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Bermuda I’ve travelled extensively, having worked in the holiday

I visited all our hotels and sampled numerous

industry for 27 years, and I’d always been intrigued

restaurants, enjoying inexpensive fare as well as world

by the idea of Bermuda. So a couple of years ago,

class international cuisine, and it’s now one of my top

I was thrilled to be able to take advantage of the

destinations; the beaches are amazing, the culture

opportunity to visit this fascinating island with its pink

and history captivating and there’s a great mix of

soft sand beaches and intriguing history. The direct

British and US cultures playing their own part in this

British Airways flight takes only 7 hours, and the hassle-

efficiently run yet relaxing island. To find out more,

free arrival through customs is indicative of a country

please contact our expert Sussex -based reservations

that’s friendly and well-organised. It’s an island whose

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heritage and sophistication belies its size and there’s so

Matt Rice

much to see and do including superb golf and some

Deputy Managing Director Classic Collection Holidays

great wreck diving off its shores.

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PRICE PROMISE AWARD WINNING TRAVEL Classic has been honoured with Outstanding Service Awards annually since 2005 by the specialist travel agents in AITO and during the last year we’ve been the proud recipients of additional accolades from Elite, Advantage, TTA and Worldchoice, Travel Bulletin, The Bermuda Department of Tourism and the SPAA plus a coveted British Travel Award. Additionally in 2013, for the first time ever in our 25 year history, we were thrilled to be nominated for, and win, a highly prized Travel Weekly Globe Award.

In the unlikely event that you find a more competitive price at the time of booking, we guarantee to match the price, AND offer an additional £10 per adult saving - see page 40.


Classic’s award winning sales team are delighted to share their Bermuda knowledge and expertise with you.

From left:

Dan, Eloise, Rebecca, Helen & Nicola


Your journey

TO BERMUDA

Fly direct to Bermuda

British Airways operates direct flights on a Boeing 777 to Bermuda from London Gatwick daily during the summer and five times a week in the winter, so although we’ve featured prices for 5, 7 and 10 nights, we can tailor-make your holiday for almost any departure day and duration. The flight takes around seven hours and, as Bermuda is four hours behind the UK, you’re normally scheduled to arrive in the evening in time for supper. Our brochure prices includes seats in the World Traveller cabin, although for extra comfort you have the option of upgrading to World Traveller Plus, Club World or First (see guide prices below). Additionally, you may choose to combine different class cabins for your outbound and return journeys, simply let us know your preferred requirements.

World Traveller Plus Enjoy wider seats, greater seat pitch and personal in-seat entertainment. Considerable

ST DAVIDS LIGHTHOUSE

savings are available for flights booked at

First

least 90 days prior to travel and, including

First offers the ultimate in luxury and attentive

this early booking saving*, supplements start

service. Considerable savings are available

from £315 per person return.

for flights booked at least 90 days prior to

Club World Club World offers a considerably higher level

travel and, including this early booking saving*, supplements start from £4,445 per person return.

of comfort and personalised service. Savings are available for flights booked at least 90

*Please note that early booking savings are

days prior to travel and, including this early

subject to availability and not applicable on

booking saving*, supplements start from

peak departure dates.

£2,385 per person return.

FLY FROM YOUR LOCAL AIRPORT So that you can check your luggage through to Bermuda, we can easily book regional add-on flights from Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Jersey and the Isle of Man to connect with our British Airways flights. Additionally, we can book no frills or other scheduled airlines’ domestic flights from your local airport to London Gatwick. If required, due to flight times, we will be happy to book overnight accommodation at Gatwick for you. Please call us for a price quotation.

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COMPLIMENTARY LOUNGES

FLIGHTS VIA THE STATES

We’re delighted to offer all our Bermuda

The most direct way from the UK to

customers a complimentary lounge pass at

Bermuda is on the 7 hour British Airways’

their UK departure airport. Relaxing in an

flight from Gatwick. However, we can

airport lounge is a great way to start a

also offer scheduled services with Delta,

holiday; you not only avoid the crowds, but

American Airlines, Continental and

also have time to enjoy complimentary

United Airlines from Belfast, Birmingham,

refreshments and newspapers until it’s time

Edinburgh, Glasgow, London Heathrow

for your flight.

and Manchester via The States which provides a great opportunity to spend a

PARKING & AIRPORT HOTELS

couple of nights in New York before

Through our travel partners, FHR, we are able

flying on to Bermuda.

to offer competitive rates on a wide choice of airport hotels and airport car parks, simply

STOPOVER HOTELS

let us know your requirements when you

We can arrange stays in New York in

book.

iconic and world renowned hotels

PRIVATE TRANSFERS

including The Mark Hotel and Le Parker Meridien New York, both in Manhattan

Our holidays automatically include private transfers from the airport to your hotel so you’ll arrive feeling refreshed and ready to enjoy your holiday. Visitors to Bermuda are unable to hire or rent a car, but discovering the island is easy and fun by foot, scooter, or taxi, and the public bus and ferry services are easy and efficient to use, and great value especially if you purchase a multi consecutive day pass.

(see pages 38-39). Stopovers can be booked for any duration, and to ensure that you make the most of your time in The States, we automatically include a complimentary mini guide book to New York.

NEW YORK Spend a few days in New York taking in the various sights and shopping before heading for a relaxing few days in Bermuda at Cambridge Beaches. Prices start from £2,045 per person based on two adults sharing for 3 nights at Le Parker Meridien and 3 nights at Cambridge Beaches departing from Heathrow on 31 January 2014 and returning to Gatwick.

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Discover

YOUR BERMUDA

“This idyllic, sub-tropical destination is the oldest of the British colonies to which many return year after year” Just 22 miles long and 2 miles wide, glorious pink sand beaches, glistening turquoise waters, lush green foliage, manicured lawns and quaint pastel-coloured cottages, are the hallmarks of this tiny speck of land 1000 miles north of the Caribbean, 600 miles (2 hours flying time) east of the American coast, and only a 7 hour flight from the UK. Comprising 181 islands, islets and rocks, the eight largest islands are all linked by bridges and causeways, and it is easy to travel around thanks to a very good transport system of ferries, buses and taxis, or for the more adventurous, scooters are easy to hire and lots of fun. The island boasts a laid back, albeit sophisticated, atmosphere and Bermudians, proud of their beautiful island and renowned for their hospitality, greet visitors with warmth and sincere friendliness.

FAIRMONT HAMILTON PRINCESS

A LITTLE HISTORY

restaurants and cafes to suit all tastes and

Bermuda has a fascinating history as Britain’s

budgets from Bermudian dishes to

oldest colony. Dating back to 1615, the historic

international cuisine including Asian, Italian,

links are evidenced by the numerous

Spanish, and Middle eastern. Not surprisingly,

charming colonial buildings dotted across the

English pub fare is also an important part of

island, a range of old-style British pubs, and

the culinary landscape.

the delightful tradition of serving English-style afternoon tea is available in many hotels and

WORLD CLASS HOTELS

restaurants.

We offer the finest choice of accommodation

AN ISLAND PARADISE

on Bermuda including world class and resort hotels and boutique properties. Cambridge

Exuding sophisticated hospitality and charm

Beaches is the most famous of the locally-

and wearing its colonial heritage on its sleeve,

named ‘cottage colonies’ which comprise

this sub-tropical island is no stranger to wealth

delightful low level bungalow-style

which is self evident in the high living

accommodation scattered amidst

standards and superb infrastructure. There are

sophisticated well-manicured gardens.

DARK’N’STORMY & RUM SWIZZLE Try not to leave Bermuda without sampling a dark’n’stormy! Gosling Black Seal Rum, brewed on the island since 1860 and available in standard 80 proof format or stronger 151 proof, is mixed with a particularly fullbodied ginger beer to create Bermuda’s unofficial national drink. Gosling rum is also the main ingredient in the island’s delightful rum swizzle, and as many hoteliers host swizzle parties, you’re likely to try it at least once!

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ISLAND CUISINE

NIGHTLIFE

Premier local seafood epitomises

There are informal wine bars and smart

Bermudian cuisine, not surprisingly given the

lounges for quiet romantic evenings, Old

waters that surround the island, although

English style pubs serving draught beers and

American influences ensure that succulent

traditional fare, and bars with live

steak-lovers are also well-catered for. Fish

entertainment. And for those wanting to

chowder concocted from snapper or

dance on in to the wee small hours, there’s

rockfish and served with sherry pepper

Cellar in the West End, Light in the East End

sauce and rum is a local favourite as are

and Pickled Onion in the City of Hamilton.

spiny lobster, wahoo, shark hash, and

Every Friday evening during the summer

codfish cakes with a pinch of curry. Fried

months, visitors and Bermudians together

fish fillets in a bun and fresh fish sandwiches

head for the hotels and bars offering happy

provide a healthy riposte to fast food

hour drinks; often moving in unison from one

burgers, and traditional dishes also include

happy hour venue to the next.

Hoppin’ John (peas and rice), and Peas & Plenty (black-eyed peas aromatically

BERMUDIAN DOLLARS

cooked with onions, salt pork and rice).

Fixed to the US dollar on a one to one basis,

Fresh fruit including bananas, avocado and

the official currency is the Bermudian dollar

BERMUDA SHORTS

cassava, and peas, rice and red beans are

which, although easily available from banks

Although the island is adapting to

customary accompaniments to many island

and ATM’s on the island, cannot be

a far less formal dress code,

dishes.

exchanged outside the country. It is

Bermuda shorts, fashioned on the

therefore easiest for visitors to use US dollars

British military uniform for hot

RESTAURANTS

which are universally accepted on the island

climates in the early 20th century,

Although Bermuda is only 22 miles long and

and easy to exchange.

are taken very seriously with the law stating

2 miles wide, there are nearly 200 restaurants, cafes and bars ranging from

HERITAGE

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relaxed English style pubs with inexpensive

An island unlike any other, Bermuda is rich in

should not be

fare, local restaurants serving traditional

various delightful traditions and engaging

shorter than six

and American influenced food, to the more

customs and is a charming blend of British

inches above the

formal restaurants boasting international

colonialism, American culture and African

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cuisine. Most hotels offer quintessentially

influences evident in the architecture, cuisine

English afternoon teas and many feature

and language. African influences are

fine dining experiences, the most romantic

apparent in the island’s music and the British

of which is provided by the beachside

historic influences continue to dominate in all

resort hotels where couples can dine al

things legal, educational and governmental.

fresco on the delightful soft pink sands.

Although often referred in the same geographical breath as the Caribbean,

DESIGNER BRANDS

Bermuda 1000 miles to the north, boasts a

Front Street by the shore in the City of

more sophisticated, tranquil and less frenetic

Hamilton offers a sophisticated retail

style of living.

experience with internationally branded

features more than twenty unique stores and a craft market which is the perfect place to pick up an unusual present. Fine china and crystal, superb quality linens, and elegant timepieces and jewellery remain Bermuda’s most sought after purchases in no small part due to the fact that the island continues to be a tax free haven.

The Atlantic’s Gulf Stream warms the island year round. Spring, summer and autumn are ideal times to make the most of the spotless pink beaches and the

shops and designer stores whilst Royal Naval Dockyard’s Clockwork shopping mall,

CLIMATE

BERMUDA OFFER

excellent diving and snorkelling opportunities that the crystal clear waters, fine coral reef,

The Bermuda

colourful fish and numerous

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shipwrecks present. The winter

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walking and exploring the island’s

more than 60 of Bermuda's most

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THE ISLAND

“From peaceful pink sandy beaches to historical fortifications, from beautiful harbours to fantastic gardens and from world class golf courses to pristine caves, it’s easy to discover your own Bermuda”

TAXIS

BUSES

Bermuda is 22 miles long by 2 miles wide and

Taxis are readily available and many drivers

Public buses are great way of getting around

it comprises many islands linked by a series

are licensed by the government so that they

the island and they run in a Swiss-like fashion

of causeways and roads and is divided into

can additionally act as tour guides,

exactly to their timetable! Bus stops are easily

a number of Parishes. Cars are not available

identified by the blue card in the window of

identified by different coloured poles, with

to hire or rent, but visitors can easily discover

their vehicle. Tours are charged at an hourly

pink indicating services towards Bermuda’s

the island by foot, scooter, taxi, ferry or bus.

rate starting at US$55. They are subject to

capital, the City of Hamilton, whilst blue poles

how many passengers are travelling and the

indicate services away from the city. You pay

FERRIES

duration of the tour as opposed to standard

as you board either with the exact cash, or

Comprising so many islands, high-speed

taxi journeys, which are charged by the mile.

with a 1, 3, 4 or 7 consecutive day pass which

GETTING AROUND BERMUDA

can also be used on the high speed ferries.

ferries connecting Bermuda’s towns, historic sites and attractions, are a great inexpensive

Royal Naval Dockyard

way of getting around. Fares are $2.50 or $4 depending on the route; often included in day bus passes.

Flatts Village

City Hall Arts Centre City of Hamilton

SCOOTERS Bermudians, like the British, drive on the left and as island-wide speeds are limited to just 20 miles per hour, it’s easy and great fun to hire a scooter to discover the island at your own pace. Scooters come with a single or a

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dual seat. Rental fees include insurance and helmets which are mandatory to wear.

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Harrington Sound

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THE CITY OF HAMILTON & PEMBROKE PARISH

SMITHS

The capital of Bermuda since 1815, the City

Devil's Hole Aquarium

of Hamilton is packed with historic buildings, churches, shops, museums, galleries, parks and gardens set alongside a beautiful natural harbour. Highlights of the city include the Bermuda National Art Gallery, City Hall and Arts Centre, Historical Society Museum,

VONSHIRE

Fort Hamilton, Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, Victoria Park and Front Street famed for its shopping and weekly Harbour Nights street carnival (May-September).

THE WEST END

HOTEL KEY 1 Cambridge Beaches Resort 2 Pompano Beach Club 3 The Reefs 4 Fairmont Southampton 5 Elbow Beach 6 Coco Reef 7 Newstead Belmont Hills 8 Fairmont Hamilton Princess 9 Rosedon 10 Rosewood Tucker's Point 11 Grotto Bay Beach Resort Sights and places of interest

Frequent ferries operate from the City of

THE EAST END

Hamilton to the Royal Naval Dockyard

From Hamilton take a ferry ride to the Town

where you can enjoy the National Museum

of St George. This historic town and its

of Bermuda and Dolphin Quest, and take in

associated fortifications are a UNESCO

the views from the fortress walls before

designated world heritage site. Formerly

visiting the Royal Naval Cemetery, Arts

Bermuda’s capital of 200 years' standing, the

Centre, Craft Fair, Glassworks and Clayworks.

town’s history is visible in picturesque

Continue along into Somerset Village and

cottages, quaint lanes and alleyways and a

beyond to explore the nineteenth century

wealth of military, civic and religious

Scaur Hill Fort, Heydon Trust Chapel and

architecture. Highlights include several forts,

Somerset Bridge, the smallest drawbridge in

King’s Square, the Heritage Museum, St

the world! Carry on through Sandys and

Peter’s Church, the Statue of Sir George

Southampton Parishes to Gibbs Hill

Somers, founder of Bermuda, a replica of the

Lighthouse with excellent views of the island

1610 ship, Deliverance, and Somers Garden.

from the top of its 185 steps and delight in

On neighbouring St David’s there’s an

the pink sand coves visible from South Shore

impressive hill top fort and lighthouse. Dotted

Park Trail. Finally pick up the Railway Trail at

around Harrington Sound are the Bermuda

Warwick Pond and head into Paget Parish

Aquarium Museum and Zoo and Spittal Pond

and the Botanical Gardens.

Nature Reserve.

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BERMUDA

Diary

“Perfect for relaxation, Bermuda also offers a year round diary of world class sporting events, international film and music festivals, garden tours, race days and Harbour nights extravaganzas”

Marathon weekend

The island’s biggest running event spread over three days in January, with a series of mile races, 10K, a half and full marathon and the popular Bermuda Triangle Challenge, three races in three days.

Bermuda Bridge Tournament A seven day event at the end of January starting with a popular black tie Charity Game and entertainment held at The Fairmont Southampton.

BERMUDA GOOD FRIDAY KITEFEST Good Friday is celebrated at Horseshoe Bay Beach with a marvellous array of kites, live music and entertainment, with prizes for the best home-made and most decorative kites. MID-OCEAN GOLF COURSE

PEPPERCORN CEREMONY Bands and parades celebrate in St George in

Whatever time of year you visit this delightful

April to mark the move in 1816 of the island’s

island, there’ll always be something extra to

capital to Hamilton City from St George

entertain you. Please note that the exact

leaving the Old State House to be rented to

dates of festivities change from year to year

freemasons for just one peppercorn!

and whilst those printed are accurate at the time of producing this brochure, the dates of some events may change. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you check with our reservations team at the time of booking if a particular festival or celebration is important to the enjoyment of your holiday.

Harbour Nights A street festival for all the family, once a week during May to August. Front Street in Hamilton hosts a celebration of culture, cuisine and life in Bermuda (Wed 7-10pm).

BERMUDA INTERNATIONAL INVITATIONAL RACE WEEK

Bermuda Day The highlight of Heritage Month, the month of May, Bermuda Day (24 May) was formerly known as Victoria Day (after Queen Victoria) and later Empire Day. Bermudians traditionally take their first dip in the ocean, sporting events include the Half Marathon Derby running races, plus fast paced cycle and roller blade races between Somerset Island and Pembroke Parish, with Bermuda Fitted Dinghies first race of the season held in St Georges harbour and the colourful and cultural Bermuda Day Parade winding through the streets of the City of Hamilton.

Newport-Bermuda Race Founded in 1906, this was the first ocean race designed for amateur sailors in normal boats. Since then it has become a world class yachting event which ranks alongside the Sydney Hobart race, attracting some of the world’s leading Formula One boats. Held in late June.

International yacht race in the Great Sound during May.

Cup Match Cricket Festival A two-day match held on the Thursday

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Bermuda Festival An annual event for more

and Friday before the first Monday in

than three decades

August and the most popular event of

the Bermuda Festival is

the year. In odd years, hosted by St

a two month long

David’s and in even years, Somerset. So

extravaganza offering

much more than just a cricket match,

a range of

the event is a carnival style midsummer

performances by a

national holiday

diverse selection of

with thousands

international and local

flocking to see the

artist and covers the

game, play the

entire spectrum of performing arts;

gaming tables and

from ballet, opera and classical

enjoy the local

music to contemporary dance and

delicacies from the

music, theatre, jazz, gospel and

hundreds of food

church choirs. The festival runs from

stalls.

early February to the end of March.


Sand sculptures

WEDDINGS

An international sand sculpture competition is held in late August.

BERMUDA TRIPLE CROWN BILLFISH CHAMPIONSHIP Now in its tenth year, and considered to be one of the most challenging marlin series in the Atlantic Ocean, it features several of the top game boats, crews and owners in the

Bermuda boasts an unique combination of sultry tropical flavours traditions which mingle to create a wonderfully romantic location in which to propose, marry, renew vows,

Moonlight movies

celebrate a special birthday or

Labour Day Holiday celebrations, the Moonlight Movies Series transforms beaches and parks into outdoor cinemas where you can picnic and watch movies under the stars.

LENNON BERMUDA PEACE DAY CONCERT

ROMANCE

and a rich tapestry of cultures and

sport.

The last weekend in August, and as part of the

Classic &

enjoy a honeymoon, or simply anniversary. It’s an idyllic island with a sophisticated yet relaxed lifestyle, and there’s a certain Britishness about which the Bermudians are very proud. A peaceful way of life coupled with the friendliness of the people ensures a perfect stay.

In June 1980 John Lennon sailed to Bermuda on a yacht for an extended holiday. The experience sparked his musical genius and within just 6 weeks he wrote 25 songs breaking

wEDDINGS

a 5 year writer’s block. The resulting

Bermuda’s picturesque beauty plus world-

comeback album was entitled Double

class facilities ensure that all your wishes will

Fantasy, named after a flower he had seen in

be met on your special day: coral pink

the Bermuda Botanical Gardens. Don’t miss

beaches in hidden coves and vibrant green

this one day event on September 21st.

cliff tops overlooking the ocean are amongst the wide selection of settings in which to say

PGA Grand Slam Golf

‘I do’. Many of our chosen hotels can offer

Held at Port Royal Golf Course in October, the

a delightful wedding service on the beach:

PGA Grand Slam is the end of the golf season

a truly romantic and memorable way to

event with the winners of a major

sanctify your marriage vows. Wherever you

championship competing for over a $1 million

choose, you can be sure of being

purse.

pampered, and if you wish to invite family and friends to share your special day, the

World Rugby Classic

island offers accommodation to suit every

A week of international competition between

taste. Simply call freephone 0800 294 9329 to

former top players representing 11 countries

speak to our weddings coordinators about

including a women’s international between

various wedding options at our hotels.

the UK and the US. Exciting and fast paced matches, dancing at the end of each match day and local cuisine makes for a fun week.

HONEYMOONS Choose your honeymoon hideaway

Bermuda Goodwill Golf Tournament

from a wide selection of properties

A four day event held early in December, the

traditional manor houses and cottage

Bermuda Goodwill Golf Tournament is now

colonies to the sumptuousness of a

into its 61st year. Teams made up of one

resort hotel complete with luxury spa.

professional player and three amateurs from

Many of our chosen hotels offer

clubs across UK, Canada and US play exciting

complimentary room upgrades,

and fun filled golf at four different courses.

flowers and sparkling wine for

ranging from the intimate seclusion of

honeymooners. Do let us know that

Christmas Boat Parade

you are booking your honeymoon

A December event with fireworks and

and we will inform the hotel although

illuminated boats sailing in Hamilton Harbour.

you may be required to show proof of your marriage upon arrival.

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Active

IN BERMUDA

“Whether you relax on the beaches, dive into crystal clear waters, hike through nature reserves or discover the heritage courtesy of the National Trust, Bermuda will delight everyone who visits”

BELL DIVING & SNORKELLING Bell or helmet diving means that you can experience underwater magic without having to get your hair wet, and you don’t even have to be able to swim! Rather than diving, it’s more a case of walking along the ocean floor wearing a special helmet into which fresh air is pumped. Even at a depth rarely exceeding 10 feet, fish and coral reef can be viewed close up, and children as young as five years can enjoy the fantastic underwater world. Alternatively, you might like to simply snorkel, and although this is possible directly from many of Bermuda’s pink sand beaches the most pristine snorkelling spots are further off-shore and

A multitude of activities are on offer in

need to be reached by boat. A cruise

CRUISING & SAILING

catering specifically for snorkellers, rather

There is no better way to experience

than a cruise mixed with divers, is the best

Bermuda than from the water. The island’s

way to see the premier snorkelling sites, and

many charter boat companies offer a

given that many ships crashed along coral

fabulous choice of sightseeing excursions

reefs, a shipwreck visit is often included.

with everything from secret coves and beaches, to glass bottom boat trips, sunset

Bermuda. The clear waters with their worldfamous shipwrecks, colourful coral reefs, vivid

FISHING

fish, and sea turtles might tempt you to try a

Over 410 species of fish inhabit the waters

bit of diving or snorkelling. Fishing enthusiasts

around Bermuda. Shore fishermen can angle

can choose between shore and ocean

for bonefish, pompano, grey snapper and

fishing, and sailors can enjoy sailing, kayaking

barracuda, while over the reefs the most

or simply cruising on a luxury yacht. Back on

sought-after fish are the yellowtail snapper

land, there’s the delightful Railway Trail for

and Bermuda chub. Out on the ocean, blue

avid walkers, seven challenging golf courses,

water anglers fight blue marlin, white marlin,

more than 200 species of migratory birds for

blackfin and yellowfin tuna, amberjack and

twitchers, horse-riding, designer shopping in

wahoo. Conditions for fishermen are

Hamilton, exploring botanical gardens and

generally best from May to November.

Whether you plan to swim, snorkel, sightsee or simply unwind and relax aboard an airconditioned cruiser, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Alternatively, why not break away from the beach scene and paddle along mangrove-lined shorelines instead? Bermuda offers numerous kayaking opportunities with single and double kayaks for hire. Kayak tours are also available and open to novices and experienced paddlers alike. Small sail

caves, or simply relaxing by your hotel pool or

boats are also available for hire for those

on the delightful pink sandy beaches.

who know how to handle them.

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swizzle cruises, snorkelling trips and eco tours.

Bermuda’s clear waters are ideal for

BERMUDA NATIONAL TRUST

diving and snorkelling. Colourful coral

The Bermuda National Trust

reefs teem with vividly-coloured fish, sea

has worked for 40 years to

turtles and other marine life, while the

protect and preserve Bermuda’s

ocean floor is covered with hundreds of

heritage of traditional historic

wrecks dating from the 15th to the 20th

houses, islands, gardens,

century. With several fully equipped

cemeteries and nature reserves as

diving centres, each having certified

well as its delightful coastline. The

dive masters, both wreck and reef dives

Bermuda National Trust hosts

are possible. There are a number of PADI

guided tours throughout the year

recognised dive schools on the island,

and can also arrange specialised

three with a coveted five star rating.

tours. UK National Trust members

Diving operates all year round, but, by

can use their cards in Bermuda,

far the most popular season is from May

and vice versa, so you can buy a

to October when the water

National Trust card in Bermuda and

temperatures are a comfortable 75˚-86˚F.

use it when you get home!


RACQUET SPORTS Following a visit to England in 1871, Thomas Middleton brought a love of lawn tennis back to Bermuda with him. Since then things have come on apace with no fewer than 70 all-

Spa

weather courts, many floodlit, dotted around

Bermuda is the perfect place to

the island with many hotels boasting their own

unwind and many of the hotels

courts. If you prefer something a little pacier,

feature delightful world class spas to

there’s also squash with several international

help you relax. Here’s a quick

sized courts available for use by visitors.

introduction to our favourites . . .

HORSE-RIDING

THE spa

An early morning horseback ride along the more remote southern shores might well become your most lasting memory of the

at Elbow Beach

The Spa at Elbow Beach is one of Bermuda’s ultimate experiences.

island. Although you can’t go it alone on

Stunning ocean views from individual

horseback, guided rides are offered along the

balconies are the perfect backdrop to

island’s scenic trails.

the Spa’s six private suites. Stylish,

HIKING & WALKING

elegant and peaceful, the Spa is a haven of utter tranquillity in which to

Bermuda’s many nature reserves and parks

enjoy superb holistic treatments from

present an ideal opportunity for walkers or

the team of highly trained therapists.

hikers to explore. Guided walking tours

at Cambridge Beaches

as ecological walkabouts can be booked. The best hiking areas are in Southampton and

The Ocean Spa provides luxurious relaxation

Warwick Parishes, South Shore Park and Spittal

and a wide variety of beauty therapies and

Pond.

has been frequently recognised by many spa and travel publications. Choose from an

RAILWAY TRAIL

extensive range of spa, beauty, health and

Walkers and riders should rejoice at the

wellbeing treatments all skilfully delivered by

demise of the island’s narrow gauge railway

experienced and professional staff.

after just 16 years in operation. It never caught

at The Fairmont Southampton

on. Some 37 years after its closure in 1947, the

WILLOW STREAM spa

government set aside the remaining sections of the old rail line for footpaths and bridle

The Willow Stream Spa at The Fairmont

ways. Although not a single, continuous route

Southampton takes its lead from the

- there are seven sections in total covering

soothing nature and quiet strength of the

some 21 miles from Somerset in the west to St

ocean. Signature experiences have been

George’s in the East – the trail is nonetheless a

created as the ultimate in indulgence with

traffic-safe route for joggers, walkers, cyclists

body wraps, aromatherapy, reflexology,

and the occasional scooter rider.

massage and a full range of beauty ELBOW BEACH

resident population of 22 species. Spittal Pond,

at Rosewood Tucker's Point

Bermuda’s largest nature reserve, Paget

therapies with delightful daily specials

More than 200 species of migratory birds wing their way to Bermuda during autumn and spring, considerably augmenting the islands

Marsh, Warwick Pond Nature Reserve and Somerset Long Bay Nature Reserve are the best areas for spotting numerous species of seabirds, ducks, shorebirds, sandpipers, warblers, herons and stilts. Perhaps the most famous bird associated with Bermuda is the Longtail. A migrant, rather than native or resident, it has nonetheless been adopted by many as the national bird of Bermuda and its arrival on the island is synonymous with the coming of spring.

THE FAIRMONT SOUTHAMPTON

THE OCEAN spa

focussing on architecture and history as well

BIRD-WATCHING

HOTELS

treatments.

THE spa

The Spa at Tucker's Point offers a

luxurious array of traditional and exotic including a Flowers Hold Life Ritual and Glamorous Gold Therapy. Deliciously named signature treatments include Vitamin Rich Chocolate Massage, Beekeeper No. 5 Honey and Cane Sugar Scrub and Tropical Rain Splash Therapy. Many of our other Bermuda hotels feature spas, simply contact us for further details. CAMBRIDGE BEACHES

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Golf

IN BERMUDA

More golf courses per square mile

HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGES

than anywhere else in the world, a

More romantically old-fashioned than

fine year round climate and truly

practical, horse and carriage rides are

stunning scenery makes Bermuda a

available for touring around the City of

fabulous destination for golfers. Many

Hamilton. A carriage drawn by one horse

of Bermuda’s outstanding courses are

can take up to four passengers, two horse

designed by some of the greatest

carriages more. Prices are fixed and

architects including Robert Trent

charged in 30 minute increments. Tours

Jones, Charles Banks and Charles Blair

usually start on Front Street on the east side

Mcdonald. Of the seven courses, five

of the cruise ship terminal.

are open to the public. Two of these

PORT ROYAL GOLF COURSE

are government owned and

BERMUDA BOTANICAL GARDENS

managed allowing golfers to pre-book

Originally opened in 1898 the Bermuda

tee times up to seven days in

Botanical Gardens feature 36 acres of trees,

advance through an automated

flowers and shrubs and is also home to the

reservation system. There are three

Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art which

private clubs which operate a policy

boasts more than 1,200 pieces of art, all in

of restricted access to non-members.

some way connected to the island, plus Camden House, the official residence of Bermuda’s Premier.

GOLF COURSES The Belmont Hills recently renovated course

GUIDED TOURS

is now a challenging par 70, whilst the

Discover some of Bermuda’s history and

government run course of Port Royal is

nature on one of the Bermuda National Trust

ranked as one of the best public courses in

guided tours. Visit Waterville, an exceptional

the world. Designed by Robert Trent Jones it

18th century Bermuda house with a fine

enjoys spectacular sea views and each year

display of antiques and lush grounds, before

the course plays host to the Bermuda Open

a short drive to Paget Marsh, a wetland

Championship. World-class golf can be

haven for wildflowers and bird life.

enjoyed at the 18 hole Tucker’s Point golf course, completely redesigned by Roger

BERMUDA AQUARIUM, MUSEUM & ZOO

Rulewich and renowned for its immaculately manicured course and facilities. Guests of

The Aquarium boasts over 100 species of

Tucker’s Point also receive playing privileges

native fish including parrot fish, trigger fish

at the renowned Mid Ocean Club ranking

and moray eels and is also home to a living

among the world’s top 100 courses. The

replica of one of Bermuda’s spectacular

Fairmont Southampton Golf Club boasts a

coral reefs. One of the largest coral

number of water hazards and stunning views

collections in the world it counts barracudas

and the Ocean View Club features a 9 hole

and sharks amongst its marine life. There is course with elevated tees and

also a Natural History Museum and a zoo

spectacular ocean views, ideal for a

with a variety of birds, reptiles and mammals.

quick game. The first golf course to be opened in Bermuda in 1922 was Riddell’s Bay Golf & Country Club which is a fairly challenging course with some holes set very close to the ocean, apparently the first hole is the toughest in Bermuda! GOLF NOTES Green fees range from $86 up to $215, although on average expect to pay approximately $110 per person for an 18 hole round. Club rental costs from $45 and lessons from $60 per half hour. All the courses require proper golf attire; shirts must have collars and shorts must be Bermuda shorts length (to the knees). THE FAIRMONT SOUTHAMPTON GOLF COURSE

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Active

IN BERMUDA

CRYSTAL & FANTASY CAVES

GIBBS HILL LIGHTHOUSE

The Crystal Caves are the most famous of

Constructed in 1844 the Gibbs Hill Lighthouse

the many caves in Bermuda and named

is the oldest cast iron lighthouse in the world

after the crystal clear water that fills these

and boasts excellent views of the island from

caves. The clarity is so perfect that it is

the top of its 185 steps, plus a traditional

possible to see the cave floor, which at one

English afternoon tea can be enjoyed in the

point lies 55 feet below the water’s surface.

restaurant located in the former home of the

The cave is full of illuminated stalagmites and

lighthouse keeper.

stalactites and some join to form a single column from floor to ceiling. Fantasy Cave is

ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD

a virtual jewel box filled from top to bottom

Once a strategic outpost for the British Navy

with formations. Rare chandelier clusters of

the historic Royal Naval Dockyard has been

soda straw formations adorn the ceilings in

transformed into a popular visitor attraction

great abundance. Entire walls are covered

and the new port of choice for larger cruise

in calcite mineral deposits that resemble

ships coming into Bermuda. Visit the

frozen waterfalls and deep pools of water

Bermuda Maritime Museum and Dolphin

hint at the underlying network of

Quest, Royal Naval Cemetery, Arts Centre,

passageways connecting the caves with the

Craft Fair, Glassworks, Clayworks, Clocktower

ocean.

shopping mall and Snorkel Park Beach and watersports centre.

BERMUDA UNDERWATER EXPLORATION INSTITUTE The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute houses a shipwreck gallery showcasing many items collected from some of the 400 wreck sites in the waters GIBBS LIGHTHOUSE

BEACHES With 75 miles of coastline and 34 fantastic

surrounding the island, plus a rare collection of early diving equipment and there is also an opportunity to take a simulated trip to the ocean floor by submarine.

beaches ranging from long expanses of

HAMILTON HARBOUR NIGHTS The City of Hamilton is set alongside a beautiful natural harbour and once a week during the summer season (May-September) Front Street is closed to traffic for Harbour Nights; a festival of craft and food stalls, live performances and, most

beautiful pink sand to tiny, secluded coves

importantly for shopaholics, late

there is a beach to suit everyone. Bermudian

night opening in all the stores and

beaches are pink due to the remains of tiny

boutiques!

red organisms which grow under coral reefs, and, alongside bits of coral and shell, create a beautiful pink hue in the sand. Many of our chosen hotels feature their own private beach but the majority of beaches are public. Horseshoe Bay in Southampton Parish is considered the most beautiful beach in Bermuda with its curved stretch of pink sand and it boasts a good range of facilities. Many of the beaches are surrounded by coral reefs and great for snorkelling, including Tobacco Bay in St George’s Parish, one of the most popular beaches on the island, the secluded and picturesque Warwick Long Bay, and Elbow Beach with a reef close to the shore. Popular family beaches include Jobson’s Cove, a small and secluded beach enclosed by cliffs with calm and shallow waters, and Shelly Bay, with its endless stretch of shallow waters and a large playground. Dockyard’s Snorkel Park Beach is best for watersports and activities. ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD

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travelling with

Classic Collection

A WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE

Our customers expect excellence, and from the moment that you contact our reservations staff, you’ll know that we offer a professional and flexible service. We have been arranging holidays for 25 years and we know and love Bermuda and if there’s any additional detail that you need, we’ll simply contact our hotel partners to ensure that you are booking exactly the holiday you’ve dreamed about.

CLASSIC TAILOR-MADE We tailor-make all our holidays so that you are free to choose your departure airport, the airline you’d like to fly with, and the length of your holiday. The prices shown in this brochure are for the most popular holiday durations of 5, 7 and 10 nights but alternative durations from as little as 4 nights are also available. Short breaks are becoming increasingly popular, and whether it’s a quick break or longer holiday, simply contact us for availability and prices.

ACCOMMODATION ONLY If you prefer to organise your own flights, we are happy to book hotel accommodation for you. Room upgrade supplements will be the same as detailed on the hotel description pages, and we can easily include private transfers for your arrival and departure.

WHEN TO TRAVEL Some of the resorts in this brochure feature hotels which provide year-round holidays, but you may find that in some areas there are fewer facilities and attractions available during the quieter holiday months. The choice of restaurants in some hotels may be limited during quieter periods and some activities may be restricted by seasonal demand. If a particular hotel facility or a specific feature or attraction is important to the enjoyment of your holiday, please discuss this with us at the time that you book.

FAIRMONT HAMILTON PRINCESS

COMPLIMENTARY GUIDE BOOK So that you can make the most out of your short break or holiday, we are delighted to offer a complimentary miniguide book with every booking. These books are packed full of stunning photographs, easy-to-use maps and all the information that you need to make the most of your holiday. Your mini-guidebook will be included with your tickets and information pack.

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OUR RESORT SERVICE

CHAMPAGNE GIFTS

Classic customers tend to be well-seasoned

If you have already travelled with us and, on

FLEXIBLE DINING, DINE AROUND & ALL INCLUSIVE

travellers and, because we know that you

your recommendation, your friends or family

So that you can sample the local restaurants,

prefer to exercise your independence, our

book a holiday with us, simply contact us

but still have the option of pre-booking your

resort management services are always

giving both your own and your family or

evening meal in the hotel for some nights,

discreet and unobtrusive. In Bermuda, the

friends booking details, and as a thank you

take advantage of our flexible dining plan.

excellent concierge services in the larger

we’ll send you both a complimentary bottle

You can book as many, or as few, evening

hotels, and the owner managers in the smaller

of champagne, either directly or via your

meals in the hotel as you wish and you don’t

hotels, are extremely knowledgeable about

travel agent.

even have to tell us for which nights until you

everything Bermudian and will be delighted to

arrive at the hotel. Prices for dinner are

help with recommendations and bookings be

LOYALTY

detailed as half board supplements on each

they for restaurants, spas, rounds of golf,

To reward loyal customers, we’re pleased to

hotel page. Additionally, some hotels offer a

private boat hire, or general excursions. You

offer a reduction of £40 per booking on your

dine around concept where guests can

simply need to ask. And although we don’t

next holiday, or where hotels participate in

choose between dining in their hotel or in a

have a Classic representative on the island,

our hotel loyalty scheme, you’ll be rewarded

different hotel on some nights, or sometimes

we’ll give you a telephone number for our

with an £80 per booking reduction when you

even in one of the local restaurants. Some

local agent to contact during your stay.

travel to the same Classic hotel within a year.

hotels offer an all inclusive package to

Simply let your travel agent or our

include meals, drinks, children’s clubs and

reservations team have the details of your

non-motorised sports. Please do check with

previous Classic holiday when you book.

us carefully as to what is included.

CLASSIC VALUE Our managers and staff visit Bermuda regularly to ensure that we negotiate the best possible terms with our hoteliers. Because of

CELEBRATE WITH US

this personal relationship, we are able to

Owing to the spectacular location and

negotiate special Classic value offers which

exclusive nature of many of our properties

are highlighted on each hotel page. And,

they are perfect for an anniversary, birthday

because we continue to negotiate with our

celebration, wedding or honeymoon.

hoteliers after our brochures have been

Contact our specialist sales team on

published, we are always in receipt of

freephone 0800 294 9329 or 01903 836643 or

additional offers which are published on our

email specialistsales@classic-collection.co.uk

website and promoted by our reservations

who will be pleased to discuss your

staff. Please ensure that you call us to check

celebration plans and help you decide on

prices as offers can result in the price reducing

the most suitable hotel.

from those originally published.

£100 £50 £25 HOLIDAY VOUCHER

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100% FINANCIAL PROTECTION All the flight inclusive holidays within this brochure are financially protected by the ATOL scheme under ATOL number 5837. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL certificate (for further information about financial protection please see our booking conditions and www.atol.org.uk). For holidays and travel arrangements which do not include travel by air, your financial protection is administered by the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) under membership number W5429. In the unlikely event of our insolvency, the CAA and/or ABTA will ensure that you are not stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any money you have paid to us for an advance booking. ABTA members help holidaymakers get the most from their travel arrangements, and assist them in the unlikely event that things don't go according to plan. Under ABTA’s Code of Conduct, we

BROCHURE DETAILS & PRICES

maintain a high standard of service to our

We take great care in producing our

customers. For further information about

brochures and meticulously check every

ABTA, the Code of Conduct, and the

detail. Although our guide prices are correct

arbitration scheme, contact ABTA tel 0207 637

at time of printing, it is inevitable that prices

2444 or www.abta.com

and details will change after going to press. We will confirm the current price when you book, and as part of our commitment to high quality customer service, we will advise you of changes to any relevant details. Please note all holidays and Classic value offers shown are subject to availability.

BOOKING ONLINE We offer a tailor-made service which isn’t available on-line. Our website www.classic-collection.co.uk offers information, photographs, special offers, price guides and a brochure ordering and booking enquiry service, and our friendly reservations team are highly trained to ensure that they can book exactly the right holiday for you. Our freephone number 0800 294 9329 ensures that you, or your travel agent, can call us at our expense and we’re open until 10pm every evening so you can take advantage of our expert services at a time most convenient to you.

AITO Classic Collection Holidays is a member of the Association of Independent Tour Operators which represents Britain’s leading independent tour operators and encourages high standards of quality and service. Classic Collection Holidays abides by the Association’s Code of Conduct and adheres to the AITO Quality Charter. Please telephone 020 8744 9280 or visit www.aito.co.uk for further details.

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OUR PRICES Our prices are normally based on two adults sharing a standard room or suite even though many of our properties feature rooms that are spacious enough to take three adults, or two adults and one child or two adults and two children. Sole use of rooms is often available for a supplement.

CHILD PRICES Many of our hotels offer reductions to the first child (normally aged 2-11 years) when they share a room with two full fare paying passengers and relevant 5-night child prices are shown in the hotel price grids (contact us for alternative durations & additional child prices). Children enjoying reduced prices can only be accommodated where there is sufficient space in a room and it may be that a child price can only be given in a superior or deluxe room or suite because the standard room can only accommodate two guests. Where there is sufficient space in a room for four occupants, a reduction may be available for a second child. Many childfriendly hotels offer substantial reductions to older children and children staying in separate rooms (ie, not sharing with an adult) and some hotels are willing to give discounts or even free stays to children sharing a room with one adult (normally under these circumstances the adult will pay the equivalent of a sole use supplement).

CHILD FACILITIES & INTERCONNECTING ROOMS Many hotels have babysitting services and some run children’s clubs for certain age groups. Babysitting services and children’s clubs are payable locally in resort and our reservations team can advise you on the various types of services and clubs that are available. Many of our hotels are able to offer interconnecting rooms and we are happy to confirm these at the time of booking.

Complimentary child seats We’re delighted to give our younger travellers a practical gift to take on holiday. If your booking includes children aged up to 11 years (excluding infants), we’ll put you in touch with BubbleBum www.bubblebum.co who will send your complimentary inflatable booster seat/s directly to you or your travel agent.

interconnecting rooms and a babysitting service, and offers generous discounts for children up to 18 sharing with two adults, whilst Pompano Beach Club boasts interconnecting rooms, a children’s pool, a babysitting service, plus a fantastic games room with PlayStation II, video games, table tennis, pool table and

FAMILY FRIENDLY

shuffleboard. Elbow Beach offers interconnecting rooms and in high

Many of our hotels are suitable for

season there is a children’s club offering

discerning families and although we

a range of activities for children aged 5

particularly recommend the following

to 12, babysitting service and children will

hotels from this brochure, please do

love the beautiful beach. The setting is

discuss various options with our

fantastic for children at Grotto Bay

reservations team. The Fairmont

Beach Resort with a private beach to

Southampton is ideal for families with a

laze around on, interconnecting rooms

children’s Explorer Camp, separate pool,

and an all inclusive option are available. GOMBEY DANCER

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SPA I GOLF I HONEYMOONS

Rosewood Tucker's Point Tucker’s Point, Hamilton Parish

PALM COURT swimmng pool

VILLA SUITE

ACCOMMODATION Enjoying a premier location on the waterfront overlooking Castle Harbour and Harrington Sound, the highly acclaimed resort of Rosewood Tucker’s Point boasts a beach club featuring Bermuda’s largest private beach, a wealth of facilities and fine dining, this world class hotel exudes sophistication and classic elegance. Accommodation is located in the Manor House or in villas set throughout the lush gardens: each of the 88 guest rooms and suites are beautifully decorated in Bermuda cottage style. SPA & LEISURE An array of leisure facilities are available with several swimming pools, a tennis club and scooter and bicycle rental. The beach club boasts two freshwater swimming pools, a restaurant and bar (Apr-Oct). There is also a dive and watersports centre, a state of the art fitness centre, and The Spa offers a luxurious setting in which to indulge in any number of treatments.

DINING The finest culinary experience can be enjoyed at the graciously elegant Point Restaurant, renowned for its superb cuisine. Sul Verde at the Golf Club serves classic regionally inspired Italian dishes and during the warmer months, Sur Mer, a provencal inspired bistro provides the ideal al fresco dining venue. GOLF World class golf can be enjoyed at the hotel’s own 18 hole Tucker’s Point golf course. Renowned for its immaculately manicured course it also offers a practice facility including driving range, putting green and a short-game area, as well as a pro shop and clubhouse. FOR FAMILIES In June, July and August there is a daily children’s club with activities for 4-12 year olds (payable locally).

CLASSIC VALUE Free night offer stays 1 Jan-15 Apr & 4 Sep-31 Dec receive 1 free night in 4-7, 2 in 7-13, or 4 in 14-20 night stays on room only* Free night offer stays 16 Apr-3 Sep receive 1 free night in 7-13, or 2 in 14 nights or more on room only* Honeymooners complimentary bottle of champagne on arrival Complimentary WiFi throughout resort, tea & coffee each morning next to grand staircase, plus complimentary half board for children up to 4 years when parents upgrade their board basis Please contact us for additional offers AVAILABLE at this hotel *reflected in brochure prices where applicable

THE BEACH CLUB

Rosewood Tucker's Point

1 Jan-26 Mar 27 Mar-2 Apr 3-9 Apr 10-16 Apr 17 Apr-9 Jul 10-23 Jul 24 Jul-27 Aug 1240 1240 1580 1709 2575 2748 2934 5 nights 1373 1445 1749 2230 2953 3126 3312 7 nights 1733 1913 2217 3325 4048 4221 4407 10 nights 868 868 1064 1193 894 1067 1253 Child (2-17yrs) 5 nights

Supplements per person per night in £ at 1 Jan-31 Mar 1-15 Apr time of going to press (see page 40)

Manor house superior queen sea view (max 3) Manor house deluxe king sea view (max 3) Villa deluxe king sea view (max 3) Manor house poolside deluxe sea view (max 3) 28 Aug-3 Sep 4 Sep-29 Oct 30 Oct-5 Nov 6 Nov-10 Dec 11-17 Dec 18-24 Dec 25-31 Dec Manor house one bedroom suite sea view (max 3) Villa one bedroom suite sea view (max 3) 2934 1941 1673 1601 1671 1806 1787 5 nights 3312 2193 1781 1781 1851 1986 1967 7 nights Manor house two bedroom suite sea view (max 6) 4155 2910 2426 2282 2352 2487 2426 10 nights Villa two bedroom suite sea view (max 6) 1253 1093 1041 1041 1111 1246 1227 Child (2-17yrs) 5 nights Breakfast - adult/child Half board - adult/child (4-11yrs) 2014 guide prices are per person in £ at time of going to press (see page 40) based on room only in a Manor house superior king with sea view and balcony or terrace (max 3), using BA flights from Gatwick to Bermuda International airport on Thursdays (other departure days and flights available) and include private transfers. Private transfer time: approximately 15 minutes. All holidays are tailor-made and alternative departure days and durations, and flights from other airports are available. Please contact us for current prices. Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand.

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0 73 37 109 181 193 350 350 29/15 103/52

0 73 37 109 293 305 719 719 29/15 103/52

16 Apr-3 Sep

4 Sep-31 Oct

1 Nov-31 Dec

0 100 46 163 517 529 881 926 29/15 103/52

0 62 28 103 371 383 609 636 29/15 103/52

0 22 10 38 129 141 294 303 29/15 103/52


“PREPARE TO BE WOWED BY THE EXCELLENT FACILITIES, THE SPECTACULAR PRIVATE BEACH, THE WORLD CLASS GOLF COURSE, THE FINEST OF DINING AND THE MOST BREATHTAKING OF VIEWS”

ACTIVE at

Rosewood Tucker's Point

Don’t miss a visit to the Crystal Caves (5 minutes

AERIAL VIEW OF ROSEWOOD TUCKER'S POINT BEACH CLUB

by taxi), with its fantastic collection of stalactites and stalagmites and perfectly crystal clear waters, plus the Fantasy Caves, a virtual jewellery box packed full of incredible formations.

5th hole at tucker's point golf course

COURTYARD

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ADULTS ONLY I SPA I HONEYMOONS

Cambridge Beaches Resort & Spa SANDYS

RESTAURANT TERRACE

SUITE

ACCOMMODATION This world class adult only hotel is home to an exclusive collection of 94 charming pastel pink cottages scattered over a 30 acre peninsula fringed by fine pink beaches and sandy coves and the resort boasts four private beaches. The azure ocean and beautifully clear bay waters are perfect for snorkelling, sunbathing, swimming and relaxing. Each of the cottages and suites are individually decorated and beautifully appointed with typical Bermudian or classic décor, offering style, space and seclusion in equal measure. This hotel is only suitable for adults and does not allow children under the age of 16 years. SPA & LEISURE Guests may do nothing here (and do it very well), or find an endless array of activities, on land or water, to enjoy - from the delights of the infinity pool to snorkelling jaunts by catamaran, from sophisticated private beach dinners, to a wide selection of holistic and signature treatments in the world class Ocean Spa.

DINING Some of Bermuda’s finest cuisine can be found at Cambridge Beaches including home-made ice-cream, fresh pastries and soufflés with a formidable reputation! The hotel also offers a dine around concept and half board guests may opt to dine at Pompano Beach Club or The Reefs Hotel & Club (excludes transport and drinks). WEDDINGS & HONEYMOONS A complete wedding package is available at variable prices, for a minimum of 3 nights and includes room service breakfast, private candlelit dinner on the beach, wedding ceremony with champagne and wedding cake, bridal bouquet, photographer, spa pass, massage experience and more - please contact us for full details. Honeymooners can enjoy a complimentary bottle of wine and fruit basket.

CLASSIC VALUE Early booking offer book 90 days or more prior to arrival 1 Mar-31 May & 1 Oct31 Dec and save up to £42 per adult per night Early booking offer book 60 days or more prior to arrival 1 Mar-31 May & 1 Oct31 Dec and save up to £32 per adult per night Free night offer stays 1 Mar-31 Dec receive 1 free night in 4-7, or 2 in 8-11 nights on same board basis as booked* Offer stay 3 nights or more 1 Mar-31 Dec and receive a $50 Ocean Spa credit and a $50 food & beverage credit per day, or one complimentary round of golf per person at Belmont Hills or Port Royal golf courses Please contact us for additional offers

*reflected in brochure prices where applicable

PRIVATE BEACH

Cambridge Beaches 1 Jan-26 Feb 27 Feb-5 Mar 06 Mar-2 Apr Resort & Spa

3-9 Apr 10-16 Apr 17-23 Apr 24-30 Apr 1 May-9 Jul 1560 1659 1549 1745 1874 1552 1552 1844 5 nights 1584 1892 1925 2121 2250 1928 1928 2366 7 nights 2082 2313 2313 2509 2638 2316 2535 2899 10 nights - - - - - - - Child (2-15yrs) 5 nights 5 nights 7 nights 10 nights Child (2-15yrs) 5 nights

10-23 Jul 24 Jul-3 Sep 4 Sep-29 Oct 30 Oct-5 Nov 6 Nov-10 Dec 11-17 Dec 18 -24 Dec 25-31 Dec 2017 2203 2030 1784 1590 1660 1795 1776 2539 2725 2534 2094 1899 1970 2105 2086 3073 3259 3050 2416 2222 2292 2427 2408 - - - - - - - -

2014 guide prices are per person in £ at time of going to press (see page 40) based on bed & breakfast in a water view room with bath and shower room and balcony or terrace (max 2), using BA flights from Gatwick to Bermuda International airport on Thursdays (other departure days and flights available) and include private transfers. Private transfer time: approximately 50 minutes. All holidays are tailor-made and alternative departure days and durations, and flights from other airports are available. Please contact us for current prices. Please contact us for current prices. Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand.

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Supplements per person per night in £ at time of going to press (see page 40) Deluxe waterview with balcony or terrace (max 3) Deluxe oceanview with balcony or terrace (max 3) Deluxe premium waterview with balcony or terrace (max 3) Cambridge suite waterview with balcony or terrace (max 3) Pool suite waterview with balcony or terrace (max 2) Windswept cottage waterview with terrace (min 4, max 5) Half board

1 Jan-28 Feb 1 Mar-30 Apr 1 Nov-31 Dec 27 42 69 95 305 83 54

40 56 114 139 343 96 54

1 May-31 Aug

1 Sep-31 Oct

48 69 121 146 418 103 54

46 67 119 144 414 102 54


“WHO COULD ASK FOR MORE THAN TO RELAX ON BEACHES WHERE NO ONE ELSE VENTURES, TO ENJOY TRANQUIL, LAZY DAYS FEASTING ON OUTSTANDING CUISINE AND QUAFFING DELICIOUS WINES”

ACTIVE at

Cambridge Beaches

Spend a day taking in the delightful scenery

AERIAL VIEW OF CAMBRIDGE BEACHES RESORT & SPA

along the footpaths of the Railway Trail, the island’s now disused narrow gauge railway track. There are seven delightful sections covering some 21 miles from Somerset to St George’s.

BEACH & SEA VIEW

VIEW FROM THE SEA

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The Fairmont Hamilton Princess CITY OF HAMILTON

FAIRMONT GOLD ROOM

GOLD LOUNGE

ACCOMMODATION Located in the heart of Hamilton, The Fairmont Hamilton Princess has been deemed one of Bermuda’s best addresses since it first opened its doors in 1885. Steeped in a legacy of legendary luxury, the Pink Palace, as it is affectionately known, is one of the most loved landmarks on the island. In a spectacular setting above Hamilton Harbour, this urban resort hotel enjoys views of one of the most scenic ports in the world. The 410 luxurious guest rooms reflect the hotel’s Victorian heritage and combine authentic British elegance with Bermudian charm. DINING Guests will discover delightful cuisine to satisfy every taste with comfortable yet sophisticated dining experiences either indoors or al fresco. Breakfast or half board can be booked for the entire stay, with a flexible plan available for dinner, and guests may also dine in the restaurants at The Fairmont Southampton.

SPA & LEISURE Guests can try a refreshing dip in the hotel’s fresh or saltwater pools, indulge in a soothing spa treatment with complimentary access to the Willow Stream Spa*, enjoy the private pink-sand beach at Fairmont Beach Club, located at The Fairmont Southampton, or stroll into Hamilton for shopping, museums, gourmet cuisine and nightlife. TWO RESORTS IN ONE Guests can move between The Fairmont Hamilton Princess and The Fairmont Southampton, via a complimentary 35 minute scenic ferry ride, and enjoy full signing privileges at both hotels. WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND Fairmont Gold rooms include private check-in, exclusive lounge access, complimentary continental buffet breakfast in exclusive lounge, soft drinks, afternoon tea and cocktail canapés, and a self service honour bar for alcoholic drinks. *guests are required become a member of the Fairmont President Club (no charge).

CLASSIC VALUE Free night offer stays 1 Jan-30 Apr & 1 Sep-31 Dec receive 1 free night in 3-5, or 2 in 6-8 nights on room only*# Free night offer stays 1 May-31 Aug receive 1 free night in 7-13, or 2 in 14-20 nights on room only* Family offer children up to 12 years staying in their own room (1 Jan-31 Mar & 1 Sep-31 Dec) save 50% on room cost, eat free from the children’s menus and receive free access to explorer kid’s camp at The Fairmont Southampton# Offer stay 8 nights or more and receive a complimentary room upgrade to the next category (subject to availability on arrival) plus a fruit basket in room# Please contact us for additional offers

*reflected in brochure prices where applicable # not applicable in Fairmont Gold rooms

HOTEL EXTERIOR & POOL

The Fairmont Hamilton Princess 1 Jan-26 Feb 27 Feb-26 Mar 27 Mar-2 Apr 5 nights 7 nights 10 nights Child (2-5yrs) 5 nights

3-9 Apr 10-16 Apr 17-23 Apr 24-30 Apr 1 May-9 Jul 1287 1317 1317 1552 1681 1359 1359 1474 1475 1565 1565 1787 1916 1594 1594 1709 1736 1826 1865 2074 2203 1881 1996 2111 756 756 756 952 1081 759 759 759

5 nights 7 nights 10 nights Child (2-5yrs) 5 nights

10-23 Jul 24-27 Jul 28 Aug-3 Sep 4 Sep-29 Oct 30 Oct-10 Dec 11-17 Dec 18-24 Dec 25-31 Dec 1647 1833 1833 1488 1436 1506 1641 1622 1882 2068 2027 1682 1630 1670 1805 1786 2284 2470 2342 2051 1999 1979 2114 2095 932 1118 1118 981 929 999 1134 1115

2014 guide prices are per person in £ at time of going to press (see page 40) based on room only in a Fairmont room with bath and shower room (max 2), using BA flights from Gatwick to Bermuda International airport on Thursdays (other departure days and flights available) and include private transfers. Private transfer time: approximately 35 minutes. All holidays are tailor-made and alternative departure days and durations, and flights from other airports are available. Please contact us for current prices. Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand.

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Supplements per person per night in £ at 1 Jan-28 Feb 1 Jan-28 Feb 1-31 Mar 1 Apr-31 Aug 1 Apr-31 Aug 1 Sep-30 Nov 1-31 Dec time of going to press (see page 40) 1-31 Mar 1 Sep-30 Nov 1-31 Dec Mon-Wed Thur-Sun Mon-Wed Mon-Wed Thur-Sun Thur-Sun Mon-Wed Deluxe city view (max 4) 11 11 11 11 15 11 Deluxe Bermudiana house (max 4) 18 18 21 21 25 18 Signature harbour view with balcony (max 4) 24 24 28 28 32 24 Fairmont Gold garden view (max 4) 36 36 43 43 47 36 One bedroom suite harbour view (max 4) n/a n/a n/a 76 80 76 Breakfast - adult/child (6-12yrs) 24/12 24/12 24/12 24/12 24/12 24/12 Dinner only - adult/child (6-12yrs) 64/32 64/32 64/32 64/32 64/32 64/32 Half board - adult/child (6-12yrs) 88/44 88/44 88/44 88/44 88/44 88/44 Please call us for sole use room supplements

11 18 24 36 76 24/12 64/32 88/44


“Just a few minutes’ walk from Front Street, this beautiful historic hotel boasts helpful, friendly staff and a delightful aspect, with Fairmont Gold Rooms providing the icing on the cake ”

The Fairmont Hamilton Princess

ACTIVE at

Discover the interactive exhibits at Bermuda

HOTEL EXTERIOR & POOL

Underwater Exploration Institute, a museum exploring the wonders of giant sea squids, superb sea-shells and shipwrecks, plus a

restaurant with wonderful views of the harbour.

VIEW FROM HOTEL

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The Fairmont Southampton Southampton

DELUXE ROOM WITH HARBOUR/GOLF VIEW

restaurant

ACCOMMODATION Perched majestically on Bermuda’s highest point, The Fairmont Southampton overlooks lush gardens, pink sandy beaches and the azure blue of the ocean. Traditional expressions of style, comfort and sophistication in each of the hotel’s 593 rooms include fine-crafted furnishings, elegant décor, private balconies or terraces, and the majority with ocean or harbour views.

DINING The hotel is particularly proud of the fine food and polished presentation of its many restaurants where you can choose from formal five diamond to more casual beachfront dining experiences. Breakfast or half board can be booked for the entire stay, with a flexible plan available for dinner, and guests may also dine in the restaurants at The Fairmont Hamilton Princess.

LEISURE An impressive range of recreational facilities includes an excellent outdoor freshwater swimming pool, tennis courts and watersports, and families are well catered for with a children’s pool and club. The beach club is a ten minute walk down hill although there’s complimentary transport every ten minutes.

TWO RESORTS IN ONE Guests can move easily between The Fairmont Southampton and The Fairmont Hamilton Princess, via a complimentary 35 minute scenic ferry ride, and enjoy full signing privileges at both hotels.

GOLF & SPA Guests will delight in the 36 holes of championship golf at Riddell’s Bay, plus the complimentary access to the Willow Stream Spa*

WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND Fairmont Gold rooms (golf view or ocean view) include concierge floor with private check-in, exclusive lounge access, lounge access, afternoon tea, cocktail canapes and complimentary continental buffet breakfast in exclusive lounge.

*guests are required become a member of the Fairmont President Club (no charge).

CLASSIC VALUE Free night offer stays 1 Jan-30 Apr & 1 Sep-31 Dec receive 1 free night in 3-5, or 2 in 6-8 nights on room only*# Free night offer stays 1 May-31 Aug receive 1 free night in 7-13, or 2 in 14-20 nights on room only* Family offer children up to 12yrs staying in their own room (1 Jan-31 Mar & 1 Sep-31 Dec) save 50% on room cost, eat free from the children’s menus and receive free access to explorer kid’s camp# Offer stay 8 nights or more and receive a complimentary room upgrade to the next category (subject to availability on arrival) plus a fruit basket in room# Please contact us for additional offers

*reflected in brochure prices where applicable # not applicable in Fairmont Gold rooms

spa pool

The Fairmont Southampton 5 nights 7 nights 10 nights Child (2-5yrs) 5 nights

1 Jan-26 Mar 27 Mar-2 Apr 3-9 Apr 10-16 Apr 17-23 Apr 24-30 Apr 1 May-9 Jul 10-23 Jul 1207 1207 1527 1656 1334 1334 1599 1773 1330 1392 1681 1810 1488 1488 1784 1957 1557 1712 1970 2099 1777 1983 2279 2452 756 756 952 1081 759 759 759 932

5 nights 7 nights 10 nights Child (2-5yrs) 5 nights

24-27 Jul 28 Aug-3 Sep 4 Sep-29 Oct 30 Oct-5 Nov 6 Nov-10 Dec 11-17 Dec 18-24 Dec 25-31 Dec 1959 1929 1556 1423 1396 1466 1601 1582 2143 2053 1710 1550 1523 1593 1728 1709 2638 2372 1999 1812 1758 1828 1963 1944 1118 1118 981 929 929 999 1134 1115

2014 guide prices are per person in £ at time of going to press (see page 40) based on room only in a moderate room with bath and shower room and balcony (max 4), using BA flights from Gatwick to Bermuda International airport on Thursdays (other departure days and flights available) and include private transfers. Private transfer time: approximately 40 minutes. All holidays are tailor-made and alternative departure days and durations, and flights from other airports are available. Please contact us for current prices. Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand.

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Supplements per person per night in £ at time of going to press (see page 40) Fairmont room golf view with balcony (max 4) Deluxe harbour/golf view with balcony (max 4) Deluxe ocean view with balcony (max 4) Fairmont Gold harbour/golf view with balcony (max 4) Fairmont Gold ocean view with balcony (max 4) Junior suite harbour/golf view with balcony (max 4) Junior suite ocean view with balcony (max 4) Moderate room with balcony sole use Breakfast - adult/child (6-12yrs) Dinner only - adult/child (6-12yrs) Half board - adult/child (6-12yrs)

1 Jan-31 Mar 1 Nov-31 Dec 10 21 31 56 63 69 76 85 24/12 64/32 88/44

1-30 Apr 1 May-31 Aug 1 Sep-31 Oct 10 28 44 80 100 76 92 116 27/14 67/34 94/47

17 34 58 87 107 83 99 146 27/14 67/34 94/47


“a splash of the Bermudian tropics meets old world British charm in one of Bermuda’s best-loved resort hotels”

The Fairmont Southampton

ACTIVE at aerial view of the fairmont southampton

Spend a day on the famous Horseshoe

Bay beach, the most beautiful, and most photographed, of Bermuda’s beaches with its curved stretch of fabulous pink sand bordered by limestone cliffs.

POOLSIDE DINING

terrace & JETTY

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Elbow Beach PAGET

PREMIER SUITE

PREMIER SUITE TERRACE

ACCOMMODATION Elbow Beach is part of Mandarin Oriental’s acclaimed collection of luxurious hotels and resorts, and resides amongst fifty acres of beautifully landscaped gardens that gently slope down to a pristine shoreline of dazzling pink sand. This intimate luxury resort hotel is ideal for couples and honeymooners and offers 98 guest rooms and suites, most with ocean views, spread throughout the hotel’s tropical grounds. LEISURE The wealth of leisure amenities include a seasonally heated free form swimming pool, fitness room, jogging trail, five tennis courts, putting green and a selection of water sports including a PADI dive centre. FOR FAMILIES The Camp offers themed programmes of activities and provides unique Bermudian experiences. Open daily from 9am-4pm for children 6-12 years ($55 per child per day).

SPA The Spa at Elbow Beach is one of Bermuda’s ultimate experiences. Stylish, elegant and peaceful, the Spa complements its natural surroundings beautifully, offering a relaxing haven in which to enjoy superb holistic treatments from the team of highly trained therapists. DINING There are four stylish dining and entertainment venues, including the Lido Restaurant for delicious seafood with panoramic views and Sea Breeze Terrace for sushi and tapas under the stars. The hotel also offers a dine around concept at a supplement allowing guests to dine in one of the resort's three dinner restaurants, or experience four award winning restaurants located in Paget and Hamilton (excluding drinks and transport). Half board is bookable for the entire stay.

CLASSIC VALUE Free night offer stays 1 Jan-31 Dec receive 1 free night in 7-13, or 2 in 14-20 nights on room only* Honeymooners complimentary bottle of champagne in room on arrival Complimentary daily Bermuda newspaper and afternoon tea & coffee Sports free use of fitness room and tennis courts

Please contact us for additional offers AVAILABLE at this hotel

*reflected in brochure prices where applicable

PRIVATE SPA SUITE

Elbow Beach

1 Jan-2 Apr 3-9 Apr 10-16 Apr 17 Apr-14 May 15-21 May 22 May-9 Jul 10-23 Jul 24 Jul-27 Aug 1635 1831 1960 1998 1998 2178 2351 2537 5 nights 1985 2181 2310 2492 2492 2744 2655 2841 7 nights 2356 2552 2897 3007 3115 3331 3504 3690 10 nights 766 962 1091 769 769 769 942 1128 Child (2-11yrs) 5 nights

Supplements per person per night in £ at time of going to press (see page 40)

1 Jan-16 Apr 1 Nov-31 Dec

Premier ocean view with patio (max 3 or 2+2) 26 Beach front lanai with patio (max 3) 98 Premier one bedroom suite garden view with patio (max 3) 156 Premier two bedroom suite garden view with patio (max 5)) 334 28 Aug-3 Sep 4 Sep-29 Oct 30 Oct-5 Nov 6 Nov-10Dec 11-17 Dec 18-24 Dec 25-31 Dec Beach front one bedroom suite with patio (max 3) 300 Beach front two bedroom suite with patio (max 5) 551 2501 2220 1952 1808 1878 2013 1994 5 nights 2769 2488 2148 2004 2074 2209 2190 7 nights Geranium cottage garden & partial ocean view with patio (max 5) 371 3510 3229 2673 2529 2599 2734 2748 10 nights Bird of paradise cottage ocean view with terrace (max 3) 856 1128 991 939 939 1009 1144 1125 Child (2-11yrs) 5 nights Caprice two bedroom cottage ocean view with baclony & terrace (max 4) 928 Breakfast adult/child 27/14 2014 guide prices are per person in £ at time of going to press (see page 40) based on room only in a premier garden view room with bath and shower room and patio (max 3 or 2+2), using BA flights from Gatwick to Bermuda International airport Dinner - adult/child 59/30 on Thursdays (other departure days and flights available) and include private transfers. Private transfer time: approximately Half board - adult/child 86/43 40 minutes. All holidays are tailor-made and alternative departure days and durations, and flights from other airports are available. Please contact us for current prices. Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand.

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17 Apr-21 May 22 May-31 Aug 1 Sep-31 Oct 26 98 260 511 441 764 547 1037 1109 27/14 59/30 86/43

26 143 346 669 569 973 709 1280 1341 27/14 59/30 86/43


“With a plethora of superb amenities, enviable personal service and luxurious accommodation there is no finer place to relax”

ACTIVE at

Elbow Beach

Enjoy gentle horse riding along the beautiful

OVERVIEW OF ELBOW BEACH POOL

beaches of Bermuda’s South Shore Park, including delightful sunrise rides along the sand dune trails. A 15 minute taxi journey away, rides are instructor led and no experience is necessary (min 10 years).

MICKEYS BEACH BAR & BISTRO

ELBOW BEACH

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Grotto Bay Beach Resort Bailey’s Bay, Hamilton Parish

SUPERIOR OCEAN VIEW ROOM

RESTAURANT

ACCOMMODATION Enjoying a wonderful location at the water’s edge in Hamilton Parish and amidst 21 landscaped acres of bougainvillea and hibiscus filled gardens, Grotto Bay Beach, named after its own delightful Grotto caves, is a resort hotel featuring a private beach, two secluded coves, a deep water dock and some of Bermuda’s most protected ocean waters. The hotel is ideal for families and features 201 well-appointed and colourful ocean front or ocean view rooms all with private balcony or patio. SPA & LEISURE Ideal for watersports enthusiasts the hotel has its own watersports centre and scuba diving shop and is unique in offering two 500,000 year-old underground caves for exploration and swimming pleasure. Other facilities include a freshwater pool and Jacuzzi, fitness room, games room and four tennis courts. The hotel is handily located a short bus ride from the numerous local attractions in both St George’s and Hamilton City.

DINING Dining choices include Palm Court restaurant offering an island inspired menu and The Hibiscus room, where the dress code is smart casual and jacket and tie optional, serving fine traditional European cuisine with a Bermudian flavour. Our brochure prices for Grotto Bay are quoted on a room only basis, but we can easily include breakfast or half board for your entire stay. Additionally there is an all inclusive option available which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, unlimited brand drinks (bottles of wine and champagne excluded), theme night buffets, afternoon tea, manager's rum swizzle party, non motorised watersports: sailing, snorkelling, kayak, windsurfing, daily activities programme (seasonal), tennis, nightly entertainment (seasonal), and unlimited Bermuda public transportation pass for the island’s buses and ferries.

CLASSIC VALUE Free night offer stays 1 Jan-8 May & 2 Sep-31 Dec receive 2 free nights in 7-13, or 4 in 14-20 nights on room only* Free night offer stays 9 May-1 Sep receive 1 free night in 7-13, or 2 in 14-20 nights on room only* Family offer children up to 17yrs staying in their own room save up to 47% on accommodation cost Honeymooners complimentary bottle of wine, plus a room upgrade (subject to availability on arrival) Sports free use of fitness room and Jacuzzi Please contact us for additional offers

*reflected in brochure prices where applicable

GROTTO SPA

Grotto Bay Beach Resort

1 Jan-19 Mar 20 Mar-2 Apr 3-9 Apr 10-16 Apr 17 Apr-7 May 8-14 May 15 May-9 Jul 10-23 Jul 1177 1357 1553 1682 1360 1476 1505 1678 5 nights 1197 1377 1573 1702 1380 1666 1666 1839 7 nights 1527 1743 1939 2068 1804 2119 2119 2292 10 nights 786 786 982 1111 789 789 789 962 Child (2-12yrs) 5 nights 5 nights 7 nights 10 nights Child (2-12yrs) 5 nights

24 Jul-3 Sep 4 Sep-1 Oct 2-22 Oct 23-29 Oct 30 Oct-3 Dec 4-10 Dec 11-17 Dec 18-31 Dec 1864 1582 1727 1727 1405 1360 1430 1592 2025 1602 1747 1639 1425 1380 1450 1630 2478 2055 2199 2038 1716 1644 1723 1921 1148 1011 1011 1011 959 959 1029 1164

2014 guide prices are per person in £ at time of going to press (see page 40) based on room only in a superior ocean view room with bath and shower room and terrace (max 3 or 2+2), using BA flights from Gatwick to Bermuda International airport on Thursdays (other departure days and flights available) and include private transfers. Private transfer time: approximately 10 minutes. All holidays are tailor-made and alternative departure days and durations, and flights from other airports are available. Please contact us for current prices. Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand.

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Supplements per person per night in £ at 1 Jan 2 Jan-20 Mar time of going to press (see page 40) Deluxe ocean view with balcony or terrace (max 3 or 2+2) Superior ocean front with balcony or terrace (max 3 or 2+2) Deluxe ocean front with balcony or terrace (max 3 or 2+2) Breakfast - adult/child Half board - adult/child All inclusive - adult/child

12 15 19 16/10 49/9 72/52

3 5 6 16/10 49/9 72/52

21 Mar-8 May 2 Sep-1 Oct 28 Oct-30 Nov 20-31 Dec

9 May-1 Sep 2-27 Oct

1-19 Dec

4 8 11 16/10 49/9 72/52

8 11 19 16/10 49/9 72/52

2 4 6 16/10 49/9 72/52


“excellent option for THE east end of the island with something for everyone and the local bus stop and Swizzle Inn right on your door step”

ACTIVE at

Grotto Bay Beach Resort

Discover over 100 species of native fish and a

AERIAL VIEW OF GROTTO BAY BEACH RESORT

living replica of one of Bermuda’s spectacular coral reefs at the Bermuda Aquarium. There is also a Natural History Museum and a zoo with more than 300 birds, reptiles and mammals.

POOL AND SUN TERRACE

VIEW FROM THE BEACH

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The Reefs Hotel & Club Southampton

junior suite

infinity pool

ACCOMMODATION The Reefs is located on low-lying cliffs which overlook a fabulous stretch of private beach, accessed by 25 steps, on Bermuda’s South Shore. The hotel’s 85 guest rooms and suites are tastefully decorated in island-bright Bermudian colours and offer simple yet comfortable accommodation providing spectacular ocean views whilst also affording maximum privacy. At The Reefs, guests also have a choice of tastefully decorated 1-3 bedroom cottages (prices on request), popular with groups of friends. DINING Dining options include Ocean Echo restaurant offering 4 course half board dining with waiter service and occasional themed buffet nights. Roystens gourmet grill and the a la carte Coconuts restaurant (both subject to seasonal demand). The hotel also offers a dine around concept where guests may opt to dine at Cambridge Beaches or Pompano Beach Club (excludes transport and drinks).

SPA & LEISURE A range of leisure facilities includes an infinity swimming pool, two all-weather tennis courts with complimentary use of equipment, fitness centre and a private pink sand beach with sunloungers and parasols for guests use. In addition there is a cycle shop for bike, moped and scooter rentals. The fantastic award-winning La Serena Spa features eight treatment rooms and a splendid relaxation room with panoramic views of the Atlantic. WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND For those looking for privacy and luxury the stunning Club suites located in The Reefs Club area of the resort are ideal for groups of friends. These spacious suites combine modern amenities with classic Bermudian style and enjoy panoramic ocean views, private veranda with whirlpool spa overlooking the beach and easy access to all the amenities of The Reefs.

CLASSIC VALUE Free night offer stays 1 Jan-15 Apr & 15 Sep-31 Dec receive 1 free night in 7, or 2 in 14 nights or more on bed & breakfast stays* Honeymooners complimentary bottle of champagne in room on arrival

Please contact us for additional offers AVAILABLE at this hotel *reflected in brochure prices where applicable

lounge & terrace

The Reefs Hotel & Club 5 nights 7 nights 10 nights Child (2-5yrs) 5 nights

1 Jan-2 Apr 3-9 Apr 10-16 Apr 17-23 Apr 24-30 Apr 1 May-9 Jul 10-23 Jul 24 Jul-3 Sep 1447 1818 1947 1625 1625 1955 2128 2314 1717 2008 2287 1965 1965 2427 2599 2786 2182 2518 2797 2475 2673 3135 3308 3494 811 1007 1136 814 814 814 987 1173

5 nights 7 nights 10 nights Child (2-5yrs) 5 nights

4-17 Sep 18 Sep-29 Oct 30 Oct-5 Nov 6-26 Nov 27 Nov-3 Dec 4-10 Dec 11-17 Dec 18-31 Dec 2177 2177 1951 1835 1796 1640 1710 1845 2649 2433 2149 2033 1955 1799 1869 2004 3357 3141 2683 2567 2372 2216 2286 2421 1036 1036 984 984 984 984 1054 1189

2014 guide prices are per person in £ at time of going to press (see page 40) based on bed and breakfast in a poolside ocean view room with bath and shower room and patio (max 3), using BA flights from Gatwick to Bermuda International airport on Thursdays (other departure days and flights available) and include private transfers. Private transfer time: approximately 40 minutes. All holidays are tailor-made and alternative departure days and durations, and flights from other airports are available. Please contact us for current prices. Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand.

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Supplements per person per night in £ at 1 Jan-31 Mar 1-30 Apr time of going to press (see page 40) Cliff side king with ocean view (max 3) Junior suite ocean view (max 3) The Point suite ocean view (max 4) Two bedroom club suite ocean view (min 4, max 5) Three bedroom club suite ocean view (min/max 6) Sandpiper two bedroom cottage ocean view (min 4, max 5) Sea melody three bedroom cottage ocean view (min 6, max 7) Southbreaker three bedroom cottage ocean view (min 6, max 7) Dinner - adult/child

24 85 132 119 90 -14 -20 -13 40/20

26 93 146 97 54 23 8 -31 40/20

1 May-31 Oct

1-30 Nov

1-31 Dec

24 130 188 100 67 27 9 -37 40/20

30 103 160 89 45 25 10 -33 40/20

24 81 128 89 66 19 0 -33 40/20


‘‘A SUPERB BEACH SETTING COMBINED WITH FRIENDLY SERVICE FROM GREAT STAFF MAKE THIS DELIGHTFUL BOUTIQUE-STYLE HOTEL PERFECT FOR A ROMANTIC GETAWAY"

ACTIVE at

The Reefs Hotel & Club

Get a bird’s eye view of the island from the top of

overview of the reefs

Gibbs Hill Lighthouse, the oldest cast iron lighthouse in the world. Reward yourself with a traditional English afternoon tea at the foot of the lighthouse after clambering the 185 steps to the top!

ocean echo restaurant

beach view

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Newstead Belmont Hills Golf Resort & Spa Paget

“superb views of Hamilton and the harbour, well appointed accommodation, plus friendly and helpful staff and great dining options make this a great choice”

DELUXE TWIN ROOM

SUNSET VIEW FROM HOTEL

ACCOMMODATION In an enviable location overlooking Hamilton Harbour and a mere 10 minute complimentary private water shuttle ride from Hamilton, Newstead Belmont Hills offers high standards of resort amenities combined with the personalised service of an intimate boutique hotel. Elegantly appointed guest rooms offering a modern take on Bermudian old-world charm boast views over the infinity pool and harbour and there’s also a choice of studios and one and two-bedroom suites. Perfect for self catering, each suite features a kitchenette and separate living area and there’s a handy supermarket just five minutes’ away. SPA & LEISURE A number of steps lead down to a fabulous infinity pool with splendid views over Hamilton Harbour. Further amenities include two tennis courts, a well-equipped fitness room, and the spa offers a range of indulgent and soothing treatments. There is also a complimentary shuttle service to nearby beaches.

POOL

DINING Dining venues include the award winning Blu Bar & Grill located adjacent to the Belmont Hills golf course and regarded as one of the foremost steak and seafood restaurants on the island, whilst spectacular views and delectable cuisine created by its award winning chef can be enjoyed at the Beau Rivage, the only French restaurant on Bermuda. Breakfast is bookable for the entire stay. GOLF The hotel is good for golfers with the challenging 18 hole Belmont Hills course featuring numerous bunkers, narrow fairways and large water hazards. Hotel guests enjoy one complimentary round of golf per room (compulsory cart hire at $35 per person), full golf club service and complimentary shuttle service. ACTIVE AT NEWSTEAD BELMONT HILLS GOLF RESORT & SPA Discover some of Bermuda’s history and nature on one of the Bermuda National Trust guided tours.

CLASSIC VALUE Free night offer stays 1 Jan-15 Apr & 1 Nov-31 Dec receive 2 free nights in 7-13, or 4 in 14-20 nights on same board basis as booked* Free night offer stays 16 Apr-31 Oct receive 1 free night in 7-13, or 2 in 14-20 nights on same board basis as booked* Complimentary ferry to and from Hamilton throughout the year, plus a shuttle bus to Coco Reef beach 16 Apr-31 Oct Sports free use of fitness centre, tennis and complimentary round of golf per room at Belmont Hills Golf Course (compulsory cart hire at $35 per person) Please contact us for additional offers AVAILABLE at this hotel *reflected in brochure prices where applicable

BELMONT HILLS GOLF COURSE

Newstead Belmont Hills

1 Jan-2 Apr 3-9 Apr 10-16 Apr 17 Apr-9 Jul 10-23 Jul 24 Jul-3 Sep 1345 1541 1670 1503 1676 1862 5 nights 1345 1541 1818 1651 1824 2010 7 nights 1696 1892 2262 2095 2268 2454 10 nights 711 907 1036 714 887 1073 Child (2-15yrs) 5 nights 5 nights 7 nights 10 nights Child (2-15yrs) 5 nights

4 Sep-29 Oct 30 Oct-5 Nov 6 Nov-10 Dec 11-17 Dec 18-24 Dec 25-31 Dec 1725 1580 1518 1588 1723 1704 1873 1697 1518 1588 1723 1704 2317 1931 1869 1939 2074 2055 936 884 884 954 1089 1070

2014 guide prices are per person in £ at time of going to press (see page 40) based on room only in a deluxe room with bath and shower room and balcony (max 4), using BA flights from Gatwick to Bermuda International airport on Thursdays (other departure days and flights available) and include private transfers. Private transfer time: approximately 40 minutes. All holidays are tailor-made and alternative departure days and durations, and flights from other airports are available. Please contact us for current prices. Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand.

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Supplements per person per night in £ at time of going to press (see page 40) Studio suite harbour view with balcony (max 2) One bedroom suite harbour view with balcony (max 4) Two bedroom suite harbour view with balcony (max 6) Bed & breakfast - adult/child

1 Jan-15 Apr 16 Apr-31 Oct 1 Nov-31 Dec 6 37 99 17/10

15 68 161 17/10


COUPLES

Rosedon Hotel City of Hamilton

“beautiful, colonial, boutique hotel with charming, Bermudian hospitality’”

HOTEL EXTERIOR

POOL & SUN TERRACE

ACCOMMODATION Built at the beginning of the twentieth century, the Rosedon Hotel is an endearingly handsome colonial inn with a wonderfully elegant, Edwardian atmosphere, centrally located just a few minutes’ walk from Front Street. Quaint, quiet and relaxed are the adjectives that most suit this boutique style hotel which enjoys an enviable reputation for its friendly and attentive service and a high ratio of guests who return year after year. There may be just 30 members of staff but on average they’ve each been at the Rosedon for 20 years, and the feeling one gets is of an extended and dedicated family working very happily together. Heading the team is Muriel Richardson, one of the island’s most coveted hotel managers who is always on hand to ensure every guest enjoys the very best service. Surrounded by lush tropical gardens this small hotel has just 39 guest rooms, all individually decorated with a delightful combination of traditional English style and typical Bermudian flair.

LEISURE Facilities at this delightful property include an outdoor heated swimming pool and complimentary shuttle service for the ten minute ride to a South Shore Beach. DINING A la carte luncheon is served poolside and picnic lunches and light evening meals are available on request. Time-honoured afternoon teas and weekly swizzle parties add to the heritage as well as an old-fashioned honour bar and self-service honour pantry. ACTIVE AT ROSEDON HOTEL Spend a day exploring the lush 36 acre Botanical Gardens, the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art which boasts more than 1,200 pieces of art, plus Camden House, the official residence of Bermuda’s Premier.

CLASSIC VALUE Early booking offer book before 28 Feb and receive a complimentary room upgrade (subject to availability) Honeymooners complimentary sparkling wine on arrival Complimentary afternoon tea and weekly rum swizzle party (Tuesday) Complimentary shuttle service to South Shore beach

Please contact us for additional offers at this hotel

ROYAL ROOM

Rosedon Hotel

1 Jan-26 Mar 27 Mar-2 Apr 3-9 Apr 10-16 Apr 17 Apr-9 Jul 10-23 Jul 24 Jul-3 Sep 1235 1235 1561 1690 1368 1541 1727 5 nights 1425 1477 1803 1932 1610 1783 1969 7 nights 1710 1840 2166 2295 1973 2146 2332 10 nights 811 811 1007 1136 814 987 1173 Child (2-17yrs) 5 nights 5 nights 7 nights 10 nights Child (2-17yrs) 5 nights

4 Sep-29 Oct 30 Oct-26 Nov 27 Nov-3 Dec 4-10 Dec 11-17 Dec 18-24 Dec 25-31 Dec 1590 1538 1512 1408 1478 1613 1594 1832 1780 1702 1598 1668 1803 1784 2195 2143 1987 1883 1953 2088 2084 1036 984 984 984 1054 1189 1170

Supplements per person per night in £ at time of going to press (see page 40) Standard garden & pool view (max 3) Superior garden & pool view (max 2) Deluxe garden & pool view (max 4) Luxury garden & pool view (max 4) Royal garden & pool view (max 3)

1 Jan-31 Mar 1 Apr-30 Nov 1-31 Dec 19 36 48 55 61

14 34 49 60 65

2014 guide prices are per person in £ at time of going to press (see page 40) based on bed & breakfast in a minimum corner room with shower room and patio (max 2), using BA flights from Gatwick to Bermuda International airport on Thursdays (other departure days and flights available) and include private transfers. Private transfer time: approximately 40 minutes. All holidays are tailor-made and alternative departure days and durations, and flights from other airports are available. Please contact us for current prices. Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand.

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COUPLES

Coco Reef PAGET

“COMFORTABLE AND FRIENDLY RIGHT ON THE SOUTH SHORE, THE PERFECT BASE FOR A GREAT BEACH HOLIDAY”

BEACH

POOL

ACCOMMODATION Coco Reef is ideally located on the beach along Bermuda’s South Shore famous for its long stretch of beautiful pink sands and gentle azure waters. Exotic statues and fountains, antique furnishings as well as a number of specially chosen abstract paintings reflect memories of Juan des Bermudez who discovered Bermuda 500 years ago. The 64 rooms are simple and comfortable with pastel fabric designs and custom made wicker furniture to reflect Bermuda’s culture and in each room there are original paintings. Interconnecting rooms can easily be guaranteed for families with young children. LEISURE Leisure facilities at the hotel include an outdoor seasonally heated swimming pool surrounded by sun terraces with views of the ocean. There are a number of golf courses nearby and Hamilton is a ten minute taxi ride away.

DINING Enjoy a sumptuous buffet breakfast and evening dining at the elegant Café Coco restaurant where a fusion of international cuisine and Bermudian flavours will delight. Light lunches are served on Tamara’s Terrace and La Vista bar tempts with refreshing cocktails and beautiful views over the ocean. Half board is bookable for the entire stay. ACTIVE AT COCO REEF Experience underwater magic without having to be able to swim! Helmet diving involves walking along the ocean floor wearing a special helmet into which fresh air is pumped and children as young as five can enjoy the fantastic underwater world. Helmet diving facilities are located at the Royal Naval Dockyard, around a 35 minute journey away.

CLASSIC VALUE Free night offer stays 1 Jan-31 Oct receive 1 free night in 7-13, or 2 in 14-20 nights on room only* Honeymooners complimentary sparkling wine in room on arrival, plus a room upgrade (subject to availability on arrival)

Please contact us for additional offers AVAILABLE at this hotel *reflected in brochure prices where applicable

HOTEL EXTERIOR

Coco Reef

1 Jan-2 Apr 3-9 Apr 10-16 Apr 17 Apr-28 May 29 May-4 Jun 5 Jun-9 Jul 10-23 Jul 24 Jul-3 Sep 1230 1449 1670 1348 1410 1503 1676 1862 5 nights 1341 1606 1804 1482 1606 1668 1841 2027 7 nights 1623 1957 2155 1833 2050 2112 2285 2471 10 nights 1006 1202 1331 1009 1009 1009 1182 1368 Child (2-11yrs) 5 nights 5 nights 7 nights 10 nights Child (2-11yrs) 5 nights

4-10 Sep 11 Sep-29 Oct 30 Oct-5 Nov 6 Nov-10 Dec 11-17 Dec 18-24 Dec 25-31 Dec 1725 1570 1464 1428 1498 1633 1614 1828 1704 1662 1626 1696 1831 1812 2179 2055 1959 1923 1993 2128 2109 1231 1231 1179 1179 1249 1384 1365

2014 guide prices are per person in £ at time of going to press (see page 40) based on room only in twin/double ocean view room with bath and shower room and balcony or patio (max 3), using BA flights from Gatwick to Bermuda International airport on Thursdays (other departure days and flights available) and include private transfers. Private transfer time: approximately 40 minutes. All holidays are tailor-made and alternative departure days and durations, and flights from other airports are available. Please contact us for current prices. Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand.

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Supplements per person per night in £ at 1 Jan-6 Apr time of going to press (see page 40) Twin/double beachfront with balcony or patio (max 3) Twin/double ocean view with balcony or patio sole use Twin/double beachfront with balcony or patio sole use Bed & breakfast - adult/child Half board - adult/child

10 77 95 17/12 70/38

7 Apr-31 May 1 Jun-8 Sep 9 Sep-31 Oct 19 100 136 17/12 70/38

46 131 222 17/12 70/38

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HOTEL LOYALTY I GOLF I FAMILIES

Pompano Beach Club Southampton

" HIGH LEVELS OF SERVICE THAT EXCEED ALL EXPECTATION PLUS A SPECTACULAR OCEAN LOCATION MAKE POMPANO A PERFECT CHOICE FOR FAMILIES, WATERSPORTS ENTHUSIASTS, FISHERMEN AND GOLFERS"

DELUXE ROOM

AERIAL VIEW OF POMPANO BEACH CLUB

ACCOMMODATION Enjoying a breathtaking beachfront location overlooking Bermuda’s southwest coast, this family-owned, small resort hotel offers the intimacy and personal service of a boutique hotel combined with the amenities of a world class beach resort. The 74 ocean view rooms and suites are clustered in one and two storey pink buildings, dotted over a hillside. DINING Guests can choose to dine in the Cedar Room restaurant or the Ocean Grill with views over the turquoise waters. There is also a lounge and café, plus a beach bar and pool bar. The hotel also offers a dine around concept and half board guests may opt to dine at Cambridge Beaches or The Reefs (excludes transport and drinks).

SPA & LEISURE Pompano’s spectacular sandbar is the only one of its kind in Bermuda. At low tide, you can wade out over 400 yards in waist deep water to snorkel the coral reefs which line the edge of the shallow sandbar. Guests will enjoy the resort’s private beach, ocean front spa, outdoor swimming pool, clay tennis court, watersports and three outdoor hot tubs, whilst golf enthusiasts benefit from the close proximity to Port Royal Golf Course. There is a well-equipped games room, especially popular with children, and a complimentary shuttle bus to Port Royal Golf Course, Rockaway ferry port & Robinson’s Marina. ACTIVE AT POMPANO BEACH CLUB Play a round of golf at the government run Port Royal Golf Course, ranked as one of the best public courses in the world. Designed by Robert Trent Jones it enjoys spectacular sea views.

CLASSIC VALUE Free night offer stays 1 Jan-21 May receive 1 free night in 4-7, or 2 in 8-11 nights on half board* Free night offer stays 1 Sep-30 Nov receive 1 free night in 5-9, or 2 in 10-18 nights on half board* Honeymooners complimentary sparkling wine on arrival Sports free use of fitness room, three Jacuzzi’s, daytime tennis and games room Complimentary shuttle bus to Port Royal Golf Course, Rockaway ferry port & Robinson’s Marina Please contact us for additional offers AVAILABLE at this hotel *reflected in brochure prices where applicable, not applicable to townhouses

POOL & SUN TERRACE

Pompano Beach Club 5 nights 7 nights 10 nights Child (2-5yrs) 5 nights

1 Jan-2 Apr 3-9 Apr 10-16 Apr 17 Apr-7 May 8-14 May 15-21 May 22 May-9 Jul 10-23 Jul 1417 1838 1967 1645 1837 1885 1885 2058 1568 2034 2163 1841 2129 2129 2329 2502 1848 2404 2533 2307 2595 2795 2995 3168 921 1117 1246 924 924 924 924 1097

5 nights 7 nights 10 nights Child (2-5yrs) 5 nights

24 Jul-3 Sep 4 Sep-22Oct 23-29 Oct 30 Oct-26 Nov 27 Nov-3 Dec 4-10 Dec 11-17 Dec 18-31 Dec 2244 2107 1963 1815 1770 1590 1660 1795 2688 2351 2111 2011 2028 1848 1918 2053 3354 2817 2529 2381 2415 2235 2305 2660 1283 1146 1146 1094 1094 1094 1164 1299

Supplements per person per night in £ at time of going to press (see page 40) Superior ocean view with patio or balcony (max 3) One bedroom suite ocean view with patio or balcony (max 4) Deluxe ocean view with patio or balcony (max 3) Town house ocean view (max 6) Lower snapper suite partial ocean view sole use Superior ocean view sole use One bedroom suite ocean view sole use Deluxe room ocean view sole use

1 Jan-31 Mar 1-31 Dec 5 9 21 127 86 94 102 127

1 Apr-8 May 9 May-24 Oct 25 Oct-30 Nov 9 13 29 181 131 149 156 189

9 13 29 271 181 198 205 239

2014 guide prices are per person in £ at time of going to press (see page 40) based on half board in a lower snapper suite with partial ocean view, bath and shower room and balcony or terrace (max 4), using BA flights from Gatwick to Bermuda International airport on Thursdays (other departure days and flights available) and include private transfers. Private transfer time: approximately 40 minutes. All holidays are tailor-made and alternative departure days and durations, and flights from other airports are available. Please contact us for current prices. Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand.

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NEW YORK STOPOVER

Le Parker Meridien New York

HHHH

“just steps away from Central Park & Fifth Avenue's famous shopping”

DOUBLE ROOM

LOBBY

ACCOMMODATION Contemporary and sleek, the 42 storey Le Parker Meridien is located on West 56th Street, in the heart of Manhattan and within walking distance of Broadway theatres, Carnegie Hall and the Rockefeller Center. It is an ideal base for a stay in this exciting city. The hotel lobby, featuring artwork by Damien Hirst, is dominated by a three-storey atrium flooded with natural light. There are 727 and comfortable guest rooms and suites featuring the latest in-room amenities, decorated using cherry and cedar woods creating a warm and sophisticated style, and many offering extensive views of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline. LEISURE The Gravity Fitness & Spa is a total wellness facility where guests can indulge in a range of massage treatments, join a fitness class, or make use of squash and racquetball courts as well as personal training. In addition, there’s an indoor rooftop pool with spectacular views of Manthattan and Central Park.

DINING With a sleek and distinctly New York style décor Norma’s is renowned for its over the top breakfast selection, such as the caviar and lobster Zillion Dollar Frittata, and according to New York Magazine serves ‘Best Breakfast in New York’. Mouthwateringly good burgers and fries are served at the Burger Joint and the Knave is perfect for morning espressos and evening cocktails. DON'T MISS IN NEW YORK Catch a horse and carriage, or take a stroll through Central Park and visit the Guggenheim and the Frick Collection just off the park. Visit Chelsea for an artisan shopping experience, and take a walk along the High Line walkway on Manhattan’s West Side.

RESTAURANT

SPA POOL

Le Parker Meridien New York 1-8 Jan

9 Jan-2 Apr 3-30 Apr 1-21 May 22-28 May 29 May-25 Jun 26 Jun-20 Aug 21 Aug-3 Sep 1413 1247 1411 1458 1276 1373 1855 1480 3 nights 1659 1512 1745 1792 1506 1688 2092 1750 5 nights 813 619 687 869 687 687 1193 851 Child (2-11yrs) 3 nights 4 Sep-29 Oct 30 Oct-5 Nov 6-19 Nov 20-26 Nov 27 Nov-3 Dec 4-17 Dec 18-24 Dec 25-31 Dec 1621 1926 1552 1489 1383 1739 1465 1635 3 nights 2069 2416 1952 1719 1831 2255 1695 2173 5 nights 750 875 729 666 666 688 876 738 Child (2-11yrs) 3 nights 2014 guide prices are per person in £ at time of going to press (see page 40) based on room only in a standard twin/double room with bath and shower room (max 3), using flights from London Heathrow to John F Kennedy airport on Thursdays (other departure days and flights available including flights to Newark airport) and include private transfers. Private transfer time: approximately 60 minutes. Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand. All holidays are tailor-made and alternative departure days and durations, and flights from other airports are available. Please contact us for current prices. Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand.

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Supplements per person per night in £ at 1 Jan-31 Dec time of going to press (see page 40) Tower park view room (max 3) Junior suite (max 4) Continental breakfast

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NEW YORK STOPOVER

The Mark Hotel

HHHHH

“Grand luxury where 77th meets Madison”

SEVENTY SEVEN KING ROOM

THE MARK LOUNGE

ACCOMMODATION The Mark Hotel is housed in a beautiful 1927 landmark building at the corner of 77th Street and Madison Avenue. The hotel has recently been completely re-furbished to offer delightful oldworld comfort, avant-garde design and an unprecedented level of personal service, all combining to create a superb five star hotel experience. The lobby, as colourful as it is convivial, is studded with unique and intriguing objets d'art. The 150 guest bedrooms and suites offer quiet, understated luxury and seamlessly incorporate the latest personal technology, including Bang & Olufsen televisions, into sublimely serene décor and furnishings.

LEISURE Indulgent salon and spa treatments are available from the world renowned Frederic Fekkai Salon and the state of the art fitness centre has personal trainers for hire. Situated on one of the Upper East Side's best blocks, surrounded by New York's premier museums, shops and restaurants, and the splendour of Central Park, The Mark not only surrounds you in luxury and style, it places you at the centre of Manhattan's social and cultural riches. DON'T MISS IN NEW YORK Enjoy the panorama from the Top of the Rock observation deck at the Rockefeller Center, giving a splendid view of the Empire State Building and Central Park.

DINING The all day elegant dining restaurant is headed-up by awardwinning chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and the Mark Bar is famous for its classic and signature cocktails.

ATRIUM RESTAURANT

LOBBY

The Mark Hotel

1-8 Jan 9 Jan-2 Apr 3-30 Apr 1-7 May 8-14 May 15 May-25 Jun 26 Jun-20 Aug 21 Aug-3 Sep 1558 1364 1510 1664 1558 1468 1974 1632 3 nights 1892 1698 1896 2022 1916 1826 2332 1990 5 nights - - - - - - - Child (2-11yrs) 3 nights

Supplements per person per night in £ at 1 Jan-1 Sep 2 Sep-31 Dec time of going to press (see page 40) Madison king (max 2) Seventy Seven king (max 2) Courtyard one bedroom suite (max 2)

15 38 110

10 48 119

4 Sep-1 Oct 2-22 Oct 23-29 Oct 30 Oct-5 Nov 6-12 Nov 13 Nov-17 Dec 18-24 Dec 25-31 Dec 1699 1639 1662 1824 1678 1640 1825 1687 3 nights 2169 2109 2132 2294 2148 2110 2295 2157 5 nights - - - - - - - Child (2-11yrs) 3 nights 2014 guide prices are per person in £ at time of going to press (see page 40) based on room only in a superior courtyard king room with bath and shower room (max 2), using flights from London Heathrow to John F Kennedy airport on Thursdays (other departure days and flights available including flights to Newark airport) and include private transfers. Private transfer time: approximately 60 minutes. Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand. All holidays are tailor-made and alternative departure days and durations, and flights from other airports are available. Please contact us for current prices. Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand.

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BOOKING CONDITIONS

Our commitment to you

1. Provision of your holiday We will arrange for the provision to you of the services which make up the inclusive holiday as confirmed to you. These services will be provided either directly by us or by independently contracted suppliers. When you, or your travel agent ask for your holiday booking to be confirmed, we allocate your chosen holiday to you and give confirmation of the booking at that moment. It is then that a firm contract exists between you and Classic Collection Holidays Limited (Registered in England no. 1512421) on the basis of this brochure. This also acts as your acceptance of our booking conditions and your holiday is secured from that moment. If your holiday includes flight arrangements, you will be issued with an ATOL certificate immediately and we will later send you or your travel agent a holiday confirmation invoice verifying the details and prices of the holiday that you have already booked, which in most cases will have been confirmed by telephone. All holidays and offers advertised in this brochure are subject to availability. 2. Your holiday price A. When you book All prices, supplements and offers shown in this brochure are based on costs at time of printing (4 October 2013) although we reserve the right to amend all prices, supplements and offers (up or down) when we receive notification of new costs. Some hotels intentionally practice fluid pricing which means that their costs (reflected in our prices) may significantly increase during periods of high demand. This may affect the hotel’s standard room prices although the most significant changes will be noticed when booking superior room types. Prices in this brochure include airline rates applicable at the time of printing and although these rates will generally be available for the validity of the brochure, occasionally during periods of excess demand, when the relevant class is unavailable, we will book the next available fare class which may result in you paying a higher price than that promoted in this brochure. The government charges a levy to cover financial protection in the event of an airline failure and we automatically add this to your invoice total at the booking stage. Once you have confirmed your holiday booking, the price is protected subject to clause 2D of these booking conditions. B. VAT and Exchange rates Our VAT Registration number is 503 944 749 and all prices quoted in this brochure include VAT where relevant (at 20% at time of going to press). The brochure prices of holidays were calculated using exchange rates quoted in the Financial Times Guide to World Currencies on 20 September 2013 in relation to the following currencies: US Dollar 1.6001. Please note a) these rates are not comparable with note or tourist rates which are quoted in national newspapers b) hotel costs, transfers, resort representation, excursions, local taxes and part of the flight cost are typically paid in the currency of your holiday destination country. Aviation fuel is paid in US Dollars. All of these costs are affected by changes in the cost of buying foreign currency, as per exchange rates listed above. We reserve the right to increase our prices in accordance with these booking conditions. C. Price Promise - If you can find the same flight inclusive holiday at a cheaper price at the time that you book, we undertake to match the price and will give an additional £10 per adult saving off any competitor’s price. In order to take advantage of our Price Promise, the component parts of the relevant holiday must be identical and we reserve the right to request confirmation in writing of the relevant competitor’s holiday price. Our Price Promise cannot be actioned retrospectively after a booking has been made, and it is only available on new bookings made during the validity of this brochure. Unfortunately we cannot always match prices where we believe our competitors have made a pricing error or where they are offering the holiday arrangements at a price below their operating costs. If a competitor’s price is greater than £150 per adult and/or £50 per child below our price, we deem one of these two scenarios to be true and will not honour our Price Promise. D. Surcharges (after booking) Once you have booked, the price of your holiday travel arrangements may be varied due to changes in transportation costs such as fuel, scheduled airfares and any other airline cost changes which are part of the contract between airlines (and their agents) and the tour operator or organiser, and also in respect of government action such as changes in VAT or any other government imposed changes. In the case of any small variation, an amount equivalent to 2% of the price of your travel arrangements, and any amendment charges, will be absorbed or retained. For larger variations, this 2% will still be absorbed for increases but not retained from refunds. In either case there will be an administration charge of £1 per person together with an amount to cover agent’s commission. In the unlikely event that this means that you have to pay an increase of more than 10% of the price of your holiday travel arrangements, you may cancel your booking and receive a full refund of all monies paid, except for any amendment charges. Should you decide to cancel for this reason, you must exercise your right to do so within 14 days from the issue date printed on your final invoice.

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3. If your booking is changed It is unlikely that your booking will have to be changed, but we do plan the arrangements many months in advance, therefore we reserve the right to do so at any time. Most of these changes are very minor, but where they are major, we will inform you or your travel agent as soon as reasonably possible if there is time before your departure. A major change is one that is made to a major part of your holiday arrangements before departure, such as a change of your departure airport (except between London airports), resort area or time of departure or return by more than twelve hours, or offering accommodation with a lower category rating. If we have to make a major change you have the choice of the following: A accepting the changed arrangements as notified to you, B purchasing another available holiday from us, or C cancelling your holiday and receiving a full refund of all monies paid. Additionally, if we make a major change after you have paid the full balance of your holiday and you accept A, B or C you will be entitled to compensation on the scale shown below. Period before scheduled departure Compensation within which a major change is per adult notified to you or your travel agent: More than 56 days Nil 43-56 days £20 29-42 days £30 15-28 days £40 0-14 days £50 Important note Compensation payments do not apply to changes caused by reason of war or threat of war, riot, civil strife, terrorist activity, industrial disputes, natural and nuclear disasters, fire, or other circumstances that may amount to force majeure. 4. If your holiday is cancelled We reserve the right in any circumstance to cancel your holiday and, in this event, we will return to you all money you have paid us or will offer you an alternative holiday of comparable standard to purchase. In no case, except for those beyond our control, will your holiday be cancelled after the balance is paid and in such cases compensation will be paid per clause 3. 5. What happens to complaints Disputes arising out of, or in connection with, this contract which cannot be settled amicably may be referred to arbitration if the customer so wishes, under a special scheme arranged by the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA). The ABTA scheme provides for a relatively simple and inexpensive method of arbitration on documents alone with restricted liability on the customer with regards to cost. Under the scheme, customers must pursue their claim within 12 months of the date of return from their holiday. (Outside this time limit, arbitration under the scheme may still be available if the Company agrees, although the ABTA scheme does not require such agreement). The scheme does not apply to claims for amounts greater than £5,000 per person or £25,000 per booking, neither does it apply to claims which are solely in respect of physical injury or illness or their consequences. However, the scheme can deal with compensation claims which include an element of minor injury or illness subject to a per person limit of £1,000 on the personal injury or illness element of the claim. Full details can be provided by us, or can be obtained from ABTA at www.abta.com. 6. Our responsibility for your holiday We accept responsibility for ensuring that all component parts of the inclusive holiday, limited to items included on confirmation invoice are supplied to you as described in this brochure and to a reasonable standard. If any such part is not provided to your satisfaction due to the fault of our employees, agents, or suppliers, we will pay you appropriate compensation if this has affected the enjoyment of your holiday (see Important note in paragraph 3 above). Our liability in this respect is limited to a maximum of three times the value of the holiday. We must ask you however, to be patient and understanding in the event of unforeseen alterations to your holiday made by our suppliers over whom we have no direct control. 7. Excursions (whilst participating in arrangements made by us) Excursions or other tours that you may choose to book or pay for whilst you are on holiday are not part of the holiday provided by us. For any excursion or other tour that you book, your contract is with the operator of the excursion or tour and not with us and we are not responsible for the provision of the excursion or tour or for anything that happens during the course of its provision.

8. Personal Injury (whilst participating in arrangements made by us) We have taken all reasonable and proper steps to ensure that proper arrangements have been made for all the holidays which are advertised in this brochure and that the suppliers of the various services which will be provided to you as part of the inclusive holiday are efficient, safe and reputable businesses, and that they comply with the local and national laws and regulations of the country in which they provide those services. We have no direct control over the provision of services to customers by suppliers. However, subject to the Notes below, we will pay to our customers the equivalent of such damages as they would be entitled


to receive under English law in an English Court for any personal injury to the customer, including illness or death, caused by the negligence, as understood in English Law, of the servants or agents of ourselves or of any of our suppliers contracted or sub-contracted by us to provide any part of the arrangements for your holiday as described in this brochure. With regard to any relevant international convention for example, the Montreal Convention in respect of travel by air, the Athens Convention in respect of travel by sea, the Berne Convention in respect of travel by rail, and the Paris Convention in respect of the provision of accommodation, which limit the amount of compensation that you can claim for death, injury, delay to passengers and loss, damage and delay to luggage, we are to be regarded as having all benefit of any limitation of compensation contained in these or any conventions. Copies of these can be made available on request. Air Passenger Rights Under EU law you have rights in some circumstances to refunds and/or compensation from your airline in cases of denied boarding, cancellation or delay to flights. Full details of these rights will be publicised at EU airports and will also be available from airlines. However reimbursement in such cases is the responsibility of the airline and will not automatically entitle you to a refund of your holiday cost from us. Your right to a refund and/ or compensation from us is set out in paragraph 3. If your airline does not comply with these rules you should complain to the Air Transport Users’ Council on 020 7240 6061 www.auc.org.uk

9. Personal Injury (Unconnected with travel arrangements made by us) If you, or any member of your party, suffer death, illness or injury whilst overseas arising out of an activity which does not form part of your holiday arrangements or an excursion arranged through us, we shall at our discretion, offer advice, guidance and assistance. Where legal action is contemplated and you want our assistance, you must obtain our written consent prior to commencement of proceedings. Our consent will be given subject to you undertaking to assign any costs or benefits received, under any relevant insurance policy to ourselves. We limit the cost of our assistance to you or any member of your party to £5,000. Under your travel insurance cover, you must make an insurance claim under the legal expenses section in respect of any legal fees incurred abroad for that purpose. Notes in respect of paragraphs 8 & 9 We would request that you (a) notify us of any claim for personal injury within 2 months of your return from holiday; (b) assign to Classic Collection Holidays any rights against a supplier or any other person or party you may have relating to the claim; and (c) agree to co-operate fully with us should our insurers wish to enforce those rights. This assignment is necessary to enable us to try to recover from suppliers any compensation paid to customers and associated costs as a result of personal injury to customers caused by the negligence of those suppliers. It is not our wish to profit from such assignment, and in the unlikely event of our recovering more than such compensation and costs, any excess will be paid to the injured customers.

Your commitment to Classic Collection Hol,idays

1. Your holiday contract As soon as your holiday booking is confirmed, you must sign a booking form accepting our booking conditions. Your contract is made on the terms of these booking conditions which are governed by English law and the jurisdiction of the English Courts. You may however choose the law and jurisdiction of Scotland or Northern Ireland if you wish to do so. Any disputes arising will be heard in the English Courts unless you prefer the courts of Scotland or Northern Ireland. 2. Payment for the holiday You pay a deposit of £150 per person(or an agreed sum to cover non-refundable flight seats and/or hotel costs) when you book. This is your commitment until 8 weeks before departure when your final balance is due. You must pay the balance at least 8 weeks before departure. For bookings within 8 weeks to departure, full payment is required at time of booking. If payment is not received as above, we reserve the right to treat your booking as cancelled and your deposit/s would be forfeited. If you pay money for your holiday to an ABTA travel agent, they will hold that money as our agent from the time they receive it until they pay the money to us. All credit card payments incur a charge. (1% at time of printing but subject to change). 3. If you change your booking If you want to change any details of your booking (eg transfer to a different holiday, departure date or airport), we will do our best to help as soon as we receive your request in writing. We charge an amendment fee of £25 per person named on the booking form for each detail of the booking changed and, in addition to the amendment fee, we will charge for any additional costs we incur in making

the amendment/s. Please note that it is highly likely that amendment costs will increase the closer the change is made to your departure date. IMPORTANT Some travel arrangements (eg flight tickets purchased specifically from certain airlines and certain hotel bookings) may not be refundable or transferable after a reservation has been made and any alteration request may incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that particular part of the holiday arrangements. Where the price varies depending on the number of persons travelling and the numbers are amended, the price will be recharged on the basis of the new party size. Any increase in price per person payable as a result of a part cancellation is not a cancellation charge and will not normally be covered by your chosen insurance. A separate cancellation charge will be levied in respect of bookings cancelled in accordance with paragraph 4 below. A new confirmation invoice will be issued as appropriate on which the cancellation charges will be shown. 4. If you cancel your booking You or any member of your party may cancel your booking, or part of it, once it has been confirmed, but the instructions will only be valid if in writing and signed by the person who signed the booking form. Your written instructions should go either to the travel agent you booked with, asking them to notify us immediately, or if you booked direct, to our address. To compensate us for the expense of processing your booking, payment of cancellation fees are on the scale shown. The amount payable (by whomever signed the booking form) depends on when we receive your written instructions. Period before scheduled departure Amount of cancellation within which written holiday charge (shown as a % instructions are received by us of total price) More than 56 days Deposit/initial payment 43-56 days 30% or deposit if greater 29-42 days 50% or deposit if greater 15-28 days 70% or deposit if greater 8-14 days 90% or deposit if greater 7 days to departure date or after 100% NB. You may make a claim if your cancellation falls within the terms of your travel insurance policy. 5. If you have a complaint If you have a complaint about your holiday please refer the matter to the supplier immediately (airline, hotel, car hire etc). If further assistance is required our agent/representative in resort should be contacted. Matters can most easily be resolved for you on the spot, when the supplier can see and understand the exact nature of any problems you have. It is unreasonable to take no action whilst on holiday, then complain afterwards. In the unlikely event that matters cannot be resolved to your satisfaction our agent/representative will ask you to record details on a holiday report form of which you will be given a copy, and you must then follow up your report by writing to our Customer Services Department within 28 days of returning from resort. 6. Holiday participation We reserve the right to decline to accept or retain any person as a customer if their conduct is disruptive and affects the enjoyment of other holidaymakers, and we shall be under no liability for any extra costs incurred by such a person as a result of our doing so. Aircraft captains are legally entitled to deny boarding to any passenger presenting themselves at the aircraft who, at the captain’s absolute discretion, are unacceptably under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Any passenger who is denied boarding on the outbound flight for that reason, shall be deemed to have given notice of cancellation of his/her booking at that moment, and cancellation charges will apply in accordance with paragraph 4. 7. Your accommodation The accommodation provided is only for the use of passengers shown on the confirmation invoice as confirmed by us; subletting, sharing or assignment is prohibited. 8. Your travel ticket conditions When you travel with an air or sea carrier, their conditions of carriage apply, some of which limit liability. These conditions are often the subject of international agreements between countries, and copies of the conditions which apply are available for inspection at the travel agent where you book your holiday. 9. Data Protection Act Classic Collection Holidays is registered under the Data Protection Act 1998 and will deal with all personal data you provide to us in accordance therewith. It is necessary for us to pass on your personal data to airlines, hotels, transportation companies, insurers and other agents in order to arrange the holiday you require. By making a booking or a booking enquiry with Classic Collection Holidays you have consented to allow the passing on of such data as we determine necessary for that purpose. Under the Data Protection Act, you have the right to inspect any relevant personal information held by us.

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HOLIDAY INFORMATION

Before you travel

Passports, visas & travel advice Your passport, visa and immigration requirements are your responsibility and you should confirm these with relevant Embassies and/or Consulates. We do not accept any responsibility if you cannot travel because you have not complied with any passport, visa or immigration requirements. For British Citizens, a full ten-year passport is required for travel and it is recommended that your passport is valid for six months from your return date to the UK. Children under 16 must hold their own five-year passport. Contact the UK Passport Agency 0870 521 0410 or www.passport.gov.uk for details. Please note that your name and initials on your flight tickets/documentation must match those on your passport. For all aspects of travel overseas, contact the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) website at www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

Travel direct to Bermuda British passport holders travelling direct to Bermuda do not require a visa but accommodation must be booked prior to arrival. The usual length of stay permitted is 21 days and this can be extended by applying to the Department of Immigration before the end of the 21 days.

Travel via the USA If your holiday includes a visit to, or travel via, the USA, you must hold a machine readable British passport and it is a mandatory requirement for all visa waiver programme travellers to obtain an electronic system for travel authorisation (known as ESTA) before travelling to the United States. Passengers stopping in the US in transit to Bermuda need to apply. Authorisation can be applied for online at www.esta.cbp.dhs.gov

Making a booking

per person and it is the responsibility of the traveller to complete the ESTA application and obtain authorisation. We recommend you apply immediately as failure to obtain authorisation may result in denied boarding or denied entry to the US. Once granted, the authorisation is valid for two

Our experienced team can give you the name of our appointed travel

years and multiple trips to the United States. Non British Citizens will need to

agent in your area and will help you choose a suitable holiday and

contact the US Consulate in London tel 0207 499 9000. UK passengers on

make a reservation on your behalf. If you book through a travel agent,

direct flights to Bermuda are not requred to obtain an ESTA.

they will check details and availability with us and if you accept these as

Vaccinations & health requirements In certain countries, it is wise and

satisfactory, a formal contract will exist between you and Classic Collection

sometimes obligatory to have certain vaccinations. Currently none of

Holidays. If you make a booking directly with us, we will discuss and confirm

our destinations require vaccinations, although as regulations frequently

the details of the holiday with you and, if you accept these as satisfactory,

change, you should check with your travel agent or Department of Health

a formal contract will exist between you and Classic Collection Holidays

for up-to-date information.

and your credit card details will be taken at that time. In either event,

Travel documentation Your flight tickets including e-ticket information

you must sign the completed booking form and pay the appropriate

and holiday itinerary will be dispatched approximately 10 days prior to your

initial payment or, if within 8 weeks of departure, the full holiday price. The

departure. Late bookings may require a TOD (ticket on departure) which

booking form (downloadable from our website) and payment must reach

may incur a small charge.

us within 4 working days of the booking being confirmed and we reserve the right to cancel the booking and apply full cancellation charges if they are not received within this time. Late bookings made within 8 weeks of departure require that the total balance is paid immediately. Normal cancellation charges apply to late bookings should you subsequently cancel. Recommendations can be made by our team although the final decision as to hotel and resort suitability is ultimately your choice and we cannot be held liable for our suggestions. Please note that for staff training purposes, telephone calls may be monitored and/or recorded. Special requests such as adjoining rooms, dietary requirements etc, should be detailed under Special requests on the booking form. We will inform the property management and/or carrier of your requirements but we cannot guarantee that these will be met. Where additional local costs are involved, payment should be made directly to the supplier. If you have a disability or suffer mobility difficulties, please complete our Special Needs Checklist before we confirm your booking. You may wish to research the suitability of your chosen property with Tourism for All 0845 124 9971/73 www.tourismforall.org.uk

Hotel recommendations To help you choose the best Classic hotel for your holiday we’ve highlighted those most recommended for spa, good for golf, ideal for families, all inclusive options, and adults only. Please note that although our adults only hotel (Cambridge Beaches) does not promote itself as family orientated, or offer child reductions, it may have accepted a family booking and we cannot guarantee a total absence of youngsters.

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and may take up to 72 hours to be granted. Applications cost $14

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Our brochure & holiday details

Brochure accuracy This brochure was printed on 4 October 2013. Details are valid for departures from 1 January to 31 December 2014 or until publication of any revised edition, or you are notified otherwise by your travel agent or our reservations staff. All the facts in this brochure are re-checked for accuracy by our staff and, where possible, our hoteliers, although of course it is always feasible, especially in low season, that facilities may be unavailable as hotels, especially those which are open all year round, will require maintenance (eg pools), redecoration and refurbishment. Service within hotels may change from time to time eg dining changes from traditional waiter service to buffet style. Such events are regrettably beyond our control although we will alert you to significant changes at time of booking, or if you have already booked, we will contact you as soon as is reasonably possible if there is time before your departure.

Hotel details We are happy to advise hotel web addresses, but we cannot accept responsibility for their accuracy.

Room types and upgrades Single rooms normally carry a supplement which is for the convenience of having a room to yourself and location/ facilities may be inferior to that of a twin room. In family rooms and twin or double rooms that take additional beds, do note that the extra bed/s could be of a folding or convertible sofa type and beds for children may


not be full adult-sized singles. When additional beds are put in a room, floor space will be reduced and cupboard access may be limited. Junior suites normally have a sitting area, and suites have a sitting area or separate sitting room. Ocean or sea view rooms enjoy views of the ocean/sea. Ocean or sea facing rooms will face the ocean/sea but will normally be on lower floors where the view of the ocean/sea may be obscured through gardens/trees etc. Side ocean or sea view rooms offer a restricted view of the ocean. Room upgrade supplements are normally detailed on the hotel pages, but occasionally you may see the phrase on request which means that we will have to contact the hotel for up-to-date prices.

Hotel facilities normally incur a charge eg sun loungers, tennis, squash, mini-golf, pool table, watersports, entry to disco/nightclub, use of fitness/ leisure and spa facilities, children’s clubs, cots and safety deposit boxes.

Nights & meal arrangements The number of nights on your confirmation invoice refers to the number of nights reserved in your hotel. If you arrive late at night or in the early hours of the morning, your accommodation is immediately available as it has been reserved for the whole night and this will count as one of your holiday nights. If you have booked half or full board, you may lose a meal due to your time of arrival or departure and this will have been reflected in your holiday price. Full board normally consists of breakfast (usually continental buffet-style), lunch and dinner; half board is breakfast and dinner. Half board or full board arrangements,

Check in/out On arrival at hotels, check in time is normally 4pm and

as indicated in the hotel descriptions, are generally served in the main

check out 12 noon. Most hotels can provide luggage storage and

dining room and are based on a standard table d’hote menu although this

changing room facilities if you arrive earlier or stay later and you may

normally includes a choice of dishes. A full a la carte menu is available for

be able to pay locally for a late check out: simply contact your hotel

an extra cost in most of our hotels and customers should note that when

reception.

half or full board is offered as a la carte dining, exclusions such as lobster,

Health & safety All our properties are checked regularly for compliance

prawns etc may be available for a local supplement. Most hotels offer the

in respect of local regulations. However, guests must exercise caution

option of booking any number of nights on half or full board so that you can

particularly with regard to fire safety, swimming pools, balconies, lifts etc,

pay in the UK and decide which nights you wish to eat at the hotel when

where compliance may not be equal to British standards.

you arrive: simply ask our reservations staff for details.

Resort development may be in progress and occasionally the work

Dress code Due to the sophisticated nature of many of our hotel

involved will result in building work being in evidence. We cannot forewarn

restaurants, shorts and t-shirts are unacceptable for evening dining and

of all developments, however, if the works taking place, either through

slightly more formal attire is recommended.

noise or other inconvenience, is felt by us to affect your overall holiday

Children & infants Some children’s prices are detailed on our hotel pages

enjoyment, we will supply all such information to you directly or via your

but owing to space restrictions, we cannot detail all relevant prices and

travel agent. Many of our resorts are in popular holiday destinations which

you should contact our reservations department for specific prices. To take

invariably have busy road networks so you may encounter some traffic

advantage of children’s prices, a child must normally be aged 2-11 years at

disturbance especially during peak season.

the date of return and must share a room with two adults or full fare paying

Representation Due to the specialist nature of our programme it is not

passengers, although some hotels offer special reductions for a second

always practical to visit our guests in their hotel particularly where multi-

child sharing the room, or for older children, or for a child travelling with one

centres, island hopping or fly drive holidays are booked. All customers

adult, or where children share an interconnecting room. Children paying

will be given emergency contact numbers, and departure details will

child prices can normally benefit from reduced half board supplements

be confirmed on arrival in resort. Our resort representative or local agent

(when booking same board basis as adults) and will not normally be

will normally make contact within 24 hours of your arrival to ensure that

charged room supplements although if these are payable, relevant prices

everything is in order, although should you encounter any difficulties during

will be advised at time of booking. Normally children staying in their own

your stay, please contact your hotel manager in the first instance, and if

room will be charged as full fare paying passengers including relevant room

further assistance is required, simply contact our resort manager or local

and half board supplements. Please note that where children’s reductions

agent who will endeavour to resolve the problem.

are relevant, their date of birth and age on the date of return from holiday

Your holiday price includes

must be advised on the booking form. Infants (under two years of age

1.

Return flights between the UK and overseas airport (where applicable)

at date of return) pay a charge to cover our administration costs and

2.

Luggage allowance as specified on your airline documentation

additional charges may be levied for certain flights, inter-island connections

3.

Private transfer between the overseas airport and your hotel

or business class cabins. Hotels will charge locally for food and cots. Please

(as detailed on our confirmation)

note that the regulations applied to the manufacture of cots in other

4.

Accommodation and board basis as detailed on your confirmation

countries are not as high as those in the UK and may not therefore conform

5.

Services of our local office/agent

to British safety standards. Also please note that the date of birth and age

Please note that refunds are not available for services provided

of infants on return from holiday must be advised on the booking form.

but not utilised

Child seats Although we can request child seats for private transfers in

Your holiday price excludes

resort, they cannot always be guaranteed and in such cases we suggest

1.

Transport between your home and departure airport

that you bring your own (see complimentary BubbleBum offer page 19).

2.

Travel insurance (it is a condition of booking that you hold

Babysitting arrangements are available at many properties although the

adequate travel insurance for your holiday)

service will vary and the sitter may not remain in the room with the child.

3.

Meals and refreshments en route, except those included on aircraft

If you wish to use a babysitting service, you must arrange and pay for it

4.

Optional excursions

locally with the sitter who is frequently a member of the hotel staff not

5.

Cost of passports and relevant visas

qualified in child care.

6.

Cots and local infant charges

7.

Excess baggage including golf clubs etc

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FREEPHONE 0800 294 9329 or 01903 836 643 www.classic-collection.co.uk Classic Collection Holidays, Saxon House, Little High Street, Worthing, West Sussex BN11 1DH United Kingdom Reservations Freephone 0800 294 9329 or 01903 836 643 Admin Freephone 0800 008 7289 or 01903 836621 Accounts 01903 836654 General fax: 01903 214945 Email sales@classic-collection.co.uk Opening hours Monday to Saturday 9am-10pm & Sunday 10am-10pm 5030


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