The tiny, sun-blessed island of Bermuda balances beautifully on two circles of extinct volcanoes, fringed by world-famous rose-pink, soft-sand beaches. Though but two miles wide and 20 miles long, it is in fact about 180 small, picturesque islands linked by bridges. The town of St George is the oldest English speaking colonial town in existence.
Bermuda secured its paradise status in the 17th century and has no need to make any changes: it has a languid charm and beauty, and a way of life that is elegantly distinct from that of any of its Caribbean neighbours. So look out your best Bermuda shorts and experience a little piece of Britain in the semi-tropical mid-Atlantic.
As with its two volcanoes, Bermuda effortlessly combines two Empires: pre-war Britishness and gentle, upscale, latter-day Americanism. HM The Queen’s birthday and Remembrance Day are both public holidays. The streets are clean, litter-free. You might catch sight of a British bobby or a NYPD cop. You will certainly post your cards in a red British postbox. You will watch cricket played with gusto, and see baseball on TV. It is said that only a Bermudian can successfully explain cricket to a New Yorker and baseball to a Londoner.
Our hand-picked resort here is the beautiful and historic Cambridge Beaches Resort & Spa, long regarded as one of the most romantic resorts in the Caribbean. Elegance and sophistication abound at this exclusive adults-only retreat. Uniquely set on a 30-acre peninsula on the westerly point of this beautiful island, Cambridge Beaches offers world-class service and excellent facilities.
Still family owned, Cambridge Beaches is the island’s oldest cottage colony, dating back over 300 years. Sophisticated and relaxing, this four-star-plus property on the west end of the island (and within walking distance of the village of Somerset) offers activity and tranquillity in equal measure.
From here you will enjoy stunning panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, Long Bay and Mangrove Bay, as well as luxuriating in beautiful guest rooms and suites. Featuring earthy tones with bright splashes of colour and plenty of plants, 94 pastel-pink cottages make up this historic destination, each cottage offering a view of the ocean or gardens, where you can simply lounge to your heart’s delight with views of the turquoise waters or lush gardens. Every accommodation comes with a secluded patio, terrace or balcony, and several also feature a private plunge pool. One of the cottages even dates back to the 17th century and has been restored to full glory.
As to dining, you will enjoy delicious island-inspired cuisine at three restaurants—the main restaurant, Tamarisk, recognised by Food & Wine magazine as one of the best places to eat in Bermuda. Here you will enjoy formal dining with an elegant-casual dress code and delightful candlelit tables on the bayside terrace. The menu changes daily, and the fish dishes are renowned for being exquisite.
Sumptuous Caribbean cuisine and sunset-over-the-water views make Breezes one of Long Bay Beach’s best restaurants. Black Angus steak and baked lobster are always popular, expertly crafted summer cocktails and another extensive wine list the perfect accompaniment. And then there is Shutters, overlooking the shimmering waters of Mangrove Bay, serving bistro seafood favourites like Bermuda fish chowder and coconut shrimp in an elegant poolside dining room. Or you can opt to enjoy a delicious private candlelit dinner on the beach, with butler service.
To help you make the most of your stay, friendly and knowledgeable hotel concierges are ready to share their local knowledge, delighted to help with booking restaurant reservations, planning activities and organising day trips. You might spend your days relaxing on one of four private and secluded soft-sand beaches, beside the striking outdoor infinity pool, or in the sleek, British-style full service spa. Or take out a sailing boat to fill your day swimming, snorkelling, and sunbathing, charter a private sunset cruise to explore secluded coves and island hideaways. Explore the island by scooter or car. Spend mornings spotting rare fish on the docks of Mangrove Bay, rent a jet ski or a kayak to explore secluded coves and island hideaways, explore wrecks while scuba diving and go water skiing in the bay, or play a round on the world-renowned Port Royal Golf Course, one of the prettiest in the world.
Also on offer, tennis and croquet, a putting green, yoga class, fitness centre, moped and bicycle rental, indoor and outdoor swimming pools and, in season, a complimentary shuttle to Royal Navy Dockyard. You will never be bored here! Charming and warmly welcoming, Cambridge Beaches is the perfect place for a luxury Bermuda holiday, whether to celebrate a special occasion or simply take a relaxing break from everyday life.
When to go? The best time to visit Bermuda is July to September for beach lovers and from March to May for land lovers. Bermuda does not experience the same weather as most Caribbean islands. It is 450 miles east of North Carolina and is technically not in the Caribbean Sea.
CountryClubuk Members enjoy exclusive rates at this elegant resort, from room and suite nights to golf packages. To check up-to-date availability, your exclusive Club rates and options, please call Member Services on 020 7399 2960 or follow the link below.
Cambridge Beaches Resort & Spa
30 Kings Point Road