This Iconic Bermuda Resort With 4 Private Beaches Now Has Stunning Ocean-view Villas and a Brooklyn-imported Cocktail Bar

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Bermuda may be just a quick two-hour flight from the East Coast, but the Caribbean island feels like a different world — one that is decidedly more colorful, thanks to its pink-sand beaches, pastel-hued houses, and translucent turquoise waters. So whether you're planning a quick weekend getaway or an extended family vacation, the British territory is steeped in history and offers plenty of fun activities with a side of stunning ocean views. And while Bermuda has some of the most beautiful resorts in the Caribbean, if you're seeking a luxury hotel where privacy, beautiful design, and high-end amenities go hand in hand, the newly redesigned Cambridge Beaches should be at the top of your list.

A guest room living room at Cambridge Beaches Resort and Spa
A guest room living room at Cambridge Beaches Resort and Spa

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The sprawling property never closed for renovation, but the redesign was just completed in July 2022. Cambridge Beaches is set on a scenic 23-acre peninsula on the west side of the island and its cottage-style accommodations and private villas overlooking the ocean now have a completely new look.

The resort originally opened its doors almost a hundred years ago, in 1923, and some of its architectural features date back even further.

A guest room bedroom at Cambridge Beaches Resort and Spa
A guest room bedroom at Cambridge Beaches Resort and Spa

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"Some of the existing architecture of the property, including 100-year-old coral stone walls and Bermudian cedar beams dating back to the 17th century, were tricky to work with," Phil Hospod, CEO and founder of Dovetail + Co., which acquired the historic property in 2021, told Travel + Leisure. "But we found that leaning into the age and character of what was already there made it easier to play with and work in different elements to create a new yet familiar identity."

The indoor pool and beach at Cambridge Beaches Resort and Spa
The indoor pool and beach at Cambridge Beaches Resort and Spa

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Hospod and his team drew visual inspiration from the chic island homes of the region as they wanted to emulate a home-away-from-home vibe "with a fresh yet timeless design that provides a sense of a tropical escape that's also grounding with warm comfort."

Exterior of Cambridge Beaches Resort and Spa
Exterior of Cambridge Beaches Resort and Spa

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As a result, the remodeled 86 guest rooms and villas are a feast for the eyes. Pops of mint, palm leaf green, coral, and turquoise are paired with an elegant palette of earthy shades and organic materials. The décor beautifully reflects the lush island background while offering a modern take on authentic Bermudian style. The villas come with ample outdoor space and private plunge pools with postcard-worthy views of the Atlantic.

A guest room plunge pool at Cambridge Beaches Resort and Spa
A guest room plunge pool at Cambridge Beaches Resort and Spa

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Water sports enthusiasts and sun-seekers will not be disappointed here. With four private beaches, two coves, an infinity-edge pool overlooking the beautiful Mangrove Bay, and a 10,000-square-foot fitness center with an indoor pool, the property offers a seemingly endless variety of water activities. Two pickleball courts, a tennis and a basketball court, a croquet lawn, and a bocce ball court are perfect for those who prefer to stay active on land. And the full-service spa is the ideal spot to unwind after a day under the sun.

A guest room bathroom at Cambridge Beaches Resort and Spa
A guest room bathroom at Cambridge Beaches Resort and Spa

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Breezes dining at Cambridge Beaches Resort and Spa
Breezes dining at Cambridge Beaches Resort and Spa

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The property is introducing three new dining experiences, too, including the Bermudian outpost of Sunken Harbor Club, the tropical cocktail bar founded by St. John Frizell in Brooklyn, New York, above popular restaurant Gage & Tollner. The dockside tavern offers a fusion of Caribbean and Portuguese flavors without foregoing traditional Bermudian dishes such as shark hash and homemade callaloo pasta. A casual poolside restaurant specializing in light fare and cocktails, and Breezes, the award-winning oceanfront eatery serving elevated island cuisine, round out the dining options.

Rates for Cambridge Beaches start at $495, and you can book your stay here.