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Carambola Tide Pools

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Address: St. Croix

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Worth the hike from the Renaissance

45 minute hike from the hotel grounds to the tidal pools. Very cool to go for swim after the long medium difficulty hike. Around two mountains to the cove with the pools. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

45 minute hike from the hotel grounds to the tidal pools. Very cool to go for swim after the long medium difficulty hike. Around two mountains to the cove with the pools. The beach close to the pools is large river stone and makes the most interesting ocean sound as the waves break on shore and pull the rocks down... More 

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Manhattan, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We have been to St. Croix 7 times, but had never gone to the Tidal Pools before. So this year we finally decided to go on the hike. It was very hot ( especially wearing a one- piece bathing suit under your clothing, LOL ) on the trail, but surprisingly no mosquitos. It is quite a hike to get there... More 

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Slidell, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Steep incline at first from the Carabola Beach resort and levels off somewhat. Wear hiking or tennis shoes. I wore water or boat shoes and should have had a little more support on my feet. Great hike in the rain forest to get there, wonderful views and beautiful views at the tide pool. Not much wildlife at the tide pool... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

This was a great place to visit. It is a bit of a hike to bet there but that was one of the fun parts about it too. We were a little unsure about the instructions to park at the hotel and ask the security guard, but it was really easy, just park and go. The tide pools themselves were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This was one of our favorite experiences in St. Croix! The greenery is stunning, and the shore of the beach is unlike anything I've ever seen. It's like the Pacific Northwest meets the Caribbean! Climbing to the pools can be a little tricky if the tide is up because the rocks are steep and wet, but once you come over... More 

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Berlin, Connecticut
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

Good hike. It was tough but fun. Bring Gatorade because you will be sweating! Sneakers are a must too. I was disappointed by the tide pools. The water was warm, shallow and not refreshing. I would have rather just hopped in the ocean. We arrived there at 1pm. Maybe the timing was wrong? Not sure but we timed it with... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We walked to the tidal pools with 2 small children. A boy age 6 & little girl age 4! What an adventure this was for them and for us!! It was quite a hike but nothing they could not handle. It was mostly up hill for the first part, trails were narrow but it is a hiking trail not a... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

For those not staying at Carambola and not desiring to go inside the resort and say they are dining or going to the shop pay attention! We did not and wound going all the way up a road and then another road until a local picked us up and took us as far as his truck would go. He says... More 

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Louisville, KY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We hiked from Carambola (hotel). It's a good 40-min hike, with the first part quite uphill. (My friends pointed out that those who start from elsewhere don't have this ascent, so keep that in mind.) Wear good shoes for climbing on rocks. This place was magical, certainly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

My husband and I stayed at the Renaissance Carambola and were able to pick up the trail right from our hotel. The trail is a bit shorter starting from the resort, but we also hiked the other way in to see what it was like. The beginning of the trail (from the resort) is pretty steep, but that part doesn't... More 

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Address: St. Croix
Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. Croix

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