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!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Did'ja Learn to Scuba?

David Steckler took this picture of 9 Beaches guests taking the Learn to Scuba course at our resort.

Were you one of our lucky guests to take a Scuba class through Fantasea? Let us know just how great it was!!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

A Look at Bermuda

A 9 Beaches vacation is as unexpected as they come. You don't stay in a regular hotel room; enjoy a cabana with fabulous views - some even perch over the water. Like the beach? Here you have your choice of nine! Into water sports? At 9 Beaches you can kayak, snorkel, rent a hobie cat, scuba dive and more!

If pure relaxation isn't for you, go ahead and visit the nearby Royal Navy Dockyard, or hop on a scooter and explore the rest of the island!

Watch this video posted on YouTube of a guest's experience at 9 Beaches and around Bermuda.

Do you have any photos or videos you'd like to share? Post a comment here or email us at ninebeaches@gmail.com.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Top Coastal Eco-Resort

9 Beaches has graced the presence of yet another magazine cover!

The April 2009 issue of Coastal Living magazine has a picture of good ol' Cabana 54 and Bermuda's beautiful sapphire waters.

Pick it up on newsstands now to read why we're listed as the #1 Coastal Eco-Resort. You can also read the article online.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Today Show, Again!

9 Beaches got its second feature on The Today Show!

Nilou Motamed, editor for Travel + Leisure Magazine, returned to The Today Show, this time to discuss great family vacation deals. Check it out!

With our Kid's Cabana special a second cabana for the kids is 50% off!

Like the sound of our 400th Anniversary Special? Through August 21 you can receive a $400 resort credit on stays of 4 nights or more.