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“Lucky Locals” Sweepstakes Winners Chosen

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Written by Coconut Post

Whether you’re in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands as a visitor, a local — or always in spirit — Coconut Post keeps you posted on fun-filled news ’n views. Published monthly by Flamboyan On The Bay Resort & Villas, we’re focused on sharing our people, places, and fun things happening in paradise.

April, 2021

Congratulations to Freddie Rabuse!

On April 1, his entry in Flamboyan Resort’s “Lucky Locals” Sweepstakes was selected at random as top prize winner out of  41 participants.

The resort’s General Manager, Lori Baskin, presented Freddie with a complimentary one-year single membership to Flamboyan Resort Pool & Tennis Club. 

As a club cardholder, Freddie gets to enjoy access to the resort’s two on-premise pools, hot tub, and lighted tennis courts. He also receives 25% discounts on hotel guest rooms, 15% discount at Root 42 Bar & Grill, and Northside Grind coffee shop.

An avid tennis player, Freddie is a well known local musician. He currently entertains on piano nightly, Thursday through Saturday, at Prime restaurant located at Paradise Point.

Second prize went to Alvin Venzen.

He received a two-night/ three-day staycation at Flamboyan Resort.

Said Baskin, “We want to thank everyone who participated in our sweepstakes.” 

She also encouraged island residents to stop by the front desk for information on the club. “Pick up a flyer that explains all the benefits of pool and tennis club membership” she said. 

Click HERE to learn more about our resort or call 340-777-6000.

Photo at top: Grand prize winner Freddie Rabuse poses by the upper pool at Flamboyan Resort.

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Back when the islands were part of the Danish West Indies, the first St. Thomas Carnival was held on February 14, 1912 with the second in 1914. Early Carnival celebrations included live bands, a Carnival queen, donkey races, and a parade. 38 years later, the event became an annual tradition when in 1952 a local radio host, Ron de Lugo, revived Carnival. It was held each April until COVID-19 put a hold on the beloved festivities in 2020.


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