Okay, I’ll admit, it was the sliding glass doors at a 90-degree angle on the balcony that totally hooked me on The Reefs Club in Bermuda. I’d never seen the likes of them before, and since I’m easily entertained, I had to slide them back and forth more than a few times so it would imprint on my brain. I knew that from here on out that regular sliding glass doors just wouldn’t do it for me.
Of course, the hot tub on the balcony with a killer view of the pink sand beach below should not be overlooked, either. But there were so many little touches just like this in my oceanfront residence that I ended up totally sold on the place.
The Reefs Club is part of the Reefs Hotel & Club complex in Southampton, and its 19 two- and three-bedroom units are filled with these kinds of amenities. From the rooftop putting green to the marble bathrooms and fully-equipped gourmet kitchens, nothing goes overlooked. The Club will even store your golf clubs for you year-round, so no more schlepping through the airport.
The Club has its own private infinity pool, clubroom, and concierge, but the public facilities — spa, restaurants, tennis courts, and snorkeling — are a quick walk away through a ground-level hallway.
Owning a private home or condo in Bermuda has been onerous at best through the years, given the restrictions that the government places on foreign ownership. But The Reefs Club bypasses the hurdles by offering a program of fractional ownership with a flexible and generous reservation policy.
If buying isn’t on the books for you right now, you can still stay in one of the Club residences as a guest. But once you burrow in for a visit, I predict thatÂ it won’t be long until you start to consider ownership.