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ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (Sept. 24, 2008) -- Bolongo Bay Beach Resort (, located in St. Thomas, is offering a 20% discount off nightly rates for the resortís European Plan (EP) for all basketball fans coming to the destination Nov. 21-29, 2008, when St. Thomas hosts the 9th Annual U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam menís and womenís tournaments, which are taking place Nov. 21-24, 2008 and Nov. 27 - 29, 2008 respectively at the University of the Virgin Islands.

Guests staying at Bolongo during the USVI Paradise Jam will enjoy accommodations in an ocean view room; a ďdiscover scuba divingĒ in-pool lesson; and complimentary use of non-motorized watersports (snorkel gear, paddle boats, sunfish sailboats, windsurfing equipment, kayaks and much more).

Nightly EP rates (reflecting the 20% discount) start at $192 per room, based on double occupancy, plus 15% tax and service charges and $5 per day energy surcharge.

Eight Division I menís basketball teams will participate in the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam Tournament including Connecticut, Iona, La Salle, Miami, San Diego, Southern Miss, Valparaiso and Wisconsin.  Competition begins on Nov. 21 with consecutive-day action culminating in the championship round on Nov. 24.

The eight Division I womenís basketball teams competing in this yearís Paradise Jam tournament include Baylor, California, Central Florida, Iowa, South Florida, Texas Tech, Villanova and Wisconsin.  Tip-off for the tournament is Nov. 27 with the finals taking place on Nov. 29.

Travelers can book their stay at Bolongo during the Paradise Jam tournament by directly contacting the resortís on-island reservations department at 1-800-524-4746 or sending e-mail: 

Vacationers coming to the U.S. Virgin Islands for the Paradise Jam tournament (or any other time) do not have to worry about having a passport.  As a territory of the United States, the U.S. Virgin Islands (St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix) does not require American citizens to possess a passport to enter the destination or return to the U.S. mainland.  Therefore guests can make their reservations at Bolongo without worrying about a passport.


Bolongo Bay Beach Resort

            Bolongo features 65 beach front rooms curved around crescent-shaped, palm-lined Bolongo Bay.  Each room has a private balcony as well as many of the comforts of home including a mini-refrigerator, coffeemaker, ceiling fan, air-conditioning, color cable television, hair dryer, radio alarm clock, iron and ironing board, safe and telephone. 

            Making it convenient for travelers to access e-mail and stay in-touch with the office, friends and family while on vacation, Bolongo offers WIFI access hotspots around its pool and lounge areas -- all which can be accessed via a guestís wireless laptop.  For those who donít want to travel with their personal computer, guests can purchase phone cards in Bolongoís gift shop to be used in conjunction with the resortís Internet kiosk located in the lounge.

            For the latest specials and information about Bolongo, sign up for the hotelís mailing list and RSS feed by visiting the hotelís website and clicking on the mailing list and RSS feed icons. 

            For additional information about Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, call 1-800-524-4746 / 340-775-1800, or send e-mail:  Visit Bolongo in cyberspace at


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