My Trip to Bermuda – Grotto Bay Resort and Spa

I was in Bermuda last week and I visited about 10 resorts. I was very impressed with the Grotto Bay Resort and Spa, which is the one that I am going talk about in this blog. This resort (named after its subterranean caves) is lushly planted with tropical fruit trees. The beach is narrow, however, the nearby coastline is enchanting, with many natural caves and intimate coves. From the seaside, the airy public areas look very modern with big windows, thick white walls, and three peaked roofs with curved eaves.

This restored resort appeals to young couples and families who don’t need all the hustle and bustle and central location of a resort such as the Elbow Beach. Although it’s close to the airport, noise from planes is not a problem. The sprawling, 21-acre property contains 11 three-story buildings with balconies and sea views (but no elevators). All accommodations are well furnished; the bathrooms are well maintained. The children’s programs and playground make this a safe bet for families. There are also a lot of activities offered, including nature walks, twice-weekly “cave crawls,” daily cave swims, organized activities for teenagers, scavenger hunts, communal croquet near the bar, fish feeding, and bridge competitions. They also use one of the caves for spa treatments. It is a unique experience having spa treatments in a cave. You can also go swimming in the cave. The best rooms are directly on the beach. If you have limited mobility you may prefer oceanview, not oceanfront rooms.

The on-site restaurants serve Continental cuisine and fresh seafood. A multimillion-dollar renovation has perked up the look of all food and beverage outlets, including the Bayside Bar & Grill, the Rumhouse Bar, the Palm Court, and the Hibiscus dining room, which now offers an outside patio allowing guests to dine alfresco. This resort also has an all-inclusive option, which means all meals, drinks, taxes, tips and transfers are included. The lounge books live entertainment nightly, and there are a handful of other bars on the property. Afternoon tea is served every day, and there’s a daily happy hour. Blasted out of natural rock, the swimming pool has a swim-up bar. Solitude, tranquillity, and friendly, personal service are the draws here.

Grotto Bay has the following facilities: 2 restaurants; 2 bars; babysitting; children’s programs; exercise room; Jacuzzi; mopeds; pool (outdoor); 4 tennis courts (2 lit); watersports equipment/rentals; Wi-Fi in lobby ($15)

This resort is a great choice for a vacation if you are looking for a different destination to visit.  For more information contact Colesville Travel at 301-989-1654 or email us at cindy@colesvilletravel.com. Website:  www.colesvilletravel.com

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