U.S. Virgin Islands Update For June 25, 2002

Current Press Release
for June 25, 2002
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St. John Beaches Featured in Clean Beaches Council’s Annual List of Clean and Safe Beaches

The Clean Beaches Council recently released its annual list of beaches that have been officially certified for public safety, cleanliness and environmental quality. Three St. John beaches – Maho, Hawksnest and Trunk Bay – ranked among the nation’s top beaches. Beaches featured in this listing were nominated by a local business or government agency. The Clean Beach Council is a nonprofit organization whose mission is sustaining America’s beaches. For more information, visit www.cleanbeaches.com.

USVI Small Inns Offer “Small Inns All Islands Tour” Vacation Package

The Small Inns Associations of St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas have teamed up to provide visitors a unique all islands vacation package. Guests can enjoy eight days and seven nights of unique small inn accommodations for an incredibly low rate of $835. The rate is based on double-occupancy. Available for travel between July 1 and December 15, 2002, the package includes three or four nights at a small inn on St. Croix and three or four nights at a small inn on either St. Thomas or St. John. On St. Croix, guests may choose from Carrington’s Inn, Inn at Pelican Heights, Innparadise, Villa Margarita, Pink Fancy Hotel or Waves at Cane Bay. On St. Thomas or St. John, guests may choose from Villa Santana or Galleon House. Prices include inter-island transportation and taxes. Contact the individual properties for more details.

Reichhold Center for the Arts on St. Thomas Set to Host New Comedy, “For Better For Worse”

St. Thomas’ Reichhold Center for the Arts Caribbean Repertory Theater Company presents “For Better For Worse” by David Edgecombe on June 21-24, 28-30 and July 1 at 8 p.m. in the UVI Little Theater. Written in 1973, “For Better For Worse” is Edgecombe’s first recognized play. Tickets are on sale now at the Reichhold Center Box Office. For more information, call (340) 693-1559, or visit www.reichholdcenter.com.

Maho Bay Camps on St. John Continues “Trash to Treasure” Demonstrations

St. John’s world-renowned Maho Bay Camps recently announced the continuance of the property’s “Trash to Treasure” demonstrations, now through July 3. Aurora Robson, the camps’ resident artist, provides the work-in-progress seminars, showcasing pieces of art made from the resort’s leftover construction, housekeeping and maintenance materials, as well as from the resort’s recyclable trash. Robson creates the unique pieces of art by welding, drilling and cutting the leftover materials that would normally be discarded. The demonstrations are free. For additional information or to make a reservation, call (340) 776-6226, or visit www.maho.org.

Innparadise Provides Guests a 20 Percent Discount

Innparadise, the quaint property located near downtown Christiansted, St. Croix, announces a new summer special, available now through September 1, 2002. Guests will receive a 20 percent discount on their nightly room rate. Known for “southern hospitality,” the property provides guests a complimentary southern breakfast each morning. For more information, call (340) 713-9803, or visit the inn’s new Web site, www.innparadisestcroix.com.

Offshore Resorts Announce “Sand Dollars Escape Package”

St. Thomas’ Marriott Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Beach Resorts and Renaissance Grand Beach Resort recently announced the re-introduction of the “Sand Dollars Escape Package.” The value-added travel package is available for travel now through October 31, 2002. Guests of the Marriott Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Beach Resorts will receive a $200 resort credit for a minimum five-night stay at a beginning rate of $155 per night. Guests of Renaissance Grand Beach Resort will receive a $100 resort credit for a minimum four-night stay at a beginning rate of $109 per night. For additional information, call the Marriott resort desk at (800) 223-6388, Renaissance Resorts at (800) 421-8188, or visit www.offshoreresorts.com.