In case you’re wondering what you’ll be doing on Valentine’s Day this year allow me to offer some food for thought. (I know, it’s not even January 14 but it’s best to start thinking about these things now, okay?). If you and your sweetie are searching for a quick tropical getaway next month then consider this fantastic deal from The Reefs Hotel & Club, a sprawling resort on Bermuda’s stunning south shore that again made Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List in 2010. For $1,549 per couple including tax you’ll get three nights in a poolside ocean view room (with a complimentary room upgrade if available); a 90-minute couples massage at the brand new La Serena Spa followed by champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries in its bamboo-floored ocean view relaxation room (or choose a 60-minute couples massage followed by a massage lesson to keep the, ahem, fire alive); breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner daily; plus roundtrip airport transfers. So, how do we know if this is really a deal? Let’s do the math! If booked online, a poolside ocean view room from February 11 through February 14 would be $385 per night ($1,155) plus tax ($109) and fees ($117), for a total of $1,381.74, including breakfast, afternoon tea and a gourmet dinner daily. A 90-minute couples’ massage at La Serena Spa: $359. Two glasses of champagne: $30. Strawberries: $15. Roundtrip airport transfers: $100. Grand total if booked ala carte: $1,885.74, which is a savings of $504! I don’t know about you but that’s a bonafide deal in my book. Interested? Then check out the February Touch of Love special, good for the entire month of February. Trust me, your sweetie will thank you. Just check out that view!
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).