Founder of Maho Bay Camps & Concordia Eco-Resort Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Stanely Selengut relaxing at Maho Bay.

Stanley Selengut, the founder of Concordia Eco-Resort and Maho Bay Camps on St. John, was honored last week with The International Ecotourism Society’s (TIES) Lifetime Achievement Award. The award, presented to Selengut at the 2011 Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference in Hilton Head, South Carolina on September 19, honors individuals who have made significant contributions to the global ecotourism community.

Selengut has been an influential activist in the ecotourism field. He has presented at many environmental conferences in the past and has been featured in over 2,000 magazine and newspaper articles. He has received numerous accolades throughout his career by highly regarded associations, conferences, government agencies and various media/publishing houses. In the U.S. Virgin Islands, Selengut’s properties serve as case studies for profitable and low-impact resorts within an undeveloped natural area.

Located on the side of the hill overlooking Salt Pond Bay, Ram Head, and Drunk Bay on St. John, Concordia Eco-Resort offers studios, eco-tents, and eco-studio accommodations that reflect Selengut’s low-impact philosophy in its recycled buildings. Concordia offers its guests an “unplugged” getaway with yoga classes, a freshwater pool, and access to the nearby beach at Salt Pond Bay. Sister property Maho Bay Camps offers affordably unique lodgings by way of its tent cottages and studios.

“The Department of Tourism extends its congratulations to Stanley Selengut for this outstanding and well-deserved honor,” said Commissioner of Tourism, Beverly Nicholson-Doty. “Selengut has long been a pioneer in the eco-tourism industry and we are proud to call him our own.”