Lovango Resort + Beach Club has opened in the U.S. Virgin Islands, unveiling the first new build resort to the destination in more than 30 years, and introducing its first full-service luxury beach club for resort guests and visitors. Accessible via boat from St. John and St. Thomas, Lovango provides a destination of its own featuring a full-service beach club, a three-bedroom villa for exclusive private stays, oceanfront dining and activities ranging from hiking to snorkeling. Lovango Resort + Beach Club is the third resort from Little Gem Resorts which also owns and operates the award-winning Nantucket Hotel + Resort and the Winnetu Oceanside Resort on Martha’s Vineyard.
At the core of Lovango Resort + Beach Club is a commitment to sustainability and conservation of USVI’s pristine landscape. Lovango is fully sustainable; the resort is powered by wind and solar energy and employs a desalination system to convert seawater to potable water for drinking, bathing, cooking and more. Lovango is also partnering with the University of the Virgin Islands to restore the coral around Lovango Cay, with snorkeling opportunities and educational programming available for guests, day visitors and USVI residents to see the work in progress.
The USVI’s First Beach Club
Lovango Beach Club is the first of its kind in the USVI and a new destination for seaside celebration. Ideally located along the water and adjacent to a ferry-ready dock, the Club includes membership options for day visitors, locals and longer stays. Members and resort guests can enjoy days and nights beneath the Caribbean sun and stars with onsite features including a 70-by-16-foot infinity pool surrounded by shaded chaise lounges, daybeds and cabanas for privacy, with towel and attendant service available; Corn Hole, Ping Pong, and life-size Chess to engage all ages; plus, accessible hiking and walking trails leading to the top of the island and spectacular Lovango North Beach.
The Beach Club Restaurant is open daily for waterfront dining overlooking gorgeous views across Pillsbury Sound. Helmed by Executive Chef Stephen Belie, whose extensive culinary experience includes leading the renowned Dining Room at Little Palm Island Resort & Spa in Little Torch Key, Florida, The Beach Club Restaurant serves creative coastal cuisine via Caribbean-inspired à la carte menus fashioned from the freshest regional ingredients. Lunch and dinner are available throughout the week, as is a daily cocktail hour and “Après Sea” starting at 3pm featuring a small bite menu and themed cocktails to ensure a good time for all.
Membership at Lovango Beach Club is available on a daily basis to anyone visiting or residing in the USVI, with ferry service from Cruz Bay, St. John and Red Hook, St. Thomas included, as well as discounted rates for guests of Lovango Resort to enjoy the club during their stay. Day, evening and overnight moorings are also available for members arriving via private and charter boats. Guests can also enjoy perusing the resorts retail village with small shops offering everything from branded resort gear to locally crafted items and a clothing boutique.
Luxury Stays with All the Trimmings
Villa Lovango is the heart of the private island experience. Set atop Lovango Cay, surrounded by tropical foliage and overlooking sweeping views of the ocean, the 5,400-square-foot villa offers luxurious stays in complete privacy, with three king bedrooms with private bath, outdoor shower and private patio, plus a pullout king sofa and rollaway twin for space for up to six adults and three children. The design is informed by the tropical destination, and the villa’s interiors feature a bright and inviting palette and contemporary island-inspired furnishings. The bedrooms surround a center pavilion with living and dining room and state-of-the-art kitchen, and extensive patios, a private swimming pool, and a large fire pit all with beautiful ocean views.
All guests enjoy complimentary chaise lounges at Lovango Beach Club, as well as VIP Concierge services to plan activities on and off the island and coordinate reservations.
Whether checking in for an overnight stay or enjoying a day at Lovango Beach Club, guests and visitors will find a wide array of onsite activities to engage and enjoy. Right near the dock is an immersive retail village celebrating the best of USVI, including a dive shop for equipment and tours, a local artisans’ collective featuring Caribbean-inspired artworks and crafts, and a beach read hut with selections from famed author Elin Hildebrand and her new book Troubles in Paradise, based on Lovango. Spectacular snorkeling spots are just steps from the beaches around Lovango Cay. Views of stunning National Park beaches and the island of St. John are visible from Lovango’s extensive hiking trails.
Lovango Resort + Beach Club is also an idyllic location for an event, with a skilled event planning team available to assist in putting together all the details for memorable celebrations from family reunions to weddings to incentive travel and intimate wellness retreats.
So Many Ways to Hideaway
Over the course of 2021, the property will begin building a collection of eight ocean-view luxury glamping tents designed in harmony with the natural beauty of the island. accommodations are planned to open each year through 2025.
The resort also has 14 private home lots currently available for purchase. Homeowners will enjoy full resort privileges with caretaker services, dock access, optional rental programs, and blissful ease of living included.
Stay & Sail
Celebrate the start of high season in the Caribbean and the opening of Lovango Resort + Beach Club with the Lovango Stay + Sail Package. Choose from four multi-day, luxury cruising itineraries running from three to five nights to visit sites and scenes throughout the USVI, with comfortable accommodation aboard a luxury catamaran with a dedicated staff and private chef.
Resort rates from $1,000/night. For reservations and more information about Lovango Resort & Beach Club, please call 833-L.O.V.A.N.G.O. (568-2646); email email@example.com; or visit www.lovangovi.com.
Lovango Resort + Beach Club worked with the renowned brand designers and strategists at Gensler to create Lovango Resort + Beach Club’s distinct brand identity and personality.