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Hurricanes Irma and Maria Recovery

Dear Friends, On September 6th, 2017 and again on September 19th, 2017 the U.S. Virgin Islands were hit by category 5 hurricanes. Hurricane Irma devastated St. Thomas, St. John and Water Island. Hurricane Maria arrived under two weeks later, devastating St. Croix and added further damage to the sister islands.

Over the last months we have been recovering; many beaches, attractions and businesses have reopened. Cruise ships have returned, and some travelers are arriving by air to visit and many to help. We thank you for your prayers, thoughts and support. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Latest Update: September 12, 2018

Sunset Ridge Villas Reopen

Categories: Hotel Property Updates

Villas Restored, Improved and Ready for Guests Sunset Ridge Villas, a lovely, six villa resort with commanding views of Pillsbury Sound and St. Thomas, reopened for business on September 8, just over a year after Hurricane Irma. A Grand Re-Opening Special is being offered. Guests arriving for a seven night stay (or longer) anytime between […]

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Wyndham Destinations Announces Reopening Of Margaritaville Vacation Club By Wyndham Resort In St. Thomas

Categories: Hotel Property Updates

The world’s largest vacation ownership and exchange company, today announced the reopening of its Margaritaville Vacation Club® by Wyndham resort on the island of St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The resort reopened to Margaritaville Vacation Club owners and their guests for the first time since a combination of hurricanes struck the island in […]

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Virgin Islands Beach Advisory, DPNR

Categories: Environment

April 16-20, 2018 – BEACH ADVISORY The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the Territory by sampling for Enterococci Bacteria and Turbidity, which is a measure of water clarity, advises the public of the following: DPNR performed […]

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U.S. Virgin Islands Hotel Property Updates

Categories: Hotel Property Updates

Visit the Following links for Places to Stay: St. Croix Accommodations St. John Accommodations St. Thomas Accommodations Please Note: The list below is provided by the USVI Department of Tourism. It is an ongoing list which was started after the storms in September 2017. The Department of Tourism adds updates as they receive them from […]

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The 47th St. Croix’s Agricultural Fair is back on!

Categories: Events

Important Note: The 47th St. Croix’s Agricultural Fair is back on! It is typically held in February and was initially canceled due to the damages caused by Hurricane Maria. The community responded requesting that the annual event still be held. The date was therefore moved to later in the year to allow time for farmers to […]

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Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority

Categories: Government & Organization Updates

March 10th, 2018 – The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) announced that electricity had been restored to all eligible customers in the territory. In the wake of hurricanes Irma and Maria, two Category 5 storms in September, approximately 55,000 customers of WAPA were left without service.  A joint effort by WAPA, FEMA, Haugland […]

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Virgin Islands National Park

National Park Update

Categories: Government & Organization Updates

March 7th, 2018 – Come Help in our Recovery Help clear Ruins, Trails and Vistas while learning about the history of the island and Virgin Islands National Park with Friends of VI National Park Volunteers. All Are Welcome! The volunteer van picks up at: 8 a.m., Park Maintenance next to Mongoose Junction. Your Help Makes a […]

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