Cambridge Beaches is one of the premier resorts in Bermuda. It’s situated on a private 30-acre landscaped peninsula in Sandys Parish, at the western end of the island. It attracts an upmarket international clientele seeking relaxation and renewal. Children are not allowed.
Accommodations are uniquely Bermudian with 94 cottage-style rooms and suites dotted around the grounds. Although none can be classed as inexpensive, there are room types to suit different budgets.
Most of the Delexe Water View rooms are situated on the western side of the resort. Set just back from the shore they offer a sitting and dressing area, marble bathroom, and a private patio or terrace with a magnificent views of the Atlantic. The Pool Suites are unique on the island and feature infinity edge plunge pools with panoramic ocean vistas. Guests seeking for complete privacy should consider one of the two-bedroom cottages; Pegem, Allspice, or Windswept.
All rooms are individually-decorated with the following features included as standard in each: private patio, terrace or balcony, air conditioning, telephone, refrigerator, safe, high speed internet access, en-suite bathroom, flat screen cable TV, radio and CD player, toaster, coffeemaker, and iron.
The Ocean Spa is a 10,000 square feet spa and wellness facility with 6 treatment rooms, a swimming pool with retractable roof, lap pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, and steam room. There’s also a fitness centre with running machines, weights machines, and free weights.
Guests have a huge choice of locations to relax and soak up the sun. Four private beaches range in size from the ½ mile Long Bay Beach to the intimate Turtle Cove. Snorkelling is wonderful all around the peninsula. A multi-level infinity pool lies adjacent to the main hotel building. It overlooks Mangrove Bay and is intertwined with terraced seating areas. Close by is the clothing-optional Sky Deck.
H2O Sports are based at the marina and offer a good selection of water sports equipment and boats to rent. Options include motorboats, sailboats, kayaks, and fishing gear. The concierge can also arrange deep-sea fishing trips, scuba diving, private yacht charters, and other adventures.
The nearest golf course is Port Royal, just a 10 minute taxi ride from Cambridge Beaches. It’s widely regarded as one of the best public courses in the world and recently underwent a multi-million dollar makeover to host the PGA Grand Slam of Golf. The concierge can secure tee times at this and any of Bermuda’s golf courses, including private clubs like the Mid Ocean. Guests can sharpen their skills before around on the resort’s own putting green.
Other leisure facilities include 3 tennis courts, table tennis room, a croquet lawn, and extensive gardens with walking trails and meditation areas.
Tamarisk is the main restaurant and is rated as one of the finest places to dine on the island and offers a gourmet menu that changes daily. In recent years, policies have been relaxed and jacket and tie are now optional. Other dining options at the resort are Breezes, a casual alfresco restaurant at Long Bay Beach, and Shutters, the hotel’s poolside eatery. Places to eat and drink nearby include the Salt Rock Grill, Somerset Country Squire, and the restaurants at Dockyard.
While there is plenty to keep guests occupied at the resort, it’s easy to get around and enjoy the best of Bermuda. In high season a complimentary shuttle service goes to Dockyard. Taxis are available at all times.
Bermuda’s pink buses are great for exploring the island. Journeys are pleasant and fares are cheap. The nearest bus stop is on Somerset Road, around ¼ mile from the resort entrance. Buses 7 and 8 stop here. Both travel between Hamilton and Dockyard but take slightly different routes.
Towards Hamilton, bus number 7 offers the most interesting route for tourists. Take this bus and you could stop at Church Bay, Horseshoe Bay, Chaplin Bay, Jobson’s Cove, Warwick Long Bay, Elbow Beach, the Botanical Gardens, or the BUEI.
For Dockyard take bus 7 or bus 8 (it doesn’t matter – routes are the same in this direction). The old British naval base is now the island’s major cruise port. The major attractions here are the Bermuda National Museum, Dolphin Quest, the Bermuda Arts Centre, and the Bermuda Craft Market. Restaurants and bars include the Frog & Onion, Café Amici and the Bone Fish Bar & Grill. In the summer months a ferry departs from Dockyard to the historic town of St George.
Guests that like walking can take a leisurely stroll along the Railway Trail. The section in Sandys Parish includes interesting sights such as the Gilbert Nature Reserve, Heydon Trust Estate, Fort Scaur, and Somerset Bridge.
A large number of guests return to Cambridge Beaches, with 20 or 30 visits over time not an uncommon occurrence. Many begin as honeymooners or as a special anniversary stay and make the experience part of their lives. This fact, more than anything we could say, speaks for itself.
Cambridge Beaches is situated on King’s Point Road in Sandys Parish, approximately 19 miles from LF Wade International Airport.