Excluding times I’ve lived abroad as a student, I’ve traveled solo at least once a year for nearly 20 years. Turning 40, I decided that Bermuda had remained on my travel bucket list far too long. The trip proved to be more than worth the wait, and I cannot wait to return. There’s so much to share (if you follow me on Snapchat, you’ll concur) that I’m dividing my time there between two posts. The first will focus on the property I chose to reside in during my stay and the second will cover adventures off-property.
One of the most important details when traveling alone is safety. So, I’m always very particular about my accommodations and make certain they’re aware of my plans. Rosewood Tucker’s Point makes this process easy and takes it a step further by sending over a Guest Preference form upon booking your reservation. Arguably the nicest property on the island, the thoughtful inquiries on the form are just a glimpse into the level of service you can anticipate during your stay.
Opting for the Manor House Poolside Deluxe Room during my 4-night stay, by the time I reached the room and walked outside to Castle Harbor Pool, I was greeted by a rain shower that ruined initial plans to lounge on my daybed and order a late poolside lunch. Before I could decide what to do next the doorbell rang announcing luggage delivery. As quickly as the sun disappeared, it returned. You’ll hear it said, and is true, that if you don’t like the weather in Bermuda, wait 5 minutes!
In addition to room service and poolside dining options, there are multiple restaurants at Rosewood. During my stay, I enjoyed three of them. Sul Mer is a beachside restaurant offering a casual dining experience steps away from the Atlantic Ocean. Think French bistro, as far as cuisine. It’s the way to go for a meal that’s lighter on the waistline and the pockets.
The Golf Clubhouse offers two dining options – Sul Verde and The Grille Room. Everyone raves about the Antipasti Bar at the former, and it is perfect for the guest who loves meats and cheeses. Of note is that this is also the restaurant’s only option for enjoying a salad with your meal. Sul Verde’s vegetarian pasta dish was yummy. Five Cheeses pizza from the Grille Room made for a great meal, as well, and you can order it ahead for carryout.
The Point is the resort’s upscale dining option. I wanted a more laid back trip, so I’ve not yet dined there, but did enjoy cocktails and Bermuda Fish Chowder right next door at Tucker’s Bar.
Rosewood is part of the private resort community of Tucker’s Point Club. During your stay, you’ll take a shuttle for visits the beach, golf and tennis clubs. Along the way you’ll be whisked past beautiful mansions (including one owned by Michael Bloomberg) and can request a stop at The Mid Ocean Club for a round of golf.
You’ll find an adult only and children’s pool at the beach, and two pools back at the resort. Castle Harbor Pool is the quieter option, but can be a bit shady at certain points of the day. Note that the poolside cabanas at Castle Harbor are for the sole use of guests within the poolside rooms, hence my choosing that accommodation. Rent a private cabana at the Palm Court pool, or enjoy sunning on its plentiful chaise lounges overlooking the Coffee Chine Grotto.
As you approach the Palm Court Pool, you’ll pass the croquet lawn and Sense spa. Spa treatments book quickly, so you’ll want to arrange for spa treatments before or at the very start of your stay. Prepare to be spoiled during your time at the spa. The space is indulgently charming and I can personally vouch for their Cedar Warming Massage.
Bermuda isn’t known for being on the list of budget travel, but there are ways to make your trip more affordable. Rosewood Tucker’s Point is a luxury accommodation, so bargain hunters beware. A great source for Bermuda travel deals, including resorts like Rosewood, here. Also research perks that cards like the Platinum American Express offer. Have you visited Bermuda? I’d love to hear about your favorite things to do on the island.