If you’re one of the legions of folks who recently endured the chilly northeastern blizzard—or even if you’re not—best to listen up, because there’s a fantastic deal in balmy Bermuda right this very minute. The luxurious Fairmont Southampton is currently selling rooms for 50% off regular prices, with availability from now through March 17. That means for just $129 you’ll get a well-appointed room with a private balcony, most likely with a harbor or ocean view. Considering those same rooms usually hover around $400 it’s one whopper of a bargain. Even better, I’m guessing the weather here is way nicer than wherever you may be at the moment. Let’s see, 39ºF in Atlanta; 27ºF in New York City; 26ºF in Boston; 18ºF in Toronto—I’m cold just thinking about it. Although it’s not quite warm enough to go swimming in Bermuda, it is a lovely day for an afternoon at the spa, a beach walk along Horseshoe Bay or a round of golf at one of the island's eight courses (that's Port Royal's 16th hole above, called "the toughest hole I've ever played" by 2010 PGA Grand Slam Champion Ernie Els). Still not convinced? Then come see for yourself! To reserve the special 50% off rate you have to book by January 15 and to learn why the Fairmont Southampton is perfect for a quick weekend getaway, check out this earlier post about the hotel, which gives a brief description of the resort's many restaurants and amenities. Happy travels!
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).