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Day passes at resorts ?

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Day passes at resorts ?

My friend and I will be going to Bermuda for the first time this July. It’s my 40th Bday and I’ll be 5 months pregnant. I want to park my butt on a beach that has loungers and umbrellas and waiters to order food etc. We are staying in an air bnb so won’t be at a resort ourselves. Is it possible to go somewhere like I’m describing? Or would we have to buy loungers etc and set up shop on a public beach? Thanks for any info you can give.

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1. Re: Day passes at resorts ?

The ONLY hotel in Bermuda that offers a '..day pass..' for non-guests is the Elbow Beach Hotel-- http://www.elbowbeachbermuda.com/ --in Paget Parish, fronting onto Elbow Beach-- https://tinyurl.com/y6ub5eq7 .... https://tinyurl.com/yc4lc963 .... https://tinyurl.com/y7c8m3ns Their '..day pass..' is somthing like $50-$60 per person (??) for access to their private beach area down on Elbow Beach--a chaise lounge, beach umbrella, artfully folded beach towel and a bottle of chilled water. Not sure about beach service for food but their MICKEY'S BISTRO on the BEACH restaurant-- http://www.lido.bm/mickeys-beach-bistro/ --will be only a few steps away from your chaise lounge.

Your other choice for beach rentals with basic food service nearby would be at the public HORSESHOE BAY BEACH-- https://tinyurl.com/ybbfrddd .... https://tinyurl.com/ydbkzmpq .... https://tinyurl.com/y85jrbtw --that has full bathroom and changing room facilities and a concessionaire here--RUM BUM'S BEACH BAR-- https://rumbumbeachbar.com/ --that offers a bar and basic '...beach food..' and rent's chaise lounge and beach umbrellas.

If you're out at Bermuda's far east-end, at/near the 'olde towne' of Saint George's...there's TOBACCO BAY-- http://tobaccobay.bm/ --with full bathromm & changing facilities and a concessionaire that rents chaise lounge, beach umbrellas, beach toys and offer bar and basic '..beach food..'.

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2. Re: Day passes at resorts ?

Thank you for the info. So would it be relatively easy to buy loungers and umbrellas for the public beaches?

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3. Re: Day passes at resorts ?

If you go to a beach that doesn't rent chairs, umbrellas etc. then it will not have any other facilities. No food, drinks or washrooms. Horseshoe Bay and Tobacco Bay will be your choices if you want washrooms, food and drink as KDKSAIL has already told you.

Which area are you staying in?

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4. Re: Day passes at resorts ?

>>>...So would it be relatively easy to buy loungers and umbrellas for the public beaches?...<<<

YES...You can try a place like GORHAM'S HOME CENTER-- http://www.gorhams-ltd.com/ --located out on Saint John's Road, on the back-side of downtown Hamilton for a wide selection...some of the nylon-folding type. The 'catch is that things tend to be much more expensive.in Bermuda. As an example: I just saw a basic nylon folding chair (the sort that folds up and fits into a nylon 'tube-bag') at my local supermarket for $7.99. The same chair in Bermuda will fetch $25 or so....the other '..catch..' is that then ya' gotta' drag 'em around with ya' when ya' go to/from the beach. There are NO conventional rental cars available in Bermuda. In practical terms, your choices will be draggin' beach furniture and accessories (along with all of your other beach stuff) aboard public buses or expensive taxis....not exactly the most conducive to, "... I’ll be 5 months pregnant. I want to park my butt on a beach that has loungers and umbrellas and waiters to order food etc..." atmosphere.

Where in Bermuda will your guest accommodation be ??...cause this will probably have at least some bearing on the beaches that you'll most likely use during your visit.

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5. Re: Day passes at resorts ?

Hi Mckendry,

One of the few resorts on island that offers day pass options is the Elbow Beach Hotel. We would suggest contacting them directly to see how they could assist you with booking a day pass www.elbowbeachbermuda.com/concierge

You also have the option of going to public beaches that offer chair and umbrella rentals such as the popular Horseshoe Bay Beach gotobermuda.com/profile/…about which is also home to the Rum Bum Beach Bar where you can grab a bite to eat www.rumbumbeachbar.com the Tobacco Bay Beach which also has concessions for food and drinks www.tobaccobay.bm or the Snorkel Park Beach located inside the Royal Naval Dockyard which also has a restaurant but does charge an admission fee for the beach www.snorkelparkbeach.com

As previously suggested you should also feel free to grab a towel, snacks and umbrella from one of the local shops in Bermuda and relax on any of our public beaches. Here is a list of the beaches in Bermuda for you to browse www.gotobermuda.com/things-to-do/beaches

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6. Re: Day passes at resorts ?

Spend 1 day at Horseshoe and another at Tobacco

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7. Re: Day passes at resorts ?

We are staying off of South Shore Road on Paget parish. I don’t mind travelling to a great beach, and in fact intend to see as many as possible in our 10 days lol

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8. Re: Day passes at resorts ?

You make a good point. We are off of south shore road on Paget pariah. The place has a lovely pool so we will definitely have pool days as well. Just the pictures of the beaches have me enchanted. We may bite the bullet and cab it with our beach stuff to some of the more remote beaches. We are planning on a few days of renting a twizzy for convenience to the more distant areas. I understand that they have 0 space for luggage (kinda worried they won’t have space for my pregnant self lol), but we’re going to save those days for sight seeing and lazy day shopping and seafood eating :-)

Thanks for the info.

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>>>...We are staying off of South Shore Road on Paget parish...<<<

Then you can easily spend a day at a different south shore beach along just the #7--Hamilton-Via South Shore Beaches-Dockyard public bus route, every day of your stay---from Elbow Beach to the east to West Whale Bay to the west and never the same beach as the day before or the day after.

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10. Re: Day passes at resorts ?

Thank you for this wonderful list!

Your response has sparked a new question. Do you know if there are cruise ships docked all summer long? I love me a cruise but have no desire to fight with the throngs of people who I assume will be in the dockland area and that beach you mentioned. I guess I’m asking if there is an “off day” in the week for cruises?

Thanks for your help.

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