Villa Rentals and Property Management on
St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
VIVA! Virgin Islands Vacations includes a conscious
community on St. John who is dedicated to creating and coordinating the
perfect vacation for our guests. Our twenty-six professionals are eager to
assist guests in planning a trip to paradise. We are also flexible with
owners’ needs and have a range of services available including marketing,
advertising, bookings and property management.
We are a family run company who recognizes the need for
quality vacation properties in the Virgin Islands and enjoys working in
the hospitality industry. We have organized and planned retreats for
individuals and groups since 1995 and have expanded our services to
include private individual vacations, corporate group retreats as well as
professional property management.
General Manager, Angie Smith-Liburd:
is headed by Angie Smith-Liburd, who moved from Tampa, Florida to St. John
over fifteen years ago. She combines the excellence of current business
knowledge and a career of working with people, resulting in a blend of
friendly, detail oriented service. Angie has studied and worked in
hospitality for ten years. She has studied hospitality at Georgia State
University and The University of the Virgin Islands where she went on to
obtain a bachelor’s degree in business management, concentrating in
marketing and advertising, graduating with honors. She brings the
knowledge of accounting, marketing, advertising and business skills to the
company. Angie considers St. John her home; She loves the beaches, the
mountains and the year round summer!
Retreats and Activities Coordinator, Allison Smith,
Smith, Ph.D. has twenty-five years of experience in private practice in
psychology and conducting workshops, facilitating groups and coordinating
retreats internationally. She combines a broad range of experience and
expertise in human relations, innovative program development, the tourism
industry and event coordination.
Allison is also the founder and director of the People
Moving Forward Foundation, a non profit humanitarian, networking and
educational organization, edits the Many Paths newsletter and coordinates
workshops and retreats on St. John for organizations such as the Omega
Institute for Holistic Studies, Life Without Limits, the Center for Living
and many more.
A mother and grandmother, she is a 14 year resident of
St. John who sailed to the island on her sailboat "One Love" and enjoys
sharing the Caribbean experience with guests. She is a writer and teacher,
offering workshops, retreats and groups in relationship rejuvenation,
prosperity consciousness, life enhancement, A Course in Miracles,
emotional release and spiritual practice, on St. John, on cruise ships and
around the world.
She holds degrees from the University of South Florida
and LaSalle University in psychology, sociology, guidance and counseling,
administration and supervision and theocentric counseling.
Sales Manager Laura Nichols-Samms:
in Washington, DC, received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Management
from the University of Maryland – College Park, MD. Laura grew up in the
hospitality industry and since college, has worked in this industry for
seven years. While on St. John, Laura worked as the Owner Services
Coordinator for a local resort prior to becoming a VIVA! team member.
Laura’s brings management, sales experience and knowledge of the
hospitality industry to our team along with her vivacious personality!
Sales Manager Karin Schlessinger:
out with VIVA! in Guest Services, handling our guests arrivals and
ensuring they had a smooth transition from their hometown all of the way
to St. John! Karin is a great in networking and problem solving and goes
out of her way to ensure our guests have a wonderful stay here on St.
John! Karin has since moved up to Sales Manager and has been know to find
the perfect villa match for our guests! You may get a peek at Karin
whizzing by at the Cruz Bay dock, greeting out guests or up in our office
answering requests for villas!
Photographer KD Munnelly-Scheer, born and raised in
Morris County, NJ, received a BA with Master credits in Special Ed &
Elementary Ed from William Peterson University, NJ. In her twenty year
teaching career, ten were spent on St. John. She was also the co-ordinator
of St. John's school based support team for eight years assisting and
guiding teachers, parents and students. She is currently the PTO President
and Fund Raiser organizer at her daughters' school. The tropical warmth,
friendly people, turquoise water and her love for sailing has kept KD on
St. John with her loving husband and two beautiful daughters. She is in
charge of reservations and sales and works closely with Laura to assist
guests in finding the right villa for their vacation. She also greets
guests at the ferry. KD is a very detail oriented woman with a fun-loving
We have twenty six other team members who love St. John
and all it has to offer. They work at the villas preparing them for
guests' arrival. This includes landscapers, maintenance, pool and cleaning
crew. They do a great job and we appreciate their hard work!
We have extensive local knowledge as island residents
and have loved every minute of it! Join VIVA! in exploring our fabulous
Virgin Islands Vacations on St. John, featuring beautiful villas,
customized vacations, adventures and personalized, friendly service.
From left (Laura, Linda, Angie, Louise, KD & Allison)