Caribbean & Bermuda

Bermuda Scales Back

written by | Posted on February 1st, 2011

Through the end of March, clients can have that experience for less. The Compliments of Bermuda package offers every third night free, with rates starting at $216 per night.

small is chic Tucker’s Point Hotel & Spa, according to director of sales and marketing, Wendy Zapach, is the first all-new resort in Bermuda in nearly four decades. “Everything about the resort is new,” she describes. “It’s a tour de force in terms of architecture and building design. The building has Bermudian touches everywhere, from the thatched roofs to light colored hues.”

It’s also a boutique-sized resort, with just 88 guestrooms—but what Tucker’s Point lacks in room numbers, it more than makes up for in room quality. “The distinguishing characteristic of the rooms is that all 88 of the guestrooms have wide open water views,” Zapach says. “When you build from the ground up, you have the advantage of knowing what people want. Many of the older resorts in Bermuda don’t have that luxury.” The rooms are also especially spacious, she notes, with the smallest measuring over 500 sq. ft. “They’re great for couples to share, with enough space for guests if they’re coming for a longer trip.”

Clearly, Zapach says, the high-end experience doesn’t correlate to a high room count. “The good thing about 88 guestrooms is that…guests really get the private club experience. The amenities of our private club are theirs, and they’re treated as exclusive members.” That club combines golf facilities that include an 18-hole, par 70 golf course designed by Roger Rulewich and a 10,000-sq.-ft. practice putting green and short game area; a tennis center with four clay courts and instruction by pros; and a beach club with two freshwater pools set on Bermuda’s largest private beach.

And that’s just the beginning of the ultra-high-end experience clients can expect here. Take Tucker’s Point’s spa, for example. “Within our spa, we have a Tag shower,” Zapach explains. “It has over 1,000 jets, and there are only 10 of them in the world.” Part of that, she continues, is its price tag: $1 million. “And this is the only one at a hotel,” she continues. “It is unreal…. As far as spa treatments go, I mean, forget about a Vichy shower. This makes a Vichy shower look like a drip.” The several rooms in the spa connect to the shower, and treatments are available that combine its services with hydrotherapy baths and standard massage.

Foodies can also indulge in unique, upscale experiences at Tucker’s Point, Zapach says. “There’s a chef’s table in our kitchen, which is a butcher block table that is literally inside of the kitchen,” she says. Seating between five to 10 people, the table can be a dining experience that’s both exciting and educational. “You’re in the action as the cooks are preparing the dishes, and you’re there with our executive chef. He goes through the different dishes and makes things in front of you,” Zapach describes.

The experiences at Tucker’s Point sound unmissable for any luxury client. But the resort also has plenty to offer to the travel agent community. When you become a fan of the resort on Facebook, you’ll have access to a $150 travel agent rate per night. “Agents can stay as long as they like, and there are no blackout dates — it’s just subject to availability,” Zapach says. Plus, once you’re connected to the property online, you’ll get all the latest news about what’s happening at the property, including discounts, specials and packages. Agents must become a fan before March 31 to reap the rewards. Make sure to note that you are a travel professional when you become a fan.

Rates at Tucker’s Point start at $495.