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Experience Five-Star Luxury in Harmony with Nature!
Eco Serendib Villa and Spa…a retreat that will have you revitalized, invigorated and renewed. The views from the Villa and Spa stretch for miles, captivating you with its panorama of the Caribbean Sea’s crystal waters and the stunning southern coastline. Watch as the calm waters of Fish Bay change from azure to emerald right before your eyes. Refreshing tropical breezes encourage you to breathe in the natural serenity of St. John.
Whether it is a family gathering, wellness journey, nuptial ceremony or corporate retreat, Eco Serendib Villa is sure to provide an ultra luxurious, holistic experience of the mind and body.
One may be accustomed to a five star resort, or one may be looking for eco-friendly accommodations. Growing consciousness of environmental responsibility leaves many travelers wondering if they must forsake luxuries and modern conveniences in favor of being eco-friendly. Eco Serendib Villa has found balance with our carefully calculated blending of indulgence and sustainability.
Not only is St. John an exotic tropical destination, it is an island of significant history. In fact, 67% of the island was donated as a national park by Laurance Rockefeller. In keeping with Rockefeller’s vision of conservation, Eco Serendib Villa is dedicated to offering world-class accommodations operating in harmony with the environment. In fact, Eco Serendib Villa and Spa surpasses expectations in terms of both luxury accommodations and environmental sensitivity.
Serendipity is defined by "making a fortunate discovery by chance.” The villa’s visionary, a proud American born in Sri Lanka, named the retreat after his birth country, which was once called the Island of Serendib. Standing on Point Rendezvous, overlooking the views stretching from Fish Bay to Ram Head, he was filled with a sense of tranquility and unruffled repose.
Passion for excellence, commitment to the environment and the pursuit of creating and delivering international award-winning experiential events have become the hallmark of our parent company, Harith Productions, Ltd. We have invited a select group of companies that are committed to the environment to showcase their products at Eco Serendib Villa. It is our hope that our influential guests will embrace the benefits of such products and educate others, including Chief Procurement Officers at their companies, to purchase such products. It is our hope that once demand for these products increases, the cost of production will decrease, making them practical for the everyday consumer. This will certainly contribute to the reduction of the carbon footprint.
We have made every effort to be luxurious while being green. It is important to state that our philosophy is to "use a few trees to save a million.” We are NOT 100% green. What we have attempted, in our own humble way, is to minimize our carbon footprint by utilizing eco-friendly, and energy efficient products that align with our mission and goals.
Eco Serendib Villa is a eco-friendly, luxury retreat that is setting new standards for eco-luxury on St. John, showcasing how luxury and ecologically sensitive products/systems can co-exist in harmony. Specific examples of eco-friendly elements include: 69 "Buy America" compliant Suniva solar panels, which significantly reduce carbon emissions, and Sub-Zero/Wolf's kitchen appliances, which are made from up to 75% recycled materials and use less energy than a 100-watt bulb. Susan Jablon Mosaics -- featured at the spa and in the pool area, are not only gorgeous but made from 100% recycled glass -- and the gorgeous mulch lining the walkways in the zen garden, produced by The Garden of Glass, is also made from recycled glass. The Andrew Morgan bedding is rich and luxurious yet made of sustainable, organic textile.
There is a grey water system for irrigation as well as three separate 20,000-gallon cisterns to collect rain water. The salt water pool eliminates the need for chlorine and other harsh, damaging chemicals. There is an organic "seed-to-plate" garden located right at the villa for fresh produce and herbs. And for those mixing business with pleasure, the business center technology offers the option for 100% paperless meetings.
Boasts 8 luxuriously appointed bedrooms featuring king size beds. Each bedroom has its own private, full bathroom.
The villa has 8 full baths and two powder rooms (one with a shower). The Presidential Suite and Master Suites both have separate whirlpool bathtubs.
One of the largest formal dining tables on St. John (seats 16)
Private spa exclusively featuring Sodashi products (Additional charges apply)
Only spa on island offering infrared sauna, steam shower, and "soak” tub
Full menu of signature spa services including massages, facials, wraps, soaks, and nail treatments
Onsite spa director trained by Sodashi
The only spa that defines "one hour” treatments as 65 minutes!
Massaging Sensi slippers
Your choice of plush Frette robe or luxuriously light-weight spa robe
Bath sheets in addition to bath towels
600 thread count bed linens
Your choice of Clarins or Thierry Muggler bath amenities
Decadent Andrew Morgan Collection bedding
Epicurean Theater with a "living kitchen” concept by Sub-Zero/Wolf
"Locavore experience” packages – learn to cook a special meal from our master chef! (Additional charges apply)
Gourmet five to seven course wine-tasting dinners (Additional charges apply)
Opportunity to harvest bounty from our organic garden under the direction of a highly respected horticulturist (Additional charges apply)
Fitness center by Life Fitness
Boardroom with business center capabilities
Zen garden with the aromatic fragrances of gardenia, jasmine and orchid
Baby grand piano
Outdoor Wolf kitchen
Daily refresher housekeeping and nightly turndown service
Local and onsite team includes: villa manager, maintenance director, chef, spa director, horticulturist and experience manager for social events
Unrivaled airport meet and greet experience in an air-conditioned vehicle offering chilled beverages, and cold towels (Additional charges apply)
Hawk’s Nest is the closest beach. There are many additional beautiful, white-sand beaches within a short 5-15 minute drive.
Our salt-infused swimming pool is enhanced with a custom Susan Jablon mosaic tile design. The pool measures 30' x 15' x 3'-4.5' deep.
A relaxing hot tub is located on the overlook near the pool.
Located in Point Rendezvous Estate, on St. John's south shore, overlooking all the way to Ram Head. The villa is approximately 3 miles, or 10 minutes from Cruz Bay.
Please note that smoking is prohibited at Eco Serendib Villa, including all outdoor areas.
When the 1 Bedroom (Presidential Suite) is rented, guests have exclusive use of the property
Eco Serendib Spa:
Our private, on-site spa includes a sauna, steam shower, and treatment room, relaxation lounge and sunken tub. Our menu of services includes couples massages, facials, manicures/pedicures, and body wraps.
Guests may enjoy complimentary 24-hour access to our on-site gym featuring state-of-the art cardio equipment and weights from Life Fitness.
An "epicurean theater” has been designed using Sub-Zero/Wolf’s "Living Kitchen” products and appliances. The "epicurean theater” concept, a first for the Caribbean, was created with interactive, theater-style dining in mind. Ten to twelve guests may sit around the granite countertop and enjoy live, educational demonstrations by professional chefs, or simply sit back and watch as a chef prepares their culinary masterpiece. Induction cook-tops, steamers, a wine cooler, and warming drawers fill this professional show kitchen.
During your stay at Eco Serendib Villa, we can provide a professional chef to prepare your meals or you can do the cooking yourself. Dishes, glassware, flatware, cutlery, bake ware, serving pieces, and All-Clad cookware are all provided for your use. A coffee maker, toaster, and frozen drink maker top off the list of professional grade kitchen equipment.
Offering a wide range of services that will make your stay here one that you will cherish forever. Below is an overview of the services that will transform your event or getaway into an unforgettable experience.
Anything is possible philosophy (with a minimum notice of 8 weeks we will cater to any wish & desire)
Leadership & team building activities
Change management workshops
Yoga, wellness & spa retreats
Wine-tasting events featuring guest wine makers
Exquisite barefoot weddings for up to 50 guests
Private and celebrity chef service
Locavore, "garden to plate” culinary events
On-site concierge to arrange any services necessary to make your stay most pleasurable
Please contact us to learn about our custom "Experiential Experience" packages, including:
Health and Wellness
Land and Sea Adventure
Eco Serendib has stunning views, luxurious accommodations, indulgent amenities, unparalleled service and unique locavore culinary concepts make it the perfect choice for your wedding, executive retreat or special event.
The villa is able to accommodate up to 50 people for weddings and special events. We will work with you to create an event that will blow-away even the most sophisticated traveler. With advance notice (we recommend a minimum of 8 weeks), we are able to accommodate your every wish or desire. Let your imagination run free…
All rates are exclusive of tax which is currently 10% plus a 15% service charge, which is subject to tax.
A $2,500.00 security deposit is required. An additional damage deposit of $500 per child under six will be collected, up to $1,000.
Executive Villa Director
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Hawks Nest is the closest beach. There are many beaches within a short 5-15 minute drive.
10 Minutes by car
10 Minutes by car
Washer & Dryer
Sauna Or Steam Room
Private Swimming Pool
Iron And Board
High Speed Internet
Scuba Diving & Snorkelling
Spa House Keeper Concierge Service Chef Services
"Our group rented the entire 8 bedroom Villa, situated on a hillside overlooking the ocean. The owner managed our visit to perfection, going above and beyond to make sure we were happy and well taken care of. Our group of Presidents (YPO) had an outstanding time and the accommodations were fabulous with attention to every detail. It was a luxurious meeting location that would be hard to beat. Highly recommended." Anonymous
"Everything from the amazing service~ to the breathtaking views was perfect!!!! We had our 4 children with us all under the age of 11 & it was absolutely wonderful!!! I can honestly say it does not get any better than Villa 28! Ultra luxury & so peaceful! looking fwd to visiting again." Grace K.
"Our entire vacation at Villa 28 was wonderful. Every aspect of the Villa was amazing. Every room was spotless and decorated with beautiful pieces. The bedrooms and baths were so comfortable. The kitchen had every gadget and utensil you could possibly need. The spa, gym and pool areas were great. The views are fantastic. We really liked that it was eco friendly. We traveled with our two sons (one late teens and the other a preteen) and we all agreed it was the best vacation we ever had. We look forward to visiting again and would definitely recommend it to everyone we know." Eileen C.
"Before I tell you how fabulous the villa is, I first need to tell you that the owner, Harith and his property manager, Laurie are the nicest, most generous people I've met. They were so patient and helpful during the planning of my stay at Villa 28, and also while I stayed at Villa 28. Unlike other vacations I've taken, the villa is actually EXACTLY like it is in the photos! It is beautiful, manicured perfection. The rooms are spacious and private, the pool area is exquisite with the views and comfortable surroundings, the inside area with the amazing kitchen and seating areas is breathtaking....it really is something to see. If you are planning a trip to St. John and you want the experience to be the best for you and your guests, I would not stay anywhere except Villa 28. It is worth every penny!" Amy
"A magnificent home with outstanding amenities. The view is incredible and the island is full of friendly and helpful people." Gregg S.
"From the incredibly spacious and luxurious suites to the world class swimming pool to the on-site massage therapy sanctuaries to the full on-site gym with sauna, steam and soaking tub to the Epicurean theater to the on-site fruit, vegetable and herb garden to the meeting facilities and beyond -- all served up astride one of the most amazing views on St. John -- it's not only possible to spend several weeks here without the need to leave the grounds, it's actually desirable. Still, see the parks and head downtown for some amazing cuisine just to round out the stay. And enjoy one of the best support staffs on the island. Well done, all!" Ed
For rentals of six suites or less, the choice of suites includes Cruz Bay, Reef Bay, Cinnamon Bay, Turtle Bay, Coral Bay, Spa Suite or Caneel Bay. The Presidential Suite is only available for rent on its own, or when renting the entire villa.
2 adults per room. Rates and fees are subject to change until deposit is received.
During holiday weeks the entire villa must be rented. Holiday weeks include the following:
Thanksgiving -- November 22 - 29, 2014
Winter holidays – December 13 - January 4, 2015 (minimum 10 night stay)
President’s Day – February 16-23, 2014
Easter – April 19 – 26, 2014
All rates are based on a minimum 7 night stay.
Maximum occupancy: two per room. An additional charge of $100 per night will apply to children staying in parents’ room.
Meet and Greet at the Villa upon arrival
Orientation of the villa including showing and demonstrating how things work in each of the rooms and the villa
Availability of Manager/Concierge on Duty via telephone and in person during predetermined hours
Orientation of the villa including showing and demonstrating how things work in each of the rooms and the villa
Daily refresher maid service. (Refresher is defined as making beds, cleaning the
bathroom and emptying trash.) Please note as part of our mission we will be changing
bed linen only once a week. Towels will be changed mid-week. Guests may opt out of
this and we will make a $100.00 donation to our St. John beach restoration/tree planting project.
Concierge service is available upon request at no additional cost during pre-determined hours and via telephone.
Meet and Greet at the ferry dock
Open safari vehicle ride to the villa
At your service” butler style package. Professional staff available from 7am to 7pm each day. Hours can be adjusted according to guests’ wishes.
Butler style service includes:
Meet and greet upon arrival at the villa
ES signature arrival (lemongrass tea, champagne, hors d’oeuvres, cold towels)
Luggage placed in each room.
Show and demonstrate how things work in each of the rooms and the villa
Prepare snacks and beverages, provisioning costs additional
Pool towel and beverage service
Twice daily maid service in common areas
Morning coffee service complimentary
Prepare made-to-order breakfast as requested, provisioning costs additional
Prepare picnic lunch when needed, provisioning costs additional
Cook provided to prepare dinner for arrival day, provisioning costs additional
Beach towels and beach chairs prepared
Tidy dining table and kitchen morning and afternoon
Wash dishes and clean the kitchen sink
Kitchen oven cleaned upon request or mid-week if used and needed
Pack pool toys and dry off pool towels each evening
Personal laundry at the villa or coordinate two day laundry/dry cleaning service
Coordinate grocery shopping/provisioning
Organize daily maid service, evening turn down service
Daily refresher maid service to include making beds, cleaning the bathroom, sweeping and mopping floors, emptying trash and general straightening. Please note as part of our mission towels will be changed mid-week. Guests may opt out of this and we will make a $100.00 donation to our St. John beach restoration/tree planting project.
Your host, also known as assistant/butler/inn keeper (one staff member), will be available to you between the hours of 7 am – 12 pm and 2pm – 7 pm, and at other times via telephone. This is the person to go to for all needs.
Bell staff member available the day of arrival and departure.
Full service housekeeping staff will be available to attend to all of the above listed duties.
Housekeeping Staff #1:
8:00am – 12:00pm
12:00 – 1:00pm Lunch Break
1:00pm – 5:00pm
Housekeeping Staff #2:
10:00am – 2:00pm
2:00 – 3:00pm Lunch Break
3:00 – 7:00pm
LET’S START PLANNING:1.800.559.2850 Speak to a Certified Luxury Villa Specialist