We are going to be on St. John from Nov 2nd to 9th with our twin 3-year-olds. This was decided on short notice so I am trying to look into things quickly and choose accommodations etc.
From what I can tell, Maho Bay is the best beach for toddlers, plus I like the thought that we could be car-free and just take the shuttle when we want to go to Cruz Bay. So we were tending toward staying at Maho Bay eco-camps, but now I've read so many reviews that warn about the bugs, the stairs, the shared bathrooms, etc. We (the adults) are used to roughing it but I'm thinking all those stairs don't sound like a great idea for small kids. Also I'm not sure if they're safe (?).
Any thoughts on any of that, or recommendations for other places to stay? We like laid-back places that feel real, not resort-y, and we'd like to be close to hiking trails and the beach. Walking distance to a restaurant that serves light, healthy food is also a plus.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions!!