Where to Stay in Bermuda in 2024 – 5 Best Areas (w/Hotels!)

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Hey there traveler, welcome to Bermuda! This blog post will help you decide where to stay in Bermuda to make the most out of your stay on this lovely island!

I’ve compared all the best areas and hotels and came up with a list of the top 5 destinations across the island! I sorted the areas by interest and hotels by budget, so you can mix and match until you find your perfect stay!

Hamilton, the capital of Bermuda, is the best option for first-timers since it’s filled with attractions and it’s just a short drive from the best beaches. However, other areas may work better for you, so stay tuned to learn more!

Oh, and please don’t forget to book your stay in advance! Hotels in Bermuda are expensive either way, but the sooner you book, the better deals you’ll grab!

Quick Picks for Your Stay

These are the best hotels in the capital, Hamilton: 

luxury hotel
A hotel room with a king-sized bed, two bedside tables with lamps, an upholstered bench at the foot of the bed, armchairs, and two large windows with blue curtains.
mid-range hotel
A large pink colonial-style building with white trim and multiple gabled roofs, surrounded by palm trees and lush greenery under a blue sky. Steps lead to the entrance, and smaller buildings are visible behind.
budget hotel
A well-lit bedroom with a large bed, striped bed skirt, patterned pillows, an armchair, a window with curtains, a bedside lamp, and a chandelier. The room has wooden flooring and a patterned rug.

Oxford House

Best affordable accommodation in the center

Here’s a map that will help you visualize all the areas in Bermuda I will talk about in this post:

A colorful map highlighting the best areas to stay in Bermuda with numbered locations and labels for easy navigation
  1. HAMILTON: for first-timers
  2. MOUNT PLEASANT: for relaxation
  3. ST. GEORGE’S: for families
  4. SOMERSET VILLAGE: for nature lovers
  5. HOG BAY: off the beaten path

1. Hamilton – where to stay in Bermuda for the first time

A busy street with colorful buildings, parked cars, and motorcycles. Flags are displayed above a second-story balcony. A yellow truck is in the foreground, and a traffic light is visible.

Nothing compares to island life! Sunshine all day long, the salty air, and taking each day as it comes! You’ll be able to experience all that in Hamilton, the capital city of Bermuda!

Not only is this area filled with attractions, but it also offers easy access to other parts of the island by ferry, bus, or taxi. Yep, Hamilton is the perfect destination, especially if you’re traveling to Bermuda for the first time, want to stay near the beaches, and enjoy the best nightlife on the island!

You can learn about Bermuda’s history at places such as the Bermuda Historical Society Museum and discover some interesting pieces of architecture, such as The Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity (map).

This island is full of surprises! Just wait until you get to the harbor and start exploring other parts of it. And once you come back from your day trips, I’m sure you’ll want to sleep and rest for the next day’s adventures at the best hotels.

Hamilton is also a great place for dining and high-end shopping (but do keep in mind that Bermuda is crazy expensive anyway!). 

Luxury hotel
Collage of 3 pics of luxury hotel in Hamilton Bermuda: a pool with palm trees, lounge chairs overlooking a marina, and an interior of a modern bedroom with a large bed and seating area.

Sunsets look so much better from an infinity pool in a 5-star hotel! This hotel offers a private beach area and incredible ocean views. Guests can also borrow bicycles for free to explore the island! There’s a restaurant on-site and a 24-hour fitness center.

Other accommodation options in Hamilton

Mid-Range
A bright, airy restaurant with table settings, light-colored tiles, large windows, and lush greenery visible outside. Ceiling fan, red walls, and wooden chairs with striped cushions complete the decor.

Relax by the swimming pool of this boutique hotel that has a colorfully furnished patio and 2 restaurants

Budget
A neatly arranged bedroom features a large bed with white linens and decorative pillows, an armchair, a window with patterned curtains, a mirror on the wall, and a patterned rug on the floor.

One of the best villas in the area offers free Wi-Fi, a garden, and a terrace where you can chill

Airbnb
Outdoor swimming pool with clear water surrounded by a concrete deck. There are three white lounge chairs and tropical plants in the background, under a partly cloudy sky.

Go for a dip in the swimming pool at this accommodation which offers a kitchen, a patio, and free parking

Things to do in Hamilton

  • Go on a stroll around Victoria Park (map)
  • Explore the Harbor area
  • Eat all day long on a fun food tour of Hamilton
  • Relax on the beach at Astwood Park (map)
  • Take pictures in Queen Elizabeth Sculpture Park (map)
  • Admire the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity
  • Visit the Bermuda National Gallery

2. Mount Pleasant – best place to stay in Bermuda for relaxation

A scenic beach with white sand, clear turquoise water, and rocky outcrops. People are relaxing under umbrellas and swimming in the water. The sky is partly cloudy.

Mount Pleasant is an area located within a short drive from the capital (9 minutes by car), and it’s the ideal spot for anyone seeking relaxation close to the beaches but without the hustle and bustle of the capital.

This central region of the island is mostly a residential area, but it’s also known for its romantic setting and luxury resorts. 

There are so many spots that you can explore here, and of course, most of them are bays and beaches! You’ll also be pretty close to places like Horseshoe Bay, known for the most beautiful beach on the island (map), and the other popular South Shore beaches. 

The central beach of Mount Pleasant is Elbow Beach (map) on the East coast of the island, with at least 3 high-end resorts surrounding it. You may recognize Elbow Beach from The Sopranos TV series!

You’ll also find a great selection of restaurants across Mount Pleasant. And for those seeking an active, adrenaline-filled vacation, you can rent a bike or a moped at Oleander Cycles (map) and explore the island on 2 wheels.

Mt. Pleasant also offers access to some of the best golf courses in Bermuda, such as Belmont Hills Golf Club (map).

Do note that most of the accommodation here has high prices, so if you’re wondering where to stay in Bermuda on a budget, you better check areas further South.

Luxury hotel
Collage of 3 pics of luxury hotel in Mount Pleasant Bermuda: a beachfront resort with a large pool at sunset is shown above, and below are images of a hotel room with a bed and another room with seating, both with ocean views.

One of the island’s most luxurious resorts awaits with a golf course, elegant studios, a 24-hour gym, and a stunning outdoor pool. They also offer free parking and a free shuttle service to Hamilton, the ferry port, or the golf course.

Other accommodation options in Mount Pleasant

Mid-Range
A luxurious resort pool area with sun loungers overlooks the ocean. White buildings and palm trees are in the background under a clear blue sky.

A lovely 3-star resort with a swimming pool with fabulous ocean views from the rooms

Budget
A bedroom with a large bed, striped bedspread, two lamps on nightstands, a chair, a mirror closet, a ceiling fan, and a patterned rug on a tiled floor. Paintings hang on a yellow wall.

This hotel has a lovely garden and gives guests access to a private beach area

Airbnb
A backyard swimming pool with a slide and diving board, bordered by palm trees, shrubs, and a single-story house with patio furniture.

I love the design of this cottage where you can chill in the garden or the patio and swim in the pool

Things to do in Mount Pleasant

  • Relax on the white sand at Elbow Beach
  • Go for a stroll in Southlands Park (map)
  • Explore other nearby beaches like Coral Beach (map)
  • Play golf on the island’s most popular golf courses
  • Rent a moped and explore the island
  • Drive to the iconic Gibb’s Hill Lighthouse (map)

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3. St. George – where to stay in Bermuda with family

A coastal town with colorful houses on a hillside, lush greenery, and a lighthouse in the background under a clear blue sky.

St. George’s is the former capital of Bermuda, located 19 km (11 miles) East of Hamilton and just a few miles from the Bermuda Airport. There are plenty of things to do in Bermuda’s former capital that make St. George a great place to stay with families and everyone interested in active sightseeing!

St. George’s was the capital of Bermuda for 200 years until 1815, and it was the first permanent settlement of the British on the Bermuda islands!

The rich history of St. George’s has placed the city on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. The city is filled with historical landmarks, including the unique sight on the island, the Unfinished Church (map), the Fort St. Catherine (map) with stunning views, and St. Peter’s Church (map). 

Here, you’ll also find multiple ferry and cruise ship terminals you can use to get to other parts of the island, beautiful forts, yacht clubs, restaurants, and many other attractions.

Just a short drive from St. George’s, in the nearby Flatts Village, you’ll find the island’s prime Zoo and Aquarium and the gorgeous Crystal and Fantasy Flames (map), beautiful caves with rock formations that are one of the main attractions of the island!

Luxury hotel
Collage of 3 pics of luxury hotel in St. George Bermuda: a beachside resort: a living area with ocean view, a bedroom with balcony overlooking greenery, and an aerial view of the resort with a sandy beach and clear water.

The area’s best resort is located on St. Catherine’s Beach and has plenty of amenities to keep the whole family entertained! The 2 beautiful swimming pools, a kids’ club, a car rental service, and a fitness center are some of the highlights. 

Other accommodation options in St. George

Mid-Range
Aerial view of a coastal residential area with multiple white-roofed houses, green vegetation, and the ocean in the background under a clear blue sky.

A lovely resort at a more affordable price, St. George’s Club offers private cottage villas for the whole family

Budget
A bedroom with a neatly made double bed covered in white and orange bedding. There is a wooden nightstand with a lamp, glass jar, and remote control. An air conditioner is installed in the window.

This tucked-away vacation rental is perfect for small families and anyone seeking a secluded stay near this vibrant town

Airbnb
A living room with a beige sectional sofa, a glass coffee table, a rug with a geometric pattern, a wall-mounted painting, bookshelves, and a window with natural light.

Such a lovely and comfortable suite near the beaches and the airport

Things to do in St. George

  • Explore the city’s historical forts and churches
  • Sunbathe on St Catherine’s Beach (map)
  • Visit the nearby Blue Hole Park (map)
  • Take the kids to the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo
  • Explore the beautiful Cooper’s Island Nature Reserve (map)
  • Go on a tour of the Crystal and Fantasy Caves

4. Somerset Village – one of the best places to stay in Bermuda for nature lovers

Aerial view of a coastal area with numerous boats docked in the water, surrounded by green landscapes and residential buildings.

Located 12.4 miles (20 km) Southwest of Hamilton, Somerset Village is a bit more secluded than other parts of the island and is surrounded by stunning nature wherever you go! 

So, if you’re looking for an active vacation where you can explore natural reserves, walk in parks, or sail in the ocean, then Somerset Village is a great place to stay!

You’ll find plenty of turtles who come to feed on the green grass of Mangrove Bay (map), a tiny but really cute beach in the area! There are also plenty of boat rental services and clubs, so you can sail out and explore the stunning waters of the Atlantic Ocean all by yourself!

Somerset is also a historical village where you can see some old monuments, including the Somerset Bridge (map), mentioned in Bermuda’s first parliament act held in 1620!

Somerset Bridge, which connects Somerset Island with the mainland in the western parish of Sandys, is supposedly the smallest working drawbridge in the world!

The Cambridge Beaches (map) and Sugar Cane Point Beach (map) are also located in this area, and both offer stunning views of the ocean. Whether you’re traveling with your family or maybe with your partner and you’re searching for a place that’s not too crowded, I think you’ll love Somerset Village!

Luxury hotel
Collage of 3 pics of luxury hotel in Somerset Village Bermuda: resort with pink and white cottages, palm trees, and a view of boats on the water. Includes images of an interior living room with ocean view, and a bedroom with floral decor.

A stunning resort that features 4 private beaches, an ocean spa, a private pool, and rooms with a balcony! This is the only luxury resort in Somerset Village, and it has a somewhat lower price compared to similar resorts in other parts of the island, so it’s well worth it!

Other accommodation options in Somerset Village

Mid-Range
A small house with a white roof, white walls, and black shutters features a front porch with chairs and a table, situated in a grassy yard with trees in the background under a blue sky with clouds.

A lovely, top-rated VRBO for up to 6 people, just a 3-minute walk from the lovely Mangrove Bay

Budget
A neatly made bed with a beige upholstered headboard stands next to a wooden bedside table with a lamp on it, in a simple and clean bedroom.

This cute budget vacation rental is ideal for families looking to save on their stay and be located near the beaches

Airbnb
Two patio chairs with a small round table face towards a scenic view of a marina with boats, set against a backdrop of blue sky and water.

The best place to stay in Bermuda for a honeymoon is within walking distance from the beach, plus it has a good public transport connection

Things to do in Somerset Village

  • Head to the Harbor and go on a tour of Bermuda
  • Visit the National Museum of Bermuda
  • Chill on the beach at Somerset Long Bay (map)
  • Check out the South Shore beaches and Warwick Long Bay or Horseshoe Bay
  • Explore the unique Glass Beach (map)
  • Rent a boat at H2O Sports (map)

5. Hog Bay – best location to stay in Bermuda off the beaten path

A coastal town with colorful houses on a hillside, surrounded by lush greenery. Several boats are docked in the calm water near the shore.

Hog Bay is located just South of Somerset Village and is a perfect place to stay if you want to explore the not-so-popular parts of the island! Filled with secluded beaches and unspoiled landscapes, Hog Bay is probably one of my favorite places in Bermuda! 

Do note that Hog Bay is almost entirely a residential area, and there are very few nightlife opportunities, shops, and restaurants. I’d say, if you want to stay like a local, this is the perfect place! You’ll find vacation rentals on every corner, especially VRBOs!

The biggest perk of staying in Hog Bay has to be the lower accommodation prices! Since most of Bermuda is crazy expensive, it was really refreshing to see the prices for vacation rentals here compared to other parts of Bermuda. 

If you love the idea of Hog Bay but would rather stay in a luxury place, you’re in luck! There’s a single luxury resort here, and it’s Pompano Beach Club: 

Luxury hotel
Collage of 3 pics of luxury hotel in Hog Bay Bermuda: a resort with a pool by the ocean, a view of the resort from the water, and a hotel room with a balcony overlooking the sea. Two people paddleboard in the clear blue water.

One of the best Bermuda all-inclusive resorts offers all the facilities you need for a perfect holiday on the island: a private beach area, incredible ocean views, 3 restaurants (in case you get bored of just 1) and a tennis court. Chill and swim in the pools, or talk to the nicest hotel staff to arrange activities like snorkeling, kayaking, or sailing!

Other accommodation options in Hog Bay

Mid-range
A modern, bright living and dining area with a gray couch, round coffee table, dining table with chairs, ceiling fan, abstract wall art, and large sliding glass doors leading to the outside.

One of the best places to stay in Bermuda for couples, with a fully equipped kitchen and a great location

Budget
A backyard pool area with white lawn chairs and a small garden in front of a pink house with white trim.

Such a cute and colorful accommodation! It has an outdoor swimming pool, sea views, and a garden

Airbnb
A living room with a blue sofa, two white chairs, a wooden coffee table, and wall art. The floor is tiled, and a small wooden cabinet with plants sits near an arched doorway.

A stunning cottage located near Somerset Bridge that has a spacious room, a pool, and a kitchen

Things to do in Hog Bay

  • Explore the Vesey Nature Reserve (map)
  • Enjoy the views from the Hog Bay park (map)
  • Eat out in the delicious Jamaican restaurant in the area (map)
  • Play some golf at Port Royal Golf Course (map)
  • Have a picnic at the nearby West Whale Bay Park (map)
👑 Luxury price:$600
💵 Mid-range:$400
🛏️ Budget:$300
📍 Best area:Hamilton
🛎️ Best luxury hotel:Hamilton Princess & Beach Club
💵 Best mid-range hotel:Royal Palms Hotel
👛 Best budget hotel:Oxford House

BONUS: Best hotels on the beach in Bermuda

Aerial view of a coastal resort with buildings, a beach, dock, boats, and lush greenery, overlooking a body of water with distant land and water features.

Finding the perfect accommodation for your island holiday can be difficult, especially if you’re looking for A-list hotels that have many facilities like tennis courts, a private pool, or gardens!

But it’s even harder to find great hotels that are located on the beach because they all go so fast! More reasons why you should book in advance! That’s why I thought it would be of great help for everyone to make a list of the best hotels in Bermuda on the beach!

All the hotels below are a mix of luxury and mid-range.

  1. The Reefs Resort and Club – Your holiday pics will look stunning in the infinity pool of this resort! The resort offers everything you wish for from your Bermuda accommodation, plus an on-site restaurant and a fitness center. Wake up and see the sunrise from the balcony in your room! Nothing beats that feeling!
  2. Rosewood Bermuda – Eat, sleep, sunbathe, repeat! That’s what I would do if I were you! This unique resort offers incredible facilities, including 2 pools, 3 restaurants, a private beach area, and a full-service spa.
  3. Grotto Bay Beach Resort – Ever wondered what a hotel with an underground cave might look like? Here’s your answer! This Bermuda resort offers spa services in the cave! That sounds super exciting, plus it also gives guests access to a private pink sand beach!

FAQs about where to stay in Bermuda

A coastal view featuring lush green hills, residential homes, and a few docked boats, all under a blue sky with scattered clouds.

🌅 What is the best area to stay in Bermuda for first-time visitors?

Hamilton is one of the best areas to stay in Bermuda, as it’s the capital city and the place where you’ll find most of the attractions plus some great hotels such as Hamilton Princess & Beach Club.

🏖️ What part of Bermuda has the best beaches?

Mt. Pleasant and the area South of it have the best beaches on the island. The most popular beach on the island is Horseshoe Bay (map), just a 9-minute ride from Mount Pleasant.

📅 What is the best month to go to Bermuda?

It depends. From March to April, the weather is nice, and the hotel prices are lower, but if you visit from May to October, the costs will get higher, but you’ll benefit from perfect weather.

🤔 How many days do you need in Bermuda?

You should spend at least 4 days in Bermuda! I suggest up to 7 days to fully experience the island’s vibes, see the best beaches, explore historical sites, and have some open sea adventures!

🇧🇸 Is Bermuda better than Bahamas?

It depends on your preferences. Bahamas has unparalleled natural beauty with pink sand beaches and a wide range of experiences on its 700 islands, while Bermuda is better for those seeking a quiet but more upscale experience.

👨‍👩‍👧 Where is the best place to stay in Bermuda with family?

St. George’s in East Bermuda is the best place to stay with family! It’s filled with attractions, has plenty of things to do for kids of all ages, and it’s close to the airport.

❤️ Where to stay in Bermuda for couples?

Anywhere South of Mount Pleasant is the best part of Bermuda to stay for couples! It’s super romantic! Still, couples looking for nightlife and sightseeing opportunities can also enjoy Hamilton and other cities of East Bermuda.

Final thoughts on where to stay in Bermuda

Two large cruise ships docked in a vibrant turquoise sea under a partly cloudy sky.

That’s it, dear reader! This is all I had to share about where to stay in Bermuda! Hopefully, you’ve found your perfect location and accommodation by now! But if not, I’ll share my 2 favorite options, it may help you to narrow your choice:

  • Hamilton Princess & Beach Club – An oceanfront hotel with gardens and a private beach, ideal for all types of travelers seeking a luxury destination
  • Royal Palms Hotel – 19th-century manor house with 2 restaurants, so unique and charming

Now there’s nothing left to do other than to book your hotels! Remember to do that in advance to get the best deals and prices!

Enjoy your time in paradise! And don’t forget to tour the South Shore beaches and explore other attractions such as the Bermuda Botanical Gardens (map) and Gibb’s Hill Lighthouse. You won’t regret it! 

And, if you have any questions about the hotels, drop me a question below, and I’ll make sure to answer ASAP!

Have a great trip,

Victoria


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