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April 02, 2009

US Virgin Islands April Events, Things To Do, Specials and more

Tons of new stuff below the fold -


Support Art, Value Our Restaurants (SAVOR), St. Thomas
Four art galleries and four of St. Thomas' most popular restaurants are partnering for SAVOR, a new event taking place on the first Thursday of each month. Guests may visit galleries open until 8 p.m., where participating restaurants will be supplying appetizers and evening specials. Gallery-restaurant collaborations include David Hill's Gallery and Amalia Cafe; Gallery St. Thomas and Herve Restaurant and Wine Bar; Mango Tango Seaside Art Gallery and Grande Cru Restaurant and Wine Bar; and Seven Minus Seven Art Alternative Space and Agave Terrace Restaurant. For more information, call (340) 715-2789.

"Jesus Christ Superstar," Pistarckle Theatre, St. Thomas
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's rock opera, directed by Marc Fellnererez, continues at the Pistarckle Theatre. Remaining performances will take place at 8 p.m. on April 3 and 4, and at 2 p.m. on April 4 and 5. For more information, call (340) 775-7877 or visit www.pistarckletheater.vi.

The Developing World, St. John Film Society
The St. John Film Society's film series takes place on the first Tuesday of each month at Sputnik in Coral Bay. On April 7, guests are invited to join the society for a feature presentation of "The Garifuna Journey," produced by local filmmaker and film society founder, Andrea Leland. "Play, Jankunu Play," a short film about the Garifuna Wanaragua Ritual of Belize by Oliver N. Greene Jr., will precede the feature presentation. For more information, and to stay updated on future screenings, call (340) 715-9899, or visit www.stjohnfilm.com.

"Arts Alive" Concert, Tillett Gardens, St. Thomas
As part of the Arts Alive concert series, the Tillett Gardens will feature the Marian Anderson String Quartet on April 8 and will host a fundraiser entitled "Outside the Box," featuring Violinist Brett Omara on April 17. A prix fixe dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. before both shows, which begin at 8 p.m. The Tillett Gardens' Arts Alive Concerts feature over 100 performances of the finest music performed in a variety of genres by internationally acclaimed musicians. For more information, call (340) 775-1929 or visit www.tillettgardens.com.

"Art Thursdays," Christiansted, St. Croix
At 5 p.m. on April 9, visitors are invited to join the fun when Christiansted businesses including art galleries, retail shops and restaurants, stay open late for a series of gallery walks. Galleries include: Crucian Gold, Danica Art Gallery, Designworks, D&D Studio, The Goldworker, ib designs, Maria Henle Studio, Maufe Gallery, Watch Your Step Art Studio and Yellow House Gallery. Guests are encouraged to explore the art venues, shop and enjoy dinner and drinks in Christiansted. For more information, visit www.gotostcroix.com/art/index.php.

Candlelight Concert Series, Whim Plantation, St. Croix
On Friday, April 10 and Saturday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m., the St. Croix Landmarks Society's "Candlelight Concert Series" will feature Tod Bowermaster on Horn and Vera Parkin on Piano. The Whim Plantation's series includes renowned classical music performances under a candlelit chandelier in the Whim Plantation Museum Greathouse. Tickets are $35 for the Friday show, $45 for the Saturday show and include a champagne and hors d'oeuvres reception with the musicians. For more information, call (340) 772-0598.

The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley, Reichhold Center for the Arts, St. Thomas
At 4 and 7 p.m. on April 11, the Reichhold Center will entertain young children with a performance based on the popular Flat Stanley children's series. For more information, visit www.reichholdcenter.com.

Virgin Islands Carnival, St. Thomas
The energy in vibrant St. Thomas culminates from April 12 through May 2 during Virgin Islands Carnival, now is in its 57th year. Festivities will include irresistible cuisine, spirited pageants and rousing parades. This year's Carnival is themed "Echoes Through Time," and the USVI Department of Tourism has partnered exclusively with a U.S.-based tour operator to offer a USVI Carnival Package to visitors interested in experiencing the festivities first-hand. Go to the "Special Promotions" section below to learn more about the Carnival package. For more information about VI Carnival on St. Thomas and to view a full schedule of events, visit www.vicarnival.com.

St. Croix Food & Wine Experience
This annual series of culinary events, hosted by the St. Croix Foundation, is quickly becoming one of the most outstanding food and wine celebrations in the Caribbean. The events take place from April 14-18 and include gourmet dinners, wine tastings from celebrated vintners, wine seminars, a wine auction and an island-wide culinary competition called "Taste of St. Croix." For more information, visit http://stcroixfoodandwine.com.

"Proper Pruning Techniques," Grow and Learn, St. Croix
Part of the St. George Village Botanical Gardens' series of hands-on workshops, this month's event, "Proper Pruning Techniques," will take place on April 17 in the Pavilion at the Bodine Visitors' Center from 3-5 p.m. Dave Janas, from the New York Botanical Garden, will demonstrate proper pruning techniques. Rates are $5 for members and $15 for visitors. For more information, call (340) 692-2874 or visit www.sgvbg.org.

Sunset Jazz, St. Croix
Sunset Jazz is a Frederiksted Economic Development Association (FEDA) event featuring an impressive roster of local and international jazz musicians on the third Friday of each month. This month's event will take place on Friday, April 17 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the beach right next to the fort in Frederiksted (across from the ball park). Admission is free and families are welcome. Food and drinks will be on sale and concert-goers are urged to bring their own folding chairs or blankets to spread on the grass. For more information, call (340) 772-0069.

Green Building House Tour, St. John
As the final event in the Friends of Virgin Islands National Park's 2009 Seminar Series, on April 18 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., St. John School of the Arts invites guests to tour island homes that maintain alternative, eco-friendly living. The tour will be hosted by St. John architect Rob Crane, one of the founders of Island Green Building Association (IGBA). Available to a group of up to 20 people, the seminar rates are $30 for members and $35 for visitors. For more information, and to view additional seminars, visit www.friendsvinp.org.

"Fancy Flowers," Second Saturdays, St. Croix
Part of the St. George Village Botanical Gardens' series of hands-on workshops, on April 18, from 9 a.m. to noon, Second Saturdays presents "Fancy Flowers." Participants will learn how to collect flowers for preservation, construct their own plant press and dry and preserve flowers. They will then use preserved flowers to decorate their own craft projects. There is a $5 per person charge for the workshop. For more information, call (340) 692-2874 or visit www.sgvbg.org.



Weekly Events

West Indian Style BBQ & Floor Show, St. Croix
Every Thursday evening, the Divi Carina Resort and Casino hosts an authentic West Indian Style BBQ & Floor Show with a steel pan band, a broken bottle dancer and Mocko Jumbies. Buffet opens at 6 p.m.; entertainment begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $28 per person and $17.50 for children under 12. For more information, call (340) 773-9700 x 727.

Live Jazz, St. Croix
Enjoy live music from the gazebo and delightful dinner specials at Sand Castle on the Beach in Frederiksted every Saturday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Experience "Iguana Lounge" for hot and cold tapas with vibrant sunsets, trade winds and freshly prepared foods. For more information, call (340) 772-1205 or visit www.sandcastleonthebeach.com.



News

Auberge Resorts to Manage Pond Bay, St. John
Auberge Resorts, owners and operators of award-winning luxury resorts and private residence clubs, recently announced that they would assume the hospitality management of Pond Bay, FOLIO Collection's new private residence club on St. John, opening in December 2009. Designed as an intimate village blending contemporary and Caribbean influences, Pond Bay is set on 15 acres of beachfront property overlooking Chocolate Hole Bay, and features 50 three- and four-bedroom cottages and villas in hillside, pond-side and beachfront settings. Amenities include a beachfront swimming pool, a beach club, a new Auberge 75-seat restaurant and a 10,000-square-foot destination spa and fitness center. Personal services include pre-arrival shopping, concierge and 24-hour room service, wine storage, babysitting and shuttle service to nearby Cruz Bay. For more information, visit www.aubergeresorts.com.

Visiting Artists at Maho Bay Camps, St. John
The month, visiting artists Michael Egan and David and Melanie Leppla from Vermont will assist full-time resident glass artists in leading classes at Maho Bay. The art program is available to children and adults alike, and classes range from ceramics to recycled glass stamping. For more information, call (340) 776-6226 or visit www.maho.org.

N2 The Blue Now Offering Guided Snorkel Trips to the West End, St. Croix
Located a quarter-mile north of the Frederiksted Pier, N2 The Blue is now offering guided snorkel tours to the top snorkel spots on St. Croix's west end. The company's beginner special, good through June 1, 2009, is priced at $20 per person, or $30 per person if snorkel gear is needed. For more information, visit www.snorkelingstcroix.com.

Updates at Wyndham Sugar Bay Resort & Spa, St. Thomas
From menu updates to special commendation from Virgin Islands Daily News, Wyndham Sugar Bay is full of action this month:

  • Sugar Bay Express
    Wyndham's resort-style room service, Sugar Bay Express, begins this month. The "Express Breakfast" includes fresh-baked muffin, coffee cake, mixed fruit and yogurt and is served from 7 a.m. to11:30 a.m. The "All Day Express" includes sandwiches, salads, pizza, chips and cookies, and is served from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Beverages such as caffe latte, juices, vitamin water, S. Pellegrino water, and others will be available all day.

  • New Manor House Breakfast Menu
    The new breakfast menu at the Manor House, now features a la carte items in addition to the daily breakfast buffet. A la carte items include everything from eggs Benedict and fresh fruit to muffins, cold cereal and banana fritters

  • Virgin Islands Daily News Honor
    Journeys Spa at Wyndham Sugar Bay Resort & Spa and the Wyndham Sugar Bay Banquet Hall were voted best in the USVI by readers of the Virgin Islands Daily News.

    For more information, call (340) 777-7100 or visit www.wyndham.com/hotels/STTSB/main.wnt.

    New Programs and Catered Events at Coral World, St. Thomas
    Coral World Ocean Park and Petit Pump Room Catering now boast five venues suitable for hosting events. With access to all of Coral World's spectacular exhibits, guests can mingle amongst the splendor of the tropical marine life. Recent additions to the park include the Sea Lion Meet & Greet Program ($76 for adults and $67 for children) and the Sea Lion Painting Program ($96 for adults and $87 for children). For more information, visit www.coralworldvi.com.

    Elvet Carty Promoted to Head Chef, Herve Restaurant & Wine Bar, St. Thomas
    St. Thomas native Elvet Carty, who trained in Europe with renowned chef Michael Roux and has been with Herve Restaurant for over a year, was recently promoted to Head Chef. For more information, or to make reservations, call (340) 777-9703 or visit www.herverestaurant.com.



    Special Promotions

    "A Taste of St. Croix" Package, Divi Carina Bay Beach Resort & Casino, St. Croix
    Divi Carina Bay Beach Resort will host "Taste of St. Croix", the culinary competition that takes place on April 16 during the St. Croix Food and Wine Experience, and will offer a specially priced travel package in honor of the event. Valid for travel from April 11-18, guests who purchase the package pay $150 per night based on a three-night minimum stay. Event tickets cost an additional $85 per person. The package also includes 15 percent off meals at all restaurants participating in the Taste of St. Croix culinary competition. For more information, call (877) 773-9700 or visit www.divicarina.com.

    "Caribbean Spice & Everything Nice," Hotel Caravelle, St. Croix
    Valid for travel between April 14 and 18, Hotel Caravelle's "Caribbean Spice & Everything Nice" package includes two tickets to every event for St. Croix Food & Wine Experience. The package includes dinner at Government House prepared by Iron Chef Kevin Rathbun, four wine seminars, tickets to A Taste of St. Croix and more. Priced at $4749, the package includes five-night accommodations at Hotel Caravelle. For more information, call (800) 524-0410 or visit www.hotelcaravelle.com.

    "Have Your Cake and Eat it Too" at Hotel Caravelle, St. Croix
    Guests who stay at Hotel Caravelle and support any of the participating local St. Croix events, including Sunset Jazz and Art Thursdays, may enjoy a complimentary Tortuga rum cake when they book a three-night stay. Rates at Hotel Caravelle start at $150 from now until April 14, 2009. Rates from April 15 to December 14, 2009 start at $138. Situated on the water in the historic town of Christiansted, Hotel Caravelle is within walking distance of galleries, historic buildings, restaurants and boutique shops in and around Fort Christiansvearn. A mixture of European elegance and Caribbean charm, most of the hotel's 43 rooms feature ocean views. For more information, call (800) 524-0410 or visit www.hotelcaravelle.com.

    Golf in Paradise, The Palms at Pelican Cove, St. Croix
    This season, The Palms at Pelican Cove is offering guests two great Golf Packages to choose from. The 5-Rounds package starts at $575 per person from now until May 1, 2009, and includes five rounds of golf with shared cart at The Buccaneer Golf Course; private round-trip airport transfers; a welcome bottle of Cruzan Rum and Coke; Club storage; three logoed balls and a bag tag. The 3-Rounds package starts at $355 per person from now until May 1, 2009, and includes three rounds of golf with shared cart at The Buccaneer Golf Course plus all the same added features as the 5-Rounds package. For both of these packages, the room rate is not included, and the package is not transferrable. Also, 18 holes cannot be split into two rounds of nine holes. For more information, or to add the Golf in Paradise Package to any of the hotel's room categories, call (800) 548-4460, email info@palmspelicancove.com or visit www.palmspelicancove.com.

    Passion Package at The Palms at Pelican Cove, St. Croix
    Guests looking for a special place to escape for a honeymoon or a romantic getaway with a loved one can indulge in The Palms Passion Package. The package includes Deluxe Ocean View accommodations including all taxes, private round trip airport transfers; a champagne, fruit and cheese basket in-room; beachside breakfast for two on the first day; one beachside dinner for two, including three courses and wine, on an evening of choice; a sunset sail for two; half-day sail to Buck Island; 60-minute couples massage in-room or on the beach; one-day car rental or Island Tour; an "intro to diving" class in the pool, and his and hers Palms polo shirts.

    For guests staying on-property through April 15, 2009, a seven-night stay starts at $2475, while a five-night stay costs $1875. Guests visiting anytime from April 1 to December 19, 2009 enjoy a seven-night stay for $1875 or a five-night stay for $1450. For more information, call (800) 548-4460, email info@palmspelicancove.com or visit www.palmspelicancove.com.

    "Spring Getaway," Wyndham Sugar Bay Resort & Spa, St. Thomas
    Featuring 40 percent off its all-inclusive room rates for stays through April 19, Wyndham's Spring Getaway package rates start at $461 per room per night for two adults, based on a three-night minimum stay. The offer includes unlimited food and drinks, entertainment, access to non-motorized water activities and the supervised kids' club. Children ages 3-12 stay, play and eat free off the kid's menu, when sharing a room with their parents. Rates for children ages 13-17 who stay in their parents' room, start at $95 per child, per night. Rates are subject to availability. For more information, call (340) 777-7100 or visit www.wyndhamsugarbay.com.

    "Free Nights in Paradise," McLaughlin Anderson Luxury Villas, St. Thomas
    McLaughlin Anderson Luxury Villas is offering "Free Nights in Paradise" on villa rentals booked and completed by December 18, 2009. Guests who book seven nights pay for six, while guests who book ten nights pay for eight at over 100 participating villas. In addition, there's still time left to take a luxurious Spring escape at The Ritz-Carlton Club(R) in St. Thomas. McLaughlin Anderson is offering seven-nights for the price of five nights on bookings made and completed by April 25, 2009.

    The "Free Nights in Paradise" offer is valid for new rentals only; holidays excluded. The offer is not to be used in conjunction with any other offers or discounts. For more information, call (800) 537-6246, email reservations@mclaughlinanderson.com, or visit www.mclaughlinanderson.com.

    Commission for Add-On Wedding Packages, Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, St. Thomas
    Bolongo Bay Beach Resort is rewarding travel agents with 10 percent commission for three add-on wedding packages when booking their clients for a minimum of five nights at the resort. The three wedding packages -- Barefoot on the Beach, Paradise Wedding and Heavenly Days Fantasy Wedding - were designed with key ingredients in mind that provide the perfect mix of romance set against an intimate Caribbean backdrop:

  • "Barefoot on the Beach Wedding" Package
    For $1,000, in addition to the nightly room rate, guests receive the services of a wedding coordinator and clergyman; ceremony; a bottle of champagne with two keepsake flute glasses; Bolongo bride and groom T-shirts, and witnesses.

  • "Paradise Wedding" Package
    For $1,675, in addition to the nightly room rate, the package features the services of a wedding coordinator and clergyman; ceremony; decorated arch; services of a professional photographer; wedding album with 72 photographs (4x6) with negative ownership; bouquet and boutonniere; a bottle of premium champagne with two keepsake flute glasses; and witnesses.

  • "Heavenly Days Fantasy Wedding"
    Starting at $3,000 for up to 20 people, this two- hour sunset wedding cruise takes place aboard the resort's 53-foot catamaran and includes the services of a wedding coordinator and clergyman; ceremony; services of a professional photographer for one hour; wedding album with 72 photographs (4x6) with negative ownership; bouquet and boutonniere; fresh vegetable crudites; assorted fruit and cheese tray; and an open bar including champagne. Additional guests (up to maximum of 49 people total) cost $55 per person.

    Bolongo Bay will also place a welcome amenity (either a bottle of Bolongo rum or wine) in clients' rooms on behalf of the travel agent at no cost to the agent. For information about Bolongo's wedding packages, contact Lorie Leonard, special events, at (800) 449-1577 or weddings@bolongobay.com. For more information on Bolongo Bay, call (340) 775-1800, email reservations@bolongobay.comor visit www.bolongobay.com.

    20 Percent off All-Inclusive Plan, Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, St. Thomas
    In honor of being named one of the "Top 10 All-Inclusive Beach Resorts" by Sherman's Travel, the resort is offering a 20 percent discount off nightly rates for its all-inclusive plan for all reservations (minimum of three nights) made through April 30, 2009 for travel from April 1-December 22, 2009. Through the promotion, nightly All-Inclusive rates start at $506 per room through April 30, 2009; $439 per room from May 1-August 31, 2009; $408 per room from September 1-October 31, 2009; and $439 per room from November 1-December 22, 2009. Starting rates quoted are per room, per night, based on double occupancy and do not include $5 per day energy surcharge. For more information, call (340) 775-1800, email reservations@bolongobay.com or visit www.bolongobay.com.

    "Summer Dive Special" at Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, St. Thomas
    For travel from May 1 - October 31, 2009, Bolongo Bay's "Summer Dive Special" is offering each visitor accommodations for five nights in an oceanview room at the resort, plus six dives at the St. Thomas Diving Club, the five-star PADI training facility located at Bolongo Bay - all for $700. Guests taking advantage of this offer will also receive complimentary use of non-motorized watersports, including snorkel gear, paddle boats, sunfish sailboats, windsurfing equipment and kayaks. For more information, call (800) 524-4746, email reservations@bolongobay.com or visit www.bolongobay.com.

    "Free Nights and More" at Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Beach Resort, St. Thomas
    Guests of Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Marriott who travel now through December 1, 2009 and book a six-night minimum stay will receive daily breakfast for two and two of these nights free of charge. This offer is equivalent to a savings of 33 percent, with rates from $327 - $506 U.S. dollars. For more information, call (340) 776-8500 or visit www.marriott.com.

    "Reconnect" Wedding Package, Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas
    For weddings booked between April 1 and June 30 and held between May 1 and December 20, 2009, the Ritz-Carlton is offering a free wedding ceremony, plus a free three-night anniversary stay for 2010 for wedding groups who book at least 25 rooms based a three-night minimum stay. Other features include free breakfasts and resort credits of $110-200 a day. For more information, call (800) 241-3333 or visit www.ritzcarlton.com.

    "Caribbean Splendor" at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas
    Through October 31, 2009, guests are invited to indulge in the romance of the USVI with the Ritz-Carlton's Caribbean Splendor package, starting at $564 per night for three nights. Features include:

  • Overnight accommodations in an ocean view room

  • Sunset Sail or Half Day Snorkel for two on the Lady Lynsey ($160 retail)

  • 50-minute spa treatments for two ($250 retail)

  • Daily breakfast for two at Bleuwater ($186 retail)

  • Seven-course tasting dinner for two at Bleuwater restaurant ($194 retail)

  • Gratuity for all services listed on this package only

    For more information, call (800) 542-8680 or visit www.ritzcarlton.com.

    "Family Adventure" at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas
    Families can escape to St. Thomas to spend quality time with the Ritz Carlton's Family Adventure package, starting at $489 per night, based on a three-night minimum stay and available through October 31, 2009. The offer includes:

  • Overnight accommodations in a resort or ocean view room

  • Lady Lynsey Afternoon Snorkel Sail or Sunset Sail for four

  • One Day in Ritz Kids or children's sailing lessons for two

  • $50 daily credit at Sails restaurant

    For more information, call (800) 542-8680 or visit www.ritzcarlton.com.

    Reduced Rates at the Inn at Villa Olga, St. Thomas
    St. Thomas' 12-room Inn at Villa Olga has reduced its rates up to $70 per night for travel throughout 2009, offering rates between $85 and $125 per room, per night. Through April 30, 2009, harbor view rooms are priced at $100 and ocean view rooms at $125 (each a savings of $70). From May 1 - December 22, 2009, harbor view rooms are priced at $85 and ocean view rooms at $110 (each a savings of $65). All rates quoted are per room, per night and do not include the 15 percent tax and service charge. Additionally, guests staying at Villa Olga may use the facilities at the hotel's sister property, Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, including beach chairs, sunfish sailboats, kayaks, wind surfing equipment and aqua tricycles. For more information, or to book reservations, call (800) 524-4746 or (340) 642-0395, or email villaolga@bolongobay.com or reservations@bolongobay.com. Visit the Inn at Villa Olga's Web site, at http://www.bolongobay.com/VillaOlga.htm.

    Celebrate Carnival in the U.S. Virgin Islands
    Travelers interested in visiting the USVI during any one of its three Carnival celebrations can book the USVI Carnival Package through Alken Tours, an African American-operated travel wholesale firm with offices in New York, Fort Lauderdale and Miami. Alken Tours is the exclusive provider of the package, which includes a 4-night minimum stay complete with a Carnival Survival Kit (T-Shirt, towel, bottle of rum, whistle, schedule of events, disposable camera), $50.00 per person certificates for local attractions and access to a VIP Carnival Party. The package is valid for VI Carnival on St. Thomas, which occurs April 12 through May 2; St. John Festival, which takes place from June 1 to July 4 and St. Croix's Carnival, known as the Crucian Christmas Festival, which begins December 5, 2009 and ends January 2, 2010. For more information or to book the package, call Alken Tours at (718) 856-7711.

    USVI Department of Tourism Introduces Sizzlin' Sampler
    The U.S. Virgin Islands invites travelers to experience everything that St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas have to offer this summer --from sea trekking to golf--while stretching their dollars with the Sizzlin' Sampler package.

    The package includes a complimentary fourth night, $300 air credit, $50 worth of certificates for attractions, a $50 dining certificate and a $500 coupon booklet containing retail special offers. The Sizzlin' Sampler is valid for bookings made from March 15 to October 15, 2009 for travel between April 15 and October 31, 2009 and is based on a four-night minimum stay.

    Hotels participating in the Sizzlin' Sampler include: The Westin St. John; The Buccaneer, Carambola Beach Resort & Spa, Chenay Bay Beach Resort, Club St. Croix, Colony Cove, Company House Hotel, Divi Carina Bay Beach Resort, Frederiksted Hotel, Hibiscus Beach Resort, Holger Danske Hotel, Hotel Caravelle, King Christian Hotel and Sand Castle on the Beach on St. Croix; Anchorage Beach Resort, Best Western Carib Beach, Best Western Emerald Beach; Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, Crystal Cove, Marriott Frenchman's Reef, Pavilions and Pools, Point Pleasant Resort, The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas, Sapphire Beach Resort, Sapphire Village, Secret Harbour Beach Resort, Windward Passage Hotel and Wyndham Sugar Bay Resort & Spa on St. Thomas.

    The Sizzlin' Sampler applies to new bookings only. Reservations for this promotion can be made through a number of tour operators, including Apple Vacations, BookIt.com, Certified Vacations Group, CheapCaribbean, Classic Vacations, Costco Travel, Enjoy Vacations, Expedia Inc., Island Resort Tours, Libgo Travel, The Mark Travel Corporation, MLT Vacations, Orbitz Worldwide, Pleasant Holidays, Total Vacations, Travel Impressions, Travelocity, US Airways Vacations and Vacation Express.

    For more information about the United States Virgin Islands, go to VisitUSVI.com. When traveling to the U.S. Virgin Islands, U.S. citizens enjoy all the conveniences of domestic travel - including on-line check-in - making travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands easier than ever. As a United States Territory, travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands does not require a passport from U.S. citizens arriving from Puerto Rico or the U.S. mainland. Entry requirements for non-U.S. citizens are the same as for entering the United States from any foreign destination. Upon departure, a passport is required for all but U.S. citizens.

    Posted by afinta at 05:09 PM | Comments (0)

    April 01, 2009

    The New Coconut Telegraph...

    I can't believe it has been nearly two years since my last post - but - I just realized what I should be doing with this blog - and that is writing about the sites that I run, especially Virgin Islands On Line and everything that goes into it and goes on over there. And probably other things that interest me about the Virgin Islands and things I am involved in there, clients I work with, etc.

    So - without further ado - we just added Twitter to the forum and the ability for forumites to tweet while in the VI. Check it out if you get a chance: http://www.virgin-islands-on-line.com/forumite-tweets.html

    Remember - you have to follow us, and then let us know to follow you - then you can direct message us and it will show up on the VIOL_Forum Twitter page. Have fun!

    Posted by afinta at 05:06 PM | Comments (0)