Green Musings of an Eco Resort

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Making skirts like the ones pictured below doesn't happen quickly, but once they're made they do tend to sell quickly. This is the time of year when our art department has the time to "catch-up" on production for sales during our season.

Each of the skirts shown above have been custom made and none of them look exactly the same. Why? We use a process called batiking, which is a method of dyeing fabric so that parts of the fabric not intended to be dyed are covered with removable wax. The hand-created design and colors can be completely different for each skirt, and are.

Shown below are a few skirts with wax (and thus part of the design) being applied.

How often do you get to wear a piece of clothing that nobody else in the world owns? They make great gifts for that special someone in your life! hint: almost all women visiting our gallery are drawn to their originality and design, and once they try them they almost always buy one. Interested in trying a class while you're here this winter? Give us a call or send us an email and we can sign you up. 340 776 6226 x248 or

Thursday, August 23, 2012

What did you do on Wednesday?

Here at Maho we spent the day boarding up windows, securing tents and bagging everything we own in trash bags and bins.......for a storm named Isaac. All guests left at 10am and it was a race to get everything prepared before nightfall.

A tent is about the last place you'd want to spend the night during a Tropical Storm or worse, with high winds, lots of rain and the potential of a tree falling overhead. For this reason we have to take things quite a bit more serious than your average resident or visitor of St. John.

Did we make the right decision? So far yes, but even if it was a beautiful sunny calm day on Thursday we'd rather be safe than sorry.

Below, our Pavilion Restaurant has seen better evenings. With our office sitting below the seating area and the potential for lots of rain meant putting tarp down on the floor and flipping the tables over the tarp. If you look closely you'll see the wires that anchor the roof are in place (so the roof doesn't take off like a hot air balloon and end up at Little Maho).

At 6pm it looks like there will be at least a handful of boats spending the night on National Park moorings in Big Maho bay.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

High winds and lots of rain lately have caused a bit of trouble for some of our taller "top heavy" trees on property. It's amazing how fast some of the trees around here grow; the tree pictured below probably grew too fast for it's own good this past spring and summer, and is now paying the price this "H-word season."

Those eating the pavilion tonight will have the regular view back!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Love City Triathlon

We're approaching that time of year again - The St. John Land Sharks will be hosting the Annual Love City Triathlon and Aquathon on Sunday, September 2nd 2012. This event is held every year over Labor Day weekend and Maho Bay Camps is one of the major sponsors. We provide a free night stay for all participants! Call or email us at our reservations office with any questions: 800 392 9004

For more information and to sign-up please visit: