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You always knew there was a special island for you.

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St. Thomas

For some people it's swinging St. Thomas. Once a pirates' stronghold. Now the Riviera of the Caribbean. St. Thomas is a carnival. Surrounded by aquamarine waters. Covered with flaming hibiscus. With luxury hotels and friendly guest houses. Cool rum drinks and hot steel bands. Cosmopolitan cuisine and international bargains. Shops filled with silks, perfume, china, cameras (taking home $200 worth duty-free, including five fifths of liquor). If you love to be where the action is, St. Thomas is your island.

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St. Croix

St. Croix belongs to the old world. When things were less hectic and much more elegant. Roam through the old Danish streets of Christiansted. See magnificent feudal estates with names like Contentment, Upper Love, Lower Love, Jealousy. There's old-world time to tee off on the new 18-hole championship golf course.

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St. John

St. John is the quiet one. Small, intimate and serene. The island that time forgot. Old plantation ruins covered with wild flowers. Secluded cottages on spectacular beaches. Brilliant coral gardens. Gourmet food and gracious hospitality.

Visit the Virgin Islands. They'll begin to work their magic while you're swimming, sunning, sailing, snorkeling, sight-seeing and shopping. Slowly and mysteriously you'll discover that one of the islands has bewitched you—and become your special island.

[[underlined]] The U.S. Virgin Islands [[/underlined]]

See your travel agent or write U.S. Virgin Islands Government Information Center, Dept. CTP, 16 West 49 Street, New York, N.Y. 10020.
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