Bolongo Bay Beach Weddings

Caribbean resort offers group discounts and a free stay

By: Michael Lowe

If the surreal backdrop of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands wasn’t enticing enough, couples who decide to tie the knot between August 1 and October 31 can receive gratuitous perks from Bolongo Bay’s Beach Resort through the Friends & Family Wedding Package when the couple brings along an audience to the reception.

Wedding groups booking 10 rooms for five nights or longer will receive 10 percent off nightly rates. In addition to the group savings, newlyweds will enjoy the Welcome Rum Punch Reception with hors d’oeuvres, a free five-night European Plan honeymoon stay in an oceanview room and one scuba diving lesson per person. The lovebirds can also enjoy complimentary use of non-motorized watersports gear such as paddleboats, windsurfing equipment and snorkel gear.

Couples with enough endearing fans to fill up 20 rooms will receive all of the above plus a Barefoot on the Beach wedding package (an $800 value) featuring a beach ceremony, champagne and t-shirts among other services.

Sweeties and their adoring audience can make use of 65 beachfront rooms, each with a private balcony, curved seamlessly around the crescent-shaped, palm-lined Bolongo Bay. Additionally, WiFi is available, making it easy to share pictures of the nuptials with those who foolishly stayed behind.