While temperatures continue to plunge into the single digits across eastern and midwestern U.S., we thought this might be a nice time to talk about cheap Bermuda hotels. The Bermuda tourism board recently launched a limited-time "Pink Sale," which takes 50 percent off standard room rates.
The list of eight participating hotels can be found here. Many require a 3-night stay minimum stay, but there are a few exceptions. The sale is valid for travel from until April 30, and you need to book by February 3.
If you're ready for a splurge, try the British-inspired Rosewood Tucker's Point (from $398 per night with this sale), where Bermuda's largest private beach sits alongside two freshwater pools; or the fairy-like, 100-year-old pink cottages at Cambridge Beaches (from $223 per night). Most affordable of all is Grotto Bay Beach Resort, which backs up to charming Bailey's Bay, and even has a set of underground caves. A stay here can be had for as low as $105 per night. Personally, we're fans of The Rosedon (from $180 per night), with its exceedingly friendly staff, garden-enclosed pool, and in-room breakfasts.
Of course, this is the off-season, so if you're expecting blazing sunshine and temps in the high 80s, you will be disappointed. After all, Bermuda is only a semi-tropical destination, unlike the Bahamas and its Caribbean cohorts to the south. Instead, the value of visiting Bermuda this time of year is in the smaller crowds and emptier hotels. This calmer, more low-key atmosphere is particularly well-suited to couples' getaways, which are in high demand right now with Valentine's Day around the corner.
As for getting there, both United and Delta offer nonstop flights from multiple U.S. cities for under $350. That means your 3- or 4-day weekend, including air and hotels, could cost as little as $700.