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MARTIN P.R.'S LATEST UPDATE

Martin P.R.'s latest release on the Virgin Islands offers accolades, fly- stay specials and special scuba events for October.
Travel & Leisure Readers Honor St. Thomas as "World's Best"
The prestigious Travel & Leisure readers' poll honored St. Thomas as the only Caribbean destination listed in the magazine's annual "The World's Best Awards" featured in the September 2000 issue. Some of the St. Thomas mentions include: The Ritz Carlton, St. Thomas; Villa Santana; Hervéé Restaurant; Magens Bay; and Hotel 1829. For more information about the United States Virgin Islands, call the USVI Visitors' Bureau at 800-372-USVI (8784) or (340) 774-8784.
US Airways Vacations Announces "Fall Caribbean Sale"
US Airways Vacations recently announced its "Fall Caribbean Sale." Vacationers can book a complete air- and hotel-inclusive vacation online Sept. 1-30, 2000, and receive $50 off per person to the United States Virgin Islands. These discounts are valid for travel Sept. 7, 2000, through Feb. 28, 2001. Travelers who book online by Sept. 24, 2000, save up to an additional 30 percent on a United States Virgin Islands vacation. For more details or reservations, visit the US Airways Vacations Web Site at www.usairwaysvacations.com.
Bolongo Bay Lowers the Bar on Prices with "Limbo Special"
St. Thomas' Bolongo Bay Beach Club & Villas recently launched its Limbo Special which "lowers the bar" on prices while maintaining the high quality of a United States Virgin Islands getaway. Rates for the "Limbo Special" are $37.50 for the European plan (EP), $47.50 for the semi-inclusive Continental Plan (CP) and $125 for the all-inclusive plan. All rates quoted are per person, per night and based on double occupancy. Tax and service charges are not included, except for the all-inclusive plan. The "Limbo Special" is also available for friends and families staying at Bolongo Bay Villas, the resort's condominium-style accommodations. The two-bedroom condominiums can accommodate up to six people. The EP rate is $175 per villa, per night, plus tax and service charges. The "Limbo Special" is valid on the best available accommodations at the time of arrival for travel now through Nov. 15, 2000. For more information or reservations, call the Bolongo Bay Beach Club & Villas on-island reservations department at (800) 524-4746.
Special Events Planned at Chris Sawyer Dive Center
Chris Sawyer Dive Center has planned exciting diving events for October 2000. A fun-filled "two dives and a picnic" activity will be held on Oct. 8. Visitors can test their underwater pumpkin carving skills on Oct. 28. To commemorate the 133rd anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Rhone, the dive center will host a special diving trip on Oct. 29 at 7 a.m. More details are available by calling (340) 775-7320 or (877) 929-3483.

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