See the Caribbean the way it used to be – US Virgin Islands National Park
The work of ecotourism pioneer Stanley Selengut, Maho Bay Camps and sister property Estate Concordia Preserve are set in the midst of St. John’s verdant national parkland, providing easy access to both the beach and hiking trails. Maho Bay Camps’ hand-constructed tent-cottages are linked by wooden walkways so as not to disturb the natural environment. They lack some amenities (private bathrooms), but the 114 tents tucked among the foliage all have their own decks, screened windows, electricity and cooking facilities.
Just up the hill are 12 Harmony Studios, which combine sustainability with creature comforts. Experiencing Maho Bay Camps’ pristine parkland and its white-beached cove, guests may feel like privileged interlopers in paradise. Half an hour away at Estate Concordia Preserve, the 25 ‘eco-tents’ are bigger, more substantial and have bathrooms, while 13 spacious studios are built around a freshwater pool.
Don’t leave the island without a stop at Woody’s Seafood Saloon in Cruz Bay, known for its conch fritters and Bushwackers, potent milk shakes made with Cruzan light rum, Baileys, Kahlua, amaretto, vodka and cream of coconut, blended with ice and sprinkled with fragrant nutmeg.
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