Bermuda and the Fairmont Southampton was perfect for our mini relaxation vacation over the extended long weekend. The staff was courteous and the service at the restaurants was wonderful – the server by the pool remembered my name and our drink orders. The location is convenient to reach the beach but it is not as convenient to get to other restaurant options. There are a few places within a 15 min walk or 5 min taxi ride so it is really not too bad – ask the concierge for dining options, they have the menus of most of the local restaurants. The hotel also offers ferry service into Hampton which was perfect for a day trip into town for some shopping and dining variety. Join the Fairmont President’s Club (FPC) to access the fitness centre and internet (wifi) for free. The wifi was super strong and fast. The spa was also very relaxing and the deck overlooking the ocean was great – there is also a 10% discount for FPC members.
They also have an “expedition menu” (part of in room dining) where you can order a boxed lunch to go in a wicker picnic basket. This was perfect for a fun lunch on the beach. I recommend walking passed horseshoe bay to one of the other remote bay/coves/beaches for some additional privacy.
My friend and I really enjoyed our trip and will definitely be back.