Why The Virgin Islands for New Years 2019 with THE VACATION PROJECT?
1. OUR ITINERARY IS EXCLUSIVE TO TVP TRAVELERS
TVPer's will enjoy an extremely unique adventure. You will get to sail throughout the US and British Virgin Islands and also volunteer on a service project in an effort to restore infrastructure after the devastating hurricanes that effected these chain of islands. This itinerary has been meticulously curated with our partners to give you rare access to activities and destinations in this incredible part of the Caribbean. In fact, you would not be able to volunteer with our partner NGO for this short term project unless you travelled with us.
2. YOU WILL ENJOY UNIQUE EXPERIENCES
How often do you get the chance to spend your New Years Eve and day in a part of the world that is known for its world class sailing and nightlife? You will see exclusive beaches and parts of the world that you can only experience on a sailboat. You will make new friends and ring in the New Year (or Old Years Night as its know locally) in one of the coolest places in the Caribbean - Jost Van Dyke. We're serious when we say Jost is the best place to party for NYE in the world...Like for real it is. After 5 days of sailing and revelry you will also be able to give back with our partner NGO All Hands and Hearts.
3. YOU WILL HAVE AN AMAZING TEAM TO SHOW YOU THE WAY
You will get to see what sailing with THE VACATION PROJECT X SAILING COLLECTIVE team is like. We put in place an expert captain and crew to keep you safe and make sure that you only have the best time ever. The founder of TVP will be along for the journey and you will get a behind the scenes look at All Hands and Hearts. You will get to know the faces that operate these epic companies and organizations and become a part of the family!
4. WE'RE TAKING CARE OF EVERYTHING, SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT IT
TVP is all about bringing value to your vacation. So in addition to sorting out the logistics , we're picking up the tab for every breakfast and lunch along with your welcome and farewell dinners. Not to mention all of those pesky fees that come with sailing a catamaran from port to port. Oh, and you know...having somebody that knows how to navigate the thing. So just bring some cash to cover some of your dinners at the great dining options in between plus miscellaneous expenses. Then just listen to that Stevie song and; "Don't you worry bout' a thingggg"!
Who is our Volunteer partner?
All Hands and Hearts – Smart Response efficiently and effectively addresses the immediate and long-term needs of communities impacted by natural disasters. By listening to local people, and deploying our unique model of engaging volunteers to enable direct impact, we rebuild safe, resilient schools, homes and other community infrastructure. Through volunteer and community engagement, we aim to help families recover faster after natural disasters using our “smart response” strategy. By rebuilding in a disaster resilient way, we prepare them for future events and, through the process, strengthen both volunteers and communities.
On September 6, 2017 Hurricane Irma slammed into the US Virgin Islands as a Category 5 storm, with record wind speed of 200 mph. The islands suffered severe wind and flood damage, reducing many areas to rubble. Less than two weeks later, Hurricane Maria struck the islands on September 20 as a Category 4 storm and damaged several community facilities and individual homes. The storms have severely affected the community, tourism, and local economy.
Thanks to critical support from partners, donors, local community, and volunteers from around the world, All Hands and Hearts - Smart Response has run an impactful program on St. Thomas since September 27th, 2017 and St. John since February 16th, 2018. They have responded to the community’s needs with debris removal, mucking and gutting, mold sanitation, and now full rebuilds for homes and schools.