Eco Tourism Lodging Options on St. John

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From rustic cottages to eco-resorts, St. John is home to several properties that work with the environment rather than against it. If you have hopes of getting "back to nature," want to get away from modernity, or simply want to try something new, you'll find a few places to do so on this island.

Camping and Eco-Tourism On St. John

Guests who want to be close to nature should think about the opportunities for eco-tourism available. Camping is available, though you could also book your stay in an eco-logde or resort. Click on their names to read further details.

Cinnamon Bay Campground

Trinidad Charlie's Cottages is one property Bethany, in western St. John. Trinidad Charlie's offers what you might call luxury camping. Set in a private garden, each cottage features electric lights, a hot shower, a gas cook stove, refrigerator, ceramic tile floors, and a queen sized bed. Visitors can contact them at (340) 693-8959.

Virgin Islands Environmental Resource Station is a property of this type, which is on St. John. Not your normal accommodation option, the Virgin Islands Environmental Resource Station (VIERS) is not a hotel, rather a biology field station with a remote eco-camp. Guests interested in making their vacation about learning the ins-and-outs of marine and terrestrial natural resources of the Virgin Islands are the ideal guests of this eco-friendly spot. You will be able to find them on Route 107.

Those who love the outdoors will find a selection of different campgrounds, including Vie's Hansen Bay Campground. If you've always dreamed of spending a night sleeping on a quite beach, staring up at the star-filled sky and listening to the waves lapping the shore, than this camp ground is the perfect choice for you. With bare sites directly in the sand, you'll get the camping experience of a lifetime here. You will find them on East End Road.

A handful of eco-tourism accommodations are shown in the following table.

Eco-Accommodations On St. John
Name Type Phone Number Star Rating Location
Cinnamon Bay Campground Campground (340) 776-6330


3.0 mi. Northeast of Central downtown Cruz Bay
Concordia Studios Eco resort (340) 693-5855


0.9 mi. South-Southwest of Central Friis Bay
Trinidad Charlie's Cottages Lodge (340) 693-8959


1.0 mi. East of Downtown Cruz Bay
Vie's Hansen Bay Campground Campground (340) 693-5033


2.6 mi. East of Central Coral Bay
Virgin Islands Environmental Resource Station Campground (410) 647-2500


1.8 mi. South-Southwest of Central Coral Bay

If you are looking for a wider selection of properties beyond the category here, you should think about other possibilities. To find out about other other kinds of accommodations for St. John, see this page.


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