With its crystal waters, sugary sand, old world charm and superior hotels, St. Croix is a picture-perfect paradise any time of year. But the best time to book a trip is this fall, when the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism offers a considerable airfare credit for future vacations with the “St. Croix Fantastic Flight Promo” promotion, making this tropical paradise even more accessible for travelers looking for an easy getaway to America’s Caribbean.

From Sept. 1 to Oct. 31, 2007, the Department of Tourism is offering each visitor a $250 airfare credit for a minimum seven-night stay in St. Croix, based on double occupancy at participating hotels. The “St. Croix Fantastic Flight Promo” is valid for future travel dates, when escape from harsher climates is more vital than ever: Dec. 1-20, 2007; and Jan. 2-31, April 1-30 and May 5-31, 2008.

Setting it apart from other Caribbean destinations, St. Croix is rich in diverse history that remains alive in the architecture, national parks, historic landmarks, botanical attractions, food, music and traditions that are an integral part of island life. Along with this distinct cultural heritage, guests will also enjoy accommodations at some of St. Croix’s finest hotels and resorts:  The Buccaneer, Carambola Beach Resort, Chenay Bay Beach Resort, Club St. Croix Beach Resort, Colony Cove Beach Resort, Divi Carina Bay Beach Resort & Casino, the Hotel Caravelle, King Christian Hotel, the Palms at Pelican Cove and Sand Castle on the Beach.

“Couples who book this fall can enjoy great savings on that long-awaited Caribbean vacation,” says Tourism Commissioner Beverly Nicholson Doty.  “Our $500 airline credit gives them the perfect reason – and a terrific opportunity – to plan ahead for their escape to America’s Caribbean.”

Reservations for this promotion can be made through a number of tour operators, including Apple Vacations, Classic Vacations, Festa Holidays, GoGo Worldwide Vacations, Island Resort Tours, The Mark Travel, Total Vacations, Travel Impressions and US Airways Vacations.

For information about the United States Virgin Islands, visit usvitourism.vi.

When traveling to the U.S. Virgin Islands, U.S. citizens enjoy all the conveniences of domestic travel, including online and curbside 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: M Booth & Associates