Reported by J.S. Fletcher and Kathy M. Newbern
To salute our nation’s military and their brides-to-be, Bolongo Bay Beach Resort in St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands is extending last year’s popular 50% military discount on destination weddings to be available year-round – with no expiration date.
Bolongo Bay’s 50% Military Wedding Discount is available to all active duty service members and valid on the “Barefoot on the Beach” and “Paradise Wedding” destination wedding packages. The discount is available on any length of stay, but excludes food and beverage, and is subject to availability.
Destination wedding packages, with the discount, begin at $500 for the “Barefoot on the Beach” package, which includes wedding coordinator services, clergy, wedding ceremony on the beach, bottle of Champagne, two keepsake flutes, witnesses, a Save your Shoes room-to-beach bridal shuttle and more.
In addition, Bolongo Bay Beach Resort will waive the cancellation fees for military weddings. If a deployment is extended or something else comes up, there is no penalty for the couple and they can apply the deposit toward another date within a one-year timeframe.
Bolongo Bay originally launched the military wedding discount in 2010 for Veteran’s Day for weddings through 2011. “We received such positive feedback from our military brides and military members that we wanted to make the discount available year-round,” says Lorena Leonard, Romance Director at Bolongo Bay. “It is our way to say thank you for their service and make their wedding day even more special.”
Bolongo Bay provides an intimate, beachfront setting for a destination wedding. Wedding coordinators guide couples through the planning process from beginning to end to create a day that’s picture-perfect. Every wedding package can be fully customized to fulfill each couple’s dream. And, it’s easy to say, “I do” in an island paradise as passports are not required for US citizens.
To take advantage of Bolongo Bay’s 50% Military Wedding Discount, call Lorena Leonard, Romance Director, at 1-800-524-4746. For more details, visit www.BolongoBay.com.
About Bolongo Bay Beach Resort
Family owned since 1974, Bolongo Bay Beach Resort on St. Thomas is a flip-flop casual, fun resort where everyone knows your name. With 62 true beachfront rooms, Bolongo is recognized by Frommers as one of the “World’s 10 Best Beachfront Hotels.” Activities include complimentary non-motorized water sports, scuba diving, catamaran sails, two oceanfront restaurants and nightly entertainment at Iggies, one of the Caribbean’s best beach bars.
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International Travel Examiners J.S. Fletcher and spouse, Kathy M. Newbern, report on luxury destinations, spas and cruising around the globe. They are award-winning members of the Society of American Travel Writers and created YourSpaReport.com and YourNovel.com, their personalized romance novel business.