Cambridge Beaches Resort & Spa
What We Love
- Four private pink sand beaches
- Well-appointed rooms and suites overlooking the water
- Lunch and dinner at Breezes, the resort’s open-air beachfront restaurant
- The Ocean Spa offering island-inspired treatments
- Nonstop flights to Bermuda are no more than two hours from most East Coast gateways
What To Know
- A Modified American Plan (MAP) can be purchased at the property for $60 per person, per night, including a daily three- or four-course dinner with in Tamarisk Restaurant (gratuity is included, but not beverages are not); inquire with the property for more info
- Children 15 and under are not permitted
- The seasonal restaurant, Breeze, closes for the winter Oct. 31
- The resort is roughly a 45-minute drive from L.F. Wade International Airport
- Taxis prebooked by the hotel must still be paid for in cash on arrival
- Car rentals are prohibited in Bermuda
- Popular with couples and older guests
- Bring a light sweater; Bermuda nights are chilly
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Parking On Site
Located in Sandys (Somerset Village), Cambridge Beaches Resort & Spa is convenient to Daniel’s Head Park and Scaur Hill Fort. This 4-star resort is within close proximity of Somerset Bridge and Dockyard Land Front.
Make yourself at home in one of the 94 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Rooms have private patios. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. You can soak up the sun at the private beach or enjoy other recreational amenities including outdoor tennis courts and a health club. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.
Grab a bite at one of the resort’s 3 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Relax with a refreshing drink from a poolside bar or one of the 3 bars/lounges.
Featured amenities include a computer station, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Planning an event in Sandys? This resort has 6000 square feet (540 square meters) of space consisting of conference space and meeting rooms.
How to Get There
This is a beautiful cottage colony, one of a few remaining on the island. The rooms are spread across an absolutely beautiful peninsula, with rolling topography, from which gorgeous harbor and ocean views can be had from just about everywhere. There is a main old cottage at the center of it, which acts as both the front desk and a lounge. Adjoining this is a beautiful restaurant/bar and pool complex overlooking a pretty harbor.
I was traveling at the beginning of the off-season and so the hotel was able to give me an upgrade to a superior water-view suite. It had beautiful view of the harbor, lots of space, a nice private patio, a large bathroom with a shower and a Jacuzzi tub. Some of the soft furnishing, both in the room and in the public areas, could use a little bit of updating, but overall the property is nicely maintained and quite luxurious.
The beaches on the property are very pretty, calm and shallow, and you can swim there obviously, but I prefer the south shore beaches since they are bigger and or more directly on the open ocean. However, since it was in November, Cambridge was offering special pricing which, to me, made it a worthwhile compromise, and I was not disappointed. I rented a scooter to go where I needed to, since the location is quite removed from Hamilton and is about ten or fifteen minutes from south shore beaches. The mini electric cars are also becoming quite popular and seem to me to be a safer alternative than the motor scooters, though they are more than double the price. There was a day or two of rain, and so I purchased a two-day pass for the bus and ferries. This made it handy to get out to the Dockyard to do some obligatory calendar shopping and have lunch at the Frog & Onion! The bus stop is a good 10-minute walk but was serviced frequently.
I love staying in a hotel this size. It is big enough to provide amenities like room service, on-site scooter and water sports rentals and yet small enough to feel its individual charm, unlike large hotel chains. As Goldilocks said, “just right!”
The included breakfast does not change from day today, but there is plenty to choose from and is of good quality. I especially enjoyed the pastries and croissants which are baked on the premises, clearly by a legit pastry chef. In addition to scrambled eggs and breakfast meats, baked beans and tomatoes were available as well as an omelette station, french toast, pancakes, and waffles, as well as bread/toast, what looked like a poor attempt at bagels, lots of fresh fruit, and even smoked salmon.
I had room service one night when the weather was bad, and I ate in the restaurant another night or two. My food was very good.
I have been traveling to Bermuda for about 35 years, and the island remains a true favorite. While it has changed somewhat, in part due to the many thousands of people packed on the behemoth ships, the island retains its distinct, cheerful charm, has a good infrastructure and relatively little overt poverty compared with much of the Bahamas and the Caribbean - not to forget its truly amazing beaches. So finding this quality of a hotel here running a solid discount at the edge of the season was a win-win for me, and I would gladly stay there again and recommend it to others.
Cambridge Beaches is the most charming and beautiful resort! Our room was clean, comfortable, beautiful, had a view of the beach, a fridge, and was very spacious. The staff was so friendly, personable, and accommodating. The Breezes Restaurant on the property has excellent food and overlooks the ocean. The resort is close to all the places we wanted to visit, and has free shuttles to many of the prominent places. They will also set up transportation for you to/from the airport for your convenience. I cant say enough about this resort! If you are going to Bermuda, this is definitely the place you are going to want to stay at! Your wont regret it!
My husband and I stayed over a long weekend in October and it was outstanding. We loved the property, the food, the service, and the ambiance.
The Room - Great! We had one of the smaller rooms and it was still very spacious, clean, and bright. The air conditioner and fan made it plenty cool enough for sleeping. We were given an upgrade from a Garden View room to a Harbor View room and it was very nice. The room was quiet, the harbor was quiet (we didn't see any of the boats coming in or out the whole time.
The Food - This was great! I am not sure what people are expecting who say the food isn't good. Everything we tasted was very good to great. We had the private candlelight dinner on the small gorgeous "Turtle Cove" beach. Highly recommended! We also ate at Breezes for dinner and again, thought it was great. The fish was cooked perfectly and the capon and the rack of lamb were cooked to perfection. The prices were totally what you would expect to see in Boston or NYC. In fact, we didn't find the food prices on the island particularly expensive (although living in Boston perhaps our views are skewed).
The Pool/Beaches - We loved both of the pools. We even swam in the (unheated) outdoor pool on a day where it was maybe 78 degrees. It was fine! Fun to swim up to the infinity edge. The indoor pool and hot tub were heated and open until 10pm. We enjoyed an after-dinner swim. We ordered drinks to come poolside. There are 4 beaches, and while they were very clean and nice to swim, nothing quite compares to the beaches on the southern part of the island. (Definitely make the trip to Horse Shoe Beach and walk east and through all the volcanic rock formations. Just amazing!) The two best beaches were Long Beach (in front of the bar area and looking into the harbor) and Turtle Cove (more secluded with a wonderful view out to the atlantic, maybe not great for swimming). We did notice some party boats off Long Beach with loud music, but it wasn't enough to bother us. We never had a problem getting a lounger and the stay cleans/tidies/puts up umbrellas throughout the day.
Service - No complaints! It was nice that we could order food or drinks anywhere on the property. Some of the waiters were extremely well trained (for example, opening champagne with no pop sound, as it's done in fine dining), and a few others were more "green." But nothing to complain about. During the private dinner they spaced the courses out realllly long, on purpose. Just a heads up.
Overall this was a wonderful stay. They periodically will offer specials on their website, so I recommend booking directly with them on the website.