In Bermuda, cupid strikes not only on Valentine’s Day, but for the entire month of February. The Bermuda Department of Tourism is sponsoring destination-wide romantic happenings in celebration of Bermuda’s first-ever “Feel the Love Month,” from February 1 – February 28, 2011.
A visit to Bermuda provides travelers all the elements to be swept away for a quintessential romantic escape, including; signature pink sands, turquoise waters, world-class spas, fine dining with spectacular ocean views, and rich arts and cultural offerings.
Bermuda’s Feel the Love Month enhances all those elements and includes a range of daily activities such as a “Love Train” city tour, chocolate tastings, champagne and strawberries museum reception, salsa dancing nights, and more. Travelers can also receive the third night free when booking a minimum three-night stay at 16 participating hotels and resorts during Feel the Love Month “Compliments of Bermuda.” Accommodations range from luxury resorts and boutique hotels to beach clubs and historic beach-front properties. While on island they may participate in the following Feel the Love Month events:
+Couples’ Golf Tournament, Port Royal Golf Course, Southampton, Mondays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
The ocean views and lush greenways at the Port Royal Golf Course, the home of the PGA Grand Slam of Golf, is a perfect course for couples. Take advantage of the 50 percent discount on greens fees, which totals $90 per person inclusive of cart for 18 holes. Club rentals $25.00. First place winners will receive a dinner for two at a well-known Bermuda restaurant, compliments of BermudaSalsa.com. Tee times are available by calling (441) 234-0974.
+Champagne and Strawberries Afternoon Affair, Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art, Botanical Gardens, Paget, Tuesdays and Fridays from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Receive complimentary access to Masterworks and enjoy live local entertainment,
champagne and strawberries, plus an exclusive tour of the gallery by founder and creative director, Tom Butterfield, beginning at 1:30 p.m. on reception days.
+Love Train City Tour, Front Street, City of Hamilton (Meet at the Flagpole),Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Board the “Love Train” for a guided tour of Bermuda’s romantic places in the City of Hamilton. While onboard, discover unique facts about the City and photograph amazing historic sites.
+Chocolate Tastings, Gourmet Boutique at 10 Queen Street, City of Hamilton, Wednesdays from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Prepare your taste buds for the ultimate treat and experience the best chocolate at fun palate-pleasing tastings. Also, enjoy live local entertainment at this new chocolate shop.
+Dockyard Glassworks, Maritime Lane, Royal Naval Dockyard, Thursdays from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Watch talented artists create artworks using the process of glass-blowing and flame-working. Also, receive a specially made lovebird, compliments of the Department of Tourism.
+Feel the Love Fridays, Bermuda National Gallery, City Hall & Arts Centre on Church Street in the City of Hamilton from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. In the heart of the City, love will be in the air as guests are serenaded with popular love songs by one of Bermuda’s best female vocalists. Also, enjoy wine tastings at the renowned Bermuda National Gallery, compliments of Gosling’s Rum.
+Love Tales Walking Tour, Town Hall, Town of St. George, Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Join renowned St. George’s walking tour guide Gill Outerbridge for an intimate walk through the historic Town of St. George, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Learn about Bermuda’s greatest love stories while discovering locally made products.
+SalsaMania Latin Night Out. Spice up the romance with a sizzling Salsa night featuring choreographed routines, special couples’ instruction, great Latin cuisine, beverages and music. SalsaMania will take place at the following three locations.
Thursdays: Wine Cellar, Fairmont Southampton, from 8:30 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Fridays: The Lido Complex, Elbow Beach Bermuda, from 8:30pm – 12:00 a.m.
Saturdays: Muse, 17 Front Street, City of Hamilton, from 8:30 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Bermuda Department of Tourism, www.bermudatourism.com