This was our second stay at Grotto Bay, and I must say, it lived up to my memories of the first... See full review
SB Traveler Judy
Jan 26, 2014
A Bit of Paradise
Grotto Bay has a perfect location, wonderful staff, great facilities, and bargain rates if you go... See full review
Dec 22, 2013
Calm, tropical relaxation in Bermuda above a pink-sand beach
A relaxing getaway doesn't get much more idyllic than the Grotto Bay Beach Resort, overlooking the blue Atlantic waters and a pink-sand beach. The resort, comprised of 11 "cottages," features extensive landscaped grounds for walking and paths connected to the south shore beach trail. Guests enjoy newly redecorated and renovated rooms, a freshwater pool, and easy access to golf, tennis, sailing, snorkeling, and shopping in nearby Hamilton or St. George. All-inclusive plans are also on offer.
On-site dive shop, offering shipwreck and reef tours
Kayak, windsurfer, and sailboat rentals available
Pool, whirlpool, tennis courts, and exercise facility
Children under 12 stay free in parents' room
All 201 rooms in the 11 cottages include one king or two double beds, cable television, coffee maker, iron and ironing board, mini-fridge, hair dryer, marble bathrooms, bright tropical décor, and in-room safe. Rooms also offer private balconies or patios, some with views of beach and pool. All-inclusive plans are on offer.
Guests enjoy fresh Bermuda island cuisine at Al Fresco above the beach, and enjoy drinks and snacks at the Rum House Bar and the Bayside Bar and Grill. Reservations recommended for dinner.
The hotel's spa offers aromatherapy, Swedish and couples massages, body scrubs, and facials. Guests will find a long list of activities for children. The property is adjacent to the Crystal Caves attraction.
Bermuda International Airport (3.3 mi/5.3 km)
There are no rental cars for visitors on Bermuda
Shuttles, buses, and taxis are readily available; bus stop is right across the street
Bus passes and tokens are available at the front desk
Many guests rent mopeds or bicycles
Crystal Caves (0.25 mi/0.4 km)
Bermuda Reef Explorer glass bottom boat tour (5.4 mi/9.8 km)
Bermuda Maritime Museum (3.8 mi/6.1 km)
High-speed wireless Internet access (fees apply)
Policies and fees
Full meal plans available.
Children under 12 stay free in parents' room and eat free from children's menu when parents choose a meal plan.
This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.
Grotto Bay Beach Resort Rooms
Superior Ocean Front
The Superior Ocean Front offers: 1 King or 2 Double Beds. **CLICK ON MORE ROOMS FOR ALL INCLUSIVE PLAN** These rooms are fully air-conditioned with a private bath and shower, cable color TV, coffee maker, iron, iron boards, mini-fridge, hair dryer and in room safe. Sleeps 4. 1st floor private patio near beach & pool. ***Please specify bedding request. 1 King bed or 2 Double beds, at end of booking.***
Superior Ocean View
The Superior Ocean View offers: 1 King or 2 Double Beds. **CLICK ON MORE ROOMS FOR ALL INCLUSIVE PLAN** These rooms are fully air-conditioned with a private bath and shower, cable color TV, coffee maker, iron, iron boards, mini-fridge, hair dryer and in room safe. Sleeps 4.1st floor private patio. Top of hill. ***Please specify bedding request. 1 King bed or 2 Double beds, at end of booking.***
Deluxe Ocean Front
The Deluxe Ocean Front offers: 1 King or 2 Double Beds. **CLICK ON MORE ROOMS FOR ALL INCLUSIVE PLAN** These rooms are fully air-conditioned with a private bath and shower, cable color TV, coffee maker, iron, iron boards, mini-fridge, hair dryer and in room safe. Sleeps 4. 2nd or 3rd floor room with private balcony near beach & pool. ***Please specify bedding request. 1 King bed or 2 Double beds, at end of booking.***
Deluxe Ocean View
The Deluxe Ocean View offers: 1 King or 2 Double Beds. **CLICK ON MORE ROOMS FOR ALL INCLUSIVE PLAN** These rooms are fully air-conditioned with a private bath and shower, cable color TV, coffee maker, iron, iron boards, mini-fridge, hair dryer and in room safe. Sleeps 4.2nd or 3rd floor private balcony. Top of hill. ***Please specify bedding request. 1 King bed or 2 Double beds, at end of booking.***
No smoking rooms/facilities
No smoking rooms/facilities
Fitness center or spa
Doctor on call
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Bermuda International Airport(BDA)- Approximate drive is five minutes and distance is one half-mile.
For shopping, dining, and entertainment choices beyond this property, guests usually travel to either Hamilton or St George's.
Points of Interest: Crystal Caves, Devil's Hole Aquarium, Bermuda Aquarium, Town of St. George, Hamilton City center, Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute, Fort Hamilton, Botanical Gardens, Royal Naval Dockyard.
Nearby points of interest
Smith's Parish: 2.9 mi
The Palm Court
The Palm Court has just undergone an exquisite redecoration and renovation. Stately palms, natural sisal details, mahogany, terra cotta tiles and trade wind motifs deliver a relaxed and tropical atmosphere for casual dining. An Island inspired menu, along with an exotic beverage menu ensure your enjoyment for dinner. The Palm Court also features an elegant new bar offering all of your favorite cocktails, wines and beers. Dress code casual; Enjoy yourself on most nights with local entertainment.
The Hibiscus Room
Elegance in soft hues of coral, beige and crisp white echo tropical sophistication in our newly decorated and renovated formal diningroom, The Hibiscus Room. Here you will enjoy fine traditional European cuisine with a Bermudian flavor, which changes daily. Open for Breakfast and Dinner year-round. The Hibiscus Room is the perfect choice for more formal dining. Dress code is smart casual. Jacket and tie optional.
The Bayside Bar & Grill
Bayside is the place for outdoor fun and a taste of home with your favorite quick foods - hamburgers, hot-dogs, salads, sandwiches & much more. The Bayside Bar & Grill also features two theme night buffets for added enjoyment, offering a savoury Island BBQ on Monday evenings and a fresh Seafood Soiree on Thursdays. (Seasonal & weather permitting)
Terms and conditions
Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.
The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.
Hotel is five minutes from airport, which is nice when arriving and departing. A bit far from Hamilton, and transportation in Bermuda is not cheap -- bus pass was $45 for 7 days.
Staff at hotel were very pleasant and nice.
DO NOT get the
all-inclusive option unless you drink like a fish. Otherwise, you can easily eat for less than $99 per day. Food at the resort is bad. Only option within walking distance is the Swizzle Inn, which is good, but gets old fast.
Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Another way to avoid the really bad hotel food is to take the bus to St. George's, 15 minutes, four stops, and numerous options -- all of which vastly superior to the hotel.