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10 Best Coastal Eco-Resorts

From open-air tropical bungalows to luxe tree houses, let these idyllic hideaways decrease your carbon footprint as they expand your horizons

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Maho Bay Camps & Estate Concordia, U.S. Virgin Islands
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Maho Bay Camps & Estate Concordia, U.S. Virgin Islands

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More than 30 years ago, the granddaddy of today’s eco-resorts opened on St. John with a radical idea: Travelers would willingly stay in tents with communal baths if it allowed them easy access to a deserted beach and ocean breezes. More than 1 million guests later, no one’s doubting.

Eco cred: From the arts center where guests create souvenirs from recyclables to a make-your-own-bed approach to housekeeping, Maho sets the standard for low-impact travel.

Insider’s tip: If a safari tent sounds too close to nature, try the newer Estate Concordia Studios―same concept but with a solid wall between you and the elements.

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