Monday, March 29, 2010

Bon Jovi at 9 Beaches?

Well not exactly. But artist Will Black puts on a fabulous cover of Bon Jovi's "Livin' on a Prayer" from the balcony of one of our cabanas!

You should know that guests are not usually serenaded like this during their 9 Beaches vacation - Will filmed this video in December while we were closed for the winter.

If any other artists wish to record a video at our ultra-casual resort in the off season let us know!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Taking the Kids

What's makes 9 Beaches so kid-friendly? Columnist Eileen Ogintz takes you through her recent Bermuda experience with her family.

From water sports to an ultra-casual dress code, kids will enjoy the laid back atmosphere of 9 Beaches and parents will enjoy the $150 off the children's cabana.

Read her full article here.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Scuba from your Computer

Check out this short Scuba video 9 Beaches. Sea a “sea cow” and “sea cucumber.” They're trying to get the sea cucumber to erupt. Were they successful?

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

9 Beaches staff rescues wildlife

Last weekend a green and yellow Budgerigar fell from the sky in Sandys and landed 75 feet offshore. Bird-friendly people were already assessing the best course of action. He struggled to take off without success.

9 Beaches bartender, Paul Archer, commandeered a boat and Rachel Fuhrtz arrived in a hurry to assist in the bird's rescue. Paul paddling with an oar; Rachel used her arm. When the two arrived at the bird's location, it accepted Rachel’s outstretched arms and was soon tucked under her shirt.

The rare Budgerigar is doing well, thanks to the efforts of Paul and Rachel. Thank you!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Results of Hurricane Bill

Hurricane Bill came within 170 miles of Bermuda this past Saturday. Fortunately, 9 Beaches received no damage from the storm.

No, wait, we take that back.

Here is documented damage from the storm. WARNING! It's very graphic and may be upsetting to some.

Monday, August 24, 2009

No Damage from Bill!

Thank you for your calls and emails of concern for us at 9 Beaches. We're happy to report that Hurricane Bill was a minor annoyance to some and an extra dose of adventure for all.

We dodged the worst of Hurricane Bill as it passed almost 200 miles to the west of the island early Saturday morning. But just as the weather before Bill was sunny and beautiful, it is the same now.

There were about 80 guests who stayed to brave the storm. We moved all the guests to cabanas on the leeward side of the resort away from the storm. A good move as our main beach remained relatively calm throughout.

One guest chose to move to a cabana on the stormy side. While he said it did get pretty noisy the cabana was nice and dry. The cabanas at 9 Beaches are built to withstand hurricanes so the gale force winds from Bill were not a problem.

With winds reaching 50 miles per hour, we did experience several hours without power but everything is already back in working order. Guests were impressed with our hurricane preparedness.

9 Beaches as you know is for adventurous individuals. Over the weekend our guests received an extra dose and enjoyed it!

Here is a "Before and After" shot of Dark 'n Stormy's!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Bermuda - a World's Best

Each year, Travel + Leisure magazine has a poll where readers name their favorite hotels, spas, airlines, cruise lines, outfitters, cities and islands.

Bermuda was ranked the #2 Best Island in the Caribbean, Bermuda and Bahamas in the 2009 World's Best Awards! Our tiny island consistenly ranks among the top, as Bermuda was ranked #2 in 2008, too.

That's just one more thing to add to your list of reasons to visit 9 Beaches, Bermuda's best resort value!