There are no lodges within the national park. As a result, most visitors either stay at a resort or rent a house. Maho Bay, though, does have a privately run mix of tent cottages and condo-like units.
The privately operated lodging operation at Maho Bay consists of "tent cottages" and condo-type units. There's also a restaurant here, a store where you can stock up on those beach items you might have forgotten, a beach cafe, and a watersports shop.
Elsewhere on St. John, rental houses are referred to by marketers refer to as “villas.” Time your visit for the off-season and you can find a nice one for about $200 a night. When you consider the full kitchen, the laundry room, and the two or three bedrooms, and more than likely the deck and BBQ, you’ll appreciate being able to flee the resort life and save a little money cooking for yourself when the mood strikes.