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Maho Bay

Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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Type: Bodies of Water, Beaches
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Arlington, VA
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67 reviews 67 reviews
27 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This may be the best beach on St. John and there is something for everyone. You can enjoy watching the surf and waves under the cover of shady trees or sunbathe on white sand beaches. It is stunning. This is a must hit spot for the snorkelers. We were swimming in pools of thousands of bait fish that were followed... More

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Maho Bay is one of the prettiest Beaches-Bays on St. John. Street side parking, GORGEOUS scenery, fantastic swimming and snorkeling. Especially good for kids with it's slow graded, sandy bottom............. The turtles come early in the morning, and are gone before the sun gets hot, but are worth rising early to watch them dine on sea grass. The rays and... More

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Baltimore
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This is what I pictured when I think of a true Caribbean beach...crystal blue waters, gentle waves, white sand...amazing views...peaceful. It's actually better, in my opinion, then the more crowded Trunk Bay, which is down the road from this...truly worth the visit...there are bathrooms, but no running water, so bring chairs, towels, food/drink, and just relax...great place!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We were told Maho had some resident turtles, and I think I actually saw them before fish when I snorkeled there. Also saw a big barracuda. Definitely worth a visit if you'd like to see turtles. Few people on the beach when we went. Combine with Waterlemon Cay and/ or Annenberg Plantation given proximity.

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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

If you need a quite beach, this is the one to visit in St. John. It is rich in sea life, can do snorkeling, read a book, lime... And with a great view of the passing vessels to and from the British VIs.

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Naples, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We were recommended to Maho Bay by a local we met on the airplane. It was secluded and mostly empty, beautiful aqua water and soft white sand. Very easy to access, parked along the road and just steps to this beautiful beach! A must see!

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Setauket, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

You can enjoy the beautiful calm waters here and the sandy beaches. This was my favorite in St. John!

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Mukwonago, Wisconsin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Great less traveled beach in St John. Just love this beach to just kick back or snorkeling. Lots of sea turtle action on the grassy flats.

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Madisonville, Kentucky
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Small, narrow beach but fantastic snorkeling to see lots of turtles and stingrays. Lots of street parking and a parking lot that fills up in late morning. My favorite, easy, accessible beach on St John. Can't say enough good things about it!

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Newberg, Oregon
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

What's great about Maho Bay is that there are grassy areas where the turtles love to hang out. We snorkeled there a bunch of times and always find turtles - sometimes several. Cruise along the middle portion of the bay, look for grass growing on the sea floor. You can also spot stingrays swimming around the shore on the sandy... More

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