A season of change in U.S.V.I. May 28, 2003 Share 1 -- CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas -- Visitors to the U.S. Virgin Islands this summer will discover new inns, renovated hotels, state-of-the-art spas, increased commissions and packages with intriguing incentives. Here's a sampling: St. Croix• The St. Croix Hotel and Tourism Association launched a Web site, at www.stcroixhotelandtourism.com, with links to travel information, island history, activities, events and a directory of airlines, accommodations, operators and wedding coordinators.• Mt. Victory Campgrounds, near Frederiksted on the island's west end, offers open-air, tent-style furnished cottages from $60 per night. Up to two kids stay free of charge. For details, visit www.mtvictorycamp.com.• Hotel on the Cay, a two-minute ferry ride from downtown Christiansted, renovated its guest rooms and expanded its water-sports options. For information, call (800) 524-2035.St. John• The Westin St. John Resort & Villas offers Starwood's Travel Agent Education Rate, which starts at $79 per night year-round with a maximum three-night stay. Qualified agents must provide ID and a letter from their agency. For longer visits, a 50% discount is valid through May. For information, visit www.westinresortstjohn.com.• Caneel Bay Resort opened its Wine Room at Turtle Cay, built within the walls of a 17th-century plantation house. The Wine Room, with three temperature-controlled mahogany cases holding more than 1,000 bottles, is open four nights a week from spring through fall and seats up to 10 for private dinners. For details, visit www.caneelbay.com.• Maximillian is an addition to the Galleria Shops near the Cruz Bay ferry dock, offering shelves stocked with sea jewelry, sculptures and out-of-the-ordinary island finds.St. Thomas• Guided ecotours are offered on a new nature trail at Magens Bay created by the Nature Conservancy. The guided, downhill hike travels 90 minutes through dense trees and vegetation to Magens Bay beach. The trek costs $60. For more information, call V.I. Ecotours at (340) 779-2155.• Pavilions and Pools All Villa Hotel pays commissions of up to 20% on direct bookings. Villa-style units include a full kitchen, a living room, a dining area and a private pool. To book, call (800) 524-2001.• Guests unwinding at the new, 6,100-square-foot Ritz-Carlton Spa can choose a treatment room, open-air cabana or an outdoor relaxation terrace for their reflexology sessions, massage therapies or skin treatments. The facility is part of the resort's $75 million expansion, set for completion in November, which will include 24 new suites, 24 guest rooms and a 23-residence facility. For details, visit www.ritzcarlton.com.Get More!For more details on this article, see St. John: A day-tripper's dream.