Flip-flops, not stilettos 9 Beaches in Bermuda beckons the adventuresome with 33% savings and all-inclusive add-on

SANDYS, BERMUDA August 26, 2005 9 Beaches, a place where private boats deliver guests to stilted cabanas, is giving adventurous travelers an enticing reason to travel this fall with a special “Four Shore” promotion including savings of 33% plus an all-inclusive add-on offer.

Opened May 1, 2005, 9 Beaches is Bermuda’s newest and most casual resort.

The “Four Shore” promotional offer is valid for travel September 1, 2005 through January 2, 2006. Guests staying in a Sea Forever or Coco Coral Cabana for four nights receive 33% off the regular cabana rate. Offer must be booked before September 30, 2005.

Now for just $150 per person per day 9 Beaches guests can upgrade to an all inclusive package which includes breakfast, lunch and gourmet dinner daily, all drinks and cocktails (excluding specials from the resort’s wine cellar), a trip on the resort’s 47 foot motorized catamaran plus all non-motorized sports and water equipment.

“9 Beaches is not only the island’s newest resort, it is also more outdoors and adventure oriented than Bermuda’s traditional resorts”, says Marcus Jones, the hotel’s Bermudian General Manager. “We’re the unexpected Bermuda so we wanted to do something unexpected to attract a new adventuresome traveler to the island. For Bermuda, offering 33% savings and having an all-inclusive add-on are not just different, it’s a wonderful gift for our guests.”

Fun loving people who relish the great outdoors and nature and active sports enthusiasts interested in an ultra-casual environment with the island’s best cuisine are encouraged to take part in this offer. Accommodations are rustic seekers of luxury need not apply 9 Beaches caters to those who wear flip-flops, not stilettos.

Rates reflecting the discount and savings are as follows, based on double occupancy:
Dates: September 1 October 10, 2005
Sea Forever Cabanas four nights for $750 (guests save $370)
Coco Coral Cabanas four nights for $643 (guests save $317)

Dates: October 11, 2005 January 2, 2006
Sea Forever Cabanas four nights for $616 (guests save $304)
Coco Coral Cabanas four nights for $456 (guests save $224)

The Sea Forever Cabanas are set back slightly from the water’s edge and offer direct access to the beach, plus unobstructed ocean views from the veranda. The Coco Coral Cabanas are watchtowers in a scenic wonderland; they dot the bluffs and nine coves, and have partial views of the ocean as well as the coastline.

About 9 Beaches:
Created by veteran hoteliers Russ Urban and David Dodwell, casual is the catchword at 9 Beaches. Sandals not suits dominate at this dress-down retreat. True to its name, the resort sprawls over 9 beaches, featuring several exposures and venues (even at high tide). Cabanas stand on stilts: some perch over the sapphire sea where plexi-glass floor panels reveal tropical fish fluttering underfoot.

All 84 cabanas have large windows and double doors that open onto ocean-view verandas. World-renowned designer Lynn Wilson styled the interiors; her talent also shines at The Taj Majal in India and Queen Elizabeth’s Widlesham Moore Estate in Ascot, England.

Complimentary cell phones allow guests to signal for room service or whatever they desire. 9 Beaches occupies 18 acres, alongside clear, multiple shades of blue waters some of Bermuda’s most beautiful. Aquatic options abound: Hobie Cats, sailboards or sea kayaks. Ripple the waves in a raft or Jet Ski. Snorkel to the wreck of the HMS Vixen, a small, 1860s twin-screwed ironclad. More adventuresome guests can skim the surface on kite boards, following lessons from instructors certified by the International Kite Boarding Association. 9 Beaches also offers Wi-Fi service throughout the property.

Chef John Pritchard, host of Canada’s Global TV “Red, Hot and Ready” program, serves the island’s top cuisine in several beachside settings. Overlooking the main beaches, the laid-back dockside bar and grill, Dark ‘n Stormy’s, dishes up light cuisine for 9 Beaches and locals alike. Enjoy an eclectic menu of internationally inspired cuisine at Hi Tide, with dining options indoors or on the poolside deck outdoors. The Barefoot Gourmet creates sunlit lunches and candlelit dinners on any of the nine gorgeous beaches.

For more information, go to www.9Beaches.com or call 1-866-841-9009.