This Caribbean island is paying U.S. vacationers in 2017
Need an escape from the winter blues? Three gorgeous islands will pay you to visit them, no shirts or shoes required.
March 31, 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of Transfer Day, the commemoration of when Denmark sold St. Thomas, St. Croix, and St. John to the United States. To honor this event, travelers to the U.S. Virgin Islands will receive a $300 credit to vacation there for more than three nights.
Unfortunately, that money can't be used towards souvenir shopping or beer crawls in Charlotte Amalie. The $300 is for historical tours, diving trips, kayaking, museums and many of the island's other cultural activities.
In order to get the credit, travel to one of the U.S. Virgin Islands must be booked through the VisitUSVI website by October 1, and take place some time during 2017. Visitors will also have to stay at one of the participating hotels in order to be eligible.
The exotic islands may seem foreign, but citizens of the US and Puerto Rico can freely travel to the three island territories without a passport.
If the sand and surf of the Caribbean is calling to you, this incentive could make this year the time to go.