Bermuda is wonderful around the holidays, when the pink beaches are deserted, and the temperature hovers around 70 degrees. Blissfully situated on a limestone cliff, The Reefs is a complex of pink buildings that cascades down the hillside to a private beach. At the top, 19 new pastel-washed club suites are ideal for larger families, with two or three bedrooms, a spacious living room, kitchen, dining room, and private balcony with hot tub. The bedrooms have floor-to-ceiling sliding doors that open to long balconies overlooking coral grottoes, surf-lapped beach, and blue ocean. Bounteous breakfasts and dinners are served in Ocean Echo, a semicircular glass-fronted restaurant with sweeping views. If you feel adventurous, rent a moped and explore Hamilton, the island’s capital, and picturesque St. George’s, its oldest town.
DON'T MISS: relaxing at La Serena Spa before joining other guests for caroling and eggnog; 800/742-2008 or thereefs.com/CoastalLiving.
EXCLUSIVE DEAL: Book five nights and get the fifth night free when reserving an ocean-view room or Club Condo. Rates for double occupancy start at $410 and include full English breakfast, afternoon tea, gourmet dinner, and a bottle of Champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries upon arrival. Offer valid until December 27. Mention Coastal Living when booking.