Maho Bay has been packed over the past few months. Gone are the days where you could be one of maybe a dozen or two people lounging on the beach and enjoying what I think are some of the best views on island. Instead cars have been jammed inside its small parking lot, crammed into the parking spots created in the woods and lined alongside the street, sometimes on both sides. Well it looks like some of that’s about to change.
I took a cruise by Maho last week and noticed a few changes were in the works. The first and most noticeable change were more than a dozen wooden posts that had been placed along both sides of the road to prevent people from parking on the street. This will also protect the small sea grape trees that were planted well over a year ago, so that in itself makes me happy. There was also at least one new “No Parking” sign placed along the roadway. And perhaps the best change I saw – new garbage bins right beside the parking lot. That was definitely a pleasant sight. That means that Maho now joins Hawksnest, Trunk, Cinnamon and Francis for North Shore beaches with garbage receptacles.
There was still construction equipment in the parking lot when I drove past Sunday afternoon, so additional changes may be happening. We’ll keep you all posted on what we see.