Just returned from a week at Concordia and wanted to give feedback for any of you who aren't totally sold on the "eco-tent" idea. My boyfriend found Concordia and was instantly on board with staying there. I read all the reviews and it looked great, but was still a little nervous. Mind you, I am not very girly and I don't mind simple places with no AC, but I do appreciate a long hot shower and a real flushing toilet. Staying at Concordia was great though. I will be honest and say that it did get a little hot at night and there were a lot of mosquitoes, as we arrived 2 days after a massive rainstorm. By day 5 I was desperate for a "real" shower, however, every time I looked outside I immediately got over it. We have traveled many places in the Caribbean and Hawaii and honestly Concordia was one of my favorite places. It is by far the quietest place we've ever stayed (if you don't count the sound of frogs and the ocean). At night it is dark and quiet and when you see the giant cruises ships passing, you are even more aware of how happy you are to be away from the madness. We were in E-20 and it had the best view- to the left was the crashing ocean, to the right the quiet bay, and in the middle the salt pond and nothing but vegetation. The tents offer a huge amount of space for 2 people. The best part of Concordia is how aware you are of the nature around you. The hermit crabs provided me with much more entertainment than I've gotten from TV in a long time! For me, it also struck me how easy is was to adjust to limited water and light- and how jarring it was to return to the "real world" after only just a week unplugged. We enjoyed the pool in the evening, the office has internet for $2 if you just can't leave email behind, the shop was very convenient and well stocked (tuna steaks were great and cheap), and we heard the cafe was good although we didn't eat there. We cooked all but 2 nights and the tents have everything you need. One of my favorite things was the guest exchange where people leave behind things they don't want to take home- food, sunblock, BUG SPRAY (I love the planet and hate to recommend this, but you need DEET- the mosquitoes are not deterred by the all-natural stuff). The grocery stores on St. John are really impressive- they will have everything you need, but you will pay much more for it. Also, we rented an econo car and took the car barge from St. Thomas to save money. 4WD is more ideal, but we did fine without it- the main roads are fine and if you don't mind hiking you can get everywhere else without too much trouble. Okay, enough about the island as this is supposed to be about Concordia- Just go there, even if you're not sure- you'll adapt and you'll love it.
- Also Known As:
- Concordia Eco-Tents Hotel Virgin Islands National Park
- Concordia Eco-Tents Hotel
- Concordia Eco-Tents St. John/Virgin Islands National Park
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Concordia Eco-Resort offers a variety of accommodations to satisfy our die-hard Eco-Tent fans, as well as those vacationers looking for a few more creature comforts, unplugged and surrounded by the beautiful VI National Park. (Check out our new Eco-Studios.) Our 25 Eco-Tents and Premium Eco-Tents are independent units perch like tree houses along the hillside. A 15 minute nature hike to Salt Pond Bay provides some of the best snorkeling on St. John. Cafe Concordia serves Breakfast, Dinner, Happy Hour, and Sunday Brunch in High Season, call for seasonal hours, but feel free to take full advantage of the kitchenette and refrigeration provided in your unit for cooking year round. Hope to see you soon in beautiful St. John. ... more less
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