By Cathy O'Gara on 11th May, 2014

Travelers can save a minimum of $500 on a Caribbean summer escape

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS (May 7, 2014) – The U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) Department of Tourism has launched its new “Virgin Islands Nice” summer travel promotion. Visitors can save a minimum of $500 on a stay of five or more consecutive nights at participating properties on St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas by visiting VisitUSVI.com/usvinice.

Book now through July 31 for travel between May 15 and September 30, 2014, to receive the first night free, a $200 instant credit and $300 in certificates that can be redeemed at participating restaurants, boutiques, spas and attractions across the Territory.

The package is completely customizable, allowing travelers to work with the 16 participating tour operators to build their own “Virgin Islands Nice” summer girlfriend getaway, romantic escape, dive adventure or culinary vacation:

Tour Operators

Apple Vacations, Bookit.com, CheapCaribbean.com, Classic Vacations, Costco Travel, Expedia, Journese Luxury Vacations, LibGo Travel, The Mark Travel Corporation, MLT Vacations, My Boutique Travel, Pleasant Holidays, Tourico Holidays, Travel Impressions, United Vacations, and US Airways Vacations.

The promotion is available at these 26 participating hotel and resort properties across the Territory:

St. Croix

The Buccaneer Hotel, Club St. Croix Resort, Colony Cove Beach Resort, Divi Carina Bay All Inclusive Resort & Casino, Hotel Caravelle, Hotel on the Cay, The Palms at Pelican Cove, Renaissance Carambola Beach Resort & Spa, Sand Castle On the Beach, and Tamarind Reef Resort.

St. John

Coconut Coast Villas, Gallows Point Resort, and The Westin St. John Resort.

St. Thomas

Anchorage Beach Resort, Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, Crystal Cove Villas, Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort, Pavilions and Pools Villa Hotel, Point Pleasant Resort, The Ritz Carlton, St. Thomas, Sapphire Beach Condominium Resort, Sapphire Village Condominiums, Secret Harbour Beach Resort, Sugar Bay Resort & Spa, Two Sandals by the Sea Inn, and Virgin Islands Campground.

Book the five-night minimum stay directly with participating accommodation providers and tour operators or with a preferred travel specialist, then visit VisitUSVI.com/usvinice and insert the booking confirmation number to redeem the certificates upon check in.

This promotion is a part of a broader summer initiative that has been developed by the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism in partnership with local international music sensation Delyno “Pressure Busspipe” Brown. His hit song “Virgin Islands Nice” is featured in the new 30-second national television commercial to support the campaign.

Usage of this special offer applies only to new bookings and is based on double occupancy. The offer does not include airfare and associated taxes or destination charges. Virgin Islands government 10 percent tax and hotel service charges must be paid on gross retail package price. Blackout dates and other restrictions may apply. The deal cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion.

For more information about the United States Virgin Islands, go to VisitUSVI.com, follow us on Twitter (@USVITourism) and become a fan on Facebook  (www.facebook.com/VisitUSVI). 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.

Source: United States Virgin Islands Department of Tourism