Elbow Beach Resort
When the Elbow Beach Resort originally opened in 1908, it was the grande dame of Bermuda hotels—in fact, it was the island’s first coastal resort, claiming prime territory on a hill that overlooks the grandest pink sand beach of them all. It’s much the same today, although instead of being housed in its main butter-yellow building, the resort’s 98 rooms are in detached cottages scattered across the property. One of Bermuda’s best open air restaurants is on site—Mickey’s Bistro, located about 20 yards from the surf—as is its brand new spa, which features six private suites with personal showers, soaking tubs, and daybeds. Rooms feature all the modern amenities you’d expect of a luxury hotel (iHome docking stations, personal espresso machines), but the real winner is still the beach, a nearly mile-long stretch of powdery pink sand.