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Thanks to a knock-down/rebuild renovation that culminated with a grand reopening in 2008, this chic all-suite hotel is one of Bermuda's newest. It's also one of the island's quietest, as its decidedly adult surroundings attracts young moneyed couples who come for its one-, two- and three-bedroom residences—60 in all, and all with private outdoor balconies and patios with unspoiled views of Hamilton Harbour. 


The hotel is so refreshingly new, in fact, that you'd think you were in a trendy W hotel stuck somewhere in the tropics, what with the floor-to-ceiling glass walls in the lobby or the kidney-shaped harborside infinity pool (adjacent to the cocktail bar, of course). Newstead's designers even eschewed the gaudy tropical décor so prevalent in island hotels. Instead, minimalist modern design and contemporary furnishings are what you'll find throughout the property—think full kitchens with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, smart sisal rugs on hardwood floors, and spa-like bathrooms with oversized soaking tubs. 

For active types, there's a fitness center and two tennis courts, and golfers will love the hotel’s 6,100-yard 18-hole Belmont Hill Golf Course with multi-tiered USGA greens and panoramic views of the Great Sound. At dinnertime, try Beau Rivage, an authentically French restaurant with a stunning view of Hamilton Harbour (breakfast and lunch also served) or Blu, the resort's casual harborview restaurant housed in the Belmont Hill Golf Course clubhouse.