If I was the type that only liked clean 5* hotels then I would not rate this place more than a two but you can't go to a place like this and rate it for what it isn't. That being said, You can't ask for much more in a camp site. We got the beach cottage, 9A. It is a bit of a walk from reception but the higher the cottage number the closer to the water you are. Section 10 is as close as you can get but you are also the furthest from the communal showers and bathroom. Section 6 and 7 are the closest to the showers.
There are many amenities offered. You can rent almost any type of water activity toy. There is a beach "store" with refreshments and souvenirs and also a small convenience store by reception along with a restaurant (closes at 8pm) that we did not eat in (you can grill at your site). The also have a small museum of sorts. We were going to go through it but to tell you the truth, I was more interested in getting a beer at the connecting "store" and forgot to go back and check it out.
The beach is long enough to have a morning jog or a nice walk. Even though we did not snorkel here the east end (see photos) looked like a great spot to do so.
We did not use a tent site but it looked like they were much more private than the cottages.
Although we did not notice any sand flees during the day (we laid in the sand w/out towels) when we went down to sit and watch the sunset they came out pretty strong but once we moved so the water would wash over our feet it wasn't to bad.
The communal shower and toilets are clean. It's not an outhouse, toilets flush, and the showers are outside but still private. The water is cold, if you could call it that, not any colder than the ocean. If hot would have been available I would have never used it, even at 7am.
We found the whole staff (especially the reception ladies) very friendly and helpful. If you think they may get grumpy you have to realize they probably deal with a lot of people wanting 5* catering and accommodation so if your happy and friendly and not condescending then they find you a breath of fresh air and are very nice to you.
Just remember, your camping. There will be a few bugs, birds and animals hanging out, some walking and a little less privacy but go for the adventure and enjoy it or what it is, not for what you think it should be.
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- Also Known As:
- Cinnamon Bay Campground Hotel Virgin Islands National Park
- Cinnamon Bay Campground St. John/Virgin Islands National Park