Elbow Beach
Elbow Beach
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Three hotels line this beach, making it popular with tourists; you might want to avoid this place if you're not into the Spring Break college kid party scene, which tends to crowd the beach during the Easter season.
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  • Joy
    Central Valley, New York2 contributions
    Amazing Beach!
    I opted to NOT go to horseshoe bay beach because it was the most popular tourist beach and said to be very very crowded. Instead I went to Elbow Beach ten minutes further on a local bus. Wow! What a beautiful, uncrowded and clean beach! No rocks, no seaweed, crystal clear warm water! I’m so glad I researched and found this beach! BTW it only cost $9 round trip vs $157 the cruise line wants to charge you just for transport.
    Written August 18, 2022
  • Laura B
    Sudbury, Massachusetts204 contributions
    Amazing couple days at Elbow Beach
    The best beach in Bermuda! We visited in late August 2020, and as the Elbow Beach Hotel is closed until 2021, we were able to enjoy the beach with about 30 other people on 2 separate days. Mickey's restaurant is open so we enjoyed lunch there both days, then went for a swim afterwards. Just take a taxi and ask that they drop you off at the bottom of the hill at Lido/Mickey's restaurant. The reason we love Elbow Beach is the waves are strong enough to body surf, but not too strong to be dangerous. The sand is clean, beautiful pink color, with no seaweed. The hotel showers, bathrooms were open and functioning, despite the hotel being closed. NOW is the time to go, while the Elbow Beach Resort Hotel is closed!!!
    Written August 29, 2020
  • Caribchakita
    Cape Cod, Massachusetts3,109 contributions
    Beach and sun
    This is an expansive beach with clean sand and gin clear water. There are no beach concessions so bring an umbrella as it does get hot. The beach wasn't crowded on an Aug. day. We also had a lovely 7 AM swim. Heaven
    Written August 6, 2022
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Brittnie G
Raleigh, NC14 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
Beach access wrecked by a hurricane in late 2020 and they are slow to restore public access. Once we made our way down to the beach, we enjoyed watching the kite surfers. The hotel amenities are destroyed and a few lounge chairs remain. Definitely wouldn’t recommend until public access construction is completed.
Written July 8, 2021
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DoctorL
Washington, DC1 contribution
Be warned: if you stay in the main hotel, expect your room to be on par with that of an economy scale motel in the states. Our "ocean view" room (with a rate of $500 plus a night ) included a stench of mold and smoke, a leaking ceiling that saturated half of the carpet, filthy, dirty walls, mold stained tile throughout the bathroom, an absolutely disgusting ceiling vent that was dripping wet globs of dust, a broken phone and no working dial tone in the room, and outdated furniture that looked to be purchased at a garage sale. The sad part is the resort which is situated on a lovely part of island and has a great beach, was overshadowed by the disgusting room and badly kept interior sections of the hotel. Even the 2 main restaurants (Lido and the Grill) were exceptional with fantastic staff, but that didn't make up for the filthy rooms.
Written August 20, 2006
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Discover30887
New York, NY1 contribution
My wife and I just returned from Elbow Beach and we could not be happier. The service was top notch, everyone working for the hotel was so friendly. The grounds were gorgeous, as well as the pool and beach. Service at the two was also amazing. The only complaint would be the room ... not what I would expect for the price. But it was still decent. And the room service/cleaning was great! I would go back again and again!!
Written July 27, 2005
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TucsonFamilytraveler
Tucson22 contributions
May 2016 • Family
See my review for Elbow beach resort. It will tell you about day passes. There is a public beach as well.
Written May 29, 2016
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The_Realist
NYC7 contributions
The Elbow Beach has great amenities-a wide variety of restaurants, a beautiful private beach, a clean pool with a kiddie pool and hot tub- and wonderful service. During our stay, we stayed in a suite and two standard rooms... the suite was absolutely lovely. We had a lot of room and a little yard area. The two standard rooms desperately need renovations, but the views from them are breathtaking. The staff was friendly and incredibly helpful... when I lost my sunglasses in the back of a taxi, they immediately notified the taxi companies. Our stay there was wonderful and we would definitely go back.
Written July 28, 2006
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FarAway24598
colorado springs colorado1 contribution
March was a bit early weather wise, however, everyone on the island was "on top of their game" as if it were already peak travel season. I have traveled to many places but never have I met friendlier people!
Written April 13, 2005
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Anthony R
28 contributions
Nov 2017 • Couples
The most beautiful beach in the world. I know that Horseshoe Bay is the gem of Bermuda but with no crowds and basically the beach all to yourself, this is as good as it gets. I am speaking about the public beach which is right next to the Elbow Beach Resort. OK, there is no changing rooms, no food, or a place to shower or rent a chair, but who cares. The sand is pink, the water is crystal clear, there is a reef less than 50 yards away where you can snorkel in shallow water and catch the beautiful marine life. The water temperature in early November was 76 degrees and we stayed in the water for a very long time. Also the air temperature is in the mid to upper 70's so the environment is perfect. If you come to Bermuda, hit the tourist spots, but check out Elbow Beach (the public beach), IT IS BEAUTIFUL.
Written November 28, 2017
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DAD63801
Memphis, TN7 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
From the Dock Yard or Hamilton ride in one of the mini vans for $7 each way. They pick up and drop off right at the entrance to the beach. Not having to walk back up the hill to the bus line is worth the $7 alone, and it doesn't make all the bus stops.
Written May 31, 2017
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NetJetSet
NY NY6 contributions
First the Good:
Great beach. Seahorse Grill has excellent food, service, wines and ambiance. The room (main bldg) was passable with a small balcony with a great view. Staff was invisible yet everything was kept perfect. Classic old school Brit style building. Spa is solid with looks and services worthy of a MandarinOriental.

The Bad:
As others have noted, the Quality Price Ratio is a bit out of kilter. I have always considered MandarinOriental Hotels to be very much worth the price; but because the amenities and the room where not up to the usual MO standard, I have to say there is work to be done at this property. The staff was great but other elements felt like a midlevel resort.

The Ugly:
The two restaurants at the beach, Mickey's and Lido. Wow. Pretty bad food and service. Nothing like watching the staff fight during dinner. After learning that everything down at the beach is NOT owned or managed by the MO group it explained things. But the hotel should let guests know these are not part of the hotel.
Written July 31, 2007
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Naturefreak
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL133 contributions
OK, I'm an educated consumer and so of course, I did not stay in a $500 a night hotel. I found a reasonable place to stay because I refuse to be ripped off. We visited this beach as there is a public side and also we went to eat at Mickey's because of the pleasant view. The food was just ok, burger not cooked through but the salad was fresh and the view was nice. Unfortunately, they sat us near a man smoking a cigar, whose smoke blew right in my face practically and took away from any "nice nature" feeling I was getting :o) We moved but they shouldn't allow that near the food!!! I felt a bit ill
afterwards. So needless to say, the grounds and beach look nice but I didn't hear all that about the rooms. If they were reasonable ($250
-$300) it may have been worth it. Horseshoe Bay Beach is by far nicer
and so is the Cove which is all public and free. I would find a place
to stay that's worth your money, unless they lower their rates.
Written May 31, 2007
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