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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Enjoyed a light dinner at Jasmine lounge. The burger was amazing and drinks and service to match! Ask for Hewa - a kind and gentle server. We stayed at Elbow Beach and dined at Loren Hotel- not recommended -
I stayed at the Fairmont Southampton during an education conference and what a pleasant venue to spend a few days. As you might expect from a Fairmont hotel, the service, public space, and rooms were all well above average. I arrived after many hours of travel and in between traditional meal service so I went to the bar and ordered a house speciality, fish soup with a shot of Black Rum. The rum is not for drinking but is added to the soup when served. I had never drunk Black Rum before, let alone had it in soup, but it was delicious, and a fitting treat for a weary traveler. It also was a bit of a sleeping aid, since I needed to recharge before the events of the conference. The private beach is a shuttle ride or a fairly lengthy walk away albeit worth the extra travel to enjoy the pink sands. The nearby village of Hamilton had a number of eating and drinking choices and is accessible by hotel shuttle, cab or other public transportation. My stay was after visiting two other island venues, Jamaica and Barbados, and I must admit while the others had their unique charms, the accommodation and setting of the Fairmont Southampton topped the other recent stays.
We celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary at The Fairmont Southampton. The hotel was beautiful and concierge was very helpful. Room was always clean and tidy, we received a nice card and macaroons for our anniversary. Hotel trolleys to on-property locations (beach, restaurants, etc.) were great. They recommend you take the bus to venture off property, it was less expensive but we found it to be three times as long to get to where you want to go so not really worth it to me. Boundary was a great sports bar & grill for drinks and dinner. Special thanks to O’Brien at The Waterlot Inn and Ubul at Windows. Ubul was very pleasant and accommodating at our breakfasts at Windows. Our experience at The Waterlot was exceptional! Gorgeous restaurant and we were treated so well, all of O’Brien’s recommendations were spot on. Caesar salad made tableside was yummy and fun to watch, and you MUST try the sticky toffee pudding. You will pay for it but totally worth it.