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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Surf's Up! Paddle Boarding Craze Comes to Bolongo

Stand up paddle boarding (also known as stand up paddle surfing) is now available at Bolongo Bay! And it's free to try with either rate plan along with our other non-motorized water sports. We began with just one board but it's been so popular with guests that we're already adding a second one!

With roots in Hawaii, this water sport is gaining popularity around the world. So what is it? It's a mix between paddle sports and surfing. Standing (or kneeling if you're a beginner) you use a paddle to propel your surfboard around the ocean.

It may not be easy, but it's a lot of fun! It's a great core workout and requires some balance (so maybe try it before you have cocktails).

Never tried it? Don't worry. Our Activity Coordinators at the Beach Hut will have you paddle boarding in no time!

"It's pretty easy to learn, and 9 times out of 10 women are standing up and paddle boarding more quickly than the men," says Activity Coordinator Joe Ottaviano. "All the effort is worth it as the perspective and views you get from standing up is amazing. And it's easier to see the sea life!"

Sunday, March 20, 2011

At work with Richard Doumeng

St. Thomas' local newspaper, the St. Thomas Source, went to work with our "big boss" Richard Doumeng last week. Get the scoop on what led our once aspiring actor to take the helm of our hotel and what he's most proud of.

Check out the article online.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

About.com Results are in!

The votes have been calculated and the results are in for the About.com Readers' Choice Awards.

While we didn't take home the #1 title, we did solidify the #3 spot (with 20% of the votes!) for Best All Inclusive Resort. This is a huge honor for us, and we are SO grateful for your support.
Read the full story at About.com
Our 62-room beach resort was the smallest in the running, but our big offerings and loyal fans helped us earn the recognition as one of the top All Inclusive resorts in North America and the Caribbean!

Thank you again! We look forward to celebrating this accomplishment with you on your next visit over a rum punch at the weekly Meet-the-Managers party.