Congratulations to the U.S. Virgin Islands on being recognized with Successful Meetings’ 2012 Pinnacle Award
It’s no secret. Location is everything and planners looking for an unparalleled destination will find plenty of choices in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The trio of breathtaking beauties—St. Croix, St. John, and St. Thomas—offer the perfect setting to enhance your meeting’s productivity and create just the right inspiration your group will need. Visit the Explore Our Islands section of the site here.
Each of the islands is unique in its offerings and cultural amenities. Whether planning for a group of CEOs or an incentive retreat with spouses and children in tow, knowledgeable meeting managers and enthusiastic destination management companies (DMCs) are available to supply the latest technology and prepare creative itineraries. Venues range from impressive luxury resorts to smaller intimate locations, and provide a professional atmosphere for business with an extensive list of off-site locations for hosting functions.
Touch down with nonstop service on most of the major carriers from a variety of U.S. gateways. Favorable tax incentives, global shipping options and the fact that U.S. citizens don’t need a passport enhance the appeal of these spectacular islands.
With business out of the way, it’s time to indulge in the pleasures of the destination, like our 18-hole championship golf courses on St. Croix and St. Thomas. Adventurous colleagues can experience the thrill of yacht racing, hop aboard a wave runner, dive unfathomable depths, swim with the Caribbean’s only sea lions or feel the warm trade winds on horseback. For more stress-free options, indulge in signature spa treatments, lounge on the deck of a catamaran or revel in the unmistakable splendor of our awesome beaches. Remember to carve out some time for a shopping excursion. With a $1,600 duty-free allowance and discounts of 20-40% on coveted items, you can take home something for everyone on your gift list.
As day transitions into night, the cuisines of the world take center stage with the islands’ culinary masters preparing gastronomic feasts. Reserve a table or allow your DMC to arrange a dine-around. Jazz, calypso, R&B and our melodic Quelbe sound can be found in a variety of locations. Performing arts centers feature classical, theatrical and symphonic productions during the year. Click on the links to view restaurant listings in St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas.
Also, for more information on US Virgin Islands Hotel Association please visit their website www.virgin-islands-hotels.com
Meetings & Incentives Promotion
- 5% off Catering
- 10% off Audio Visual
- $50 Resort Credit per guest room for group staying for 3 nights or $75 Resort Credit per guest room for group staying 4 nights or more
- $25 DMC Credit per person for group staying for 3 nights or $40 DMC Credit per person for group staying for 4 nights or more
- Welcome Gift Bag per person
- Airport Welcome Banner featuring group’s name
- Airport Welcome Entertainment
- Best Western Emerald Beach Resort
- Bolongo Bay Beach Resort
- Frenchman’s Reef Marriott
- The Ritz-Carlton
- Sugar Bay Resort & Spa
- Windward Passage Hotel
Destination Management Companies:
- Caribbean Tour Services
- Island Meetings & Incentives
- Premier Destination Services
- Resort Adventure Center
- St. Croix Safari Tours
- Tropic Tours
For more information on participating destination management companies or hotel properties, please go to visitUSVI.com or contact Canika John at firstname.lastname@example.org or 340-774-8784.
Minimum group size is 20 rooms for three nights and maximum group size is 200 rooms for four nights. Valid on bookings made between 10/1/12 and 5/31/13 for travel 5/1/13 to 10/31/13.
U.S. Virgin Islands Meeting Planners Guide
More in-depth information on hotels, venues and destination management companies can be found below. Or click on the button below to download the U.S. Virgin Islands Meeting Planners Guide and here for the printable format.
Destination Management Companies
PO Box 11480
St. Thomas, VI 00801
Toll Free: 866-868-7784
Caribbean Tour Services
Caribbean Travel & Tropic Tours
Island Meetings & Incentives
PO Box 252
St. Croix, VI 00841
Premier Destination Services, LLC
St. Croix Safari Tours
PO Box 24058
St. Croix, VI 00824
Toll Free: 800-524-2026
Top 5 Reason to have your meeting at the USVI
1. Stunning Natural Beauty & Appealing Climate
The U.S. Virgin Islands is one of the most naturally beautiful places in the world. Our white sand beaches with clear blue waters consistently rank among the top in the world. The islands also boast one of the most favorable climates with an average temperature of 77 degrees F in the winter and 82 degrees F in the summer. Steady trade winds keep the islands comfortably cool year round.
2. U.S. Destination
The U.S. Virgin Islands has all of the beauty of the Caribbean with all of the convenience of the United States. English is the official language, the currency is the dollar and the voltage is the same as on the mainland. Best of all, passports are not required for U.S. citizens visiting the U.S. Virgin Islands. There are daily non-stop flights from New York, Newark, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Atlanta and Miami as well as seasonal flights from Boston. Connecting service from Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas and other major cities is also available. For non-US citizens, please log on to www.cbp.gov for the most up to date information on travel requirements
3. World-Class Hotels & Venues
You will find world-class hotels and special event venues throughout the U.S Virgin Islands. From quality accommodations, and state-of-the-art equipment to fine restaurants and unique event facilities, you will find all that you need to for a memorable experience. Professional on-island destination management companies will take care of every detail to ensure a successful event.
4. Exciting Attractions & Duty-Free Shopping
Visitors marvel at the multitude of activities and attractions available in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Golf, snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, hiking, horseback riding and sightseeing are just a few of the many ways to have fun. Shoppers will enjoy the $1600 duty-free allowance on all items purchased in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Electronics, liquor, fine linens, jewelry, perfumes and local art are among the many high quality items you will find here.
5. Multi-Island Experience
The U.S. Virgin Islands each have their own distinct character and personality so why not experience them all! Visitors can easily take a day-trip to a neighboring island by boat or seaplane to explore the unique sights of each island.