Frommer's describes Maho Bay Camps in the U.S. Virgin Islands as an "intriguing concept in ecology vacationing, where you camp close to nature, but with considerable comfort."
At $145 per night -- including over New Year's Eve and Valentine's Day -- it's also the most affordable accommodation option on St. John, an island where exclusivity and high-priced resorts dominate.
Guests stay in one of the 114 tent cottages, surrounded by the Virgin Islands National Park. All of the tent cottages, covered with canvas and screens, have a private balcony and modest accommodations -- two twin beds, a couch, electric lamps and outlets, an ice chest, linens and towels. Guests share communal bathhouses.
A restaurant and water sport rentals are available on-site.
Note: Seven-night minimum stays are required for arrivals and departures Dec. 24 - Jan. 3 and Feb. 18-26, 2013.
Getting here: Fly into St. Thomas and take the ferry to St. John.
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