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Carambola Tide Pools

Address: St. Croix
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Ranked #30 of 79 Activities in St. Croix
Type: Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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Type: Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities

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Houston, Texas, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I've seen several reviews, including one on the St. Croix Hiking Association website, that claims this hike takes 45 min average to reach Wills Bay. I would say 45 min is a fair assessment if you A) hike regularly (which I don't) and B) begin the trail INSIDE the Carambola resort. Personally, it took my boyfriend and me about 90... More 

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cairo
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

A young man was killed by a wave ...a helicopter was deployed for a day to retrieve his body from the sea ...felt very sad for his family who came for a vacation ...extream caution must be paid if you insist to get there...suggest to take a tour guid.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

These tidal pools should be treated with great caution. I am at Carambola Marriot and today a person drowned...swept away in the ocean from the tidal pools.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Here's the how to guide to hike to the tide pools: Drive to the Carambola Beach Resort and tell security at the gate that you're going to get some lunch. Wear some decent footwear because if you decide to wear flip flops or sandals you're going to cut your feet up. Walk to the western part of the resort and... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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51 reviews 51 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Starting your hike at renaissance trail head you start going straight up.... Watch out for hermit crabs and slippery conditions. Once reaching the beach the tide pools are a short hike over some rocks but an awesome picture opp and great swim. Plan for at least a 2 hr round trip adventure

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Decatur, Georgia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This was by far one of our favorite points on our Cruzan adventure, but one we wished we had entered with more details! We went solo and weren't entirely sure we were in the right spot since you can't see the pools (or the best route to them) well from the beach. We visited in December when the "Christmas winds"... More 

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Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We did not hike to this, but took the TanTan jeep tour and stopped here. Caught it at high tide and enjoyed watching the waves crashing over the rocks and into the pools. Loved sitting in the tide pools as the water cascaded around us!

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North Landgrove, Vermont, United States
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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The hike in was over two and 1/2 miles. The pools are lovely but he rocks are very dangerous and especially when a rouge wave comes over them.

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Halifax, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is a high endurance 2.7 mile hike each way. It's up and down very steep hills, narrow paths with lots of obstacles. When you go to Carambola resort the gatekeeper tells you where the trail is but fails to mention that there is an easier, shorter one to take if you start lower at the resort. We totally didn't... More 

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Connecticut
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Trail head not easy to find if you are not staying at Carambola Resort.....ask security guards at gate (very helpful).....trail is much longer if not started at resort grounds - can only enter trail on grounds of you are staying at resort. Trail has many hills and some areas are right on edge of a long way down to the... More 

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