Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Assuming you pounced on yesterday’s airfare sale from JetBlue—in case you missed it roundtrip flights from JFK to Bermuda were around $160 for one day only—you’re Bermuda bound with no itinerary in sight. Right? Well, let the deals keep coming because as you’ll see nothing’s cheap here in Bermuda. (Side note: This is a painful fact of life that I quickly determined to be true after searching the island high and low for a six-pack of beer cheaper than $11.60. Ouch!). Last week I told you about the upcoming Bermuda Music Festival, a three-day star-studded event that will feature the likes of Quincy Jones, John Legend, Erykah Badu, Kenny Rogers, James Ingram, and more. It’s sure to be a dynamite show and the good news is visitors can now buy discounted tickets: Travelers who book any flight or hotel package to Bermuda on Expedia.com between now and October 12 will save 30% off the purchase of a one-day ticket or a multi-day pass. That makes a $110 ticket to the festival’s final night, including a much-hyped performance of Michael Jackson’s Thriller on Halloween, a slightly more affordable $77. That’s the good news. The bad news? You’ll probably fork over around fifty bucks for a taxi from Hamilton to Dockyard (on the island’s western tip where the concert is being staged) but such is life in Bermuda. Of course you can always take the bus for three bucks—it's reliable, safe, and best of all, bubblegum pink. After all, the show must go on.