USVI Welcomes Groups for Meetings in Paradise!
Between 60 and 65 percent of accommodations across the Territory are open and accepting guests. In terms of traditional overnight accommodations (hotels, bed and breakfasts, resorts, timeshares, etc.) there are approximately 1,050 rooms available on St. Thomas, nearly 150 rooms on St. John, and around 600 units available on St. Croix. There are approximately 600 villa units and 200 charter yachts available on St. Thomas/St. John. On St. Croix, there are about 300 villa units. Currently, there are 830 Airbnb listings in St. Thomas, 250 in St. John, and 350 in St. Croix. Hotels welcoming groups include: ST. CROIX Arawak Bay The Inn at Salt River The Buccaneer (Golf, Spa) Chenay Bay Beach Resort Company House Hotel The Fred Hotel Caravelle (Casino) ST. JOHN Gallows Point ST. THOMAS Bolongo Bay Beach Resort Emerald Beach Resort Margaritaville Vacation Club by Wyndham Point Pleasant Resort Secret Harbour Beach Resort For more detailed information on hotel updates, visit: www.usviupdate.com or contact Mauricio Patino at email@example.com AIRLIFT Air capacity to St. Croix is ahead of pre-storm levels, while seat capacity to St. Thomas is approximately 80 percent of the pre-storm level. As additional accommodations inventory comes back online in 2019, St. Thomas is expected to reach its full complement of pre-storm capacity later this year. Into St. Croix (STX), there is nonstop service from Atlanta (ATL), Charlotte (CLT), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Miami (MIA) and San Juan (SJU). Into St. Thomas (STT), there are nonstop flights from Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Charlotte (CLT), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Miami (MIA), Newark (EWR), New York (JFK), Orlando (MCO), Philadelphia (PHL), San Juan (SJU) and Washington Dulles (IAD). Options for intra-regional air service into the Territory include Seaborne Airlines, Cape Air and LIAT.
Distance from airport
- Cyril E. King Airport, St. Thomas (STT)
1.61 km from city center
- Henry E. Rohlsen Airport, St. Croix (STX)
1.61 km from city center
Fort Christiansvaern and Fort Frederik, St. Croix
St. Croix Landmark Society, St. Croix
Fort Christian, St. Thomas
St. George Village Botanical Garden, St. Croix
Estate Whim Museum, St. Croix
Cruzan Rum Distillery, St. Croix
Buck Island National Park, St. Croix
Captain Morgan Rum Distillery, St. Croix
ATTRACTIONS AND ACTIVITIES New attractions and activities are being offered across the Territory, and include Pirates Treasure: A Shipwreck Museum, in St. Thomas, and Hanging with the Locals, an authentic experience on St. Croix that takes guests on a journey that includes visiting cultural and historical sites, and enjoying local food samplings. Couples, families and groups on St. Thomas and St. John can experience the Tropical Treasure Hunt Company, an attraction that customizes treasure hunts. Tree Limin’ Extreme Zipline on St. Thomas has also reopened. On St. Croix, new and noteworthy food trucks (Bayside Kitchen, Cruzan Inclusion and Nidulari); a pretzel shop (Doughboy Pretzels); and a homemade, bean-to-bar, chocolate company (Mahogany Chocolate Company) are part of the island’s culinary offerings. Other new restaurants include Uptown Eatery, 17˚/64˚ Kitchen + Bar, Club Comanche RAW, Smoke STX BBQ and Bottle Shop, as well as Braata and AMA at Cane Bay, which are owned and operated by former Culinary Ambassador Chef Digby Stridiron. Also, Leatherback Brewing Company recently opened this year on St. Croix, offering finely crafted beer featuring local ingredients. VOLUNTOURISM The Department of Tourism’s Purpose in Paradise program enhances the Territory’s network of community-based philanthropic activities and strengthens its ability to attract individuals or groups in search of purpose-driven travel opportunities. The initiative pairs visitors who are interested in helping with local nonprofit organizations in need of assistance with specific projects. In addition to the opportunity to participate in a purpose-driven project, Purpose in Paradise allows visitors who may not be able to donate time in person to contribute financially to the Territory’s recovery. Groups such as Friends of Virgin Islands National Park (St. John), the St. Croix Landmarks Society and the Family Resource Center in St. Thomas are just a few examples of the many 501(c)(3) organizations that are performing essential community-based work. Interested volunteers can send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.