Tucker’s Point and Reefs named top Bermuda hotels
Two local resorts made US News & World Report’s 2013 ranking of best hotels in the Caribbean.
Rosewood Tucker’s Point and The Reefs Hotel & Club — were ranked number one and two, respectively for Bermuda.
The rankings named the top 30 in an exclusive overall ranking of the Caribbean and also broke down the list into specific island destinations.
Based on a methodology that factors in the aggregate opinion of both travel experts and guests, the report only ranks luxury hotels which US News defines as those that consistently receive a four- or five-star “hotel class” rating.
Out of the eight luxury hotels in Bermuda — Tucker’s Point and The Reefs made their list.
According to the publication, hotels named “best” in their destination are typically the properties that rank in the top 33 percent of all four-and five-star hotels in that region.
“Since opening in 2009, this opulent 88-room luxury resort set in the ‘Jewel of the Atlantic’ is favoured by guests for its sophisticated atmosphere,” the review states of Tucker’s Point. “Guestrooms are airy, opulent, and ornamented in pastel green and yellow tones with stone and wood accents.”
Of The Reefs, the review said: “Perched above southern Bermuda’s pink-sand beaches, The Reefs Hotel & Club earns high praise from guests for jaw-dropping ocean views and spacious accommodations. Guestrooms boast private patios that provide gorgeous water views. Most guests describe the resort as charming and convenient.”
“We are honoured to be selected as the number two property on the US News & World Report’s Bermuda’s Best Hotels 2013 list,” said David Dodwell Jr, The Reefs manager. “Our number one focus at The Reefs is offering our guests a fantastic Bermuda vacation, and this selection is a testament to all the efforts that our dedicated and hard-working staff have put in to provide such an experience. Recognition such as this only drives us to continue working hard to maintain the reputation that we have been so fortunate to receive.”
One of Tucker’s Point Rosewood sister properties — Jumba Bay in Antigua — was named to the number eight spot in the exclusive overall ranking of the Caribbean. Five resorts in the Turks & Caicos were listed among the top 30 along with the Ritz-Carlton in the Cayman Islands.
The posh Tortuga Bay Hotel in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, which boasts 1,500 acres of nature reserve and spacious villas designed by fashion icon Oscar de la Renta, took the number one spot in the Caribbean.