Overlooking its own private patch of pink sandy beach and infinity pool, the suitably pink-painted Reefs Resort is in a handy spot for the beautiful beaches of the South Shore. All of its 62 pastel-coloured rooms have balconies or patios with Atlantic vistas from their lofty clifftop vantage point, and there’s a spa with soothing sea views. You’ve got four restaurants to choose from, including exceptionally good Sunday brunch at Ocean Echo and the romantic, toes-in-the-sand casual dining at Coconuts right on the beach.
Marooned in the North Atlantic – and not in the Caribbean, as many people wrongly think – the British island territory of Bermuda is the perfect transatlantic mix. Old world meets the new on this laidback island of pink sandy beaches and coconut palms. Its luxury resort hotels lining the Nike swoosh-shaped coast offer consistently high standards – which isn’t surprising considering the fact that Bermuda is only a 90-minute flight from New York, where you’ll find some pretty demanding customers. The only problem is cost – Bermuda isn’t really the place for budget travel, so don’t expect a bargain. Do expect a memorable holiday in any of our choice of best hotels on the island – they’re all stunners.