Eco-friendly 9 Beaches resort, on the far western tip of Bermuda, practices what it preaches. A laid-back group of cabanas, some of them on stilts over water, uses solar-powered lighting and hot water, xeriscaping (dry landscaping) with native plants, battery-operated transportation around the resort, motion sensors on exterior lights, local produce when available and, like most houses in Bermuda, they catch and use their own rainwater. To encourage the national bird of Bermuda, the longtail, the resort has built artificial nesting sites around the property. There are nine (I counted them when I was there) small pink beaches, and yes, the water really is that color.
A special incentive to stay at 9 Beaches in April: on any and all days that the air temperature does not reach 68F during your stay in April, you will receive a $68 refund on your bill.
Photo courtesy 9 Beaches
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