Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Remember when I told you about how you could win a five-night vacation to The Reefs Hotel & Club back in February? How all you had to do was write a short story about your favorite memories of Bermuda and/or the Reefs hotel to score a trip to the luxurious Southampton resort? Well the votes are in and the people have spoken. Garnering more than one-third of over 3,000 votes was the winning story by Tim Finnegan, a Massachusetts man who wrote a touching tale about his parents who honeymooned in Bermuda 42 years ago. Feel free to read it on the Reefs' website but here’s the gist: Tim’s parents, who first stayed at the Reefs over four decades ago, have lived a life of hardship, having six kids, some of them ill, some of them taken unexpectedly. And because of their unceasing dedication to their family—i.e. constantly putting their children’s needs ahead of their own—the pair have barely taken a vacation since. So Tim wrote in on their behalf, petitioning for his parents who are very much in need of a sunny break. Nice, right? Best of all there were two winners—Audrey Bennett, also from Massachusetts, who was the one lucky voter chosen for a second five-night stay. If all of this excitement is causing extreme Bermuda-envy then why not try a stay at the hotel yourself? Take advantage of inexpensive shoulder season airfare and this fantastic “Spring Fling” package just announced by The Reefs Hotel & Club: Four nights in an ocean-view room with your very own private balcony or patio; breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner for two daily; a three-day bus/ferry pass; roundtrip airport transfers; and champagne upon arrival. With taxes and fees the package costs just $2,465 and is valid for travel from April 1 through April 30. Considering a four-night stay in an ocean view room costs around $2,100 if booked ala carte, it’s one heckuva deal. And yes, that will be the beach you'll be sipping rum swizzles on. Happy vacationing!