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Stevie Wonder, Dave Mason jam at St. Thomas resort

Posted by Paul Kandarian  May 28, 2012 07:43 AM

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Imagine how the customers felt getting this kind of free show.

Bolongo Bay Beach Resort on St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands, has live and free entertainment every night at Iggies, its beach bar. A couple months ago, Stevie Wonder was eating there, and a local band was playing "Living for the City," a cover for one of Wonder's songs. Well, Stevie got up to join the group on stage and played his harp to the tune of "House of the Rising Sun," then sat back down and posed for photos with fans.

Not done yet. Later, Dave Mason stopped by (he was staying at Bolongo and is a friend of the Doumeng family which owns the resort). He and Stevie got on stage for a blues jam, and there are two videos on Bolongo's YouTube channel showing the fun: http://www.youtube.com/user/BolongoBayResort/feed. There are also some photos that are on Bolongo's Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/bolongobay

In addition to the occasional star spotting, Bolongo is noted for diving, and now through Aug. 31, when diving conditions are idea in the area, Bolongo is running a stay-and-dive package which includes five nights for two in an ocean-view room; two six-dive passes with the St. Thomas Diving Club, a five-star PADI training facility on site; free scuba rental; and free sail on Bolongo's 53-foot cat, for either the swim with the turtles half-day snorkel trip or the sunset harbor cocktail cruise.

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The five-night package is $1,731 (34 percent off regular rates) for room only or $2,870 (23 percent discount) for all inclusive. Rates are for two and include taxes and resort fees.

For information, visit www.bolongobay.com or call 800-524-4746 - and ask what star has been spotted at Iggies lately, a popular spot voted Best Beach Bar in the Caribbean by readers of Caribbean Travel & Leisure for 2012, the second time it's snagged the honor. Maybe the star power is part of the reason why.

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