Where to Stay: Understanding Your Options
When it comes to finding the perfect accommodations, your options are plentiful in Bermuda. For families, Bermuda offers traditional hotel accommodations, upscale resorts, cottages, and fully equipped multibedroom apartments. Hotels, resorts, inns, and guesthouses offer several standard package options, including the following:
American Plan (AP): Room accommodations with breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.
Bermuda Plan (BP): Room accommodations and full breakfast is included.
Continental Plan (CP): Room accommodations and a light breakfast is included.
European Plan (EP): Room only, with no meals.
Modified American Plan (MAP): Room accommodations, breakfast, and dinner included.
Many of the island's dozens of traditional hotels and full-service resorts are located right on the beach, enabling guests to enjoy many water-based activities right on the premises and without any additional hassle. One kind of accommodation that is unique to Bermuda are cottage colonies. In this arrangement, you'll find a central club house area, which typically contains a dining room, lounge, and bar for all guests. The cottages, however, are spread out throughout the property's grounds, offering families comfortable and spacious accommodations, as well as privacy. Many of the cottages offer kitchenettes and are close to a beach or swimming pool. Cottage colonies tend to be more upscale and pricey than stand-alone rental cottages or apartments because of the added amenities and services. One resource for finding the perfect rental property for your family is Bermuda Accommodations (416-232-2243, www.bermudarentals.com). Additional agencies can be found online using any Internet search engine. Enter the search phrase “Bermuda cottage rentals.”
The cottages and apartments that can be rented throughout Bermuda are all fully furnished and offer housekeeping services. These accommodations are far more relaxed and homey than traditional hotel or resort guestrooms. If renting a cottage or apartment doesn't appeal to you, you can choose one of Bermuda's full-service resorts, which is often the best option when traveling with children and teenagers. In addition to the wide range of activities offered right on the property, virtually all of Bermuda's resorts have their own beaches, swimming pools, housekeeping services, shops, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and fitness centers. Some also have their own golf courses and/or tennis courts, plus organized activities for young people.