Destination weddings are big business in Bermuda. Not only is the island super accessible—less than a two-hour flight from most east coast gateways—but Bermuda boasts some of the most beautiful backdrops anywhere in the world: Stunning sunsets, powdery pink sand beaches, turquoise waters and much, much more. Best of all you don’t have to go all the way to the Caribbean for the picture-perfect day. Don’t forget, Bermuda is a lot closer than you think. Thank goodness then for this latest news from the Pink Beach Club, a 94-suite cottage colony in Tucker’s Town, also known as the ritziest neighborhood in Bermuda. Couples who tie the knot at the beachfront hotel will receive 10% off room rates when booking ten rooms or more in 2010. Sorry June brides, the offer is not available from May 28 through July 5, but the good news is the discounted rate includes a full English breakfast, afternoon tea and five-course dinner daily, which can save you and your guests beaucoup bucks on the big day (for more information go here). Looking to save even more? Then consider holding out awhile for The Best Deal In Town: At an event celebrating the Fairmont Hamilton Princess’ 125-th anniversary—more on that later—General Manager Jon Crellin announced that the historic hotel will be giving away a “very special destination wedding to Bermuda.” Said Crellin, “We will partner with Destination Weddings & Honeymoons magazine, Saks Fifth Avenue and Jetblue to promote the giveaway throughout North America to create excitement about a wedding in Bermuda with the Fairmont Hamilton Princess as the backdrop.” A free wedding? Now that’s a deal! If I wasn’t already married I think I’d be dropping to one knee. Details have yet to be released but rest assured you’ll find out as soon as I do (or you can pop into the Fairmont Hamilton Princess website regularly for updates). Now raise your glasses. Toast. And clink.
is a Bermuda-based travel writer and television correspondent. To read his work visit DavidLaHuta.com or to follow him on Twitter visit Twitter.com/DavidLaHuta. Visiting Bermuda? Read his story, 36 Hours in Bermuda, which appeared in the New York Times travel section in September 2009 (http://bit.ly/36HoursBermuda) and Jetsetter's The Many Faces of Bermuda, which ran in January 2011 (http://bit.ly/FacesOfBDA).