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newarrival
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January 31, 2012 1:58 am  

I just got this coupon deal which says it is for the Virgin Islands but it is advertising a hotel in Culebra!

"R&R for the Rasta Them in the Virgin Islands
Seabreeze Hotel • Culebra, Puerto Rico"

Here is the link if it works for you:
http://www.livingsocial.com/escapes/240562-virgin-island-resort-+-kayaking?msdc_id=536-sarasota

That seems like a pretty bold claim! Maybe they are mad they lost the rum factory and they are taking over the Virgin Island name?


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STXBob
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January 31, 2012 2:04 am  

Culebra, Vieques and smaller nearby islands are sometimes called the Spanish Virgin Islands
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_Virgin_Islands


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bathiel
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January 31, 2012 3:20 am  

I got that too today and had the same reaction. I do know that some do call those island the "Spanish Virgins," but I've mostly seen that moniker used by trade publications and occasionally, Caribbean Travel + Life. I don't believe it's a common name among regular travelers.

Bernie


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ms411
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January 31, 2012 8:14 am  

Regardless of what they call if, it sounds like a good deal to me. Culebra is beautiful!


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Sailoffgrid
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January 31, 2012 10:41 pm  

I lived in PR many years....nothing like U.S. VI's


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rotorhead
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February 1, 2012 12:44 am  

Flamenco Beach is amazing. Check out the tank.


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noOne
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February 1, 2012 4:03 pm  

Flamenco Beach is amazing. Check out the tank.

Yeah I think I saw that on Globe Trekker or something. Funny I lived on STT for almost 10 years and I never went to those islands...


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OldTart
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February 1, 2012 7:41 pm  

With all due respect, I think there is some mis- or not enough-reading going on here. I believe the ad is encouraging US Virgin Islanders to visit this particular resort on Culebra. Why their assumption would be that everyone in the USVI is "Rasta Them" (!!!) is beyond me ...


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JulieKay
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February 1, 2012 7:50 pm  

It's definitely confusing. I do think all the "jammin" and "steamin" and "One Love" is pretty hilarious and naive. But then that site enjoys being goofball that way so - eh.


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jbatl
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February 2, 2012 1:11 pm  

With all due respect, I think there is some mis- or not enough-reading going on here. I believe the ad is encouraging US Virgin Islanders to visit this particular resort on Culebra. Why their assumption would be that everyone in the USVI is "Rasta Them" (!!!) is beyond me ...

OT, I see how you could read it that way, but I am pretty sure that ad is not aimed at US Virgin Islanders. It popped up in my Living Social and I (because I have never changed it) am registered for Washington, DC, deals. Living Social does not have a specific USVI marketing strategy.


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JulieKay
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February 2, 2012 1:15 pm  

It does say "Escape the Concrete Jungle." I'm still looking at it sideways, though.


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blu4u
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February 2, 2012 9:19 pm  

With all due respect, I think there is some mis- or not enough-reading going on here. I believe the ad is encouraging US Virgin Islanders to visit this particular resort on Culebra. Why their assumption would be that everyone in the USVI is "Rasta Them" (!!!) is beyond me ...

The text of the add makes serveral refernces to Bob Marley and Wailer's most popular songs. The wording is definitely geared toward a state side market--"stirrin' up" a desire to escape to a tropical resort. None-the-less, 4 nights in suite, b-fast for 2 adults + 2 kids, activities for $450 is screaming deal!! Culebra is lovely. Y'all should check it out!


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