Young couple booking Bermuda for March 2012 Break, having spent many years travelling to the Caribbean and pacific coast, we were pleasantly surprised by how we enjoyed the cool calm breeze of the maritimes longitude north of the caribbean.
Flight - West Jet
Room - NEW renovated, Queen, Waterfront View, Mainfloor Room
Ammenties - booked Spa - Mani and Pedi
Meal Plan - All Inclusive, Transportation included (Bus and Ferry Pass)
Activities - 2 Round of Golf at Kittling Ridge Golf Course and Tucker Point Golf & Country Club
PACKAGE -- We HIGHLY recommend you book directly through West Jet, so that you can upgrade to the All Inclusive Meal and Travel package. Having read reviews through Frommers and spoken to friends who have travelled, Bermuda is very pricey and you will want to upgrade if you can. We paid an extra 400 for the 4 days (100 per day) per person for the All Inclusive package which included: All Meals (breakfast - buffet/alacarte, Lunch - restaurant and Dinner - both restaurants), All Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Drinks, Bus Passes (per person, all week), Ferry Passes and Airport Transportation.
MEALS -- Just the meals alone were 100 per sit down. We found this out, as we travelled into Hamilton and the main strip and found ourselves spending 100-150 per meal outside of the hotel. We at the Lobster Shack and the Purple Onion. Both were great, except the lobster shack was extremely overpriced (the lobster came to 60 bucks!) and the onion served us well but we missed having to eat at our own hotel for nothing.
ACTIVITIES - there are TONNES to do. With the bus pass, you can travel the ENTIRE perimeter of the island and back in one day. Of course, plan your days wisely allowing time to see each major area. The concierge was VERY good at helping us out.
GOLF -- you MUST golf if in Bermuda. We booked two rounds of Golf, each at different resorts. Tuckers Point, had by far the BEST view. Insanely goregous but a pain to golf. The holes seemed to weave in and out of eachother and it is incredibly windy so bring a jacket! They do not let you bring clubs/suitcases or food or drink on the bus so you must take a cab to the course if you have your clubs OR rent (this is smarter and cheaper).
The hotel staff was very friendly and the food was absolutely phenomenol. Very very impressed. All the breakfast items were made fresh - muffins, granola, croissants and everything else is imported. Explains why the prices are 3x what we are used to. All wines came from California or other popular regions. We looked forward to dining every night
ATMOSPHERE - good for couples and families. Not good for young groups or anything looking for a night life. It was VERY quiet and you will need to bring a book or game to entertain yourself. Think of it as a cottage in the middle of the ocean!
During the March Break it was chilly, but warmed up on the last day enough to wear a bikini in the sun. Lots to do and definately a perfect relaxing adult friendly and family friendly get away.
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- Also Known As:
- Grotto Bay Beach Hotel Hamilton Parish
- Grotto Bay Bermuda
- Hotel Grotto Bay Beach
- Grotto Bay Beach Resort Bermuda/Hamilton Parish