PRESS RELEASE: BIR Informs Taxpayers of Hotel Room Tax Increase to 12.5%

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE Marvin L. Pickering, EA, PHR, Director of the Virgin Islands Bureau of Internal Revenue, informs hoteliers, time share developers and innkeepers that the hotel room tax will increase from 10% to 12.5% effective January 1, 2016. The hotel room tax is 12.5% of the gross room rental, which includes the gross room rate plus any additional charges, such as energy surcharges and … Continue reading PRESS RELEASE: BIR Informs Taxpayers of Hotel Room Tax Increase to 12.5%

#DineVI celebrates U.S. Virgin Islands Restaurant Week with a giving twist!

Dine VI, The U.S. Virgin Islands’ inaugural Restaurant Week celebration, is shaping up to be spectacular! For 10 days (October 28-November 8, 2015) both visitors and resident gourmands are invited to partake in the delicious panoply of traditional and inspired culinary creations made with local elements on prix fixe menus around the island of St. Croix. Imagine indulging in a world-class dining experience as low as $35-$49 at selected restaurants on “The Big Island” (including beverages + gratuity)! [view the list of DineVI restaurants here] Continue reading “#DineVI celebrates U.S. Virgin Islands Restaurant Week with a giving twist!”

Savor the extraordinary: Passion Fruit Chefs

IMG_3631Every experience you’ll have with Passion Fruit Chefs will be no less than incredible – regardless of your desire. From provisioning to catering to private chef services, the flourish of a fairy-tale wedding, corporate affair, or milestone celebration (anniversaries, birthdays, reunions and more) – your joy is their passion!

Passion Fruit Chefs creates events with style – providing attentive coordination of the all the little details that allow you to free yourself to fully participate and enjoy every moment. Begin your preparations in advance  – we highly recommend Grocery Provisioning Packages that offer pre-selected options that can be modified to fit your dietary needs and desires. Imagine your selection of delicious foods and refreshing beverages waiting for you so that your vacation can begin immediately upon arrival! Continue reading “Savor the extraordinary: Passion Fruit Chefs”

Breaking Luxury Travel News – October 16, 2015

USVI Hotel Taxes set to increase In our most recent newsletter, we indicated that the USVI Legislature had passed a measure to increase the U.S. Virgin Islands Hotel Tax from 10% to 12.5% and as the bill had input from Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp, we expected it to be put into place quickly. The Governor has just signed the bill into law. We will await … Continue reading Breaking Luxury Travel News – October 16, 2015

Villa Fratelli Cresta: Regal Splendor on the East End of St. Thomas USVI

Villa Fratelli Cresta67Villa Fratelli Cresta offers a unique combination of luxury and comfort not often seen in a property of its size. Seven deluxe bedroom suites within three distinct villas provide sleeping accommodations for up to 18 guests. Virgin Islands Architect Kalif Henley brought vision to life in a stunning layout, windows welcome the Caribbean sun, vaulted ceilings for a spacious feel, and access to absorbing views from Secret Harbour and the protected sanctuary, to Red Hook Bay and sister island St. John and on to the British Virgin Islands. Continue reading “Villa Fratelli Cresta: Regal Splendor on the East End of St. Thomas USVI”