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Any one stay at 9 beaches do the all inclusive?

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Any one stay at 9 beaches do the all inclusive?

I'm thinking of staying at 9 beaches in July of 2010. Few days, just to relax and snorkel. Is it worth it to do the all inclusive? I have no idea what kind of food or drinks .they have at the hotel or prices.

Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated.

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1. Re: Any one stay at 9 beaches do the all inclusive?

If you're looking for a few days at the beach...and don't care too much about leaving the resort for other activities...I suppose the '..all-inclusive..' rate plan at 9 BEACHES is probably a good deal for Bermuda.

Bear in mind when considering the 'all-inclusive' rate plan at 9 Beaches, that while 'cabana-on-stilts', meals and drinks/liquor/house wines are included with the 'a-i' plan.....watersports equipment from the separate concessionaire operating there are **NOT** included within the rate. The food at the HIGH TIDE restaurant there will be okay-to-good...but I've never met anyone who hasn't been staying at 9 Beaches who's dined there as a '..destination..'

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2. Re: Any one stay at 9 beaches do the all inclusive?

It certainly makes it easy to do the all-for-one price deal! The food at 9-Beaches isn't 'horrible' but neither is is FourWays quality! If you are there for a casual vacation and don't plan to really get off the property, go for it.

I stayed at 9-Beaches for one night in October and I really enjoyed it. The Breakfast buffett was included (not sure if that is the case all year long) but it was nicely done. Food at Dark & Stormy's & Hi-Tide can range from pub grub to the fresh local catch...it has been good the last 4 or 5 times I ate there, but again, it's not my first choice of places to go out. Just a nice setting to enjoy a meal. Enjoy!

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3. Re: Any one stay at 9 beaches do the all inclusive?

Hi Friends,

First timer on this forum. I'm usually a Mexico/Caribbean resource.

Considering a trip to Bermuda & staying at 9 Beaches, too. If we don't choose the all-inclusive or pay by meal at the resort's restaurants, are there nearby restaurants? Walking distance or taxi? Worth it to therefore rent a car?

Thanks,

SeaBass

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4. Re: Any one stay at 9 beaches do the all inclusive?

Hi SeaBass,

There is no car rental in Bermuda. Only mopeds. I would not say you should walk to any restaurant from 9-Beaches...it would be a moped, minibus or taxi ride (albeit a short ride) to any of the restaurants in Somerset: Somerset Country Squire, Tamarisk Room at Cambridge Beaches or Salt Rock Grill. It is a 10-minute ride to places in Dockyard: Frog & Onion, Beethovens or Bonefish (not the chain you find in the US...it is only similar in the name).

Have a fun vacation.

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5. Re: Any one stay at 9 beaches do the all inclusive?

There's also the Freeport restaurant in the Dockyard.

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6. Re: Any one stay at 9 beaches do the all inclusive?

In practical terms, the walking distance between 9 Beaches and the fine dining options at Cambridge Beaches--Tamerisk Room (indoor) Breezes Terrace (outdoor) is approx. one(1) mile....from 9 Beaches out to either the Somerset Country Squire or Salt Rock Grill...a bit more...1 1/4 mile or so. This distances are certainly 'walkable..' for a 'stroll'....but probably longer than one might like on the way to dinner.

There is a private, low-cost (relative to taxi fares) on-demand-pick-up, mini-bus shuttle service (West End Mini-Bus??)-- that operates '..routes..' out at Bermuda's west-end. They'll cover a 'territory' range from Dockyard to the west and Horseshoe Bay to the east.

WEST END & SAINT GEORGE'S MINI-BUS Services--

http://minibus-service.com/

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7. Re: Any one stay at 9 beaches do the all inclusive?

There's supposed to be a new restaurant opening in the Clock Tower Mall at Dockyard, CAFÉ AMICI RISTORANTE-- thewestend.bm/2010/…

Not sure whether it'll be a new installation up on the 2nd floor??..or will replace Beethoven's??

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8. Re: Any one stay at 9 beaches do the all inclusive?

While the distance is walkable, please, please, PLEASE take great care in walking the back roads of Somerset. There are some diccey areas (gangs, drugs, etc) that have a higher than average rate of purse-snatching of tourists who walk in that area (off the property of the hotels). Now, don't get scared with that--Bermuda is still overall a safe place to visit, do NOT walk about without understanding that there are unsavory elements out there--and if you make a wrong turn in that area, you are especially susceptible. Spend the couple dollars and get a taxi or mini bus to get you safely to your dining destination.

At the very least, watch the weather reports/radar to know whether you should bring an umbrella--the weather may be sunny & beautiful when you walk out, but after your dinner, it may be pouring down rain!!!

I would personally take the mini-bus, especially when it gets darker in the evening.

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9. Re: Any one stay at 9 beaches do the all inclusive?

While I might not be inclined to stroll/wander about some of the local neighborhoods out in Sandys late at night (not much reason to anyway)...I wouldn't hesitate to walk between 9 Beaches property and either Cambridge Beaches or the Salt Rock Grill or Somerset Country Squire out on the Somerset/Magrove Bay Rds. during the day or early evening. It ain't exactly '..back-o-town..'. While there are probably occasional incidents in the general area...I can't recall any reports of tourist/visitors being the victims of robberies, purse snatchings, muggings, etc. out in this immediate area during the past few years. But as always, common sense, '..situational awareness..' and the hairs on the back of your neck will be your best guide.

Edited: 31 March 2010, 00:49
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