FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: How close to the airport are you?
A: We’re a 20 minute drive from the airport. You can rent a car (there are several rental companies at the airport) or a cab ride will get you here.
Q: Do you have WiFi?
A: YES!! Aulthough we encourage anyone on island to unplug for a bit, we understand and have WiFi available in our pavilion and various other places around camp.
Q: How about food?
A: Your unit’s kitchenette has what you need to do full-scale meal preps. There is also a fridge in the Pavilion for you to use. Groceries can be purchased at local grocery stores. There are also a number of local farmers' markets where you can buy fresh and delicious home-grown fruits and vegetables on the island.
Q: What do I need to bring?
A: Living at the camp is pretty comfortable. So pack the same as for any trip to the Caribbean: light clothes, one light long-sleeved shirt or sweater, natural bug spray, biodegradable sunblock, a good sun hat and sunglasses, your camera, a swim suit, a beach towel. We’d only add: a flashlight.
Q: What kind of person likes Mt. Victory Camp?
A: We mainly appeal to independent-minded folks. Especially people who like to get close to nature, and like the cultural variety our place offers. We’ve also found that people without a lot of outdoors experience like the camp as a way to learn and experience the joys of trying something new.
Q: Who wouldn’t like the camp…and why?
A: Some people simply aren’t into outdoor living. They feel uncomfortable unless they’re staying inside four strong walls with an air conditioner to muffle outdoor sound. They want sliding glass doors, room service, TV, and a phone in the room. Here you’re staying at a small homestead. We’ve got free-range chickens (early morning crowing) and a boisterous night life of singing tree frogs, and crickets, the bird-like call of the giant wood gecko, bats swooping, the beguiling call of the deep forest barbary dove. For some this is all a bit too much!
Q: What’s the weather like?
A: We’re in a valley up in the hills. It’s cooler here than the rest of the island. Soft tradewinds cool your nights. We provide light blankets, though most folks find that too warm. Daytimes the sub-tropical sun can be intense and so biodegradable sunscreen or light protective clothing is essential. Humidity is moderate.
Q: How far is the beach?
A: We are exactly 1.8 miles from the nearest beach. Close enough to be in the water with a 3 minute drive (35 minute walk), and far enough away to not have as many insects, and to have cooler weather.
Q: How do I get there?
A: From Frederiksted on the West End, drive North along the road that follows the coastline. You will go about 1.5 miles out of town, passing Rhythms at Rainbow Beach. You will then come to a sign for Route 58 (Creque Dam Road), where you will turn right. Our camp is 1.8 miles up this road. It is the first place you come to after Creque Dam. You will see a wooden fence on your left and a hanging wooden sign for the camp.
Q: What about insects?
A: We have fewer mosquitoes than most places in the states in summertime. Most of our platform tents have screen walls, but most people find it is not a problem to sit out in the open and look up at the stars as night without even needing bug spray. However, it is still smart to bring some natural bug spray just in case.
Q: Are there any poisonous snakes?
A: There are no poisonous snakes on the island.