You wouldn't expect the US Virgin Islands to have to pay people to go there. North Dakota, maybe. Saskatchewan, sure. But St. Croix? It's a tropical paradise with no language barriers where you don't even need a passport. We should be banging down the doors to get in, not the other way around.
Not that the USVI is hurting for tourism, really, but to honor the 100th anniversary of the US taking control of St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix from Denmark, the islands are offering visitors $300 to spend exploring the place. That's right: three bills to dole out hiking, kayaking, touring, swimming, and eating your way through the Virgin Islands.