In 2010 it was announced that 9 Beaches was to close for a multi-million dollar redevelopment. Hotel representatives stated that the property would reopen in summer 2011. At the time of writing (March 2015) a statement on the website states that 9 Beaches is expected to reopen in summer 2017. However, similar statements over the years have come to nothing. Media reports suggest the owners are having difficulty raising the capital to finance the project.
There is, however, a watersports concession operating on the beach. Surfs Up offers stand up paddle boarding plus windsurfing.
9 Beaches is a casual, eco-friendly resort situated at Daniel’s Head, on the western tip of Bermuda. Spread over 18 waterfront acres it features 84 private soft-sided cabanas, each resting on stilts and offering spectacular ocean views.
Each cabana boasts a wooden deck floor, air conditioning, bathroom, and a water-facing veranda. Some of the cabanas are built over the water and are connected to the land by a boardwalk. An additional feature found at this class is a small floor window that allows viewing of the tropical fish swimming below.
The resort’s main restaurant Hi-Tide is open for breakfast and dinner and offers an international menu while Dark ‘n Stormy’s Beach Bar and Grill offers beverages and light cuisine for lunch. 9 Beaches also offers a roving dining car that delivers snacks, meals, and drinks throughout the resort. Simply call the A La Carte service on the free cell phone provided, and your order is brought straight to you.
Facilities here include several private beaches, an all-weather tennis court, watersports centre, swimming pool, playground, and gym. 9 Beaches also offers a guest lounge with TV and complementary internet access.