For real, though. It’s actually pretty simple and makes sense. 2017 marks the 100 year anniversary of when the United States took St. Thomas, St. Croix, and St. John from the Netherlands, so they are having a yearlong party to commemorate. In order to promote visitation, they will give you $300 to explore the island. (The minor catch here is that you have to use the money on historical and cultural activities — so no on your bar tab, but yes on museums and outdoor activities.)
If you’re up for it, all you have to do is book a minimum three-night hotel stay at one of the participating hotels on their website: https://www.visitusvi.com/package_and_promotions.
I am seriously considering this! Please let us know if you end up doing this! We want to hear all about it!