Lovango Resort + Beach Club is set to open in the U.S. Virgin Islands on Dec. 20, ahead of the 2022 season. The property is the first new-build resort in the U.S. Virgin Islands in more than 30 years. Originally opened in December 2020 as a three-bedroom private villa with restaurant and beach club, Lovango Resort + Beach Club will launch as a resort for overnight guests.
“We are thrilled to welcome guests back for our second season at Lovango Resort + Beach Club and our first season as an overnight resort destination — with more unique accommodations and experiences that invites our guests to have an even closer connection to nature on the island we love so much,” said Mark and Gwenn Snider, owners, Lovango Resort + Beach Club.
Set on a private island off of St. John, the resort will feature luxury treehouses, glamping tents and villas. The property’s 45 acres boast hiking trails overlooking the Caribbean Sea. The resort is accessible via ferry from St. John and St. Thomas, or by private boat.
The luxury treehouses are ideal for families and couples. Nestled in trees, the 640-square-foot suites can accommodate two adults and two children. Glamping tents feature private outdoor showers, perfect for connecting with nature, and sleep two guests. Larger groups have the option to combine a luxury treehouse and glamping tent, connected via a private boardwalk. For even larger groups, book the three-bedroom villa with private pool. The 5,400-square-foot villa features three king bedrooms each with a private bath.
New for this season, overnight guests can enjoy an exclusive three beach experience. The experience brings guests to three beaches: South Beach, Crescent Beach and the National Park beaches. Guests have the opportunity to enjoy lounge chairs, beach games, music, picnic lunch, ocean views, snorkeling and more.
Lovango Resort + Beach Club invites day and overnight guests to explore Lovango Village, a shopping and dining destination. Open daily, 11 a.m.–9 p.m.
Park and resort management company Xanterra Travel Collection announced its Book Your Bucket List sale, offering travelers savings of up to 30 percent off national park experiences. Available Nov. 23–30, the sale grants travelers access to luxury resorts, tours and cruises at discounted rates.
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