State of affairs, May 2018.

After months of planning and reconstruction, we are happy to announce that Villa Capiz is nearly ready to receive guests. The property┬áhas been an ongoing project of the Visallis for over 30 years, and now, after the island-wide destruction by Hurricane Irma on St John, (September 6, 2017), things are getting back to normal paradise living at Villa Capiz and across the island. The pool again looks like the photo on this page, and the upstairs verandah is twice as big under roof. We actually had 8 Capiz doors (originally custom built in the Phillipines), dismantled, brought to New Jersey, rebuilt, shipped back to St John, and reinstalled. The renovations and improvements to the property, which is what ultimately happened, are spectacular.Villa Capiz now has more of a “modern Asian” vibe. The best part of the disaster was the community of St John. The locals are a tough and resilient bunch, putting their hearts and souls into helping each other rebuild and get their lives back. Our property managers, Peter and Gail, have been so helpful to us, even as they work to rebuild their own home. St John is lush and green again, albeit the trees are shorter and vegetation is still filling in. The water and beaches remain world-class gorgeous. Underwater, there seems to be little change, still beautiful. Villa Capiz is perched atop Gift Hill with its gorgeous views of Great Cruz Bay, Chocolate Hole, St. Thomas and surrounding islands. Breathtaking sunsets and magical rainbows are once again viewed from the spacious decks.

Fabulous restaurants and bars are only a hop, skip, and a jump. Most of the dining and shopping venues in Cruz Bay are up and running. Fishing trips, day sails, snorkeling, diving and hiking are activities available to you every day. Grocery stores are fully stocked, and car rentals are available.

Reservations for Villa Capiz can now be made beginning November 1, 2018, however, we hope to be fully operable by July 1. If you are interested in dates over the summer, please email us at bandanas@comcast.net and we will keep you updated.