Wild Sea Turtle and the Wonderful Concordia Eco Resort (USVI, ST John)

My favorite part of the honeymoon was the multiple snorkel trips we took.

We stayed at an eco studio in Concordia, St John Island and there was a little area called Salt Lake Pond which is marvelous for snorkeling. It was there that I first saw my first wild sea turtle. It was ultra adorable, all floaty and carefree, swimming with great peace and serenity at the bay. I aptly named it Travolta T Squirt. It was a beautiful creature, brownish green, huge! and just calmly eating sea grass oblivious about the 2 humans watching it feed.

It looked like this! (Coz we didn’t bring our underwater camera on this swim)

sea turtle

I loved that eco resort concept. Quiet, serene, very in touch with nature. This is their website. We stayed at an eco studio, which was awesome because it was newly renovated and not as ‘campish’ as the eco tents. It had a good view of the Salt Pond Bay and a gastronomical restaurant casually called Cafe Concordia. The food is beyond magical. We had breakfast, lunch and dinner and every single meal didn’t disappoint. It was pricey though, NYC prices I would say, but heck it was a honeymoon!

Eco Tents/Studio

Eco Tents on the hill top /Studios on the foreground

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View from our Eco Studio

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View from our Eco Studio at sunset

 

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Our beautiful Sunday Brunch. Eggs Benny and Crab Cakes! OMG!

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Drool-worthy pork chops 

Anyways, you can see how wonderful the food looked and tasted(trust me!). So all in all, this resort was a BIG WIN.

A tip if you’re coming here though, its after all an eco resort so don’t except porters and all. Pack LIGHT. Trust me on that one, don’t bring a huge trolley bag because the slopes are quite the killer. Bring with you instead, good hiking shoes, a sense of adventure and a good pair of snorkels and fins!

The service staff were also EXCELLENT! Very friendly and accommodating  considering that they were short of staff. The check in and out was superbly done with great friendliness and efficiency. The very pretty waitress at the cafe was also very sweet and made us feel very welcomed!

ALL in all, this resort is a marvelous place for a honeymoon. Not as fancy schmacy as the overhyped Maldives resorts, but very laid back, chill, right amount of exercise up and down the ridge/mountain and wonderful tranquil waters to snorkel in.

I wish I can go back every year! 2 nights costs us less than 600usd which is pretty reasonable for St John (Especially with perfect location, cleanliness and awesome staff)

 

Concordia Eco-Resort
16371 Concordia
St. John, VI 00830

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