Nantucket hoteliers buy a private Caribbean island for their latest resort
Mark and Gwenn Snider have opened a restaurant, a beach club, and a villa on the property, Lovango Resort & Beach Club, and have much more planned in the months to come.
In order to build the first new resort in the US Virgin Islands in 30 years, Nantucket-based hoteliers Mark and Gwenn Snider needed a prime location. In this case, that perfect location meant purchasing a private island.
Technically, the Sniders don’t own the entire island, only about half of it. But their 42 acres on Lovango Cay, an islet about 10 minutes by boat from St. John, is more than large enough to create an off-the-grid getaway with a villa, cottages, and even glamping. So far the Sniders have opened a restaurant, a beach club, and the aforementioned villa on the property, which they call Lovango Resort & Beach Club…