Shade Coming to Maho Bay!

Maho Jan 28 2019 Chairs Umbrella

Hello everyone and happy Saturday! Today’s “news” is short and sweet, but great! Shade is finally coming to Maho Bay! How great is that??!

The Virgin Islands National Park just released sketches of the three new pavilions which will be constructed at the west side of the beach. (For all of my turtle lovers out there, they tend to stick to the east side of the beach.) These pavilions are replacements for the ones we lost during Hurricane Irma.

Three Maho Pavillions sketchesMaho Pavillions

This is just one more step to a return to normalcy for those of us living on island. These pavilions are often used for birthday parties, baby showers, and other life events.

Constructions is expected to begin Monday and should be completed in about three months. Parking may be problematic during the construction period, so please plan your Maho trip accordingly.

8 comments for “Shade Coming to Maho Bay!

  1. Beverly
    February 2, 2019 at 8:22 am

    Kudos to the Friends of the National Park for funding these shaded pavilions.

  2. Karen Light
    February 2, 2019 at 10:19 am

    Will any shade trees be planted? The beach is so bare without them.

    • Travis
      February 2, 2019 at 11:27 am

      The last time I was there.. about a year ago.. I saw some little palms planted.. not sure how long they take to grow into big palms but one day

      • Donna Broderick
        February 2, 2019 at 7:39 pm

        I believe several locals took that initiative. Kudos to them.

  3. Sheila
    February 2, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    Terrific news!!!

  4. Donna Broderick
    February 2, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    Jenn – Great news for sure!!!! But we are still packing our parachute blanket for sun protection for now And maybe someday Frances will have some too? Know if this project is something volunteers can help with?

  5. Cindy
    February 3, 2019 at 9:05 am

    Jenn, I really look forward to your updates. Cannot wait for our annual vacation in st john!!

  6. Penny Mack
    February 11, 2019 at 6:25 pm

    Jim and I just returned from another wonderful trip to STJ … and I am so happy to say the island is looking better than ever!! There is an increased amount of natural shade at Maho and with the new pavilion construction started, that will only improve. I must also say that this is our 4th trip in the last couple years – and the island is bustling!! If you don’t have a trip planned yet …. the island is ready to welcome you back! Help the recovery continue and put your valuable tourist dollars to work … you’ll be sooo glad you did!!

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