All-inclusive resorts typically include all food, soft drinks, most alcoholic drinks, children’s clubs, flight transfers, and many leisure activities in one price. Despite widespread adoption and success throughout the Caribbean, the concept has enjoyed limited success in Bermuda.
Club Med are widely regarded as the pioneer of the all-inclusive vacation resort. However their venture into the Bermuda market was unsuccessful, with the Club Med – St George’s Cove closing after only 3 years in business.
The Harmony Club also offered all-inclusive rates, though it abandoned them in 2005 in favour of room-only rates with add on meal plans. The hotel closed shortly after and in 2008 the building was purchased by the government to house police officers.
The only resort in Bermuda currently offering an all-inclusive option is the Grotto Bay Beach Resort in Hamilton Parish. Their package includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, bar brand drinks (not bottles of wine/champagne), buffets, afternoon tea, nightly entertainment, some leisure activities (tennis, sailing, kayaking etc.), a complimentary transportation pass, and all taxes and gratuities.
Many other hotels offer meal plans. Plans offered are:
- MAP (modified American Plan) – room with breakfast and dinner
- BP (Bermuda plan) – room and breakfast
- AP (American plan) – room with breakfast, lunch, and dinner
- CP (Continental plan) – room and continental breakfast
- EP (European plan) – room only