Bermuda All Inclusive Resorts and
All inclusive resorts and vacation packages in Bermuda will usually include the room charges, meals, all drinks including alcoholic beverages (exceptions can be bottles of wine or champagne etc.), airport or cruise port transfers & choice of in-house restaurants for dining.
It can also include some leisure activities like boating, water-sports, or access to resorts own sports facilities like tennis.
The package price covers all taxes and gratuities as well.
One of the great advantages of Bermuda all inclusive resort or hotel deals is that you know how much exactly to spend during your vacation in Bermuda, as virtually all essential costs are covered by the package during your stay in the island.
Some resorts like the Grotto Bay also offers Transportation Passes that you can use to board a bus or ferry any number of times and go around the island. This way you will save on transportation cost as well.
There is usually a minimum number of night stay required for all inclusive vacation packages in Bermuda.
However, unlike many other places in Caribbean or Mexico, an all inclusive vacation in Bermuda can be quite different. In other places, the resort becomes pretty much your destination. But in Bermuda, you will like to go around and experience the lovely island, its pink sandy beaches, marvelous landscapes, architecture and so much more.
There won't be anyone pushing or tricking you to buy fancy souvenirs or cheap trashes at every corner. Bermuda is a warm, hospitable, friendly, safe and a beautiful island that you would probably like to explore more than you had planned. With its fabulous beaches, activities & attractions and romantic settings, Bermuda itself becomes and all-inclusive destination.
So if you end up spending a lot of time going around the island, you will probably be back in the resort only for dinner. If that's likely to be the case for you, I'm not sure how much of the hotel's in-house amenities and activities would be of relevance.
You will also lose the flexibility of dining around the island, as all your meals would have been already paid for in the package. Although the hotel would generally give choices within its own restaurants, you will miss out on some of the Top Restaurants of Bermuda
that offer fabulous food with great many varieties in unique island settings, unless of course you are ready to spend extra and forego your meals that are part of the all inclusive package.
Check out with the hotel if they offer dining exchange programs with other hotels so that you have a chance to try out some dinging options elsewhere. I know of many couples and families, who instead of all-inclusive package, have chosen the MAP (Modified American Plan) where the room includes breakfast and dinner.
The choice for all-inclusive resorts in Bermuda are not too many. Earlier there has been an attempt by the Club Med Group to run a Club Med Hotel
, an all-inclusive resort in St. George, close to St. Catherine fort and overlooking the beach. But it didn't run well and in three years time the hotel had to close down.
The Harmony Club
, a resort for adults located in Paget Parish also offered all inclusive packages. However in 2005, they converted the tariff system into regular rates. And from 2008 it ceased to offer commercial accommodation to visitors altogether.
So, what are the present options for all inclusive hotels and resorts in Bermuda?
1) Grotto Bay Resort
: Located in Hamilton Parish, this resort offers regular all inclusive packages in Bermuda. The package includes all the meals, drinks (but not bottles of champagne or wine), afternoon tea, night time entertainment, leisure activities (like tennis, sailing, kayaking etc.), Bermuda transportation passes, and includes all taxes and gratuities.
2) 9 Beaches Resort mid-week package
: There are 4 and 5-night mid-week all inclusive packages offered by 9 beaches and you get 15% discount over regular rates. You can arrive on a Sunday or middle of the week and stay for few nights while availing the package. Check out the link above to know the details.
Some hotels in Bermuda offer different types of meal plans like:
AP: American plan that includes Room with breakfast, lunch and dinner
MAP: Modified American Plan that includes room with breakfast and dinner
BP: Bermuda Plan that includes room and breakfast
CP: Continental Plan that includes room and continental breakfast (usually bread, butter, jam, milk, fruits, tea or coffee)
EP: European plan that offers rate only for the room.
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