Perched on a 23-acre peninsula jutting into the Atlantic Ocean, Cambridge Beaches is far from Bermuda’s other luxury hotels and the bustle of Hamilton. Eighty-six pink cottages dot the property, which also has four beaches, a rarity on the island.
Cambridge Beaches is not new — it celebrates its centennial this year, and some architectural details date back to the 17th century. Still, it recently underwent a full renovation courtesy of new owners, hospitality group Dovetail + Co, known for Urban Cowboy Lodge in upstate New York. Each cottage now sports a whimsical, tropical style with dark wood beds, rattan chairs, graphic-patterned textiles, and shutter doors with brass knobs embossed with palm leaves. The pool has fresh pastel furniture and a new bar and restaurant, plus there’s now an outpost of Brooklyn, New York’s The Sunken Harbor Club. The dockside bar is decorated with actual treasures found in surrounding shipwrecks by Bermudian diving legend Teddy Tucker. Cocktails include island favorites, like rum-forward swizzles and dark ‘n stormies, along with new creations. Bermuda-raised executive chef Keith De Shields serves local classics, with dishes like shark hash, callaloo pasta, and plantain-stuffed wild boar.
Still to come: a complete overhaul of the spa and indoor pool. cambridgebeaches.com; doubles from $428. —Beth Klein