Built in 1947, the 13-acre Pink Beach Club (116 South Shore Rd., Tucker’s Town, tel. 441/293-1666, toll-free 800/355-6161, fax 441/293-8935, reservations [at] pinkbeach [dot] com, www.pinkbeach.com, $530–955 d) oozes the type of old-style exclusivity that Bermuda once banked on to attract the rich and famous. Nothing much has changed at this elegant, reef-fringed enclave, a “cottage colony” of 94 suites surrounding a main clubhouse.
Location, location, location is the resort’s trump card. For while suites’ interiors are a mostly unimpressive mix of cherrywood and marble, all boast views of one of the prettiest and most secluded sections of the South Shore coastline. European-style concierge service and large beachfront suites with names like “Baygrape” and “Seasweep” deliver utter privacy and relaxation, a winning combo which has won perennial kudos for Pink Beach from Condé Nast Traveler and Gourmet magazines, among other publications.
Schools of parrotfish sway in the surf just a stone’s throw from private balconies, while queen angelfish dart around the nearby boiler reef, one of the best snorkeling areas on the island. Food and beverage service and snorkeling gear is available on the 1,800 feet of private, and very pink, beach. Afternoon tea is served daily. Five-course gourmet dining is offered in the clubhouse restaurant, and lunch is offered poolside all spring and summer.
The property, a member of the SLH group (Small Luxury Hotels of the World), includes two all-weather tennis courts, a scooter-rental outlet, and in-room body treatments by a in-house masseur. Guests also enjoy privileges at nearby Mid Ocean Golf Club and Tucker’s Point Club, both with private championship golf courses.
© Rosemary Jones from Moon Bermuda, 2nd Edition