Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: SeaBreeze Vacation Rentals, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands

Author: , April 18th, 2014

SeaBreeze - St. Croix, USVIPeriodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Right on the Best Beach on St Croix: This vacation condo is on one the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean. Wake up to the beautiful blue water and watch the post card sunsets from your private spacious balcony. Enjoy a walk on the beach, treasure hunting or relax with your favorite beverage and a book on the gorgeous sandy beach just steps away from your door.

See the SeaBreeze Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

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Win Five Nights at the US Virgin Island’s Sand Castle on the Beach

Author: , March 10th, 2014

Sand Castle on the beachIf you’re looking for a romantic getaway for you and your other half, or just a fun trip in a beautiful locale for yourself, sign up for our sweepstakes to win 5 nights at the US Virgin Island’s Sand Castle on the Beach:

Sand Castle On The Beach Resort welcomes you and your loved ones to vacation in a beautiful, tropical environment. Beachfront on the Caribbean Sea, enjoy the newly added amenities on this special property. There are two pools on site – one beachfront, the other clothing optional.

Titillate your senses and nourish your soul! Relax and unwind from your everyday pressures in the comfortable, laid-back surroundings. Make new friends from around the world at the Sand Castle On The Beach Hotel in Frederiksted, on St. Croix in the United States Virgin Islands.

Year-round find sunshine and trade winds to warm your heart and chase your worries away. Give yourself and those you care about the amazing experience of America’s Paradise! A magnificent, white, sandy beach awaits your footsteps.

You can sign up for the sweepstakes here, and visit our USVI page here.

Win Five Nights at the US Virgin Island’s Sand Castle on the Beach

Author: , February 23rd, 2014

Sand Castle on the beachIf you’re looking for a romantic getaway for you and your other half, or just a fun trip in a beautiful locale for yourself, sign up for our sweepstakes to win 5 nights at the US Virgin Island’s Sand Castle on the Beach:

Sand Castle On The Beach Resort welcomes you and your loved ones to vacation in a beautiful, tropical environment. Beachfront on the Caribbean Sea, enjoy the newly added amenities on this special property. There are two pools on site – one beachfront, the other clothing optional.

Titillate your senses and nourish your soul! Relax and unwind from your everyday pressures in the comfortable, laid-back surroundings. Make new friends from around the world at the Sand Castle On The Beach Hotel in Frederiksted, on St. Croix in the United States Virgin Islands.

Year-round find sunshine and trade winds to warm your heart and chase your worries away. Give yourself and those you care about the amazing experience of America’s Paradise! A magnificent, white, sandy beach awaits your footsteps.

You can sign up for the sweepstakes here, and visit our USVI page here.

Win Five Nights at the US Virgin Island’s Sand Castle on the Beach

Author: , February 11th, 2014

Sand Castle on the beachIf you’re looking for a romantic getaway for you and your other half, or just a fun trip in a beautiful locale for yourself, sign up for our sweepstakes to win 5 nights at the US Virgin Island’s Sand Castle on the Beach:

Sand Castle On The Beach Resort welcomes you and your loved ones to vacation in a beautiful, tropical environment. Beachfront on the Caribbean Sea, enjoy the newly added amenities on this special property. There are two pools on site – one beachfront, the other clothing optional.

Titillate your senses and nourish your soul! Relax and unwind from your everyday pressures in the comfortable, laid-back surroundings. Make new friends from around the world at the Sand Castle On The Beach Hotel in Frederiksted, on St. Croix in the United States Virgin Islands.

Year-round find sunshine and trade winds to warm your heart and chase your worries away. Give yourself and those you care about the amazing experience of America’s Paradise! A magnificent, white, sandy beach awaits your footsteps.

You can sign up for the sweepstakes here, and visit our USVI page here.

Nine Caribbean Attractions for 2014

Author: , January 19th, 2014

St. MartinThink you’ve seen everything the Caribbean has to offer? Thankfully, 2014 is shaping up to be an exciting (and change-filled) year for this blockbuster destination. We already told you about what’s new in Nassau. Here’s more of what’s on the horizon…

1. At the all-inclusive (or, as they like to call it, “super-inclusive”) Bahamas resort Breezes – which happens to be running a “4th Night Free” promotion for travel through December – there’s a new attraction for hungry hotel guests. Banana Boat is a nautical-themed restaurant with indoor-outdoor seating and a 120-foot long buffet station serving sushi, roasted meats, fancy cheeses, and more. (Even better, Breezes recently debuted resort-wide free Wifi, so you can Instagram pics of your meal, naturally.)

2. The distance between Puerto Rico and St. Kitts is 259 miles, but until now, there wasn’t an easy way to fly between the islands. Luckily, a new route from San Juan-based Seaborne Airlines has deepened the connection between these two eastern Caribbean gems. Once a day, a 34-seat plane will shuttle between San Juan and St. Kitts and Nevis; travel time is under two hours.

Authored By Alex Schecter – See the Full Story at Sherman’s Travel

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Southern Hospitality Boat Charter, St. John, US Virgin Islands

Author: , December 13th, 2013

Southern Hospitality Boat Charter - USVIPeriodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Welcome Aboard our 46 foot Sea Ray Luxury Motor Yacht! We provide boat charters between the US and British Virgin Islands. We provide customized private charters for 1-12 guests with snorkeling, sight seeing, bar and island hopping enjoying all that the pristine caribbean waters have to offer.

See the Southern Hospitality Boat Charter Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Bay Breeze Villa, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

Author: , October 31st, 2013

Bay Breeze Villa - US Virgin IslandsPeriodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Unique Villa in the Round: Beatful views up and down island from your private deck. Lots of room for you to stretch out and enjoy the views. Private pool with views of St John. Welcome home!

See the Bay Breeze Villa Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals in the US Virgin Islands

Win Five Nights at the US Virgin Island’s Sand Castle on the Beach

Author: , October 20th, 2013

Sand Castle on the beachIf you’re looking for a romantic getaway for you and your other half, or just a fun trip in a beautiful locale for yourself, sign up for our sweepstakes to win 5 nights at the US Virgin Island’s Sand Castle on the Beach:

Sand Castle On The Beach Resort welcomes you and your loved ones to vacation in a beautiful, tropical environment. Beachfront on the Caribbean Sea, enjoy the newly added amenities on this special property. There are two pools on site – one beachfront, the other clothing optional.

Titillate your senses and nourish your soul! Relax and unwind from your everyday pressures in the comfortable, laid-back surroundings. Make new friends from around the world at the Sand Castle On The Beach Hotel in Frederiksted, on St. Croix in the United States Virgin Islands.

Year-round find sunshine and trade winds to warm your heart and chase your worries away. Give yourself and those you care about the amazing experience of America’s Paradise! A magnificent, white, sandy beach awaits your footsteps.

You can sign up for the sweepstakes here, and visit our USVI page here.

Olivia Travel’s 40th Anniversary Cruise to Feature Big Names

Author: , June 14th, 2013

Olivia Travel 40th Anniversary CruiseLesbian travel company Olivia is making a big splash with a lesbian celebrity cruise to the Virgin Isles, celebrating their 40th anniversary. Among special guests are Billie Jean King, Edie Windsor, Col. Grethe Cammermeyer, Chris Williamson and Tammy Smith.

“Olivia has always been a company with a social mission, and as such we seek to honor and celebrate our collective history on our trips,” said Judy Dlugacz, Olivia’s president and founder. “In keeping with this, we have brought together these amazing women who have worked for changes that directly benefitted women and the LGBT community over the past five decades. To have women of such caliber onboard sharing our 40th anniversary is an incredible honor.”

The special Virgin Isles New Year’s Eve Cruise will be held from Dec. 28, 2013-Jan. 4, 2014. Olivia has chartered a luxurious, 5-star Windstar Wind Surf, which is equipped with newly refurbished staterooms and wide-open, uncrowded teak decks.

Authored By Winnie McCroy – See the Full Story at Edge Boston

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Find Your Passion on St. Croix

Author: , May 22nd, 2013
by Simone, Sand Castle in the Beach, US Virgin Islands
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Sand Castle on the BeachAre you looking for a vacation where there is plenty of opportunity to rest, relax and enjoy the thrill of a water or land adventure? Visit St. Croix, in the U.S. Virgin Islands, find your passion and play on a tropical island the American Caribbean, no passport needed.

St. Croix is located in the heart of the Caribbean Sea, just 40 miles below the sister U.S. Virgin Islands of St. Thomas and St. John, 90 miles east of Puerto Rico, where the average temperatures are in the low-mid 80s throughout the year.

The island is rich with history and culture, and is home to a diverse pool of people, many of whom look forward to making your trip the best yet! It might be a tour guide, ready to take you on a hike through one the quaint towns of Christiansted or Frederiksted, or a scuba dive instructor willing to show you fascinating trails of underwater sea life.

Crystal-clear, turquoise-aquamarine Caribbean Sea provides an amazing backdrop for a variety of water sports: Sea thru kayaking, Stand up paddle-boarding, flying through the air on a Kite-surf, or simply put on snorkel gear and swimming with the turtles…

Scuba-diving is readily available all over the island for the novice and expert alike!
Interested in land-based activities? Varied terrain to explore, informational nature hiking tours through the rain forest, historic walks in-town tours, a visit to Annalay Bay’ falls to mention a few possibilities. There is always a chance to get some retail therapy and shop for the famous Crucian bracelet in all each various combinations, plus take advantage of the $1600 duty-free allowance!

And when you feel like off-roading it, rent or take a jeep tour around the island. Remember to stay left, left, left! Are you a golf lover? Book a tee-time at one of the island’s three courses, or simply hit a bucket of balls at one of the driving ranges.
For those whose fascination is history, then don’t forget to tap into the culture and heritage that makes St. Croix very unique. Visit the historic Forts, the old sugar plantation at the Whim Museum, tour the Botanical Gardens, where you can enjoy the flora and fauna of the island gets you started.

Discover both towns Christiansted and Frederiksted where you can appreciate the Danish architecture, and investigate the seven flags marking the seven nations that have ruled St. Croix: Dutch, French, English, Knights of Malta, Spain, Danish West Indian Company, and most recently, the United States, which purchased the tropical island in 1917.
The friendly West Indian culture is featured at numerous events throughout the year, and you can find several tour guides who will tell you about the island’s dramatic history through colonial and post-colonial rule. Check online for the calendar of events.

St. Croix boasts some of the most amazing and well-kept marine parks in the United States:
– Buck Island Reef National Monument is maintained and protected by the National Park Service and is a home to hawksbill turtles, brown pelicans, with an underwater snorkel trail of coral reef that is truly unique with deep grottos.
– Salt River Bay National Historic Park is known as the only place where Christopher Columbus landed in the United States and remains an archeological site that is replete with historical significance.
– Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge boasts is a protected stretch of immaculate, white sandy beach where leatherback sea turtles nest. Visitors can tour the area, or if visiting during summer, might get lucky enough to see turtles nesting or hatching by planning ahead and coordinating with St. Croix Environmental Association’s educational tours.

Green Cay National Wildlife Refuge preserves the habitat for the largest remaining population of endangered Saint Croix ground lizard. Located on a small island of 14 acres between St. Croix and Buck Island, it consists of dry, forested areas, and serves to protect the lizard. It also serves to preserve the bird-nesting habitat on the island.
Did you realize that St. Croix is the Rum Capital of the Caribbean? Not to be forgotten is the tour of the two rum factories on the island! Taste the World Famous Cruzan Rum at the Cruzan Rum Distillery and Captain Morgan Spiced Rum at the Diageo Distillery, where the grand opening was this past April, 2012. See how the process works and purchase up to 5 liters to take home with you.

Gay-owned and managed Sand Castle On The Beach Resort welcomes you to enjoy the vacation of a lifetime on this beautiful tropical island in Frederiksted. With two pools on site, and a beachfront that boasts some of the clearest snorkeling around, you’re sure to nourish your senses in a relaxing environment. Launch your water sports’ experience right from the hotel grounds!

One of the leading LGBT properties in the Caribbean for well over 4o years! Sand Castle On The Beach Hotel features 21 studios, suites and villas on the beachfront property, offering an array of choices for your stay in paradise. Choose from an economy queen, king studio with a balcony, courtyard suites surrounding a pool, tasteful one bedroom suite with a full kitchen or a spacious, one or two-bedroom beachfront villas.

Dine at the hotel’s restaurant, the award-winning Beach Side Cafe, which carries a menu full of delectable fresh specials, plus a wide selection of menu items offered for Sunday Brunch, Lunch or Dinner. Open Thursday through Monday: Sunday Brunch 10 am-3 pm, Lunch from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.; Dinner from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Full bar services are available featuring frozen specialties, and an array of world-class beers and wines.

Sand Castle offers on-site massage promoting immediate stress relief and encouragement to take your relaxation to the next level. There is also an on-site, compact Fitness Center where you can boost your strength training, meet your cardiovascular needs or arrange one-one personal, wellness training.

Book your reservation directly at 1.800.524.2018 and qualify for the Purple Roofs’ Special Discount. The friendly, welcoming staff at Sand Castle On The Beach Hotel will assist in personalizing your vacation. You may feel intimately connected to St. Croix, and find your Caribbean home, a special place you’ll want to revisit time after time!