CRUZ BAY, St. John--Maho Bay Camps on this island offers a camping
special aimed squarely at families.
Through Nov. 15, children age 16 and under stay free when
traveling with their parents. The off-season rate of $60 per night,
double, includes a fully equipped tent-cottage for four.
Stanley Selengut, Maho's founder and president, pointed out that
Maho's environmental experience, combined with the low rates,
offers an alternative to higher-priced Caribbean vacations.
Activities at Maho include water sports such as wind surfing,
snorkeling, diving, kayaking and sailing. Powerboat rentals are
available, and excursions to the nearby British Virgin Islands can
be booked on St. John.
Located on St. John's north shore within the Virgin Islands
National Park, Maho is near beaches, miles of well-marked hiking
trails and ruins of 18th-century sugar mills. Maho's facilities
feature an outdoor, covered dining room where breakfast and dinner
are served seven days a week.
Estate Concordia, one of Maho's two sister properties on St.
John, announced that winter season rates will remain at the same
levels as last year. The property is located at remote Coral Bay on
the far side of St. John from Cruz Bay.
From Dec. 15 through mid-April, daily prices range from $135 to
$190 per unit, per night, double. Guests who travel prior to Dec.
15 are charged between $95 and $150 per unit, per night,
Each of the nine hillside studio apartments at Estate Concordia
is equipped with a queen-size sofa bed; a full kitchen with a
microwave, stove, refrigerator, sink, cooking and eating utensils;
a bathroom with a shower, and a front deck overlooking Salt Pond
Bay. The property is set within the Virgin Islands National
Estate Concordia and Maho Bay Camps as well as Selengut's third
venture, called Harmony Resort, are designed as models of
eco-environmental lodging design. The birdlife is a chief
attraction for visitors as are the snorkeling and diving at Salt
All buildings at the three properties rest on stilts above the
land. The swimming pools are also above ground, and the depth of
the pools is determined by the grade of the hills.
Guests at Estate Concordia are advised to rent a car; Coral Bay
is a 10-minute drive from the property; Cruz Bay is more than an
Maho Bay Camps, Phone: (800) 392-9004