Nestled into one of the few level valleys on the beautiful mountainous and unspoiled Island of St. John in the US Virgin Islands, is a collection of structures in various degrees of construction completion. Their construction halted abruptly in the chaos of the great recession. BLUR Workshop was asked to retain each of the structures and transform this unfinished and derelict collection of buildings into a spectacular luxury resort. The resort design endeavors to connect the guest to St. John, through the open architecture, the unique masonry materials of the island, intimate lush landscapes, a beautiful resort pool, and a variety of views, activities and garden experiences.
To complement the existing guestroom structures, BLUR added a shared Amenities House with an open air restaurant with dining adjacent to the resort pool and views of the seaward hills descending into the sea. In addition, the Amenities House has guest services, the lobby, a kitchen, an elaborate fitness facility, a perched bar with spectacular views and a sunset view terrace located on the highest structure on the resort. A dock will support guest ocean activities and the historic town of Cruz Bay is three minutes away by shuttle.
OPEN AIR RESTAURANT