By Ilona Kauremszky

Q: We are cruising to Bermuda in August for our 25th wedding anniversary and wondered if you can purchase a "day pass" to spend a day at the Elbow Beach Hotel and use their facilities?

A: Communications manager Zeudi Hinds reports that due to high occupancies in August the 345-room luxury hotel does not offer day passes to the facilities which would include the private beach and pool. “However, visitors to our island are welcome to come enjoy our restaurants and spa at their convenience,” she notes.

On the other hand, senior sales manager Linda Linzetto also suggests, “There is now a concession at the public part of the Elbow Beach which operates chair and umbrella rentals with our permission and we do encourage visitors to Bermuda to enjoy the beauty of Elbow Beach by entering via the Tribe Road just off South Shore road to the west of our main entrance. Of course guests are welcome to dine at Elbow Beach if they wish to have a chance to visit the resort.

During the summer months, Mickey's Bistro and Beach Bar is a wonderful spot to relax, have lunch and enjoy the spectacular ocean from the sand.”

Elbow Beach in Bermuda is a five minute taxi ride from the city of Hamilton. The hotel now managed by the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group since 2000 was constructed in 1908 and overlooks famous pink sand beach on the south shore in Paget Parish.

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