Best Camping in Virgin Islands

The U.S. Virgin Islands form the border between the Caribbean Sea and The Atlantic Ocean. With such easy access to dazzlingly clear water, activities like yachting, swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving are incredibly popular. With beautiful beaches and exotic scenery, the Virgin Islands are a perfect place for tropical camping trips. But before you can enjoy a tropical getaway, you’ll have to choose your favorite Virgin Islands campgrounds.

Visitors looking to enjoy privacy and lush foliage while remaining close to the water will love The Virgin Islands Campground. These campsites are at an eco-sensitive resort set on the pristine 500-acre Water Island. Water Island is a secluded spot perfect for campers looking for a chance to get away. The Virgin Islands Campground is equipped with eco-friendly tent-cottages build of wood and canvas. The tent-cottages, complete with a private terrace, offer the comforts of a hotel room along with closeness to nature.

Magen’s Bay, located close by in the Northern region of the island of St. Thomas, is a protected white sand beach. The stunning beach stretches for nearly three quarters of a mile, and is St. Thomas’s most popular tourist destination. The water in Magen’s Bay is typically calm, and campers can often spot turtles, conch, tarpon, and other fish. Open year-round, Magen’s Bay visitors can rent a wide array of beach equipment, ranging from chairs and towels to kayaks and paddleboards when camping in the Virgin Islands.The beach also offers lockers for a small fee. Magen’s Bay is also home to a coconut grove, a mangrove, and an arboretum that visitors can access via a nature trail.

Campers can get a feel for the Virgin Islands’ rich history during your trip by visiting Blackbeard’s Castle, located on the island of St. Thomas. The castle was built in 1679 as a watchtower to protect the harbor, and is built on the highest point in the neighborhood of Government Hill. Blackbeard’s Castle proved to be a great vantage point for Danish soldiers to spot enemy ships. Unfortunately, Blackbeard’s Castle is currently closed due to damage from Hurricane Irma, but the castle still stands and plans to reopen at a later date.

The Virgin Islands has had strong recovery efforts since Hurricane Irma. Many of the beaches, resorts, and attractions have reopened, including the Virgin Islands Campground and Magen’s Bay. However, much of the area is still in the rebuilding process and campers should take extra precautions when camping in the Virgin Islands.

Best Camping Sites in Virgin Islands (3)

    Camper-submitted photo from Cinnamon Bay — Virgin Islands National Park
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    Camper-submitted photo from Cinnamon Bay — Virgin Islands National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cinnamon Bay — Virgin Islands National Park

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    Cinnamon Bay — Virgin Islands National Park

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    Virgin Islands National Park, Virgin Islands

    Offers tropical cottages, new deluxe eco-tents, platform tent sites and bare sites. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is available at the Rain Tree Cafe on property, and souvenirs, clothing, other essentials and grab and go food items are available from the Cinnamon Bay Beach Shop. A watersports center is located on the beach at Cinnamon and offers equipment rentals to include snorkel gear, surf boards, stand-up paddle boards, kayaks, hobie cats and day sails.

    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Market
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      Virgin Islands Campground

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      Virgin Islands National Park, Virgin Islands

      Virgin Islands Campground is an eco-sensitive resort with self-contained cottages set on pristine, 500-acre Water Island, in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

      Known for its natural charm, Water Island is a secluded getaway that should be at the top of your Caribbean vacation list. Come here and spend a quiet day looking out over the ocean from your cottage’s private terrace. How about a little more activity? A leisure five-minute walk to idyllic Honeymoon Beach will have you taking advantage of some snorkeling and sunbathing. In need of even more adventure? Visit rugged and secluded Limestone Bay, also just a quick trek down from your cabin.

      With regular Ferry Service offered (7 min. ride) makes shopping, dining and activities in St. Thomas extremely convenient from your Virgin Islands Campground accommodations. Additionally, hourly ferry service allows you to island hop between the U.S. Virgin Islands as well as the British Virgin Islands easily.

      Ready for something comfortably different? Our wood and canvas cottages offer a new and unique approach to the Caribbean vacation. “Glamping”, a fusion between glamour and camping, gives you the comforts of a hotel room – electricity, comfortable beds and clean linens – with the closeness to nature you feel only when camping. We provide all of this while keeping sustainability and the environment in mind. Our eco-friendly tent-cottages are nestled amongst lush foliage offering privacy while cooling comes from the balmy trade winds as sounds of the gentle surf below lull you to sleep.

      If you are ready to experience a peaceful eco-friendly Caribbean vacation in the US Virgin Islands, Virgin Islands Campground on Water Island should be your next Eco travel adventure.

      • Reservable
      • Trash
      • Picnic Table
      • WiFi
      • Showers
      • Drinking Water

      $149 - $259 / night


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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Which is the most popular campground in Virgin Islands?

    According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground in Virgin Islands is Cinnamon Bay — Virgin Islands National Park with a 5-star rating from 8 reviews.