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About Virgin Islands Camping

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.

Recent Reviews In Virgin Islands

14 Reviews of 3 Virgin Islands Campgrounds

Sebastian B.
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2021

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Month of VisitNovember
Drew W.
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2018

Beautiful!

Really enjoyed our visit to Maho Bay (my wife reviewed this one as well- Sasha). There was some really great snorkeling here and it’s a bit more private that Cinnamon Bay! We saw a little clan of turtles that was amazing! Seeing turtles was the highlight of our trip. Also, the Island is known for…

  • Turtle and fish!
  • Sasha and I on a hike
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Month of VisitJuly
Drew W.
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2018

One of my favorites

Cinnamon Bay was definitely one of my favorite beaches in the Virgin Islands. I went with my family and wife on a trip here, where we spent 2 weeks enjoying the Virgin Islands and all the beaches. Cinnamon Bay was very busy, because it is one of the most popular places to come. We did some early…

  • My wife (Sasha) and I
  • Family!
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Month of VisitJuly
Diana B.
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2018

Beautiful camping near the beach in the national park

I camped in March 2016 prior to Hurricane Irma.

The campsites are approximately 5 minute walk to beach, camp store, dining, and bus stop.

Beautiful scenery - absolutely paradise.

The campsites are sandy with soft ground and have a picnic table.

You can walk to several attractions from the…

  • Sunset - view when walking out onto the beach from the campground.
  • Our campsite
Month of VisitApril
Evelyn R.
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2018

Beautiful

Maho Bay was my second favorite beach when visiting the Virgin Islands. It was beautiful but honestly anywhere in the VI is amazing! The water is gorgeous and clear. We did a hike in the morning that was nearby and ended up at Maho Bay in the afternoon after the hike. We got a great spot with trees…

  • View from our house
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Month of VisitJuly
Evelyn R.
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2018

THE best!!

If you ever have the opportunity to visit the Virgin Islands I would highly recommend it. This place is magical. The water is crystal blue clear and the hiking here is amazing!! I would say half of the island is National Park which is super cool. I would recommend coming in the summer months…

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Month of VisitJuly
Isabella H.
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2018

GORGEOUS

The Virgin Islands are my favorite place on earth. The water is crystal clear and the water life is amazing. Cinnamon Bay was hands down my favorite beach to visit. The snorkeling was incredible here. We brought our own snorkels and goggles, and we were out on the water for hours on end. We got to…

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Month of VisitJuly
Isabella H.
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2018

One of my favorite places

Maho Bay is such a gorgeous place! I mean anywhere in the Virgin Islands is amazing! The water is absolutely crystal clear, and the underwater life is my favorite part. We really loved Maho Bay. It’s definitely busy, so I would recommend getting there early to claim a spot on the beach. There was a…

  • View from our house
  • Fishing nearby
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Month of VisitJuly
Sasha W.
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2018

Beautiful watercolor!!!!

The Virgin Islands was one of my favorite trips my family and I took. I love that most of the island is National Park. So many great hikes. Cinnamon Bay didn’t disappoint! The water is crystal clear, gorgeous blue color. We did so much snorkeling, which I highly recommend. We brought our own…

  • Going swimming
  • That water!!
  • Watercolor :)
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Month of VisitJuly
Sasha W.
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2018

Hiking Galore!

Maho Bay is such a great place to visit in the Virgin Islands. I would highly recommend making a day trip here. We enjoyed hiking, swimming, snorkeling and putting up our hammock and reading! There are some great hikes nearby too!! We did a hike into a small Bay Area and did some snorkeling. The…

  • More hiking!
  • Hiking!
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Month of VisitJuly
SwitchbackKids
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2017

True paradise in the national parks

For a national park paradise experience, it doesn’t really get better than camping at Cinnamon Bay in Virgin Islands National Park.

If you are visiting the park and plan to stay there too, there are really only two options: Caneel Bay Resort (expensive) and Cinnamon Bay (much more affordable).…

  • Reef Bay Sugar Mill ruins
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Month of VisitJanuary
Leah P.
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2016

lovely

great view of the water, loved this place.

Leah P.
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2016

beautiful

wonder view, can't ask for a better view

Leah P.
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2016

beautiful

great view of the island, not far from a drive many beautiful sights

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