So far, 2017 has been the year for political turbulence, devastating news for Brad’s wife, and unexpected comic relief in the middle of a BBC interview. But you probably didn’t know it’s also a prime year to head down to the U.S. Virgin Islands. Why? Because they’re paying travelers a hefty incentive to visit anytime this year as part of their centennial celebration.
March 31st marks the 100th anniversary since Denmark sold the U.S. Virgin Islands to the United States, known as “Transfer Day.” In celebration of the 100th anniversary, the US Virgin Islands is inviting everyone down to party on the islands of St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix. Travelers get a $300 voucher to be used at participating locations, which essentially translates to free airfare, if you know how to shop deals.
So maybe you can’t quit your day job just yet to become a full-time traveler, but these spending credits definitely tone down the travel costs! Start planning your summer vacation with the travel credit that only comes around once every 100 years.
How it Works
Spending more than three consecutive nights visiting one of the islands? The USVI will give you a $300 voucher to be applied toward “Historical/Cultural Tours and Activities.” Find all the fine print on claiming your voucher at the USVI’s tourism website.
The Fine Points:
-Be sure to book by October 1, 2017
-The travel window is during the 2017 calendar year
-Book through VisitUSVI.com
-Use Booking Code CP1 or CP17
—Check Out This Condensed List of Participating Vendors (Subject to Change)—
Where to Stay:
- The Buccaneer (St. Croix)
- Caneel Bay Resort (St. John)
- Bolongo Bay Beach Resort (St. Thomas)
Where to Play:
- Walking Tours (St. Thomas)
- Phantasea Tropical Botanical Garden (St. Thomas)
- Sun Seekers Beach Rentals (Coki Beach)
- Virgin Islands Children’s Museum (St. Thomas)
- Active Island Guided Running/Power Walking Tours (St. Thomas)
Practical Ways to Use Your Credits:
- Centerline Car Rentals (St. Croix)
- Budget Rent A Car (St. Thomas)
- Paradise Rental Car (St. Thomas)
Thinking of staying longer this spring? Take advantage of even more savings (up to $500!) by extending your stay to five days and booking by April 20th. Check out the USVI 2017 Spring Promotion for details.
Happy 100: A Gift from Us
And Sonic Charters is joining in on the celebratory gift-giving vibe, too! Mention the code CELEBRATE100 when you book your Sea Ray Sundancer boat rental and get $100 off.
Happy Transfer Day and Happy Travels!