With its pink-sand beaches, temperate climate and traditional English touches (cricket, afternoon tea, orderly streets), Bermuda has never lacked for charm. But the recent debut, in April, of Tucker's Point Hotel & Spa has offered an added attraction: the first luxury resort to open in decades in the centuries-old British territory.
The resort is designed to evoke the golden age of Bermuda tourism, roughly the 1930s and '40s, when the well-heeled arrived by steamships, Pan Am Clippers and private yachts. Most of the accommodations are in a manor house perched above Castle Harbour, a 17th-century anchorage. A formal palm court (above) leads visitors from the croquet lawn to a horizon pool. The Tucker's Point Spa is not to be outdone, featuring treatments centered on local flora, ocean minerals and honey harvested on the resort grounds. There's open-air yoga and tai chi, and a "hydrotherapy suite" in which guests submit to the invigoration of a SilverTAG shower, consisting of 18 specially placed shower heads that shoot water of varying temperatures and pressures. For golfers, the resort has its own seaside course and, even better, there's the option of going next door to play the world-renowned Mid Ocean Club, designed by Charles Blair Macdonald in 1921.
Rooms start at $590 per night, double occupancy, through Aug. 31. From Sept. 1 to Oct. 31, they begin at $460.
Gallery: Tucker's Point Club