But while that sounds appealing and all, we’re more stoked about 9 Beaches’ deals. Bermuda celebrates its 400th anniversary this year, and to spread the good will, 9 Beaches is offering guests who stay four nights between now and August 21st a $400 credit. Plus, 9 Beaches offers April guests a “68-degree guarantee” — for every day that the high temp doesn’t reach 68 degrees Fahrenheit, guests get a $68 refund. Pretty clever, dontchya think? That’s particularly good considering rates start at just $280 per night.
Of course, “ultra-casual” is code for “not luxury.” 9 Beaches has 84 private cabanas, which many have likened to “tents on stilts.” Cool concept, but one not immune from flaws — when the NYT’s Fred Berstein checked the place out a couple of years back he complained of a “pungent odor” wafting through his cabin, a complaint that others have also made. Um, yuck.
Then again, bumming around the beach in Bermuda (at slashed rates!) just might be worth a little smelliness. Just don't say we didn't warn you.