I traveled to Bermuda with my boyfriend for a 4-day stay at the Fairmont Southhampton. We luckily missed Hurrican Bill by a week and had beautiful weather. I could see, however, that if you had bad weather on your trip there would be little to do at the Fairmont. That would be the only negative about Bermuda....
We had booked a moderate room with harbour/golf view and were upgraded upon arrival because no moderate rooms were available due to a convention that was
wrapping up. So we were very pleased when we received a deluxe room with ocean view at the same cost of $139! We originally booked at the rate of $300 a night but 4 days prior to our trip the rates dropped to $139 so we cancelled & re-booked with the new rate! So make sure you keep an eye on the rates because you might be able to do the same!
The beach at the hotel was fantastic. Plenty of lounge chairs...if you want an umbrella you must be there by 10 a.m. or so. They go quick! Horseshoe beach is within walking distance and is beautiful as well, but no need to pay the chair rental fee when the hotel beach is just as nice. Food at the Cabana bar was pretty good, but drinks were very overpriced! I have no problem paying a lot of money for a great meal but $14 for a pina colada is pushing it!
We ate at several of the restaurants. Bacci was by far our favorite. Nice, cozy atmosphere and yummy Italian food. The Ocean Club was very good as well. Definitely more modern inside but the staff was fabulous at both restaurants. We ate breakfast every morning at Windows on the Sound. We skipped the buffet option at ordered sraight from the menu which I think is the best way to go. The belgium waffles & omelets were particularly tasty!
Overall, we were extremely pleased and will return for sure!