Events

Today @ 4:00 pm Kid's Eat FREE on Thursdays
Each & every Thursday, Kids (12 and under) can enjoy a *…
Sunny Isle Shopping Center (St. Croix)
Today @ 6:00 pm Noel Wynter on Steel Pans and Moko Jumbies
The Dockside Café is a casual poolside open-air restaur…
Dockside Restaurant @ Divi Carina Bay Resort (St. Croix)
Today @ 6:00 pm Slice of Heaven
Slice of Heaven : Slice of Pizza & USVI Bottled Beer for $5! 4-7pm
The Palms at Pelican Cove (St. Croix)
Today @ 8:00 pm Bingo
Play 1 FREE double-game of Bingo and win up to $500!
Divi Carina Bay Casino (St. Croix)
Today @ 10:00 pm College Night Thursdays
The hottest, wildest, craziest party in town.
Caribbean Rock, Havensight (St. Thomas)

DOT and CrucianPoint, LLC Launch Official USVI Smartphone App

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS, August 3, 2011 – The Department of Tourism (DOT) and St. Croix-based software design and consulting company, CrucianPoint, LLC, are pleased to announce the launch of the official smartphone app of the USVI Department of Tourism. Originally developed by CrucianPoint, the newly branded and enhanced app is the Department’s latest marketing tool to promote the destination and improve the visitor experience.
     “With one out of two persons estimated to own a smartphone in the U.S. by the end of the year, travelers are increasingly using smartphone apps to find real-time travel information on the go,” said Tourism Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty. “We are excited to take advantage of this technology that will make planning and enjoying a USVI vacation even more convenient and fun.” Commissioner Nicholson-Doty added, “We are equally delighted to partner with a local company possessing both the technical savvy and local know-how to produce a high quality tourism product. This is a prime example of the sort of synergy the Department of Tourism would like to foster between our tourism industry and local entrepreneurs as we strive to develop a more sustainable tourism industry.”
     The USVI app is yet another channel for potential travelers to learn about the destination.  Users will be able to bookmark points of interests and plan their trips ahead of time accessing up-to-date information about things to do in the islands. Once the app is downloaded to the smartphone, users can access USVI information anytime and anywhere without an active Internet connection, making it easier to plan their vacations. Once on vacation, the user will have one-touch access to local business phone numbers and can locate businesses on a real-time map, all in the palm of their hands. The app’s special features may vary depending on the type of smartphone, but all platforms will allow users to share favorite places by email or on Facebook, creating interactive experiences between users and other potential travelers.
The app is free and can be downloaded at the App Store to iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch devices (with iOS version 3.1 or higher), Android smartphones (with Android OS version 1.6 or higher) and Blackberry smartphones (Blackberry OS version 5.0 or higher). An enhanced Blackberry version will be available later in the month.
     All local businesses currently listed on the Department of Tourism web site are automatically featured on the app free of charge, however, those businesses wishing to advertise on the app may contact CrucianPoint at 1-855-GET-MYVI (1-855-438-6984) for advertising rates.
About CrucianPoint, LLC.
CrucianPoint, LLC, a St. Croix-based company, was founded by Shomari A. Moorehead, an accomplished consultant with proven success and over 10 years of experience in providing technical solutions, application design and development, and creation of innovative user centered solutions. Mr. Moorehead is a graduate of St. Croix’s St. Joseph High School.  He attended Boston University where he obtained his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Master of Science in Computer Information Systems with a concentration in Knowledge Management.
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Twitter:     www.twitter.com/USVIMockoJumbie
Facebook:    www.facebook.com/VisitUSVI
Contact:     Allegra Kean-Moorehead
             USVI Department of Tourism
             Director of Communications
             (340) 774-8784 ext. 2234
             akmoorehead@usvitourism.vi

My Virgin Islands 1.0 for BlackBerry released

We are happy to announce that the first version of MyVI for BlackBerry has been released.  We have had requests for a BlackBerry version of the app since the iPhone version was first released.

In the next few weeks, we will be enhancing the BlackBerry version with additional features including offline access and bookmarks.

Download the MyVI for BlackBerry today!

My Virgin Islands 2.0 for Android released!

My Virgin Islands 2.0 for the Android is now available! We’ve updated the look of the app, enabled saving the app to memory cards, and fixed a few bugs. Download the update today!

iPhoneApp-Reviews.com gives MyVI 5/5 stars!

iPhoneApp-Reviews.com gives My Virgin Islands iPhone App 5 out of 5 starts.

“It had everything I expected in a travel guide and more. As a matter of fact, it was much better than other travel guides I’ve viewed on the internet. Even though I do not plan to visit the Virgin Islands, I’ve found it to still be useful. For $1.99 you definitely get your money’s worth.”

Read the full review at http://www.iphoneapp-reviews.com/app/my-virgin-islands/

My Virgin Islands Turns One!

One year ago today, My Virgin Islands was launched and quickly became the number one iPhone app for the Virgin Islands. Over the past year My Virgin Islands has been downloaded by thousands of users from over 35 countries and has grown to include over 1,000 places to explore, dine, shop, and stay in the Virgin Islands. Users can explore the Virgin Islands from the palm of their hand and plan their exploration by using bookmarks feature. Just in time for the holidays, My Virgin Islands now includes recipes, photos, videos, and blogs from around the islands.

Fun facts

  • Views: Over 40k
  • Most popular:
    • beach: Magens Bay (St. Thomas)
    • restaurant: Asolare (St. John)
    • event: Ultimate Ladies Night (St. Thomas)
    • website: AH Riise (St. Thomas)
    • webcam: Charlotte Amalie Cam
    • recipe: Baked Ginger Chicken
    • bookmark: Magens Bay (St. Thomas)
    • menu: Coconuts on the Beach (St. Croix)
    • shared: Lobster Grille Restaurant (St. Thomas)

Apple Approves New My Virgin Islands App

CrucianPoint LLC is literally making getting to know America's Paradise a lot easier with the most comprehensive mobile guide to the Virgin Islands for iPhone and Android users. Read the rest of this entry »

My Virgin Islands 2.0 for iPhone released!

My Virgin Islands 2.0 for the iPhone is now available!  New features include:

√ A new design
√ Photo gallery
√ Video gallery
√ Web cams
√ Blogs
√ Recipes
√ Water Island now included
√ Enhanced map view
√ Share your favorite places on Facebook and email
√ Movie listings (St. Croix only)

My Virgin Islands Featured on WTJX

The Sunday, October 31 edition of Newsline 340 on WTJX Channel 12 in the US Virgin Islands featured My Virgin Islands during the week in review segment.

My Virgin Islands for Android Launched

CrucianPoint announces the release of My Virgin Islands for Android phones.  The app is available from the Android Marketplace for $0.99.  The app features all of the key features available in the current version of the iPhone app.

My Virgin Islands Featured on Just Ask Nancy

Nancy Anderson, the authority for exclusive vacation rental homes in the US Virgin Islands, featured My Virgin Islands on her blog.  Visit Just Ask Nancy for the full write up.

Thanks Nancy!