Monday, February 1, 2010
Ahhh, February. The month of hearts and chocolates and professing your undying love to that oh-so-special person. Valentine’s Day might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but in case it’s yours, let me assist you with a few suggestions for the ultimate romantic getaway. Still haven’t made plans for the big day? No sweat, I’ve got you covered. Fortunately tickets are still available for the Bermuda International Love Festival, a blissful weekend event that boasts luxurious accommodations, decadent meals and world-class entertainment. And it's a deal! Here’s what you’ll be doing on the Most Romantic Weekend Ever: You and your sweetie arrive Bermuda on Friday, February 12, where you’ll check in at the historic Fairmont Hamilton Princess for three nights in a Fairmont Gold Level room. That night you’ll join Bermuda’s Premier, Dr. Ewart Brown and his wife Wanda, for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and dinner at ritzy Tucker’s Point Hotel & Spa, featuring a special presentation from the editors of the Robb Report (they’ll bring their annual “Best of the Best” issue to life, featuring selections of cigars, wines, spirits and more). The following morning you and your sweetheart will play a round of golf at Port Royal—host of the 2009/2010 PGA Grand Slam and by far Bermuda’s most picturesque course—and that night you’ll be treated to a special dinner at Port O’ Call, a Front Street favorite specializing in fresh local seafood. Into live music? Perfect, because you’ll also be given two VIP seats to a performance that night by R&B singer Kenneth “Babyface” Edwards (oh he smooth, he very very smooth). As if all that wasn’t enough, on Sunday you’ll have brunch at the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art before a sumptuous dinner that night at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess. Even better, that evening the best seats in the house are yours at a private performance by legendary bluesman Chuck Jackson. So, how much does all this cost you ask? The entire weekend can be yours for just $800 per person, not including flights. Considering Fairmont Gold rooms at the Hamilton Princess would cost $419 per night that weekend, the package is a whopper of a deal. Three nights plus food, activity and entertainment for $1,600? That’s a bargain and lovely one at that. For more information on the Bermuda Love Festival, go here. In the meantime, go grab yourself a box of chocolates just to be safe.