anybody ever stay by a Fairmont property?  I would love to hear about their experiences.

TIA
I stayed at the Southhampton location and loved it. The hotel is nice but a little old. The shuttles to the beach come pretty often and their beach is right near horseshoe beach. Its also 5min ride or 30 min walk to church bay for snorkeling. The advantages of being on the south shore outweighed being near town for us as we didn't do much shopping or dining out.
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: Moshe J on May 30, 2019, 07:45:52 PM
there was also a free ferry that went from southhampton to hamilton when we stayed there about three years ago
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: @Yehuda on May 30, 2019, 08:30:37 PM
I stayed at the Southhampton location and loved it. The hotel is nice but a little old. The shuttles to the beach come pretty often and their beach is right near horseshoe beach. Its also 5min ride or 30 min walk to church bay for snorkeling. The advantages of being on the south shore outweighed being near town for us as we didn't do much shopping or dining out.
Southampton needs a shuttle to the beach? I thought Hamilton was the one that needed a shuttle.
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: Luvtotravel on May 30, 2019, 08:40:36 PM
Southampton needs a shuttle to the beach? I thought Hamilton was the one that needed a shuttle.
it's on property but pretty far so short shuttle takes there
Title: Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Post by: Mootkim on May 31, 2019, 10:43:12 AM
Southampton needs a shuttle to the beach? I thought Hamilton was the one that needed a shuttle.
When we passed southhampton hotel on the way to the beach from Hamilton, it seemed like the Southampton was a nice walk to the beach club. The property is huge and you would have to pass the golf course, cross the main road and then walk all the way down the path (pretty steep) to the beach.