by Lisa A. Grimaldi | March 17, 2016

A 79-room Ritz-Carlton Reserve property will debut in Bermuda's Caroline Bay resort in 2018. The hotel, which is the first Ritz-Carlton on the island, also will include 173 residences; all will have a contemporary interpretation of British Colonial architecture designed by SB Architects. Amenities include a mega-yacht marina with slips for 77 boats and 21 super yachts, a half-mile beach and access to the nearby Port Royal Golf Course.

The newly branded resort area of Caroline Bay is on the Great Sound -- site of the America's Cup sailing race in 2017 -- in the west end of Bermuda, and will be designed to "recapture for modern travelers the storied, relaxed glamour of Bermuda during the 1950s and 1960s," said Craig Christensen, CEO of Morgan's Point, the project's developer. In addition to the Ritz-Carlton property, Caroline Bay will feature a spa, restaurants and upscale shops.