We hope you will “Tek Time,” in true Crucian style, to enjoy this first Mango Hill Greathouse newsletter.
A big thank you to all who expressed concern for St. Croix after Hurricane Maria’s visit last September. The island has rebounded amazingly; and Mango Hill has been largely rebuilt and redecorated, with upgrades throughout the property:
- New shell stone floors throughout the house
- Colorful Caribbean palate of fresh, vibrant fabrics
- An ever-growing collection of Cuban art curated by young emerging artists
- New landscaping design and installation by the talents at St. George Botanical Gardens
The Mango Hill team is now happy to welcome back guests back to the comfort and privacy of the four-bedroom property. The constant trade winds and shade-covered terraces make the summer months a delightful time to visit, with uncrowded restaurants, beaches, and galleries. The tourist crowd is gone, with the exception of the wise Europeans who have “gotten the memo” that the Caribbean is (literally and figuratively) a far cooler place to spend July and August than Tuscany and Provence.
The breezy hilltop house, in the private gated community of Shoys Estate, offers truly breathtaking sea views in all directions. Relax poolside at Mango Hill, or walk 10 minutes to either of two beaches. The Buccaneer Hotel’s 18-hole golf course, spa and salon, tennis, restaurants, and beaches are a 5-minute walk away. Christiansted’s marina and boardwalk, restaurants, galleries, and shops are two miles from the house.
Right now, it’s about bringing awareness of St. Croix’s recovery to our friends stateside, and encouraging tourism — an essential element to ongoing strength in the whole Caribbean Basin. Mango Hill Greathouse is offering a 23% discount off of its published website rates from now until December 15, 2018.
From The Washington Post this past December, two months after Hurricane Maria:
“Onshore, the rainbow palette of Christiansted’s brick Danish architecture beamed bright. Fort Christiansvaern, at the Christiansted National Historic Site, retained its butter-yellowness. The pastel hues of the shops and restaurants on Strand, King and Company streets still evoked a box of assorted macarons.“