Camping in the Virgin Islands National Park is only allowed in areas specifically designated for those purposes. Within the park, there is Cinnamon Bay campground, operated by a park concessionaire.
In addition, Maho Bay Campground is a privately operated facility located within the authorized boundaries of Virgin Islands National Park. When camping in the park you may encounter some members of the local wildlife, such as the White-tailed deer, and donkeys. Deer are extremely shy animals; however the donkeys will allow you to get pretty close. Be careful and do not feed them. Feeding marine and terrestrial wildlife is also prohibited. Fires are permitted only on grills at designated picnic areas.
Outside of the park boundaries it is possible to camp at Estate Concordia.
Maho Bay Camps Although Maho Bay Camps is probably the most highly praised ecotourism destination in the world, it had modest beginnings. In 1976 18 tent-cottages were built on 16 foot square platforms in the Virgin Islands National Park using hand construction methods which left the natural environment virtually undisturbed. The platforms were connected by elevated walkways to avoid soil erosion which endangers the beach and fragile coral. This sensitive land use stimulated an explosion of favorable press which has encouraged their growth to 114 units, connected by an extensive network of stairs and boardwalks.
Now Maho Bay Camps are celebrating over 30 years of an improved local environment as a result of this sensitive and sustainable development.
Visit their website for more information, photos, and rates.
Estate Concordia The Eco-Tents and Estate Concordia Studios are on adjacent properties on St. John, USVI about 25 minutes from Maho Bay by rental car over well paved hillside roads. Breathtaking vistas of the incomparable Caribbean are commonplace from these comfortable dwellings.
Located on the dramatic southeastern side of St. John, these high-tech structures provide guests with comforts for the body and soul. These are some of the most spectacular surroundings for which the USVIs and St. John are well known. The "eco-tents" are similar to the tent cottages of Maho Bay Camps. They provide more creature comforts and conveniences with private toilets, showers, solar energy and more elaborate kitchen facilities in each unit. Four recently added units offer wheelchair access. Visit their website for more information, photos, and rates.
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