Parents-to-be enjoy ‘babymooning’ in America’s Caribbean
ST. THOMAS, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS, January 7, 2008 – Expecting a child is one of the most exciting times in a couple’s life, but also one of the most life-altering. In order to make the most of the precious alone time couples enjoy before the baby arrives, the U.S. Virgin Islands introduces a “Time for Two Package” catering to moms- and dads-to-be. The package is a romantic getaway designed to encourage couples to spend time together and prepare for the little one, all in the comfort of America’s Caribbean. Expectant parents who book a room at a participating hotel or resort will receive an intimate dinner for two, a romantic sunset sail, his and her spa treatments, a U.S.V.I.-branded baby T-shirt and cap, a front-pack baby holder, a round of golf, shopping certificate, and professional pregnancy photo. Couples will also receive a fourth night free on their next visit to the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Participating hotels on St. Croix include The Buccaneer, Divi Carina Bay and Carambola Beach Resort. Hotels on St. Thomas include Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, Marriott Frenchman’s Reef and Wyndham Sugar Bay. Travel for the “Time for Two Package” must be booked between January 1, 2008 and February 2, 2009 for travel from April 1, 2008 through May 31, 2009.
“The U.S. Virgin Islands offers something for everyone – from a relaxing couple’s getaway to an action-packed family vacation,” states Commissioner of Tourism Beverly Nicholson-Doty. “By enticing expectant parents with a romantic babymoon and encouraging them to come back for a fourth night free, we hope that they will make traveling to the U.S. Virgin Islands a family tradition for years to come.”
For information about the United States Virgin Islands, visit usvitourism.vi. 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.