Hotel rooms from $89 a night? In ritzy Bermuda? Welcome to January, when the temperatures are in the mid-60s and low season bargains come rolling in. Check out this latest deal from the Bermuda Department of Tourism: Book now for travel valid between February 1 and March 31 and you’ll receive 50% off listed room rates at participating hotels. That means you can stay in an ocean view room at the beachfront Grotto Bay Beach Resort for $89 a night; in a deluxe room with private balcony at the Fairmont Southampton for $129 a night; or in a one-bedroom suite at the harbor front Newstead Belmont Hills Golf Resort & Spa for $145 a night. Still not convinced? There are four other hotels to choose from—including Aunt Nea’s Inn, Coco Reef Resort, Fairmont Hamilton Princess and Elbow Beach Hotel—even better, you’ll be given a coupon booklet good for up to $1,000 in combined savings at island golf resorts, restaurants, spas and more. Here are just a few sample discounts to whet your appetite: Buy one round of golf and get the second round free, rent one scooter and get the second half price, buy one spa treatment and get a free mani/pedi, or buy one entrée and get the second half price (valid at over 15 participating restaurants). So what are you waiting for? Swami says a spring getaway to Bermuda is now within reach. For more information check out Bermuda’s 50% Off Sale. But act quick: The sale ends January 27.
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).