Happy Sunday everyone! Today we’d like to introduce you to one of the most exclusive villas on St. John: Eco Serendib Villa and Spa. Not only does it set the standard for eco-luxury in the territory, but Eco Serendib also upholds a commitment to environmental causes in the USVI. More than $85,000 has been donated to the island community and a contribution is made every day the villa is rented. Intrigued? Want to know more? Well then please check out Eco Serendib…
Dramatically set atop Point Rendezvous with sweeping views from Fish Bay to Ram Head, Eco Serendib incorporates a variety of eco-friendly, energy-saving products and systems to lessen its carbon footprint without sacrificing the guest experience. These include Suniva solar panels; Sub-Zero/Wolf’s kitchen appliances that are made from as much as 75% recycled materials and use less energy than a 100-watt bulb; water-conservation products from Kohler; teak furniture from Gloster, produced using sustainable plantation management systems; saltwater pool; a grey water system for irrigation; multiple cisterns to collect rain water; an organic garden for seed-to-plate experiences and more.
Eco Serendib’s conservation efforts extend beyond the borders of retreat as well.
The funds that has been contributed by owner Harith Wickrema have gone to Island Green Living Association, Friends of the National Park, Gifft Hill School and other green initiatives across the island. The latest project is Island Green’s new Sustainable Living Center, a groundbreaking facility unlike any other in the Caribbean where green innovation will be developed and shared with the community.
Harith has also worked closely with the legislature on banning plastic bags and on efforts to eliminate single-use disposable plastics including straws, source separation and bottle deposit legislation and ban of sunscreen containing harmful oxybenzone throughout the Virgin Islands. Additionally, he was integrally involved in the ban on burning green and brown hurricane debris to ensure the health and well being of the islands and her residents.
Now let’s get back to the villa itself…
Eco Serendib Villa and Spa, which has earned Five Stars on HomeAway and TripAdvisor, offers eight individually designed guest suites that give the look and feel of a private estate. Guests delight in the villa’s finely appointed features including a full service spa and Life Fitness gym; Epicurean Theater kitchen with professional grade appliances (private chef service is available); elegant dining area overlooking Fish Bay; spacious pool terrace, hot tub and barbecue; serene Great Room with baby grand piano, life-size chess set, table tennis, as well as Zen and organic gardens. Guests can choose from among three tiers of service from complete privacy to signature butler service, and the villa accepts just one reservation at a time so guests have exclusive access whether booking one, two or all eight guest suites. The villa also boasts luxury offerings such as individualized turndown service, designer bath products, Frette robes, daily maid service, dedicated villa concierge and more.
Eco Serendib is popluar for family reunions, girls’ getaways, romantic escapes and more. In addition to being a stellar vacation destination, Eco Serendib also offers an enchanting setting for incredible destination weddings. Ceremonies take place against the backdrop of breathtaking views from the villa’s expansive terrace and receptions can be hosted for up to 35 guests. Weddings are individually designed to ensure the wishes and vision of the bride and groom become reality. The villa can provide access to one of the top local wedding consultants or bring in the services of managing agent Harith Productions. A well-appointed bridal suite with a grand staircase and full length mirror is perfect for photography and getting ready. The spa features a full range of services including a sauna, steam room and soaking tub.
Eco Serendib is also ideal for corporate retreats, team building, change management, leadership and executive coaching workshops. Drawing on the strength of Harith Productions, which offers 25 years of expertise in this arena, Eco Serendib Villa and Spa is a natural for professional events that allow attendees to bask in the beauty and inspiring spirit of the locale. A state-of-the-art “paperless” boardroom and business center ensure attendees can get down to business in a private, secure setting far from distractions.
I’m not sure about you, but this villa certainly checks all of the boxes for the perfect vacation rental in my book!
Interested? Want to learn more?
Eco Serendib is currently running a special rate of $17,500 a week for a full house booking on Service Tier 1. This rate is based on availability, and blackout dates may apply.
And for those of you looking to ring in the New Year in style, Eco Serendib is still available for the 2018/2019 holiday.
For more information on Eco Serendib, please visit its website at www.ecoserendib.com