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Welcome to the Department of Tourism’s marketing site, where you will find marketing material for the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Phantasea Tropic Botanical Garden opens on St. Thomas Over twenty years in the making, Phantasea Tropical Botanical Garden is now open for visitors and residents. Visitors can relax and enjoy more than 1,000 orchids, hundreds of bromeliads, heliconias and gingers, palms and many more exotic tropical plants all located in a park-like setting with paths, [...]

Abi Beach Bar opens at Sanctuary Bay The Abi Beach Bar opened in January and is located at Green Cay, also known as Sanctuary Bay. Accessible exclusively by boat, visitors can enjoy the luxury of overlooking the beautiful Caribbean Sea, while indulging in cool beverages and good eats that are all reasonably priced. This is [...]

National Park Service launches new app The National Park Service (NPS) has launched a brand new smartphone/tablet application called NPS-St. Croix. The app covers the park’s three sites, the Christiansted National Historic Site, Buck Island Reef National Monument and Salt River Bay National Historical Site and Ecological Preserve, and includes points of interest, virtual tours [...]

United Airlines and Seaborne Airlines reach agreement to streamline travel for passengers Seaborne Airlines has signed an interline agreement with United Airlines that will allow passengers to purchase one ticket for travel on both airlines. Under the new agreement, travelers will be able to check a bag in the USVI and not be required to [...]

Coral World Ocean Park’s Thrillin’ Thursdays Extended Through August Coral World Ocean Park extended the Thrillin’ Thursdays special promotion throughout the month of August for visitors. Every Thursday in the month of August, visitors can buy one and get the second half off for regular admission and activities. For more information, visit www.coralworldvi.com or call [...]

Virgin Islands Campground Awarded 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Virgin Islands Campground, located on Water Island, announced that it received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews. www.virginislandscampground.com Sugar Beach Resort Offers Family Summer Adventure Sugar Beach Resort is [...]

Ocean 362 Restaurant Opens at Gallows Point Gallows Point Resort opened the new Ocean 362 Restaurant this past year. Its kitchen is run by acclaimed Chef Ramesh Pillai, bringing contemporary American cuisine to this water-front property. For reservations, call 340-776-0001 or email ocean362@outlook.com. Bolongo Bay Beach Resort Rewards Military Weddings Couples in the military can [...]

Coral World Ocean Park & Butterfly Garden USVI’s ‘underwater’ park recently announced its new online reservation system. The new system makes it easy to reserve and purchase tickets for Coral World Ocean Park admission and Butterfly Garden.  Visitors can reserve choice dates and times by simply visiting www.coraworldvi.com. Blue Flag Season Kicks Off with Flag [...]

Artist Sloop Jones celebrates 25 colorful years in the U.S. Virgin Islands In 2014 local artist Sloop Jones celebrates one quarter of a century of using St. John as his muse. His popular hand painted clothing is known for distinctive bright colors and tropical themes. Prior to his arrival on St. John’s East End in [...]

Innovative Trends for Creating a More Personalized Stay Wall Street Journal travel writer, Scott McCartney and a panel of industry experts discuss how hotels can utilize innovative trends to create a more personalized hotel experience.  The experts explore all areas of the hotel experience from check in, environmental sustainability, amenities, WI-FI, pet services, food and [...]