I'm not a camper but thought I would give this a shot since it was a reasonably priced beachfront accommodation in St. John. I was amazed at how well kept the campground was and how beautiful the location. I wasn't surprised when I started seeing people there who stayed for a month or so on an annual basis. The biggest issue I had was that the water was unsafe for drinking or teeth brushing. It's on the far end of the island and renting a car would have made everything more accessible as taxis were pricey and did not want to drive to the far end of the island after a certain time. That meant that we stayed on the campground in the evening. Also we expected to be able to buy meat from the gift shop to cook but their freezer was down. We learned when we got there that most people freeze meat and fly it in coolers with them from the states. The cabins have fridges, cooking utensils and a cooler. The cabins near the ocean are farthest from the communal restrooms. We stayed in 8 which was perfectly halfway between the ocean and the bathrooms. Nice mix for a family with young kids. It is a beautiful area and stunning beach. Snorkeling not bad on far end of beach. Deer donkey and crabs adorn the area. Fall asleep to the sound of singing frogs and wake up dawn to the singing birds. If you love nature, this is a cant miss spot. And the staff was pretty nice. Some people were friendly all the time and some became friendlier as they got to know you. Manners is important here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cinnamon Bay Resort, a Redwood Parks Company, is an authorized concessioner in Virgin Islands National Park. We are honored to serve the role of stewards in this Park. Cinnamon Bay and Trunk Bay are considered two of the prettiest and most pristine public beaches in America. It is our privilege and responsibility to help care for these beaches and the water environment so they can be enjoyed by future generations. Please join us in respecting and protecting this special place. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cinnamon Bay Campground Hotel Virgin Islands National Park
- Cinnamon Bay St. John/Virgin Islands National Park