Lovango Resort + Beach Club is the first new-build resorts to the U.S. Virgin Islands in more than 30 years. Accessible via boat from St. John and St. Thomas, Lovango provides a destination of its own, with a full-service beach club, a three-bedroom villa for 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 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 U.S.V.I.’s 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. The resort 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 U.S.V.I. residents.
The USVI’s First Beach Club
Lovango Beach Club is touted as the first of its kind in the U.S.V.I. and a new destination for seaside celebration. Located adjacent to a ferry-ready dock, the club includes membership options for day visitors, locals and longer stays. Amenities include a 70-foot infinity pool surrounded by shaded chaise lounges, daybeds and cabanas for privacy, with towel and attendant service available; plus, Corn Hole, Ping Pong, and life-size chess. Accessible hiking and walking trails leading to the top of the island and Lovango North Beach is also available.
The Beach Club Restaurant is open daily for waterfront dining overlooking the Pillsbury Sound. Helmed by executive chef Stephen Belie, whose culinary experience includes the 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. Lunch and dinner are available throughout the week, as is a daily cocktail hour and “Après Sea” starting at 3 p.m., featuring a small bite menu and themed cocktails.
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.
Good to know
Over the course of 2021, the property will begin building a collection of eight ocean-view luxury glamping tents. 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.
To celebrate the start of high season in the Caribbean and the opening of Lovango Resort + Beach Club, guests can choose from four multi-day, luxury cruising itineraries running from three to five nights to visit sites and scenes throughout the U.S.V.I., with accommodation onboard a luxury catamaran with a dedicated staff and private chef.
Be an overnight guest on Lovango. This private island is your own personal paradise. Design your experience on this Caribbean playground among lush + unspoiled beauty, all a short boat ride from St. John + St. Thomas.
This year Lovango is pleased to offer a stunning private resort villa for rent by the week or the night, with glamping tents, bungalows, and more accommodations on the way next season.
Villa Lovango is the heart of the private island experience. Set atop Lovango Cay, surrounded by tropical foliage and overlooking the ocean, the 5,400-square-foot villa has three king bedrooms with private a 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 bedrooms surround a center pavilion with living and dining room and, as well as a kitchen, extensive patios, a private swimming pool, and a large fire pit.
Your Stay Includes
PRIVATE ISLAND LIVING
Call this stunning private island your home and enjoy its lush and unspoiled landscape, all just a short ride via resort launch to St. John and St. Thomas.
Enjoy exclusive access to a private concierge throughout your entire stay. Plan your activities and dining reservations – all exclusively for you.
Your villa is equipped with its own private ocean view pool.
LOVANGO BEACH CLUB MEMBERSHIP
Lounge or snorkel at our stylish beach club. Enjoy food + drink service by our ocean view infinity pool, with lively music daily.
LAUNCH SERVICE TO CRUZ BAY
Experience bon vivant access to Cruz Bay on one of our daily + nightly boats into town. Dine and explore, or spend the day swimming with the turtles, lounging beneath palms, and dining on a picnic packed for you by chef Stephen Belie.
PRIORITY RESTAURANT SEATING
Lovango’s waterfront restaurant awaits. Enjoy priority access to prime-time reservations for lunch and dinner.
Homemade breakfast served privately, daily
Ask About Lovango 3-4 Night Sail Packages
Make your experience on Lovango even more exciting… extend your stay on the ocean.
How it works
Book your stay on Lovango with Lovango’s reservations team and then let them know if you are interested in exploring the territory on a luxury charter boat for three to five days. They will coordinate with one of their premier charter boat partners who will work closely with you and their team to find the best itinerary for you that compliments your stay on Lovango – before or after your stay.
Dine by the ocean, drink with the sunset, enjoyed alongside all that Lovango has to offer. Browse boutiques in our retail village, stroll our coastal boardwalk, or add a Beach Club membership to your day. Snorkeling and Hiking options are also available!
Whether checking in for an overnight stay or enjoying a day at Lovango Beach Club, guests and visitors can enjoy an array of onsite activities. Right near the dock is a retail village, including a dive shop for equipment and tours, a local artisans’ collective with Caribbean-inspired artworks and crafts, and a “beach read” hut with selections from author Elin Hildebrand and her new book “Troubles in Paradise,” based on Lovango. 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.
For those looking for a little adventure while you’re with us, the Lovango Snorkel or Hike Experience is for you! Explore the island’s tropical trails and North Beach or snorkel the island’s reefs before or after lunch! Currently available to guests visiting us by Lovango Ferry.
USVI’s First Beach Club
Enjoy seaside luxury by the day with every amenity at your fingertips… Infinity Pool, Chaise Lounges, Cabanas, Music, Great Food, Spectacular Snorkeling… paired perfectly with island breezes and unforgettable views on a private island.
Ferry Service from Cruz Bay, St. John and Red Hook, St. Thomas makes this island paradise accessible seven days a week. Day, Evening and Overnight moorings are also available for private and charter boats.
This private island is a one-of-a-kind USVI destination. Relax among the lush tropical beauty of Lovango, just a short boat ride from St. John and St. Thomas. Access to Lovango Cay is a breeze, with St. Thomas’s Cyril E. King Airport lying 30 minutes away by car and boat, or just 10 minutes by available helicopter services.
Visit us via our private ferry or cruise over on a private (or charter) boat to one of our moorings for an afternoon, evening, or overnight.
Lovango from St. Thomas Airport
We can arrange for you to take a private taxi from the St. Thomas airport to Red Hook, the main ferry port on St. Thomas. There you’ll be met by our private ferry for the trip to Lovango. Our ferry is complimentary and the trip to Lovango takes approximately 15 minutes. Public, shared taxis are also available at the airport and in Red Hook. The taxi rides are at an additional cost.
STT – St. Thomas’s Cyril E. King Airport