Grotto Bay Beach Resort Bermuda

Bermuda, USA

Hotel rating
Trip advisor rating: 4.0 Based on 3090 reviews

The hotel

Grotto Bay Beach is scattered over 21-acres, sloping down to the water’s edge and three beautiful private beaches. Lazy days spent by the poolside are definitely an option but there are also plenty of activities to get involved with, including tennis and water sports galore. Golf enthusiasts are also in for a treat – the resort is just five minutes from two of Bermuda’s finest championship courses. Regular public transport stopping just outside the front gate is handy if you want to go sightseeing, or hire a bike from reception and pedal your way round. Very family friendly, rooms are spacious and well equipped with children spending time in the water or in the playground. There is dining aplenty at either the Hibiscus Dining Room or the Palm Court, both serving buffet delights as well as a la carte. Afterwards, bask in warm tropical breezes on one of the terraces surrounding the Great House or head to the nightclub, spinning the latest tunes, to dance the rest of the evening away.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to Beach
  • Restaurant

Where is it

On a lush tropical estate, along the waters edge in Bailey's Bay, with public transport stopping at the front gate.

Hotel information

201 rooms divided between main building and annexe. All of which are air-conditioned with balcony, satellite TV, telephone, mini-fridge, tea/coffee maker, safe, hairdryer and iron and board. Double Ocean View Superior Rooms with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

All Inclusive option: Available at a supplement.

Ocean View Deluxe Rooms with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Restaurant, bar and cafe. Poolside snack bar. Swimming pool and hot tub. Spa*. Fitness centre. Canoeing, diving, sailing and windsurfing*. Complimentary WiFi. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Room service*. 24-hour reception.

*Denotes local charge.

Trip advisor rating: 4.0 Based on 3090 reviews

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating A great find for a great vacation

Feb 18, 2019 dwinpenn Long Compton, United Kingdom

Spent 10 days at Grotto Bay and would certainly visit again. To be fair the resort was quiet as it isn't the season yet, but everything was working/open with no problems. There was some maintenance being performed getting things ready for the new season; so if you go in season it should be spick and span for you!. Great staff, lovely food and a… Read more
Spent 10 days at Grotto Bay and would certainly visit again. To be fair the resort was quiet as it isn't the season yet, but everything was working/open with no problems. There was some maintenance being performed getting things ready for the new season; so if you go in season it should be spick and span for you!. Great staff, lovely food and a lovely quiet vibe for our vacation. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Loved it so much that we're going back in May!

Feb 18, 2019 jvxoxo

My husband and I stayed at the Grotto Bay Beach Resort toward the end of May for our first wedding anniversary. It is a mid-sized resort with a very intimate atmosphere. The staff are wonderful and get to know you throughout your stay. They remembered our favorite drinks as well as our food allergies, and the chefs always customized any dishes… Read more
My husband and I stayed at the Grotto Bay Beach Resort toward the end of May for our first wedding anniversary. It is a mid-sized resort with a very intimate atmosphere. The staff are wonderful and get to know you throughout your stay. They remembered our favorite drinks as well as our food allergies, and the chefs always customized any dishes that we wanted to accommodate us. We liked that there was an all inclusive package to opt into, and we did. Our room had a nice view of the beach and we found the grounds beautiful and clean. The grottos on site are absolutely stunning and the beach is nice. We rented snorkeling gear and a kayak from Blue Hole, which is also right on site and was included. We had a wonderful stay and are looking forward to going back this May! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great stay

Feb 16, 2019 TransplantedMainer Cumberland Center, Maine

We escaped the disappointing winter of Maine and found a paradise during our 4 night stay at Grotto Bay. Our room (442) overlooking the bay was spotless. The bed was very comfortable and linens were silky smooth. It would be nice to have screened windows so that we could have enjoyed the night’s fresh air. The only real issue was the poor… Read more
We escaped the disappointing winter of Maine and found a paradise during our 4 night stay at Grotto Bay. Our room (442) overlooking the bay was spotless. The bed was very comfortable and linens were silky smooth. It would be nice to have screened windows so that we could have enjoyed the night’s fresh air. The only real issue was the poor quality of the coffee maker. And given that Bermuda is a Crown Colony it would have been nice to have a proper hot pot to make an afternoon cuppa. (Even better would have been some biscuits.) Staff were very warm and friendly. We had the easy breakfast at the bar with a great fruit and yogurt. There was a fresh gingerbread one morning and an apple walnut cake the next day. The pool was great. Unfortunately, the whirlpool was out of commission. It was shoulder season, so lots of work being done on the property. Despite that, it didn’t really affect us. A plus is the proximity to the bust stop and the Swizzle Inn. We are looking forward to a return trip. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Overall very good, the grounds are stunning

Feb 15, 2019 eamonmcgovern1965 Kings Park

The grounds are stunning and the staff for the most part is excellent. Of course, we had one minor issue that prevents me from rating this excellent. Are first night dining experience was outside near the pool. Half the tables had an overhang and half did not have an overhang. As luck would have it, it rained while we were dining. The… Read more
The grounds are stunning and the staff for the most part is excellent. Of course, we had one minor issue that prevents me from rating this excellent. Are first night dining experience was outside near the pool. Half the tables had an overhang and half did not have an overhang. As luck would have it, it rained while we were dining. The problem we encountered, the staff would not move our table of about ten persons [part of a family wedding] to an open area under the overhang as it was to be the dance floor. We got a hold of the hotel manager, table is moved, no problem, common sense. Point is, the staff could not think to handle this situation so, it missed being an excellent experience. Overall, it really is a nice place. Just don't dine outside. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Grotto Bay Beach Resort (Lazy in the Off-Season)

Feb 15, 2019 reachtrisha maryland

We were set to stay at Grotto Beach for 4 nights January 31st through February 1st, 2019. 1st - Upon arrival (and not before) we were informed that they'd need a major credit card to take a 100 dollar PER NIGHT hold for INCIDENTALS! I've stayed in hotels all over this world and NEVER have I been inconvenienced with such a LARGE incidental… Read more
We were set to stay at Grotto Beach for 4 nights January 31st through February 1st, 2019. 1st - Upon arrival (and not before) we were informed that they'd need a major credit card to take a 100 dollar PER NIGHT hold for INCIDENTALS! I've stayed in hotels all over this world and NEVER have I been inconvenienced with such a LARGE incidental hold. 2nd - They placed us in room 620. The room itself had a BEAUTIFUL view; however, we were plagued with construction workers (who were very very bold and at sometimes combative when our responses were not to their liking). They were doing construction as early as 8am and as late as 6pm every day we were there. At one point, they started with a JACKHAMMER at 8am on Saturday morning. Before anyone suggests "well you should have asked for a room move" I will challenge you first with the question "Why put us there to begin with?". Three people checking in and unpacking bags not realizing that they'd need to gather all their things up to move to who knows where...was just not palatable. 3rd - No one seemed to be wanting to "DO" anything, and when asked about it, the answer was always: "It's the off-season so it's not available". For instance, the pool bar, which they boast about on their website, was not staffed for MOST of the time we were there, even though the first day we arrived they made sure to let us know where to find it!! I totally understand the concept of "reduced hours" due to demand...but to totally NOT OPEN when you actually have paying guests is unacceptable to me. We are in the process of planning a return trip to Bermuda in Early September. I will NOT stay at this place ever again though. Read less