Most convenient resort for short trips
Posted Jan 30, 2017
Easily the closest resort to the airport (you can see it across the water) the taxi ride is under 10 minutes. If you are doing a very quick fly-in-fly-out trip then Grotto Bay can't be beat. The staff is incredibly friendly and there is a small beach, a lovely heated pool, a cave (!!!) to swim in, and another that is outfitted as a spa. There are friendly cats that live outside and tennis courts and the Swizzle Inn is a quick walk down the road. The Railroad Trail is a great day-hike (though there is little to be said for eating along the way!) So if you are looking for a quick taste of Bermuda this is great. There is a bus stop at the bottom of the drive, 20 minutes to Hamilton. We took taxis to our restaurants which was fairly expensive ($20-$30 each way) but buses run until 11;45pm. Breakfast choices are a massive buffet or a continental a-la-carte. Afternoon tea (with delectable scones! or lemon bars! or biscotti!) was amazing, served complimentary 3:30 - 4:30 daily. There are also in-hotel activities like movies and thing but we didn't partake. It was a delightful hotel. You can hear the planes in the distance twice daily, but it doesn't at all detract from the general peacefulness of the locale. Spa in the cave highly recommended. Also: feed the fish by the gazebo! in the morning huge parrot fish come to visit.