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Address: Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
Description: Mayho Bay is a popular beach in St. John and home to the Maho...
Mayho Bay is a popular beach in St. John and home to the Maho Bay Campground, 114 tent-cottages constructed in respect for the environment, making it one of the most publicized eco-tourism destinations in the world.
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St John Snorkeling Cruise to Cruz Bay from St Thomas

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Beautiful Beach!

We stopped at Maho Bay for two very nice visits. Coral sand beach with lots of reasonable shade, a few covered tables for picnics, and great snorkling. Some folks reported seeing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Paulb19027
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Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
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Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

We stopped at Maho Bay for two very nice visits. Coral sand beach with lots of reasonable shade, a few covered tables for picnics, and great snorkling. Some folks reported seeing Sea Turtles. Psrking can be tough. Patience required!

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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Sheltered from the sea and currents because of it's position, Maho is the best place to see turtles. The beach is glorious and there is some shade. Good snorkeling around to the right, the turtle and rays are over the grass, right in the middle. Early is better and parking can be a challenge. You can spend all day here... More 

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10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This was my favorite beach- I would recommend having a car for it though and not getting a taxi- once we wanted to leave, we had to wait quite a while for a taxi.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Best beach in StJ. Trunk & Cinnamon are amazing but Maho Bay/beach has the most fish, turtles and underwater activity. Great place to paddleboard. We didn't see too many young children but the water is calm enough for them to enjoy. Parking area across the street fills pretty fast but starts to empty by mid day.

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small town
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Swim in a water that looks like glass, its so calm and clear and you won't swim far until you see at least one turtle. Its a quiet and peaceful beach, not much of a shoreline but the water is mesmerizing and I love it!!! My all time favorite

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Michigan
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Long beautiful beach. A little crowded. There was a swell and water was cloudy so snorkeling was bad. Did see one turtle.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We had a great time at this beach, very beautiful There are lots of boats at this beach and it is quite busy

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Merrick, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I think this one was my favorite. The water was really clear and gentle for the kids. We saw turtles and small fish. It was a great family beach.

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7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We snorkled all over the island. At Maho Bay, if you get to the parking lot at a good time there is easy access to the beach. The snorkling was VERY good. Turtles, fish, just plain fun.

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Chicago, IL
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

In our week in St. John, we went to Hawksnest, Cinnamon, Waterlemon, Trunk Bay, and Maho. All are awesome - you really can't go wrong in terms of beaches on St. John. But Maho was our overall favorite. A more narrow stretch of sand than some, but still adequate, the white sand gently gives way to the ocean in a... More 

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