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Experts’ Choice Award given to Virgin Islands Campground

Experts’ Choice Award given to Virgin Islands Campground


August 9, 2016

Virgin Islands Campground in the US Virgin Islands was today honored with an Experts’ Choice Award for 2016 from TripExpert, which rates hotels and restaurants around the world based on reviews from journalists and professional travel writers.

“Our expert sources highly recommend Virgin Islands Campground for its rustic, lush campground”, said Chris Blume, TripExpert’s Chief Content Officer.

With a TripExpert Score of 78, and with multiple endorsements from leading publications including Frommer’s and Oyster.com, Virgin Islands Campground is currently one of the highest rated attractions in the US Virgin Islands on TripExpert.com.

About TripExpert
TripExpert rates and ranks hotels, restaurants and tourist attractions based on expert reviews from 70+ leading travel guides, magazines and newspapers, including Frommer’s, Condé Nast Traveller and Forbes Travel Guide. TripExpert provides an alternative to user review sites.

About Virgin Islands Campground
We have 9 self-contained eco-tent-cottages set on pristine 500-acre Water Island – a secluded getaway where you can spend a quiet day looking out over the ocean from your cottage’s private terrace, or take a leisurely five-minute walk down to Honeymoon Beach for some snorkeling and sun-bathing. Our canvas eco-cottages offer a new and unique approach to the Caribbean vacation, giving you the comforts of a hotel room – electricity, comfortable beds and clean linens – with the closeness to nature you feel when camping. Cottages are nestled among lush foliage to offer ample privacy, with balmy trade winds and the sounds of the gentle surf below to lull you to sleep.

To learn more, please contact:
Deborah Quade, Owner
Office: (340) 776-5488

Maho Bay Camps – Farewell to a friend


Virgin Islands Campground is sorry to say good-bye to Maho Bay Camps which is now permanently closed. In 2005, before we started to build our facilities, we traveled to Maho Bay Camps for a 3 night stay and experience what we thought was camping at its finest. We came home and decided to try our luck at building eco cottages here on Water Island. After 2 years of wrangling permits and then building a bathhouse and four cottages, we were able to open our doors in January 2007. We converted our two-bedroom apartment into the communications room and suite, bringing our total to five rental units.

A Big “Thank You” to Maho Bay. With our short visit and my husband’s vision, we were able to start our eco- resort. We were able to take a step up…and make our eco cottages more plush and up-scale, taking our cottages to the level of “glamping”. We up-scaled everything: beds were standard size and pillow top, the linens were top of the line Egyptian cotton, dishes were matching and “target designer”, bathhouse was all tile with shampoo conditioner and soap dispensers, to keep in the theme of eco- resort.

We also followed Maho Bay’s lead of becoming an Eco-Friendly resort and improved upon it. Now we are one of the most highly reviewed eco-friendly resorts in the Caribbean. This is just a short list of some of the things we do at Virgin Islands Campground to be environmentally friendly.

Maho Bay Camps Eco Resort

Maho Bay Camps Eco Resort

Water saving faucets and showers.
Composting toilet and grey water one-pint flush toilets.
Recycling aluminum, paper and groceries.
Leaving the grounds as untouched as possible by construction.
Wind generators to power refrigerator and lights.
Natural air circulation and fans.
Use of natural light during the day.
Minimal use of fossil fuel powered vehicles, machines and equipment.
Solar heating for hot water.
Air dry clothes.
Use of energy efficient appliances and electronics.
Light switches on timers, and much more.

We have since accommodated past guests of Maho Bay Camps, including die-hard Maho Bay fans and we have exceeded their expectations while staying with us at Virgin Islands Campground every time.

Thank you Maho Bay Camp. Again, we are sorry to see you go.

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