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St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands: Concordia Eco-Tents
$105 Built along a steep hillside on the arid, cactus-dotted southeastern coast are the Concordia Eco-Tents, sister resort to the pioneering eco-destination Maho Bay Camps on the island’s northern side. The “tents” themselves are a collection of 25 cozy solar-powered wooden bungalows with white cotton sofas and beds, canvas walls, and oversize screen windows that let in trade-wind breezes. Views of the two nearby bays are spectacular, which is why most visitors—when not snorkeling with sea turtles at Salt Pond Bay or hiking the adjacent Virgin Islands National Park’s trails—practically live on their oceanside decks. For dinner, the new Café Concordia serves freshly grilled local fish in an intimate, 20-table open-air restaurant.
T+L Tip: Download detailed maps and information about hiking trails all over St. John at trailbandit.org.