We just returned from Cambridge Beaches having gone to celebrate our anniversary. It had been many years since we were in Bermuda and we wrestled between staying here, the Reefs and the Elbow Beach having stayed at the Elbow Beach the last time there (which was our Honeymoon).
Cambridge Beaches was by far one of the finest places we have ever stayed. Our room was huge yet still cozy, with a very nice bath (including a tub) and a nice out of the way dressing area. Our room overlooked Mangrove Bay-I think every room has a view of the water as the resort sits on a peninsula.
Our plan included breakfast which was terrific and even allowed you to have it served to you in your room. They have a couple of nice restaurants and we really enjoyed Breezes which overlooks the beach on the South Shore-and the food was great (you can bring your own wine which I would recommend but the corking charge is still $30)
There are at least 3 beaches (at least that is what we found-perhaps there are more?) and the one that is the most romantic is a little beach that sits at the point called Turtle Beach. You may have to ask the staff how to find it and then don't tell anyone about it! (The staff is great-everyone was super friendly which really helped make the stay special).
On our last day, we picked up a scooter (at the hotel-same price as everywhere else on the Island) and rode around checking out some of the other hotels. The Reefs felt very crowded-we peeked into a room and it was small-very small bathroom. The Elbow Beach looked too stuffy and the rooms are really nothing more than hotel rooms in the big building; motel rooms in the outlying lower buildings. (We were so impressed with it last time but that was many years ago...but the beach is still very nice) The Fairmont Southhampton is nice-especially if you are going to play golf-but it is a big hotel and the beach is a trolley ride away-with lots of kids it seemed. We also checked out 9 Beaches and if you are into camping complete with rustling canvas, you will love it.
When we were still comparing, one of our friends who goes to Bermuda a lot and likes the Reefs said Cambridge Beaches was too remote which turned out to be so untrue. If you want to go to Hamilton, there a mini-bus (small van) that will take you to the Dockyards in less than 10 min for $5 where you can catch a 20 minute ferry ride over to Hamilton. You can take a cab home if you miss the bus for about $12.
The bottom line is if you are looking for a romantic getaway and don't want to be around lots of kids, check out Cambridge Beaches.