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Robert Curley

St. Johnís Maho Bay Campground Sold and Scheduled to Close

By January 17, 2013

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twin palms at Maho Bay Beach, St. John, USVIThe much-loved Maho Bay Campground -- where visitors can camp right by the Caribbean sea at budget-friendly prices -- has been sold to an unknown buyer for $13.9 million, and the campground (which sits on leased land) has announced that it will not take any more reservations beyond May 15.

There are still several places that you can camp on St. John, including the Cinnamon Bay campground in the Virgin Islands National Park, the Concordia Eco Resort, and the VIERS environmental education center near Lameshur Bay. But losing Maho Bay would be a big blow to St. John, and while the future of the property is uncertain, there are already whispers on the island about a developer coming in to build villas or a new hotel. Stay tuned...

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January 17, 2013 at 9:56 am
(1) Turbo Dave says:

Sad, but not surprising. Maho was my home 20 years ago, and even then it was well known that the land owner held a grudge against Stanley (Maho’s owner) for some reason, and would never sell to him. (Sigh…) So many great memories. A truly special place.

January 17, 2013 at 1:57 pm
(2) Frank Barnako says:

There are ALSO “rumors” that the buyer is environmentally-conscious and only intends to build one house on the nearly 15 acre waterfront site.

Lots more info about the maho story at newsofstjohn.com.

February 20, 2014 at 7:57 pm
(3) Carol says:

The most beautiful place in the world, I loved waking up here. So relaxing and adventurous. Everything was better at MAHO, I am really going to miss this place.

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