Your whole family will fall in love with Bermuda, creating memories that will last a lifetime. Frolic on pink-sand beaches, go snorkelling in turquoise-blue waters, interact with sea creatures in a touch pool at Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo and check out the island’s many cultural and educational attractions. As an added bonus, the island is just a short flight from major U.S. East Coast gateways. All your crew needs now? The perfect place to stay.
Whether you arrive with babes-in-arms or hard-to-please teens, these family-friendly island resorts make the perfect home base for exploring the island. And moms-to-be will appreciate that Bermuda is Zika-free – the mosquito that’s known to transmit the virus isn’t found on the island. It’s just one more reason to leave your worries behind.
Larger Resorts Ideal for Families
Nannies, tennis lessons, day camps, laundry service and many food options right on site – if these major amenities sound appealing, consider staying at one of the island’s larger, more amenity-rich resorts.
Located on Bermuda’s famous South Shore, the Fairmont Southampton offers a variety of room options and amenities. While parents golf or relax at the spa, kids can enjoy arts and crafts, games and nature activities at the Explorers Camp Kids’ Club. There’s also an arcade and dedicated kiddie pool. Refuel at one of 10 resort restaurants (children five and under eat free from the kids’ menu). The resort’s private beach is just a short shuttle ride away.
Elbow Beach Bermuda
Dig your toes into the soft pink sand at Elbow Beach Bermuda's wide private beach, one of the island’s most popular. The suites and cottages offer a more private feel and roomier accommodations in villas scattered throughout the property. Choose from four on-site restaurants, and check out the summer kids’ program in season.
Hamilton Princess & Beach Club
The regal name is fitting for the famously full-service experience at Hamilton Princess & Beach Club. For families, this art-loving hotel is an easy sell, from the harbour-side infinity pool to Saturday afternoon children’s tea to free meals for kids under five. The crown jewel of this “princess” is the private beach club, which has everything you need for a day at the beach – from toys to towels – all included in your stay.
For family-oriented luxury, Rosewood Bermuda is a winner. Kids will swim, play, cook and craft at Camp Seahorse, managed by certified teaching professionals. The golf and tennis junior academies make productive use of free time. If you just need a few hours to enjoy the spa or hit the links yourself, take advantage of the Rosewood’s babysitting services. NOTE: The Rosewood Bermuda is currently closed for renovations, with a planned re-opening in April of 2018.
Grotto Bay Beach Resort & Spa
It’s not often that a hotel features an ancient cave, but Grotto Bay Beach Resort & Spa does – along with a babysitting service, on-site dining and a summer kids’ program with field trips and evening pizza parties. If your children are a little older, book a sailing trip or go snorkelling together — the waters of the resort's private pink sand beach are calm, shallow and crystal clear. Take advantage of Grotto Bay’s all-inclusive option; it covers all meals, non-motorized water sports, an unlimited public transportation pass and drinks for the grown-ups.
Kid-Friendly Boutique Resorts
The larger resorts aren't your only options. These family-welcoming boutique hotels have island charm in abundance and cosy atmospheres.
Coco Reef Resort
Wake up to the sound of waves lapping the sand at the quiet, beachfront Coco Reef Resort. Each room can be interconnected to the next, perfect for families travelling with teens. There’s a grocery market within walking distance and an in-room mini fridge (read: snack-money savings). There’s also babysitting, laundry service and three eateries right on-site.
The Reefs Resort & Club
Enjoy room to spare with two- and three-bedroom suites at The Reefs Resort & Club, an award-winning resort owned and operated by a Bermudian family. Among the stress-busting conveniences: four restaurants (including Coconuts and Ocean Echo) with breakfast included in most room rates; babysitting and laundry service; and complimentary kayaks, paddleboards, snorkel gear, towels and beach chairs. The stunning cliff-side location doesn’t hurt, either.
Pompano Beach Club
Help yourselves to the free continental breakfast, ocean-view game room, towels and beach chairs. The Pompano Beach Club also offers a kiddie pool, babysitting, laundry and three hotel eateries (including a casual snack bar for those afternoon munchies). From May to October, rent a paddleboard or kayak to explore the azure waters right at the hotel’s doorstep.
Services to Make Family Travel Easier
Little Longtails, run by two Bermudian mums, makes travel a breeze with its baby equipment rental service. This self-proclaimed “kiddie concierge” can arrange a totally kid-centred daytime itinerary, suggest a great playground or restaurant, or have a basket of your child’s favourite snacks waiting at your hotel room when you arrive. If you’re travelling with little ones or it’s your first family vacation, this service is worth every penny.