The Reefs is a family-owned luxury hotel in the Southampton area of Bermuda. The cliff-side property offers magnificent ocean views and regularly wins awards from esteemed travel publications such as Travel + Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler.
The hotel offers its guests a good selection of accommodation options. Poolside Guest Rooms are the least expensive category. They’re located overlooking the swimming pool, next to the main hotel building. Cliffside Guest Rooms offer a quieter location and are slightly more expensive. Standard features in both types include a private balcony, TV, DVD player, mini-fridge, coffeemaker, and safe.
For more privacy and better views guests there are 8 Junior Suites, 3 Point Suites, and the Longtail Suite. Families and larger groups can choose from three cottages; Southbreaker (3-bedroom, 3-bathroom), Sandpiper (2-bedroom, 1-bathroom), and Sea Melody (3-bedroom, 2-bathroom).
The freshwater infinity pool gives you the feeling that you are in the ocean. All that’s missing is the fish. If you crave the real thing, it’s just a short walk to the hotel’s private beach. There are plenty of loungers and a water sports centre offering guests complimentary use of kayaks and snorkelling gear (most other hotels on the island charge extra for these). Other leisure facilities include 2 tennis courts and a fitness centre.
Another highlight is the hotel’s spa, La Serena. It offers 8 treatment rooms and a relaxation room with panoramic ocean views.
The Reefs boasts 3 restaurants, quite surprising given its relatively small size. Coconuts enjoys a cliff-side location next to the beach. This open-air setting makes it one of the most romantic restaurants in Bermuda. For really special occasions, couples can dine at a private table on the beach. Royston’s offers gourmet burgers, pizzas and prime cuts of beef, while the Ocean Echo offers a different menu every day. Throughout the summer there’s live entertainment most evenings.
The Reefs is also one of the island’s best wedding venues. Small ceremonies can be held on the beach. Larger parties can be accommodated on Caso’s Point, a purpose-built deck with the most stunning ocean backdrop. The hotel’s onsite wedding planners, Bermuda Event Solutions, can ensure your special day goes a smoothly as possible. A reasonably priced wedding package is available for weddings with up to 12 guests.
Getting around couldn’t be easier. The number 7 bus stops right outside the hotel entrance and goes to Dockyard and Hamilton. Both destinations offer a large number of shops, restaurants, and tourist attractions. Some of the island’s best beaches (Horseshoe Bay, Jobson’s Cove, and Warwick Long Bay etc.) are also on this bus route. Bus and ferry passes can be purchased at the hotel.
The nearest golf course is the Turtle Hill Golf Club at the Fairmont Southampton, but Port Royal, Riddell’s Bay and Belmont Hills are also close by. Spicelands Equestrian Centre in neighbouring Warwick offers trail rides down to the beaches of South Shore Park. Restaurants within walking distance include Henry VIII and the Dining Room at Gibbs Hill Lighthouse.
The Reefs is situated on South Road in Southampton Parish, approximately 14 miles from LF Wade International Airport.