On the western end of Bermuda, looking out over Long Bay Beach and the Atlantic Ocean on one side and picturesque Mangrove Bay on the other—is the 30-acre peninsula on which Cambridge Beaches resides. Featuring 94 cottage style rooms and suites, each with its own unique name and décor, the property is surrounded by private beaches and coves, perfect for sun-bathing, swimming and snorkeling, and offers a private marina for your pleasure.
The Latin inscription on our coat of arms translates to "First and Best." As for the first, we are in fact the island's first cottage colony with one cottage almost 300 years old. And if you're looking for seclusion, tranquility and relaxed refinement, then we are certainly the best.
The resort has been recognized as one of the oldest resorts of its kind anywhere, a forerunner of the cottage-style accommodations that are so popular today. Through the years many distinguished travelers have been drawn to the area's exceptional shores and discrete service, from dignitaries to authors, entrepreneurs to privateers. While some cottages at Cambridge Beaches have been named after cherished return guests, in turn many children and companies have also been named after cottages.
Nearly surrounded by the sea, Cambridge Beaches offers something for every shore lover. From gentle, shallow bays to soft sands made for hand-in-hand strolls. Paddle a kayak or simply stretch out and enjoy the sun. From the deepest blue water to tranquil places and quiet moments, Cambridge Beaches has it all.
And unlike many resorts that are centered around one main beach, Cambridge Beaches has four. Half-mile Long Bay Beach is a beautiful secluded beach ideal for morning yoga or a romantic picnic, with a long stretch of white sand. An adjacent Nature Reserve is an important wetland habitat for resident waterfowl, such as moorhens, and migratory birds. Other choices include Morning Beach—with new pools, waterfall, and a restaurant, as well as Turtle Cove Beach and Pegem Beach.
Bermuda is ideal for a quick vacation escape, just about an hour and a half flight from most eastern US airports and under seven from London. Bermudian friendliness will pervade your entire stay – Bermudians are justifiably proud of their island and natural hosts. Everywhere you go, you will find smiling Bermudians offering to help. Compared to most places in the world, this is an incredibly safe island. You can feel perfectly safe walking almost everywhere. You won't be bothered by people trying to sell you things, you'll be left alone on the beach and you can wander the main town of Hamilton and see the standard of shopping you would expect in many very highbrow destinations. If you see a mosquito, call someone because they are virtually an extinct species.
Bermuda has one of the highest per capita incomes in the world and it shows. Roads are good, telephones work and things happen when they are scheduled to. It is also one of the cleanest.
You might imagine it as a tiny representation of the UK, with wonderful western overtones, all in an ambiance of balmy breezes and magnificent choices for dining and playing. You have to try snorkeling in Bermuda, as well as deep-sea fishing, bonefish casting and scuba diving. Or just take a sailboat and gently sail away a day.