With its proximity, inviting accommodations and rich historical activities, Bermuda is a true escape for group travelers. The mid-Atlantic paradise is a short two-hour trip from most east coast U.S. cities.
Property Updates and New Offerings
As part of an ongoing effort to make the island a premier destination for group, meetings and incentive planners, Bermuda’s hoteliers are now offering new group-focused itineraries, values and promotions.
Rosewood Tucker’s Point provides a state-of-the art conference room with Wi-Fi, satellite conferencing and numerous HD monitors. The resort also renders unique five-day itineraries, including tours of the Royal Naval Dockyard and beach barbeques for groups headed to the island.
The Fairmont Southampton has recently undergone refurbishments to include new soft goods, flat-screen televisions and high-end technology in its beautiful Mid Ocean Amphitheater. These new additions are all part of the Fairmont’s $100 million renovation.
Elbow Beach, located just over five minutes from Hamilton, is offering an Exclusive 3rd Party Limited Time 20% deal this September through March 2012. The charming, perfectly situated resort is offering special 10 room or more reservation deals that include 20 percent commission for new group bookings, 20 percent off each spa treatment and 20 percent off in-room wireless internet fees.
Island Attractions and Activities
In addition to providing excellent accommodations, Bermuda also guarantees intriguing activities outside the resort areas. Once again, the island has brought back the popular “Sizzling Summer” program. These activities can serve as great additions to your client’s program during one of their free nights. Visitors can participate in Hamilton walking tours or play Bermuda’s historic gambling game “Crown and Anchor” in Dockyard. For a real dive into history, travelers can witness the traditional “Witch Duckings” in St. George’s Square.
One must-see attraction that is perfect for group activities is The Royal Naval Dockyard. Located on the western tip of the island, Dockyard includes an abundance of history with the recently refurbished Commissioner’s House. Groups can also purchase unique souvenirs at Dockyard Glassworks or relax at Snorkel Park Beach after a long day of touring.
Overall, Bermuda is the destination for group activities and planners looking for an easy escape. The island’s accommodations range from luxury resorts to intimate guest cottages and family-run inns. Bermuda’s diverse attractions and offerings provide an array of optional group activities, including championship golf, snorkeling, horseback riding, the opportunity to swim with dolphins at Dolphin Quest and smooth pink beaches to rest on by day’s end.