As I write this, I gather a fourth snowstorm is brewing - supposed to hit after the bitter cold temps we're plummeting into this weekend. I have a feeling I'll be revisiting this post frequently between now & March - if only to lay my eyes on the first pic & take a brief "imagination vacation" every now & then(!) - as, even now, just trying to imagine what it will be like where we're going has been a wonderful reprieve from the cold reality of winter in New England.
For anyone interested - I cut/pasted/highlighted interesting/intriguing info from the website - as this place is not "typical" by any measure.
Although Maho Bay Camps is probably the most highly praised ecotourism destination in the world, we had modest beginnings. In 1976, we built 18 tent-cottages on 16 foot square platforms in the Virgin Islands National Park using hand construction methods which left the natural environment virtually undisturbed. The platforms were connected by elevated walkways to avoid soil erosion which endangers the beach and fragile coral. This sensitive land use stimulated an explosion of favorable press which has encouraged our growth to 114 units, connected by an extensive network of stairs and boardwalks.
The roomy tent-cottages are nearly hidden by lush foliage providing privacy. Translucent frabric on wood frames, screened windows and open air terraces take advantage of the cooling island tradewinds. Linens, blankes, towels, cooking and eating utensils are all provided, includng propane stove and ice cooler. Every tent-cottage has its own private deck, electric outlets, lights and fans. Barbeque areas and fresh water are available along the walkways.
Our secluded white sand beach and year-round tropical climate offer a variety of popular water sports ... including kayaking, windsurfing, sailing, snorkeling and scuba diving.
Glassblowing demonstrations are a popular activity with mesmerized guests watching beautiful glasswork being made from crushed bottles in ourTrash to Treasure Art Center.