Bermuda

Bermuda’s Flights of Fancy

written by | Posted on February 1st, 2009

Through March 31, members of Fairmont FAmous, the company’s travel agent education and recognition program, may enjoy two complimentary nights at either Bermuda property without having to redeem their points. Just visit the Fairmont FAmous website and book a reservation, then send an e-mail to hamres@fairmont.com or shpres@fairmont.com; your rate will be changed to reflect two complimentary nights. If you’re not a Fairmont FAmous member yet, once you sign up on their site you receive a membership kit and number to track client reservations and earn points redeemable for free room nights.

destination swanky Luxury tour operator Island Destinations has included, along with Elbow Beach, Bermuda’s Cambridge Beaches Resort & Spa in its 25th anniversary edition of this year’s Travelers Collection portfolio. Recognized as one of the oldest resorts in the world—with one cottage dating back almost 300 years—the property is a discrete haven located in a peninsula all its own, with four beaches and a nature resort right next door. Cottage-style accommodations at Cambridge Beaches run from sumptuous rooms to signature cottages with private gardens that have been distinctly decorated. The resort has a private marina and offers complimentary ferry service to Hamilton; various levels and waterfalls complement an infinity pool and guests often join in a game of croquet on manicured lawns. Its full-service Ocean Spa has a special pagoda for pampering by the sea, an herbal sauna and Crystal Mist Room for crystal-infused renewal, and a long menu of treatments that include everything from an Indian head massage to a rose-oil massage for mothers-to-be.

Rates for Cambridge Beaches start at $370 per night. Bookings made through March 27 with travel through March 31 receive an upgrade and a fourth night free (one of the nights must be a Monday or Tuesday). Those who book any room category with a breakfast plan receive a complimentary dinner and are also eligible for an upgrade and fourth night free. Cambridge Beaches is also participating in the 2-, 3- and 4-night resort credit offers, with the Bermuda 400th Anniversary Passport available for those who stay at least four nights.

getting there Delta Air Lines has daily nonstop flights to Bermuda from Boston, Atlanta and NY (LGA). Additionally, JetBlue Airways is increasing its seat capacity between Bermuda and New York (JFK) by 50 percent through the end of April.

American Airlines and Air Canada also offer flights to the island nation. Most flights from the U.S. east coast to Bermuda take just under two hours.