The property is five minutes to world famous Horseshoe Bay Beach using the Southampton mini bus or a moped cycle rental. If you prefer to walk, you can be at Horseshoe Bay in about 15 minutes. In less than 5 minutes, walk to Heron Bay Plaza with various facilities available such as a restaurant, bakery, pizza house, supermarket, ice cream parlor, bakery and bus stops. In 10 minutes you, can be in Somerset and then on to the Royal Naval Dockyard or 20 minutes to Hamilton.
We are located near Fairmont Southampton Princess Hotel and the Port Royal Golf course. Loquat is on bus route 8 running up to 10:45 pm to 11:45 pm depending on which route is being taken. If you are traveling west, the bus stop is in front of Sousa’s landscaping. If you are traveling East the bus stop is in front of Heron Bay Marketplace. Both stops are directly across from one another. The local number for information is 1- 441-292-3851. Bus routes and times are in the local Bermuda telephone book as well. See Bermuda by purchasing a bus/ferry pass if you are using public transportation.
There are three golf courses near the property: Riddell’s Bay charges $135.00 a game with a cart, or a two-week temporary membership for 2 for $600.00. The Belmont Golf Course, the Fairmont Southampton Princess Golf Club and the Port Royal Golf Course are all within 10 minutes of the property and each has its own unique challenge. (prices may change without notice.) There is a nine-hole golf course at Horizons. You can get on the course at Riddell’s Bay sometimes as well if you call the night before to see if any slots are open. Tennis can be played at the Loughlands Hotel for a nominal fee.
Hamilton has lovely restaurants and shops. From April to October, you must experience Harbour Nights on Front Street every Wednesday evening. Stroll the outdoor market, listen and dance to live music, taste delicious food and purchase locally made items. The street is closed to vehicular traffic and a number of shops remain open. Locals and tourists mingle until 10 pm and then window shop or stop by the nightclubs, bars and cafes.
Closer to Loquat, explore the spectacular beaches along the South Shore. Horseshoe Bay has a number of amenities (restaurant, bar, toilets, beach chair rentals and so on) and Warwick Long Bay is renowned but you will not want to miss the stunning trio of secret coves tucked between those two larger beaches – Chaplin Bay, Stonehole Bay and Jobson’s Cove. These three are the last word in romantic pink sand and gentle surf.
The South Shore Road has wonderful views as you travel along on a bus or a moped: magnificent cliffs and many secluded beaches for you to explore from Southampton to Paget. The bus service runs along South Shore Road or Middle Road east to Hamilton, or west towards Somerset. For the more adventurous, mopeds or scooters can be ordered upon arrival (these are paid for by credit card only). Nearby attractions would have to include The Botanical Gardens as well as Paget Marsh Nature Walk and the meandering trails of the Railway Trail System. Explore Dockyard out in Somerset, swim with dolphins, Snorkel Park beach, pubs, museums and shops to enjoy.
Want to eat closer to home? Try The Reefs Resort in Southampton: their open-air Coconuts restaurant overlooking their private beach. They might even arrange a table on the beach with candles, full linens and silverware and an amazing meal. Reservations are required. Lunch is available daily without reservations being required. For informal dining walk a few feet to Island Cuisine. For casual dining, try Swizzle Inn (a very popular local spot) or Tio Pepe on the South Shore Road. For more elegant outings there are the dining facilities at the Fairmont Southampton Princess and at the Henry VIII Pub and Grill. Blu restaurant on Middle Road and Four Ways Inn are also excellent options for your fine dining experience.