Trunk Bay, St. John's Island beach

St. John's Island, part of the USVI, is offering commemorative vacation packages in 2017. (©Photographer/Flickr, Creative Commons)

The Virgin Islands Will Pay You to Visit in 2017

By Jamie Lowe on 02/03/17

Perfect sand beaches, long strolls through cobblestone streets and the best ceviche you'll ever have await in the United States Virgin Islands, and this year, the islands are paying travelers to come and visit. 

Transfer Day—March 31, 1917—when the Virgin Islands officially became part of the United States, is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2017. In light of the patriotic celebrations planned for the islands, the USVI are offering $300 in credits toward historical tours and cultural activities for vacations that are three nights or longer at participating resorts and hotels throughout the islands. More than two dozen hotels, resorts and campgrounds are participating across St. John, St. Criox and St. Thomas. 

Bookings must be made before Oct. 1, 2017, and the travel window to take advantage of this deal ends on Dec. 31, 2017.