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U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS UPDATE April 23, 1999
Club Comanche Offers Special Savings For Summer Season The Club Comanche Hotel on St. Croix is offering fantastic savings during
the summer season. Effective now through December 15, 1999, there are 20 rooms available at this charming historic inn at only $40 per night for single or double occupancy. The rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, a private bathroom and telephone. Watersports, a saltwater pool and a restaurant are available on the property. Special dive packages are also available with an experienced five-star PADI dive operator. The Club Comanche Hotel is located on the water's edge in the heart of downtown Christiansted within walking distance of many shops. For reservations or more information, call (800) 524-2066 or (340) 773-0210, or fax the hotel at (340) 713-9145.
Coconut Coast Villas Offers Millennium Discounts Coconut Coast Villas on St. John is offering special millennium discounts
for guests who stay a minimum of 10 nights between December 17, 1999 and January 5, 2000 on the property. Studio apartments are available at $250 per night for two people. Two-bedroom suites with two baths are available at a rate of $395 per night for four people. (An eight percent room tax will be added to the rental rates.) There is a $30 per night charge for each additional person who stays in the rooms. A non-refundable deposit of 50% is required to secure all reservations. Checks should be made out to Villa Portfolio. Credit cards will not be accepted. The balance of the rental must be paid in full no later than June 30, 1999. For reservations or more information, call (800) 858-7989 or (340) 693-9100.
More information can also be accessed via their Web site at www.coconutcoast.com.
Marriott Morning Star Beach Resort Completes Renovations Marriott Morning Star Resort has a new luxury product this season after recently completing a $6 million renovation. Each of the redesigned rooms features open-air terraces, mahogany sliding doors, ceiling fans, floral print bed coverings in pastel shades, floral artwork and enlarged bathrooms. The exterior of the resort looks like a collection of beachside bungalows. The renovations to the 96-room Morning Star Resort was the final phase in the $58 million total redesign of both Marriott Beach Resorts. (Marriott Frenchman's Reef reopened in December 1997.)
Effective now through June 12, 1999, the daily room rates at the Marriott Morning Star Beach Resort will start at $280 per night. For more information or reservations, call (800) 524-2000, or visit the resort's Web site at www.marriott.vi.
Wyndham Resort Offers All-Inclusive Romance Package St. Thomas' Wyndham Sugar Bay Beach Club & Resort is offering a luxury all-inclusive romance package for honeymooners or couples in search of a special getaway. The package features: luxury category accommodations; a bottle of champagne in the room; a romantic chef table dinner; breakfast,lunch and dinner daily; all-day snacks and special themed dinners; unlimited wine, champagne and premium-brand bar drinks during bar hours;an island and shopping tour; free tennis, non-motorized watersports and beach volleyball; free use of the fitness center and Jacuzzi; and more.
Three-, five- and seven-night packages are available at rates ranging from $492 per person to $1,068 per person, effective now through December 19,1999. For reservations or more information, call (800) 927-7100 or (340) 777-7100.
New Bed-and-Breakfast Offers Getaway on St. Croix A new bed-and-breakfast inn has recently opened on St. Croix. The innparadise is located in a quiet and secluded area on Little Princess Hill. The inn offers spectacular views of Buck Island and Christiansted Harbor, as well as breathtaking sunrises and starlit skies on clear nights. The inn features an outdoor pool and a reading room for a quiet retreat. All rooms are equipped with television, cable, microwaves, refrigerators and ceiling fans. A telephone is provided in the common area for guest use. Rates range between $65 and $85 per night, which includes continental breakfast. (Taxes are not included.) For reservations or more information, call innparadise at (340) 713-9803.
St. John Saturday Celebrates Earth Day
The St. John Action Committee will celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 24, during the monthly St. John Saturday festivities. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., there will be demonstrations of glass blowing, aluminum smelting, solar oven baking, and composting. Environmental awareness activities and informational seminars will also be offered throughout the day. "Green
Up" students from Coral Bay will make paper and papier-mache products and sell them. A short play called "Affliction of Affection" written by St. John playwright Lisa Bean will be performed at the bandstand at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. As always a variety of arts, crafts, plants and local foods will be on sale. For more information, call (340) 776-6922 or (340)
776-6179.
Bolongo "Kids Stay & Eat Free" Program
Once again this summer, St. Thomas' Bolongo Bay Beach Club & Villas will offer its popular "Kids Stay & Eat Free" program. When parents book a continental plan (CP) vacation, children ages 12 and under can stay for free in the same accommodations of paying adults. Children 12 and under
can also eat from the children's menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner when accompanied by adults who are dining a-la-carte. One adult must accompany each child. The rate for the CP plan is $72.50 per person/per night (based on double occupancy). The ôKids Stay & Eat Freeö promotion is valid for travel June 1 û September 30, 1999. For reservations or more information, call (800) 524-4746 or (340) 775-1800.
Chenay Bay Resort Offers Introductory Scuba Diving Program For Kids St. Croix's Chenay Bay Beach Resort is offering an introduction to scuba diving for children ages 8 to 12 through its new "Bubblemaker Experience" program. The first session provides approximately 20 minutes of beginner instruction for kids in the resort's pool. This session is offered at no cost, and equipment is also provided complimentary. Additional sessions for more advanced instructions are available for $30 each. The "Bubblemaker Experience," offered in conjunction with Chenay Bay Beach Resort and St. Croix Ultimate Bluewater Adventures, was developed by PADI.
For more information, call (800) 548-4457 or (340) 773-2913.

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U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS UPDATE April 23, 1999
Club Comanche Offers Special Savings For Summer Season The Club Comanche Hotel on St. Croix is offering fantastic savings during
the summer season. Effective now through December 15, 1999, there are 20 rooms available at this charming historic inn at only $40 per night for single or double occupancy. The rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, a private bathroom and telephone. Watersports, a saltwater pool and a restaurant are available on the property. Special dive packages are also available with an experienced five-star PADI dive operator. The Club Comanche Hotel is located on the water's edge in the heart of downtown Christiansted within walking distance of many shops. For reservations or more information, call (800) 524-2066 or (340) 773-0210, or fax the hotel at (340) 713-9145.
Coconut Coast Villas Offers Millennium Discounts Coconut Coast Villas on St. John is offering special millennium discounts
for guests who stay a minimum of 10 nights between December 17, 1999 and January 5, 2000 on the property. Studio apartments are available at $250 per night for two people. Two-bedroom suites with two baths are available at a rate of $395 per night for four people. (An eight percent room tax will be added to the rental rates.) There is a $30 per night charge for each additional person who stays in the rooms. A non-refundable deposit of 50% is required to secure all reservations. Checks should be made out to Villa Portfolio. Credit cards will not be accepted. The balance of the rental must be paid in full no later than June 30, 1999. For reservations or more information, call (800) 858-7989 or (340) 693-9100.
More information can also be accessed via their Web site at www.coconutcoast.com.
Marriott Morning Star Beach Resort Completes Renovations Marriott Morning Star Resort has a new luxury product this season after recently completing a $6 million renovation. Each of the redesigned rooms features open-air terraces, mahogany sliding doors, ceiling fans, floral print bed coverings in pastel shades, floral artwork and enlarged bathrooms. The exterior of the resort looks like a collection of beachside bungalows. The renovations to the 96-room Morning Star Resort was the final phase in the $58 million total redesign of both Marriott Beach Resorts. (Marriott Frenchman's Reef reopened in December 1997.)
Effective now through June 12, 1999, the daily room rates at the Marriott Morning Star Beach Resort will start at $280 per night. For more information or reservations, call (800) 524-2000, or visit the resort's Web site at www.marriott.vi.
Wyndham Resort Offers All-Inclusive Romance Package St. Thomas' Wyndham Sugar Bay Beach Club & Resort is offering a luxury all-inclusive romance package for honeymooners or couples in search of a special getaway. The package features: luxury category accommodations; a bottle of champagne in the room; a romantic chef table dinner; breakfast,lunch and dinner daily; all-day snacks and special themed dinners; unlimited wine, champagne and premium-brand bar drinks during bar hours;an island and shopping tour; free tennis, non-motorized watersports and beach volleyball; free use of the fitness center and Jacuzzi; and more.
Three-, five- and seven-night packages are available at rates ranging from $492 per person to $1,068 per person, effective now through December 19,1999. For reservations or more information, call (800) 927-7100 or (340) 777-7100.
New Bed-and-Breakfast Offers Getaway on St. Croix A new bed-and-breakfast inn has recently opened on St. Croix. The innparadise is located in a quiet and secluded area on Little Princess Hill. The inn offers spectacular views of Buck Island and Christiansted Harbor, as well as breathtaking sunrises and starlit skies on clear nights. The inn features an outdoor pool and a reading room for a quiet retreat. All rooms are equipped with television, cable, microwaves, refrigerators and ceiling fans. A telephone is provided in the common area for guest use. Rates range between $65 and $85 per night, which includes continental breakfast. (Taxes are not included.) For reservations or more information, call innparadise at (340) 713-9803.
St. John Saturday Celebrates Earth Day
The St. John Action Committee will celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 24, during the monthly St. John Saturday festivities. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., there will be demonstrations of glass blowing, aluminum smelting, solar oven baking, and composting. Environmental awareness activities and informational seminars will also be offered throughout the day. "Green
Up" students from Coral Bay will make paper and papier-mache products and sell them. A short play called "Affliction of Affection" written by St. John playwright Lisa Bean will be performed at the bandstand at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. As always a variety of arts, crafts, plants and local foods will be on sale. For more information, call (340) 776-6922 or (340)
776-6179.
Bolongo "Kids Stay & Eat Free" Program
Once again this summer, St. Thomas' Bolongo Bay Beach Club & Villas will offer its popular "Kids Stay & Eat Free" program. When parents book a continental plan (CP) vacation, children ages 12 and under can stay for free in the same accommodations of paying adults. Children 12 and under
can also eat from the children's menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner when accompanied by adults who are dining a-la-carte. One adult must accompany each child. The rate for the CP plan is $72.50 per person/per night (based on double occupancy). The ôKids Stay & Eat Freeö promotion is valid for travel June 1 û September 30, 1999. For reservations or more information, call (800) 524-4746 or (340) 775-1800.
Chenay Bay Resort Offers Introductory Scuba Diving Program For Kids St. Croix's Chenay Bay Beach Resort is offering an introduction to scuba diving for children ages 8 to 12 through its new "Bubblemaker Experience" program. The first session provides approximately 20 minutes of beginner instruction for kids in the resort's pool. This session is offered at no cost, and equipment is also provided complimentary. Additional sessions for more advanced instructions are available for $30 each. The "Bubblemaker Experience," offered in conjunction with Chenay Bay Beach Resort and St. Croix Ultimate Bluewater Adventures, was developed by PADI.
For more information, call (800) 548-4457 or (340) 773-2913.