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When this east-end retreat first opened in 2009, it was Bermuda's most luxurious resort. In 2011, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts took the reins and shined up an already glistening property—a years-long process that culminated with a $25 million renovation in 2018, which refurbished all of its guestrooms and suites, built the handsome new Conservatory Bar & Lounge in the lobby, reinvented its full-service Sense Spa, and refreshed the look and menus of all of its restaurants including the Island Brasserie, Beach Club and Sul Verde. Thanks to the recent renovation, the resort’s rooms are among Bermuda’s finest featuring handsome hardwood furniture, spa-like bathrooms with large soaking tubs and spacious private balconies overlooking Castle Harbour.
    
What worked was kept untouched, like the clubby, British colonial atmosphere in the public areas and many amenities. The latter include a private beach club with a setting that’s on par with Bermuda’s best (just keep a keen eye on your littlest swimmers as the tides here can be rough). The beach club, which is a five-minute shuttle ride (free) from the hotel, features an al fresco restaurant, fountain-filled kiddie pool and an oceanfront adults-only pool. Golfers will love the resort’s Robert Rulewich-designed, championship-caliber course, with its 18 ocean view holes.

You’ll be about a 20-minute taxi ride to the City of Hamilton and about 35 minutes from popular south shore beaches like Horseshoe Bay, but for unparalleled luxury on the east end of Bermuda (a mere 15 minutes from L.F. Wade International airport), there’s simply no place better.