Plan a Vacation
Plan a vacation to the Virgin Islands today
By following the steps below you will find out when your cottage will be available and you can book here on the official Virgin Islands Campground website by clicking on the Book Now! link at the top of the page. You can also submit a request by email or you may call and we would be happy to take your information and reserve your stay. We have also included a lot of useful information for planning your trip, such as what to pack, what to do when you arrive and so on. Our goal is to help you plan a vacation to the Virgin Islands that is both memorable and hassle free.Take a look at the information below.
Check Availability and Book Online
We now offer a convenient online booking engine. Just CLICK HERE to check availability and book your adventure in the US Virgin Islands.
Your Flight and Ferry Ride
The airport you will want to fly into is Cyril E King Airport in Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas. (Airport Code STT).
For US citizens, a US Passport is NOT required for reentry into the continental United States if you do not leave the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
The Water Island Ferry dock is located at Crown Bay Marina, a short five minute cab ride from the airport. Make sure you plan some time between your flight arrival and your planned ferry trip, to give yourself time to get over to Crown Bay Marina and to pick up some supplies at the grocery store.
When completing your reservation, we will ask you for your flight arrival time, so we can have an idea about which ferry you will be on . We will also help you make arrangements in advance if you are scheduled to arrive after the last ferry. We do not meet every ferry so you will need to call us when you get to Crown Bay Marina to tell us which ferry you will be taking. We will be at the Ferry Dock on Water Island to meet you and drive you and your luggage up to the campground IF we get your call. For all of the same reasons, we need to know your flight departure time out of St. Thomas.
IMPORTANT: If your flight arrives after the last ferry or departs before the first ferry, private boats can be arranged . The costs for this boat is $35 per person until 11pm. After 11pm, the price is $45 per person.
Packing – What to Bring
The big question – what do I need to bring with me, and more importantly, what can I leave at home? When you plan a vacation to the Virgin Islands there are a few things you should know and we have got you covered!
You will be staying in a weatherproof, comfortable wood frame tent-cottage, fully appointed with electrical outlets, comfortable beds and linens, first aid kits, a table and chairs inside, lounge chairs and a cooler on your private, ocean-view terrace outside, towels for showering and washing up, beach towels, a bin for your groceries, and all the cooking utensils, cutlery and dish ware you need to prepare a home-cooked meal up at the Pavilion.
You won’t be needing to lug along the usual hardware associated with camping, such as tents and stakes, air mattresses and pumps, or cooking utensils and ice chests. The Pavilion is fully loaded with a refrigerator, gas grill, gas cook top, and a big table and a sink for washing up, so you won’t need to worry about those things either.
However, the cottages are nestled within the lush foliage. The cottages are airy and you will be outside a lot, so bring some bug spray for sure. A flashlight is a must, in case you need to take a late night walk up to the bathrooms, or end up coming back from the beach or restaurant after dark. For the daytime, sunscreen is a must.
For toiletries, we supply you with showers and a bathroom area that is modern and comfortable. You should bring your own shampoo and bar soap.
We supply sheets, blankets, bath towels, as well as a beach towel for each person in the cottage. If you tend to get chilly at night, just ask us for an extra blanket. You should also bring a sweater or light jacket for the evenings.
There is ONE ATM on Water Island located at Dinghies Beach Bar and Grill, and most vendors (Water Island Ferry, Dinghies Bar and Grill, and Heidi’s Honeymoon Grill) only accept cash. There are several ATMs a short walking distance from the ferry on the St. Thomas side, but it would be a good idea to bring some cash with you so you won’t have to worry about it.
Other than that, there are no special requirements for a comfortable and easy stay at the Eco-cottages. Can’t wait to see you!
When You Arrive
The last step of the process is figuring out what happens when you climb out of the plane on St. Thomas island. We’ll give you the blow by blow sequence of events that will end up with you comfortably squared away on your private Water Island cottage! Click here for your arrival instruction guide…