The Pompano Beach Club, Bermuda’s best full service casual resort hotel, is a favorite island getaway and remains a fabulous place to stay in Bermuda.
This medium-sized property offers nine pink and white low-rise cottages and a central clubhouse on or near the edge of the bluff that rises up to expose dramatic views of the turquoise colored waters of the Atlantic. Each cottage contains several spacious and comfortable double rooms and stunning suites (many of which can be made to adjoin for family usage) that feature individually controlled reverse cycle air conditioners, large deluxe private bathrooms, Mexican-tiled balconies with patio furnishings and panoramic views out to sea, beautiful selection of hardwood and tropical rattan furnishings, king and twin-sized beds, 50 channel satellite-cable televisions, electronic mini-safe systems, either wet bars or mini-refrigerators, and amenities found in upscale accommodations. There are large picture windows or sliding French doors that open to unforgettable views of the sea.
Owners Tom and Larry Lamb have converted their father’s quaint little fishing lodge into one of the world’s most relaxing and laid back beach-side resorts. The recent elongation of a tranquil private pink beach has made Pompano even more desirable for those who love the sand and sea.
The Pompano Beach Club offers a large heated outdoor fresh-water swimming pool, several seaside sun-decks with complimentary lounge chair and sun umbrella service, two hot open air sea-view hot tubs, a new oceanfront wading pool, free usage of four all weather and one Har-Tru tennis courts, a fully equipped health club, and temporary membership privileges at all of Bermuda’s world class golf clubs, including the adjacent Robert Trent Jones designed Port Royal Golf Course. There is also a water-sports center where you can rent all sorts of water-craft and snorkeling gear during high season, on-site scooter and bicycle rental, free use of professional fishing tackle (the chefs here will be glad to cook up your very own catch of the day), express laundry and dry cleaning, available babysitters, breakfast in bed, and more. Excursions and day trips can be arranged.
Even breakfast here is a gastronomic delight, with huge cooked-to-order American breakfasts served in the clubhouse, or a light continental breakfast sent to your room. Evening meals may be enjoyed at the ocean-view Cedar Room restaurant, while hearty lunches are served either al fresco at a seaside terrace or inside a cozy atrium area.
Evenings have the added bonus of live entertainment by talented Bermudian musicians and local art shows. The Foc’s’le bar and pool-side terrace serve either Velda’s or Mervyn’s famous frozen top shelf cocktails at prices that are hard to beat.
Ranked among the world’s best public golf courses by Golf Digest and named Bermuda’s finest course by the New York Times, Port Royal features 18 championship holes over 6,842 manicured yards, the longest and most picturesque course in all of the island.
Designed by world-renowned architect Robert Trent Jones Sr. in 1970, Port Royal has recently undergone a $14.5 million renovation, a complete makeover spearheaded by original design team member Roger Rulewich. With the support of the Bermuda government, Port Royal is now one of the world’s premier public golf courses boasting TifEagle greens, a state-of-the art irrigation system and sweeping ocean views from nearly every hole. Add to that its’ 300-yard oceanfront driving range and the course’s luxurious clubhouse and your experience is unforgettable. Widely regarded as one of the greatest par-threes in golf, the 16th hole is a 235-yard crescent-shaped beauty with nothing but the Atlantic Ocean between the tee and the pin.