Hamilton Princess Opens New Beach Club

June 1, 2015

The Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, a Fairmont managed hotel, announces that its new beach club located at Sinky Bay on South Shore is now open.

The beach club will be available to guests of the Hamilton Princess and a limited number of day passes will be available for Bermuda residents to purchase.

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“The Hamilton Princess Beach Club will be open daily from 9am until 6pm and hotel guests will have full access to the beach and restaurant facilities. Bermuda residents may purchase day passes for $50, or $30 for children 12 years and younger, directly at the Beach Club on the day of use only,” a spokesperson said.

“The number of passes available each day will depend on the number of resort guests on site. As a result, it is not possible to purchase tickets in advance or to make a reservation for Beach Club access. To confirm availability, call 238-8122 on the day.

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“Food, beverages and water sports rentals for snorkeling, paddle boarding and kayaking are available for purchase at the Beach Club. The food and beverage menu is designed by Marcus Samuelsson and Beach Club guests can enjoy waiter service directly on the beach or at tables under the pavilion at the restaurant bar.

“The menu includes grilled pizzas, hanger steak, fish tacos, sandwiches and salads as well as dessert items including ice cream, fresh fruit and warm double chip cookies. Signature Samuelsson cocktails will also be available for purchase, including the Darker & Stormier and Harlem Colada.

“The creation of the Beach Club, including the upgrades to the surrounding landscape, cost $5 million. Additional capital is being spent on maintenance and landscaping throughout the property.

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“We are excited to open the Beach Club,” said Allan Federer, general manager, The Hamilton Princess & Beach Club. “Sinky Bay is a stunning location and has amazing views of the ocean.

“Beach Club guests can enjoy a relaxing day at the beach reading their favourite book or try out one of the water activities and eat great food right on the beach. A day at the Beach Club provides the ultimate vacation experience for our guests and we are thrilled to also offer day passes to the community.”

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  1. bermyguy says:

    i recall when sonesta had their water park it was open to all to come why now do we have topay to go the beach it should be open for all. phase 1 of excluding bermudians out of bermuda.

    • Ed Case says:

      Other places in Bermuda have a daily rate too. It is a private club – and they chose to charge the fee for entry – which is their right. You can choose not to go, so you don’t pay. That is your right.

    • just wondering says:

      no – its a private beach – like any other hotel beach – there are TONS of public beaches to use so why would you insist on going to that beach?

    • Billy de Kidd says:

      I could be wrong but I believe your memory is failing you

    • Mockingjay says:

      This is one way of not having visitors mingle with locals, a subliminal way of Preservationist Imperative (Separation of Races).

      • umum says:

        If only we could separate mockingjay from the general population, and take away his computer.

    • Me says:

      And when there isn’t entertainment provided…you will then complain as well. I think $50 a day is reasonable for a private club. Usually with these clubs you’re only allowed an annual membership. So the fact they are offering a day pass to Bermudians, in my opinion, isn’t excluding Bermudians.

    • brigadooner says:

      Sonesta wasn’t free either.

    • serengeti says:

      And look what happened to Sonesta.

    • PBanks says:

      I’m actually for public beach access to all, but I don’t recall the water park at Sonesta being ‘open to all’, that was a built facility and I’d expect to have to pay to use it in some fashion.

  2. Tosha says:

    and what exactly is $50 buying??????

    • Lady Bug says:


      With access to a gorgeous location that serves simple but well executed food. Therefore the beach doesn’t become overcrowded and un-enjoyable and is a pleasant experience for their hotel guests and those locals who choose to pay. Otherwise – Horseshoe is right around the corner!

    • serengeti says:

      If you don’t see the value, go to Horseshoe Bay for free.

  3. WhistleBlower says:

    Clearly this property is private hence the fee! There are other public beaches to enjoy that also provide amenities.
    Personally I am happy to see a portion of this property being used

  4. Raymond Ray says:

    When a visitor/s pays the prices that one pays to reside at Hamilton Princess wouldn’t you agree to be expecting exclusive rights to certain amenities? (Put the shoe on the other foot)

  5. Observer says:

    For $50 there are no drinks or food included? Just access to the beach? All of the people who can afford that or are willing to pay that just to ‘look the part’ are already members at Coral Beach, etc.

  6. bluebird says:

    bermyguy works for Government and is looking for everything for free.
    It would only take 100,000 people to visit at $50 to pay for the upgrades besides the ongoing costs of maintaining the property.
    These government people have no idea how private enterprize works.
    They have to PAY TAXES to keep this over staffed government paid,besides make a profit to stay in business.

  7. Ed Case says:

    The area is privately owned and the owners have decided to charge if people would like to go there. Some nightclubs charge an entrance fee. Some gyms charge to go in – I know of another hotel that charges a daily rate to use their pool and change facilities.

    If I had a beach, or gym , or pool, or nightclub on my own property – and if I chose to charge people to use it – that would be my right.

    What are people not getting here?

    • Terry says:

      Einstine Case.

      Only a fool would pay $50 to visit a beach in Bermuda.
      The tourists get it free but it is included in their bill.

      All those miles of beaches…………………free.


      Plus you can bring your own grub and drinks.


      • Idk says:

        Its a luxury private beach. The $50 pass allows control. And the $50 allows you access to the beach and restaurant. Its not about being crowedsx and overwhelmed. Its about relaxation and luxury

      • Idk says:

        Its a luxury private beach. The $50 pass allows control. And the $50 allows you access to the beach and restaurant. Its not about being crowded and overwhelmed. Its about relaxation and luxury

  8. Welp says:

    In Antigua, every single beach is Public………

    • Reality says:

      In most Caribbean islands, every single beach is public..

      • serengeti says:

        It’s ridiculous what people will say isn’t it.

        • PBanks says:

          I don’t know which ones do and don’t but for some Caribbean countries, it is indeed law that all beaches have public access.

          True, some countries don’t have that law and property owners can enforce whatever restrictions they see fit. But let’s not berate each other over this.

          • serengeti says:

            And while we’re at it, let’s try to support our own tourist entrepreneurs who are doing their best to give high-end tourists what they want, by competing with the product available elsewhere.

            There are plenty of Caribbean resorts with their own luxury private beaches.

      • Ed Case says:

        Just google Antigua water front real estate and there are loads of them with private beaches.

    • enough says:

      we’re not in Antigua!

      • Welp says:

        We don’t have the tourism numbers to match Antigua either! We don’t have the numbers to match hardly ANY of the islands cause of our lack of innovation and persistence on being some high end exclusive Island

        • Bermyman says:

          But we have higher gdp and lower poverty rate than any other Island. Figure that one out!

          • Jim says:

            And how has that been working for us lately??

            Are you implying that we are somehow doing better than those other islands?

            Personally, I agree they have the right to do whatever they choose, but can they really sustain that club with only their own guests???

            The guests that go there to spend money will simply be spending money that would have gone into their other facilities!

            I hope it works, and the Green’s investment in BDA’s future is much appreciated..

  9. Kevin says:

    well the most important statement you made is ” IN ANTIGUA”

  10. MMMMMmm says:

    I appreciate the privacy and cleanliness factor offered and will happily pay $50 to go for special occasions.

    I have found some questionable objects at horseshoe bay lately… Things I don’t want my toddler to pick up!

    Ed Case/anyone else -wondering which other hotels provide please?

    • PBanks says:

      Even so, you’re not necessarily guaranteed a clean environment if there’s a cover charge. Hopefully the management will do their best to ensure it’s the case.

  11. Yeseye says:

    I want to come in to your private accommodation (house) for free. It’s in Bermuda so everyone is welcome right?
    Some people just won’t ever get.

  12. Tony Brannon says:

    This is a brilliant new beach club…
    $ 50 a day is a deal !

  13. ann says:

    They have staff and expenses they need to pay as well, frankly I think it is a great idea to charge, you wont have so many children just being left to hang for the day and make a whole pile of noise and mess! Good Going to the Green’s and Thank you for brining class back to our Island!

  14. Silence Do Good says:

    Every beach is public in Bermuda upto the high tide mark. You cannot cross private property to get to it but you can arrive by boat and hang out under the high tide mark all you want.

    • Raymond Ray says:

      I maybe wrong but, I do believe that applies to commercial fishermen only (so as they may haul bait or use their legal nets.).

      • Not exactly says:

        The Queen’s Bottoms are public (up to the high water mark) and can be accessed from the water by anyone. Furthermore, you are allowed to access any water front property when in distress and cross their private property in a straight line in order to access public land/roads on the other side.

  15. Tom Cooke says:

    I live above the beach club…looks great… I have “private “access to cross bay so will not be visiting said club… but looking at it from south road it looks fantastic. .. I did over the years do a lot of work at sonesta. .one of the best restaurants on the island…remember the Green house….Mmmmmm

  16. Northshore says:

    I would charge all of you $100.00 to use that beach!

  17. Person says:

    why does everyone care so much? if you don’t want to go and pay $50 then don’t and if you do then do. It is not as if you are loosing anything as this beach hasn’t been open for years and when it was it was for hotel guests only so what is the point of arguing.