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Virgin Islands Campground
2.0 of 5 Cabin/Campground   |   #64 Water Island, 00802, St. Thomas   |  
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Frederiksted, St. Croix
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Simply Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Paul and Debbie were wonderful, friendly and very helpful as they ensured that we were comfortable at the Campground. The location is very nice - quiet, peaceful, and beautiful.
The residents are generally very warm.

Should the opportunity to revisit VI Campground presents itself, I would not think twice. I would seize it right away.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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deborahquade, Director of Sales at Virgin Islands Campground, responded to this review, October 13, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. This actually is our main source of "advertising". Your review was so nice, Thanks for that, too.

Please remember there is a 10% discount on your returning trip and we hope you return!!

Sincerely,

Deborah and Paul
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

"Camping" made simple and easy - just bring food and bug spray. There are several comments about mosquitos on this site and while it is true, we never had a problem in our cabin and never wore bug spray to bed. Paul has the cabin sealed up tight!

My wife and I agreed that our island experience was enhanced by the connected feeling gained by the natural environment of the Virgin Islands Campground. You should go, just don't book our cabin #3 when we want it :)

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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deborahquade, Director of Sales at Virgin Islands Campground, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
Dear Tom and Gabriella,

Thank you for writing a nice review...it's fun to hear what people have to say, especially when it's nice..we'll try to save 3 for you for your next visit...and of course you will enjoy the returning guests 10% discount...until next time.

Sincerely,

Deborah and Paul
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Pacifica Ca
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

No, seriously... paradise! My sister and I went to to the VI Campground and couldn't possibly have had a better experience. Paul and Debbie, your "camp" ground hosts are two of the sweetest folks I've met in all of my travels. Water Island is a peaceful sanctuary about a 10 minute ferry ride from the slightly more hectic St. Thomas, but its easy access back to the larger Islands and more tourist activities. For those who want to connect to Island-Life, meet wonderful people, wake up to the most incredible view of the Caribbean Island, and breath nothing but fresh air... this is officially THE spot! Already looking forward to our next visit!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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deborahquade, General Manager at Virgin Islands Campground, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
Dear Mimi and Lydia,

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review...Mimi, your picture looks like you on the dock the day we picked you up...interesting. You gals were such a pleasure...it is nice to be around people that are so happy and so positive...really!!

Come a see us again at the cheaper rate of 10% off to returning guests.

Until next time..
Sincerely,

Deb and Paul
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Jamestown, Rhode Island
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

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My wife Carolyn booked us for a week at VI Campground. It was Sept., thus a quiet time. Since they were having the most rain in several years, we upgraded to a more secure cabin instead of the typical cottage-tent. The upgrade was very nice but not really necessary. We had more sunny days than we needed and a wonderful time. We met some delightful people,spent a lot of time swimming and snorkeling and exploring St Thomas(many tours available). We felt relaxed and peaceful and highly recommend it.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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deborahquade, Front Office Manager at Virgin Islands Campground, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Dear Don and Caroline,

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a very nice review...it is much appreciated and we look forward to your return visit. Sounds like you might try the cottage next time...yea, I like the cottages.

Anyway...until we meet again.

Sincerely,

Deborah and Paul
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Lexington, Kentucky, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We debated for a while whether we wanted to spend money on a big trip this year or not, and we said what the heck and booked the Campground. We are so glad we did! If you want to be away from the hustle and bustle and just relax but still want the ability to go in and do some touristy things this is the place for you. Water Island is the perfect get away, quiet. Honeymoon Beach is absolutely perfect. We visited in off season so we basically had the beach to ourselves. When cruise ships are in there is all the shopping you could think to do. St. John is just a ferry ride away, we didnt end up going but heard it is beautiful. We did the sailing with Karl and first mate Tim, both are great and friendly easy to talk to. Snorkeling on the sailing trip was amazing, beautiful colorful coral, sea turtles, fish. etc. We snorkeled off of honeymoon beach basically everyday we saw sea turtles, sting ray, plenty of fish and a tiny baby octopus there.

The Campground is very clean and accomodating, has everything you need. Except for food. Gourmet Gallery and Pueblos are super close right off of the ferry. Pueblos we found to have more selection and a bit cheaper. We had crab leg dinner at Heidis on saturday night candle lit on the beach. It was delicious. Joes Beach bar has food and there hamburgers are the best burgers I have had! Joes makes some great drinks the paddlwhacker was our favorite. G&D seafood is right off the ferry on your left before you get to Pueblos we ate there twice, delicious seafood! and you can even buy fresh and take it back to the campground to cook if you would like!

Paul and Deborah are great hosts and are always there if you need anything or have questions about anything.

Our favorite things-the beach-snorkeling at honeymoon beach-talking with the locals a Joes beach bar in the evenings!

you won't regret it!

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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deborahquade, Manager at Virgin Islands Campground, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Lauren!! It made it and thanks so much...Hope you all made it home safely and you are probably already back helping those sweet babies...

Once again, do come a see us. Next time is cheaper with the 10% discount and the 10th stay is free!!

Until next time.

Sincerely,

Deborah and Paul
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Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

I had made reservations at VI Campground as an anniversary surprise for my spouse. We stayed 6 nights and it was awesome. This is the first time we have been totally relaxed. The accommodations and views were fabulous. Paul and Deborah are perfect hosts and the "campground" is immaculate. Everything is provided, pots/pans/utensils, linens, towels, etc. We picked up provisions for a couple of days at the market next to the ferry. Then we went to St. Thomas to see the historic sites and the larger market Pueblos and quickly returned to Water Island to get away from the hustle and bustle. We ate at Joe's Grill (now called Lifes a Beach) and Heidi's grill- both fantastic. We didn't venture off the island until we had to leave paradise and return to reality. We will return. Thank you Paul and Deborah!!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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deborahquade, Guest Relations Manager at Virgin Islands Campground, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
Dear Joyce,

Yes you did good!! Thanks so much and I hope you're feeling better soon. Sorry about that.

Please come back to see us and good luck with that house...sounds awesome!!

We are looking forward to your return.

Sincerely,
Deb and Paul
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Salem, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Deborah and Paul have created an absolute paradise at the Virgin Island Campground! They have maintained their campground beautifully. This is the place to go if you like the outdoors and want to get away from the crowds. Water Island is gorgeous and secluded. The locals made us feel very welcome. There are two places to eat and drink on the beach (Heidi's Honeymoon Grill was fabulous!!) plus the pavilion up at the campground where there is a grill, refrigerator, coffee pot, and anything else you might need to whip up a meal. We highly recommend the sailing/snorkeling excursion with Carl. He picks you up right there at the ferry on Water Island. We went with one other couple from the campground and had a phenomenal time. It was so personal and enjoyable. They took the time to get to know us and they had fascinating stories to share. We never did rent a golf cart on the island. Everything is within walking distance and we enjoyed all the walking. It kept with the pace of the whole island. We went into St. Thomas for a day and totally regretted it. We couldn't wait to get back to our little paradise on Water Island. We did leave the trip covered in mosquito bites, but that was a small price to pay for the paradise we experienced. We will definitely go back!!!

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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deborahquade, Manager at Virgin Islands Campground, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Thanks for the nice review...I wish you all the very best and so happy you are starting your lives together....I had no idea you too were on your honeymoon.

Remember a 10% discount upon your return ( maybe your anniversary??)

All the best,

Deborah and Paul
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Address: #64 Water Island, 00802, St. Thomas
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Location: Caribbean > U.S. Virgin Islands > St. Thomas > Water Island
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty lodging in Water Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Virgin Islands Campground 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Introducing the concept of Upscale Camping! A handful of roomy tent-cabins feature ocean view terraces and all the comforts of home. ... more   less 
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