Travel Deal Alert: ‘Grand Getaway’ to the U.S. Virgin Islands Promotion

~ Save more than $1,000 and receive one night free on a summer Caribbean escape ~

U.S. Virgin Islands (May 21, 2013) – The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism has launched its ‘Grand Getaway’ summer travel promotion, saving vacationers more than $1,000.  This offer is only available through bookings made on through June 15, 2013, for travel between June 1 and September 30, 2013. Use special code GG13 to receive the following savings with participating destination partners, available on all three islands – St Croix, St. John and St. Thomas:

  • $250 instant credit per booking of five nights or more
  • Fifth-night free at a participating hotel or resort, with a minimum five-night stay
  • $250 in dining certificates
  • $250 in shopping certificates
  • $250 in activities certificates

“The Grand Getaway is an extraordinary opportunity to experience the U.S. Virgin Islands and save more than $1,000 in the process.  We want to provide great value and incentives to attract repeat and prospective travelers,” said Tourism Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty.  “And with no passport required for U.S. citizens, escaping to the USVI this summer is easy.”

Hotels participating in the promotion include:

St.   Croix: St.   Thomas:
  •   The   Buccaneer
  •   Divi   Carina Bay Resort & Casino
  •   Hibiscus   Beach  Resort
  •   Hotel   on the Cay
  •   Sand   Castle on the Beach
  •   Tamarind   Reef Resort
  •   Antilles   Resorts


St.   John:

  •   Caneel   Bay Resort
  •   Gallows   Point Resort
  •   Westin   St. John Resort & Villas
  •   Bolongo   Bay Beach Resort
  •   Secret   Harbour Resort
  •   Virgin   Islands Campground
  •   Windward   Passage Hotel
  •   Sugar   Bay Resort & Spa

St. Croix is perfect for visitors who prefer a laid – back Caribbean experience and to become immersed in the island’s distinct Danish heritage. Wander the streets of historic Frederiksted and Christiansted to take in arts and craft boutiques, restaurants serving Danish/Caribbean infused cuisine and the historic architecture that dates back hundreds of years. Activities are in abundance too – horseback ride past 18th century sugar mills, take a swing on one of the island’s three scenic golf courses, dive the island’s renowned ‘wall’ or sail and snorkel the coral-filled waters that surround Buck Island.

On St. John, two thirds of the island is protected national park. Its comfortable pace is perfect for enjoying its world-renowned beaches such as Cinnamon Bay and Trunk Bay. A nature lover’s favorite, St. John offers hiking, watersports, camping as well as specialty boutique shopping.

St. Thomas boasts one of the most beautiful harbors in the world and is the U.S. Virgin Islands’ buzzing urban center. As the most visited port in the Caribbean, St. Thomas offers elegant dining, exciting nightlife, duty free shopping and a great variety of activities and attractions . The island also possesses sublime natural splendors. Discover dreamy white sand beaches and a mountainous terrain that offers views over azure Caribbean waters 1,500 feet above sea level.

For more information on the Grand Getaway promotional offer, visit:

The promotion applies to new bookings only and is based on double occupancy. The offer does not include airfare and associated taxes or destination charges.. Blackout dates and other restrictions may apply.

For more information about the United States Virgin Islands, go to, follow us on Twitter (@USVITOURISM) and become a fan on Facebook 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.



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