What We Love
- Private beach and two freeform pools
- Every room has a private balcony
- Eight restaurants on-site
What To Know
- The resort was last renovated in 2004
- This hotel extremely popular with families
- With 593 rooms this is the largest resort in Bermuda
- Golf Course
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Set on 100 manicured acres between Bermuda’s rolling hills and a private slice of sand, this is Bermuda’s largest resort and it delivers all the amenities you’d expect with that title. It starts with that aforementioned beach and continues with two freeform resort pools, an 18-hole golf course and a stunning 31,000-square-foot spa. Eight on-site restaurants include standouts Ocean Club, serving local seafood right on the beach, and Waterlot Inn, an award-winning dockside steakhouse set on Jew’s Bay. Guestrooms are done in an elegant British colonial style with marble bathroom stocked with Miller Harris bath products. Best of all, every guestroom has a private balcony with Atlantic, harbor or golf course views.
In the Area
Everything you need to enjoy your Bermuda vacay is found right on this resort’s 100-acre campus, but if you want to experience historic Hamilton there’s a ferry that will deposit you at the waterfront Fairmont Hamilton Princess near shops, bars and restaurants. The resort’s pink sand beach is set on a secluded cove and guests have access to chaise lounges, shade umbrellas, towels and lockers. Bermuda is the “shipwreck” capital of the Atlantic making for some of the best diving in the Caribbean and beginners to instructor levels can explore them with Dive Bermuda, with over 30 years of experience on the islands. The resort’s Turtle Hill Golf Club is an 18-hole, par-three gem with awesome Atlantic views, dramatic elevation changes and frustrating (but beautiful) water hazards. Add strong coastal winds and this challenging 2,684-yard course is sure to challenge the short game of even the best duffers.
How to Get There
Just finished up my 2nd conference at the Fairmont Southampton. Love this resort. The service, staff and food is all excellent. Highly recommend for business or pleasure. The entire staff worked very hard to make our event a success. Can't beat the private beach and being right in Horseshoe Bay.
I stayed at the Fairmont Southampton for a conference so I didn't get to enjoy all the amenities. However, I loved the location. It is set on a hill near Gibbs Hill Lighthouse and Horseshoe Bay. You can either walk down to the beach club (about 5-10 minutes) or take a shuttle that runs throughout the day. The beach is beautiful and the cove is ideal for snorkeling. You can also cross over to the public beach at Horseshoe Bay, but there you will have to pay for towels and chairs (although the beach bar is cheaper!) My room was spacious (especially the walk in closet), although I don't enjoy having the sinks in the room versus behind a closed door. At least there was a half wall to block some light and provide some privacy. My only warning would be to leave the balcony door closed as you are otherwise inviting cockroaches to come inside.
Annually, since Sept 1986, I have made a trip to Bermuda staying for a week and staying all over the island at most all of the Hotels and many of the Rental Apartments. This year was a return trip to The Fairmont Southampton Princess - this being the 5th time there - and hands down they are the most consistent with delivering a wonderful stay in every area that you can ask for. Clean updated rooms ..... awesome selection of wide ranging restaurants ...... extremely friendly room/housekeeping staff ...... wonderful friendly staff at Windows on the Sound (Breakfast) especially Charisse and Mr. Sinclair Robinson..........Best private beach facilities across the island ...... Sabina will have your cooling Rum Swizzle to you before you know it ! ....... the Hotel Shuttles run constantly so you never have to wait for your lift to the next venue/location.
When you travel to Bermuda you have to remember it is an isolated island destination that depends on everything to be flown in and therefore it costs much more than what we have here in the States ...... so be prepared to see higher food costs .....and if you are expecting to Opulence like the Bellagio in Las Vegas ....go to Las Vagas because in Bermuda they follow the lines of being a small island territory of England so it isnt going to be the Neons and the bright glitz .... its going to be pleasant Island atmosphere with Hospitality that the World can learn from.
The Ocean View rooms are worth the upgrade. Visiting some of the small island restaurants like Specialty Inn are worth the trip.
The new Airport that is scheduled to complete in 2020 will surely help make arrivals and departures more efficient because right now that is lacking at the airport..... you just have to be patient.
Kudos to all of the folks / staff at The Fairmont Southampton ...... your efforts to make the resort "Best of the Best" shines brightly thru. No place can ever be perfect but when all the staff is working towards that goal it shows and you have that here !
We ended up at the Fairmont after a bad experience at another hotel. And thankfully they had rooms for our party! What a great hotel and property. The service at this hotel is top notch!
Our room was a corner room with great views of the ocean. The views are stunning. Granted, the beach is down the hill, but the walk is very manageable and the shuttles run constantly.
This only reason for the 4 stars and not 5 was the bed. Our bed was tired and worn out. The hotel acknowledged the issue and stated that new beds were on order.
Other than a bad bed, this place was outstanding!
I just finished a 5-nights stay at this magnificent hotel. Everything from front desk, room service and shuttle drivers; the attention and care is spotless. I will definitely considere it as a family vacation. The ferry to Hamilton is complementary and a joyful ride. Meeting facilities and management was perfect fit for any event. Thank You and looking forward for our next opportunity.