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Winter in the Islands: Caribbean Songs and Tasty Recipes!

It’s winter, even in the Islands! While we’ve heard rumors it’s starting to snow up north, that’s not the case in the U.S. Virgin Islands! Here, winter is one of the most beautiful times of year. That means warm, sunny days, delicious locally-inspired recipes, Caribbean-themed holiday songs, and New Year travel deals! Holiday Playlist Looking […]

U.S. Virgin Islands and Bolongo Bay are open to tourism again!

It is with great excitement that we can share that the U.S. Virgin Islands and Bolongo Bay Beach Resort have reopened our doors to leisure tourism again. The territory recently began welcoming travelers back to the islands after a month-long lockdown on tourism due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and Bolongo Bay opened on October 1st. […]

Updated U.S. Virgin Islands Travel News

August 17th Update: Due to New Travel Restrictions issued banning leisure travel in the US Virgin Islands, Bolongo Bay Beach Resort will have to close for a little more than a month and will reopen again on October 1st. Per the Governor of the US Virgin Islands, various new travel restrictions have been implemented for […]

July 3rd is Emancipation Day in the U.S. Virgin Islands

July 3 in the United States Virgin Islands is Emancipation Day, the most important public holiday for many islanders. The date commemorates the emancipation of enslaved people in the Danish West Indies on July 3rd, 1848. On that date, 9,000 enslaved black residents on the island of St. Croix, led by Moses “General Buddhoe” Gottlieb, […]

Bolongo Bay Beach Resort is welcoming guests once again

On behalf of the Doumeng and Nieboer family, as well as the entire staff at Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, we are grateful for the opportunity to reopen and welcome our amazing resort guests back to St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. Our resort family is deeply committed to continuing our legacy of being a standard bearer in […]

The U.S. Virgin Islands is officially open for tourism.

Originally published June 1st, 2020. (St. Thomas) The U.S. Virgin Islands officially reopened its doors for leisure tourism on June 1st. Visitors will be able to visit St. Thomas, St. John, St. Croix and Water Island. The United States Virgin Islands is positioned to lead the way as the first island closed to welcome back […]

Bolongo Bay set to reopen July 1st.

Originally published on June 28th, 2020. (St. Thomas) — Bolongo Bay Beach Resort is officially reopening on July 1st. We’re excited to reopen our doors and welcome guests back. Our main priority has always with the well being of our guests, employees and their families, as well as our community at large. We determined that […]

Bolongo Bay: 1 Year Since Hurricanes Irma & Maria

What a year it has been. One year ago this month, the Virgin Islands were struck by Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricanes to ever make landfall. After breathing a collective sigh of relief, feeling very fortunate, the rapidly approaching Maria, yet another Category 5 hurricane, slammed us just two weeks […]