Bermuda All-Inclusive Resorts & Offerings
All-inclusive offers in Bermuda have been traditionally available only in luxury resorts and hotels. So what does such all inclusive package from a resort in Bermuda actually include?
Other than room, it should include:
All the main meals like breakfast, lunch and dinner with choice of in-house restaurants, as well as traditional British style afternoon tea.
unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (exceptions are usually premier brands of liquor, bottles of wine and champagne etc.). Wine by glass is offered;
Round trip airport transfers in private cars;
Complimentary entertainment and activities like boating, water-sports, or access to resorts own sports facilities like spas, tennis, golf etc.
Access to all other common amenities of the resort like pool, gym, lounge etc that are available to all guests.
However note that since the choice of room (i.e. category) can vary depending on the level of luxury and amenities you want (deluxe to suites and villas), the room rate is usually kept separate in an all inclusive package offer. Which means room rate gets determined by the type of room you choose and then another component with a per-person rate is added for all other offerings likes meals, drinks, activities etc. Alternatively different all-in-one package rates are offered depending on room type which includes room and everything else, and this is usually offered for a couple.
A great advantage of an all-inclusive resort or hotel deal in Bermuda 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.
Note that all-inclusive and special packages should be booked directly with the hotel. Online hotel booking agencies do not usually have such packages in their offers.
How to choose an all-inclusive
Usually no discount is extended in the room rate itself unless you are visiting in a low season. Therefore your decision of choosing an all inclusive resort offer in Bermuda should primarily depend on what value or deal you are getting in the second part of the rate which covers everything else other than the room rate. If that's a good value for money, then that's one good reason to choose the deal.
However, the resorts will require a minimum night stay to avail an all inclusive offer. But usually that's not a problem because you are probably not planning a Bermuda vacation for less than 3-4 nights anyway and that's what the resorts require.
Most resorts in Bermuda offer free nights or great discounts on room rates during the winter time (November to March). So if you plan your vacation in such time, you get a huge double benefit in all inclusive offers - heavily discounted room rate in one hand and great deals on food and facilities on the other. Another important consideration is the location of the property and in-house amenities.
Here are few things we look for:
1) Is it a beach front resort or does it have a private beach of its own?
2) Does the resort have its own watersport activities like kayaking, snorkeling, paddle boarding, boating etc which we can avail in our own flexible time? Many large resorts in Bermuda have professional water sports centers operating from their properties.
3) What are the in-house restaurant choices? What cuisine they specialize in? How are the reviews of these restaurants etc etc. This is an important consideration because having already paid for an all inclusive resort package, you are virtually shutting off the option of dining out, and there are some great restaurants in the island which you don't want to miss other than for good reasons.
Note that some resorts and hotels in Bermuda sometimes offer dining exchange programs. Which means you have a choice to dine out at restaurants of other resorts and hotels that have reciprocal arrangements with your resort. So you should also check out if such option is on the offer.
4) Find out the number of in-house pools (indoor and outdoor), the kind of spas and fitness centers, other games and entertainment options.
5) If the resort is set up on a great lush landscape with acres of land area with lovely views (which most usually do), then we will certainly spend a lot of time within the resort premises, but would not still plan to remain confined within the resort for the entire stay. Therefore it's important that the all-inclusive offer has a provision (ideally a transport) to let us visit and enjoy the attractions around the island.
Best all-inclusive resorts in Bermuda?
The old time visitors of the island would know that the resort Club Med
located in St George used to offer great all-inclusive packages until it closed down in 1988. Another gorgeous resort The Harmony Club
was one of our favorites for all inclusive stays. That too closed down in 2008.
Since then there has been only one resort in Bermuda which offers a proper all inclusive package. There are a few others who make special offers which are more like a mid-way packages for example with only breakfast, or breakfast with dinner along with few special activities etc.
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, sometimes eggs as well)
EP: European plan that offers rate only for the room.
And some of them combine some activities like golf, tennis, spa etc with the meal plans and make attractive packages. The idea is to cater to a broad range of desires. These are ideal for those who like to spend time both within and outside the resort. So if you mostly plan to go out during the day visiting places, then a MAP meal plan would be the best so that you can take your lunch outside, or take the AP Plan that includes room with only breakfast.
This is a beautiful resort located at the eastern part of the island in Hamilton Parish. This is currently the only resort that offers proper all inclusive package in Bermuda.
The offer includes:
Full buffet Breakfast, lunch and dinner with choice of several nice restaurants. On Tuesday and Friday nights, the offer includes barbecue as well (in high season only).
All non-alcoholic beverages and alcoholic drinks (only house and call brands, wine by glass).
Tennis (you get day as well as night court time as part of the package). However equipment and lessons are charged separately.
Non-motorized water sport activities like kayak, paddle boards, snorkeling, sailing boats, windsurfing etc (includes gears).
Transportation passes to get around the island by public buses and ferries. Passes allow you unlimited hop on and off access to both buses and ferries.
Includes all taxes and service charges (they call it gratuities).
Seasonal Nightly entertainment.
What else? Guests of the hotel are allowed to swim in the wonderful caves located at the grounds of the resort, Rum Swizzles are offered at the Manager's Party, you can do fish feeding, Daily Afternoon Tea
is offered and is served in traditional British style with sandwiches and cookies etc.
The resort has lovely although small private beach of its own. You get choice of rooms with wonderful ocean views. One of the unique features of this resort is its caves within its property that are accessible to guests. There are two ancient underground caves with lake formations. You can do cave swimming here. They have also opened a great spa and a bar inside one of the caves. With colorful lights the caves and the water look magical inside. The resort also has a well known scuba diving as well as a water sport center operating out of its property. So water sports galore!
All Inclusive Package Cost: $109 per person in addition to the room rate. Rate for children between 4-16 is $79. Requires 3 nights minimum stay.
So is it a good deal? Yes. Why? Look at the per person additional rate for the all inclusive package. Any meal at any standard restaurant in Bermuda will cost around $50-$65 per person. So with 3 meals and so many additional offers like unlimited free drinks, water sports and transportation pass (3 day pass itself costs $35 per person), it's more than just a good deal. And to top it all, it's a wonderful resort with great friendly service. Go through the hotel link
to know all about all the amenities in the resort including rooms, fitness, spa, water sports, restaurants and bars etc.
Grotto Bay Beach Resort, Bermuda
It's a lovely resort on a cliff, with its own beach and rooms having sweeping views of the ocean.
They offer a nice Romantic Package for couples. It includes 4nights stay for two in an ocean view room (you can have a choice of any type of room or a suite), round trip airport transfer, a welcome Rum Swizzle, champagne and chocolate covered strawberries upon arrival, daily breakfast, afternoon tea, three gourmet dinners for two from May through October with one dinner on the beach, 60-minute spa massage for couple, a romantic dinner on the beach (offered during summer), drink vouchers, gift etc. The package cost varies depending on room type and also on the season (high, low etc).
During summer (May to October) the package cost for a couple would range from $2,685 to $6,255 depending on room type and season. The cost includes all taxes and service charges
They also give special offers on their condos from time to time on a first-come-first-served basis. These two-bedroom condos are a good option if you are travelling with family or friends. They also come with a living room, kitchen, large balcony with hot tub and great ocean views. There are two such units available for bookings and are sometimes given at a 20% discounted rate (tax and gratuity not included) with free breakfast.
They have a special Fall rate of $295 a night. It is however for a limited time and limited number of rooms. You can contact the hotel to check on the dates accordingly.
The Reefs also offers an Ala Carte Package for two which includes a 4-night stay and you are able to choose any three out of a range of amenity options. Such options include romantic six course dinner for two on the beach, $150 voucher for Spa usage, sparkling wine and chocolate strawberries in the room, picnic lunch for two, bottle of Gosling's rum and pack of ginger beer, round of golf, $125 voucher for snorkel and sightseeing cruise with a boat tour operator, scooter rental for two days etc. During summer, the package cost for a couple could range from $3,120 to $4,970 depending on the room type. X Not offered currently
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A great resort with large expanses of lush landscape, with its own 18-hole golf course and rooms overlooking the ocean.
They offer special packages such as:
Room with full American breakfast in their in-house restaurant Windows on the Sound. Rates starts from $324 + taxes and gratuities on double occupancy basis in a Moderate Room.
Package for romantic stay for couples that includes luxury room having a private balcony and lovely views, round trip private airport transfers, welcome drink (Champagne and Chocolates), complimentary access to spa and couple massage for 60 minutes, one romantic candle lit dinner at the resort restaurant Waterlot Inn, $50 resort credit per day etc. Rates start from $435 per night for moderate room + taxes and gratuities (minimum 3 nights stay required).
There are also Babymoon packages at $283 per night for a minimum of three nights in a moderate room (taxes and gratuities are additional). It includes an hour of pre-natal massage at the spa, complimentary access to the spa daily, 4 additional pillows and welcome amenities for the would be mother.
They also offer tennis and golf packages where such activities are combined with accommodation. The 3-night Golf Around Getaway Package includes luxury room with private balcony, daily breakfast, one round of golf each day at three top golf courses, carts included at each course, 50% off on golf club rentals. The 3-night package cost starts from $717 per person on twin occupancy. Taxes and gratuities are additional. 4 and 5 night packages are also available. An accompanying non golfer is given resort credits which one can use in availing various resort activities and food.
For the more avid golfer, there is the Golf Around Eagle Package which gives access to such challenging and exclusive courses as that at the Mid Ocean Golf Club, considered to be one of the best in the world. Rates start from $825 per person based on double occupancy in a moderate room for a three nights package. Taxes and gratuities are additional. It includes daily breakfast, one round of golf at the Mid Ocean Club on select days, one round at Port Royal/ Tucker's Point/ Belmont Hills, one round at Turtle Hill/ Ocean View, includes golf cart and 50% off on golf rentals. There are packages for 4, 5, 7 and 10 nights as well.
The Spa package starts from $379 per night for a minimum of three nights based on double occupancy in a moderate room and includes daily breakfast at the in-house restaurant, one lunch at the spa without alcohol, an hour of Basic Body Treatment per person per stay and unlimited access to the spa.
Family Getaway Package could be quite attractive to families with up to two children (under 18). The offer includes a discounted second room for children which is connected to the parents room. The main room is a luxury room with private balcony. The discount to children's room can be 25%, 50% or fully free depending on season (high, mid, low etc). Children under 12 can eat free from kid's menu while under 18 would get 50% discount from adult's menu. Kids receive welcome amenity gifts and also have free access to Kids Camp.
The Discovery Package includes accommodation in a luxurious room with private balcony for a minimum of three nights, $100 Resort credit per adult per night, Dark n Stormy welcome amenity and Unlock the Secret exhibit tickets at the BUEI. Rates start at $505 per night (excluding taxes and gratuities).
They have a Third Night / Fourth Night free offer where you book for two nights or three nights and get a third or fourth night free respectively. This offer is available all year round but is subject to availability and conditions. Rates start from $269 (taxes, gratuities and resort levy are additional) on a double occupancy basis in a Moderate Room.
They offer a Luxury All-inclusive package during low season which starts at $299 per person per night on a double occupancy basis and includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and beverages by the glass and up to a value of $18 each. Meals are free for children under the age of five. The package includes food and beverage gratuities. The package can be availed subject to conditions and availability.
Toll Free (US and Canada): 1 (800) 257-7544; Toll Free (International): 800 0441 1414
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A great resort with a lovely private beach on the south shore and offers special packages.
The Family Vacation Package offers daily breakfast for four including two children, four day passes to Bermuda Aquarium, 50-minute massage for two parents, three hour baby sitting, 50% discount on second guest room. Taxes, resort fees and gratuities are extra.
They also offer Golf Packages similar to Fairmont Southampton.
The hotel also offers special packages from time to time which you can avail as and when they are afloat, though each of them are subject to availability, black-out dates and cannot be combined with any other offer :
Book for three nights and get a fourth night free : It applies to all room categories.
Free American breakfast for two: This package is valid for all dates of your stay at the restaurant or with in-room dining.
Tennis Package: This is usually offered during the spring/ winter months with two hour tennis court time, continental breakfast, rental racket and tennis balls.
Pink sale: This is offered during the shoulder season with a 50% discount on Junior suites and above.
Suite offers: You get a $250 Resort credit and a complimentary roundtrip airport transfer if you book a suite with the Resort.
Spa offer: You are offered at $150 Spa Credit when you arrive at the Resort.
Elbow Beach Hotel, 60 South Shore Road, Paget, Bermuda
Phone: +1 (441) 236 3535 or (800) 223 7434
This is a four star luxury resort with a private beach, a marina and a full-service spa.
They offer full complimentary breakfast to their guests daily from 7.30am - 10am. They have a dinner plan Add-on for $70 per person per night. This however, must be booked for all nights of your stay. Room service is not part of the Dinner Plan Add-on. They also offer an All-inclusive meal plan to large groups.
They are a part of the Bermuda Collection which means guests here can exchange their dinner at Cambridge Beaches for ones at The Reefs or Bella Vista Restaurant at Port Royal Golf Course. The only cost incurred to you will be the transportation cost to and from Cambridge Beaches and your beverages.
They also offer a free shuttle to the Dockyard.
If you stay here for a minimum of three nights, there are certain offers you can avail that include
You get a $30 Spa credit per room for a minimum of $120 treatment, A round of golf that only include green fees at Belmont Hills or Port Royal Golf Course... this is given on a per person per stay basis.
Private boat rentals: You get an additional hour free per boat if you book a boat for four hours.
Private Moped Rental: You get a day of free use of moped if you book it for three days.
They also give exclusive offers to repeat guests. You can write to them to know about what you can expect if you are planning to re-visit.
This is a scenic luxury resort in Bermuda with its private beach and various other facilities.
They offer several alluring deals at various times of the year such as:
Suite Sojourn in which you get a 50% discount on 1-2 bedroom suites or 2-3 bedroom residences along with non motorized water sports, use of tennis courts, select golf and tennis clinics, select exercise and wellness classes and access to the Fitness Center.
They also offer some interesting Family Time Packages which include specially curated deals called "Mom and Me Spa Day" with a session at the spa including mocktails or "Dad and Me Golf Time" where you get a private instructor too , "Tennis Anyone?" which is a one hour private tennis lesson for the entire family and "Beach BBQ" which is a private beach barbecue arranged for the entire family. The package includes luxury accommodations, round trip airport transfers, non motorized water sports, daily breakfast, guided snorkel tours, private cooking and tasting classes for the family etc, all subject to season.
Under More Rosewood, you get an additional night free for a minimum of two nights. This offer too is available on select dates.
You can contact the hotel to get more information on the availability of these offers: Phone: +1 441 298 4000; Email: [email protected]
Conveniently located very close to downtown Hamilton, this is a luxury hotel which gives you great harbor views from private balconies. They also have a full service marina and a private beach with a bar at Sinky bay where they ferry their guests.
The Hotel offers special packages for extended stays which includes 10-25% discounts depending on the length of your stay. All package deals are subject to availability, season etc.
They also offer a Girls Weekend Package where you get daily continental breakfast, a day of beach cabana rental for two people, $300 Resort credit per stay, $25 spa credit per person per stay for any service and upon arrival you receive an amenity bag and chocolate and champagne in the room. Rates are $629 plus taxes and gratuity per night on a double occupancy basis for a minimum of three nights, that includes a Saturday/Sunday.
The Breakfast Savers Package includes daily breakfast for two at an in-house restaurant, 30% off daily rate and luxurious accommodations. Rates start at $311 (plus taxes and gratuities) per night on a double occupancy and the offer is valid all year round subject to availability.
Contact: +1 (441) 295-3000; USA: 1 (800) 441-4141
You get the best of a boutique hotel and a world class beach resort at this waterfront resort. They also make special offers in terms of packages and rates.
You get a discount if you book here during the summer months for a minimum of four nights. They also have a fourth/ fifth night free package during the fall months.
They also hold annual couples' golf tournaments for which special packages are offered. Besides that, a regular golf package includes a welcome cocktail, a Pompano Beach Club golf towel, 2 rounds of golf at Port Royal Golf Course, ocean view room and breakfast and dinner daily.
If you are planning a romantic getaway, they have a special honeymoon/anniversary package which includes ocean view room with king size bed and a private balcony/patio, full American breakfast and a five course daily dinner, complimentary tennis, welcome gift and a bottle of champagne in room upon arrival.
The Fun in the Sun package too has similar offerings with complimentary cocktail/ beverage and a day's use of snorkeling equipment during high season.
They have a Scuba Diving package wherein you get complimentary use of weight belts, tanks and weights during dives, three 2-tank dives with Blue Water Divers and complimentary shuttle van transportation to and from Blue Water Divers.
You can contact the hotel at 1-800-343-4155 (toll-free from the U.S. and Canada) to check on availability and rates for the various packages.
This is a chic and modern hotel with excellent water view of the Hamilton Harbor. They offer complimentary airport shuttle and a free round of golf at one of Bermuda's best ocean view course.
Photo: Newstead Belmont
They offer a Spa/wellness package where you get a fourth night free along with two 60-minute Swedish massages per person, two day bicycle rental free, daily breakfast etc.
The special offer for families- Stay Together Play Together package includes accommodations for 2 adults and at least one child in a one/two bedroom suite, daily breakfast at in-house restaurant (free for kids under 12), $25 dining credit per day, shopping passes across 50 locations on the island giving discounts/ savings, one tennis or golf lesson per child, welcome amenity for kids, complimentary airport transfers, complimentary water shuttle to/from downtown Hamilton. This is applicable for a minimum of three nights stay at the hotel.
They also have Babymoon packages where you are offered luxury accommodations, massage for the mother to be, welcome amenity, complimentary airport transfers and water taxi.
The Making Memories Package give you a 30 minute photo shoot on property for a maximum of 6 persons (can be upgraded to an hour with an additional $125), complimentary island pass, airport transfers, water taxi, a round of golf etc.
Contact info: 27 Harbour Road, Paget.
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