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Fodor's Expert Review Pompano Beach Club

36 Pompano Beach Rd., Southampton, SB 03, Bermuda See on Map

Pompano, which is passionately run by an American family, understands its customers—and those customers return year after year for the casual atmosphere and beachfront location. Dramatic ocean-view dining rooms, cliff-side hot tubs, endless water sports, and attentive service set this property apart. Most memorable, however, is the shallow, crystal clear water—you can wade out along the sandbar to one of two floating platforms and soak in the island's beauty from afar.

YOU SHOULD KNOW This hotel is on the older side and shows its age in places. While many of the rooms have been recently renovated, the hallways and pool area could use some love.

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Colorful, island-style decor accentuates the unbelievable ocean views. Rooms feature private balconies or patios and receive twice-daily maid service.

oceanview superior room
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Very roomy, with separate bathtubs and double marble vanities.


Elegant and traditional, featuring antique furniture and Bermuda cedar wood. The quiet lower lobby is a great place to relax with a book or just sit and stare out the floor-to-ceiling windows.


The heated pool and Jacuzzis are open 24 hours a day so you can appreciate the views morning, afternoon, and night. The resort also has a kiddie pool and, best of all, a delightful private beach with lounge chairs, floaties, and water sports equipment.


Escape to the Three Graces Day Spa for a rejuvenating face and body treatment. One of their three privates rooms is specially outfitted for couples, with two beds, a jet bathtub, and breathtaking ocean views.

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It's not very often you come across a world-renowned fitness center located in a hotel, but with its large windows on one wall and large mirrors on the other, it's easy to see why this gym was featured on USA Today. The space is small and the equipment is standard, but the panorama from the treadmills and stationary bikes is out of this world.

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Ocean Grill Restaurant
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The highlight of your dining experience will likely be surf and turf at the dramatic two-story Ocean Grill, overlooking the picturesque waterfront. The Cedar Room Restaurant, which is accented with the rich tones of old Bermuda cedar wood, serves breakfast and dinner, with nightly menu offerings changing frequently. There's also a café adjacent to the pool bar for a casual afternoon pick-me-up.

Ocean Grill Restaurant
Photo: Ocean Grill Restaurant


The pool bar serves up a deadly and delicious Dark 'N' Stormy or you can drink the afternoon away down at the tiki-style hut on the beach. Later, savor a pre-dinner cocktail and live island music in the Sunset Lounge.

Ask about the weekly Rum Swizzle parties and casual evening BBQs.


Getting Around

This property's remote location means taxis are going to be your safest, most convenient bet for transport. If you feel comfortable renting a scooter, there's an Oleander Cycles branch located across from The Reefs Resort and Club, about 9 minutes away. Otherwise, you'll have about a 10-minute hike to Middle Road to catch a bus.


Bacci (12-minute drive) offers panoramic golf course views and a taste of Tuscany--try the handmade pastas, they're to die for. For the best Sunday brunch you will ever eat, make a reservation at Fourways Restaurant & Inn (16-minute drive). The timeless elegance of this cottage colony and decadent all-you-can-eat buffet combine for an unforgettable dining experience.


Just up the hill, Bella Vista Bar & Grill (5-minute drive) is nice spot to grab sunset cocktails and appetizers while admiring the perfectly manicured Port Royal Golf Course. Another nearby option is Henry VII (9-minute drive). Popular with the locals for its late night entertainment, this restaurant, sushi bar, and pub encourages dancing, drinking and merriment.


Every oceanfront hotel claims that they have great views; this pastel pink property, with its private white sand beach and famous turquoise waters, puts all others to shame. The hotel's design perfectly enhances the surreal surroundings, offering intimacy and endless photo opportunities. With inspired culinary variety and a wide range of amenities and activities, it's easy to see why loyal guests love this family-run operation.


On the beach


Phones: 441-234–0222; 800-343–4155--in U.S.

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