This was our first stay on St John. We had heard about Maho Bay and thought that would be an interesting place to stay with the kids and liked the idea that Harmony studios have their own bathrooms. St John is beautiful, truely a special place, worthy of the national park designation. The view from our studio was spectacular, we could see all the way to St Thomas. Little Maho beach is below and is nice, but unfortunately is more than 500 steps from top to bottom, and back up is another 500 plus steps! Maho bay is a great idea and those who are environmentally conscious will appreciate the emphasis on recycling. The restaurant is actually quite good with a spectacular view and reasonable prices. The glass blowing demonstrations were interesting and our kids enjoyed their glassblowing lessons, which were reasonably priced. The snorkeling is incredible with sea turtles next door at Francis Bay. There is better snorkeling elsewhere and the restaurants in Coral Bay (Shipwreck Landing and Skinny Legs Bar) and Cruz Bay (Morgans Mango and Cafe Roma) are worth trying and therein lies Maho/ Harmony's biggest drawback - the road. We wisely rented a Jeep, but the bumpy road in and out of the Maho Bay campgound gets tiresome, truely.
An excursion worth mentioning was a trip to the BVI on the "Bad Kitty", a recentlly launched motor cataraman. There was room to move around which was a huge advantage over the other charter options we saw. Our itinerary was a ride to Virgin Gorda to tour the Baths, lunch at Cooper Island, snorkeling the caves at Norman Island and finishing up with a Painkiller at Jost VanDyke's Soggy Dollar Bar and some beach time. A great trip worth the money.
St John is an American paradise in the Caribbean and Maho Bay is worth a visit. Harmony studios are expensive for what you get and we got tired of all the stairs and especially the washboard road.
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- Also Known As:
- Harmony Studios Hotel Cruz Bay
- Harmony Studios St. John/Cruz Bay