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Carambola Tide Pools

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Address: St. Croix
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One of the best parts of our vacation!

We took the Tan Tan tour to get to the tide pools. This is not an easily accessible place without a tour guide. If you hike in, make sure you have plenty of water and are able... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Ravyn A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took the Tan Tan tour to get to the tide pools. This is not an easily accessible place without a tour guide. If you hike in, make sure you have plenty of water and are able bodied. I've had a knee replacement and would never have been able to do this without the tour. It was well worth the... More 

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Thank Ravyn A
St. Croix
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are staying at the Renaissance in Carambola. My husband and I hiked down to the tide pool. The views on the trail were beautiful. At the tide pool it was a little difficult to get into the pool. The rocks are very slippery. I recommend walk shoes or something you don't mind walking in with wet feet, or sandals.... More 

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Thank Kalyn M
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

I visited the tide pools via the Tan Tan Jeep tours last week with my family and it was one of the best things we did all week in St. Croix! It's a bit of a climb from the beach area (that we were told is accessible from the Renaissance by walking) and I don't think I could have made... More 

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

When we came to St. Croix I had read about the tide pools and this was one of the main things I wanted to do while I was here. The hike was OK. It took us an hour each way and lots of uphill, not as easy as everyone says it is. A couple of nice scenic views at the... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

We greatly enjoyed the hike to the tide pools. A perfect activity for those staying at the Carambola Beach Resort. The hike itself is relatively easy, but getting into the tide pools requires a little bravery and some good climbing skills, especially if the tide is high and the water a little rough. Very glad I did it, though it... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort & Spa in November 2015. The tide pools were beautiful and a fun place to visit. Highly recommended.

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Traversea City, MI USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Trail was not well marked and map from carambola resort was inaccurate and not helpful. We eventually found the tide pools which were stunningly beautiful and worth the effort. Hikers comfort would be greatly enhanced by some signage or an accurate map. Along the way, we encountered others who were equally confused and frustrated with the directions and lack of... More 

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Davie, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

I was staying at the Carambola Beach Resort, and heard about the tide pools. The hike to the pools was amazing. The views from the trail was fantastic. I would definitely suggest taking the trip to someone who is a little more adventurous. Make sure you plan the trip around the time of day since the ridges to the west... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

We hiked there, pretty far. Once we got there, didn't really have time to explore thoroughly but cool sounds of the rocks clicking together during tide. Beautiful but remote. Strenuous hike for sure if not traveling via 4 wheel drive vehicle.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

It is a hidden treasure. You will have to hike to get there but I promise that it's worth it. The water is beautiful.

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