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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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Sea Turtles!

This beach is very calm and excellent for families with young children. Snorkeling was great - this morning we saw several turtles munching on sea grass, along with many fish... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Atlanta, GA
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Atlanta, GA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This beach is very calm and excellent for families with young children. Snorkeling was great - this morning we saw several turtles munching on sea grass, along with many fish. Arrive early to get a good parking place.

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Nash, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

If you don't want crowds and touristy beaches on St Johns drive on past the first few on the North shore and spend your time at Maho Bay Beach where the locals go.... Great snorkeling, water, views and no crowds!!!

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Keswick, Canada
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54 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Probably the greatest concentration of flamingo tongue snails I have come across (on the western side of the bay, towards Cinnamon Bay) and some turtles in the turtle grass (on the Eastern side, towards St. Francis Bay)

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The beaches on St. John are completely unreal. Maho Bay is beautiful! But with many of the beaches, get there early if you want to get a parking spot, otherwise, you need to get creative. The beach is smaller than Trunk Bay but no less picturesque. Maho is known for its turtles but apart from that, I'd stay more for... More 

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Lake Forest, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I'm not really into all the families at this beach and the road is only a few feet away. However, if you snorkel around the point on the right hand side of the beach, it's like snorkeling in a canyon. Very different, yet cool. Then make your way over to the sea grass, and you might be lucky enough to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Love the turtles! It's a great little beach. Get there early to get a parking spot. There are many shade trees due to the the narrow beach and is great for little ones.

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Hanover, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Loved this beach! Some of the beach areas are a bit too crowded on St. John/St. Thomas but this beach was super chill with not a ton of people. Saw some turtles and a lot conch shells snorkeling but not a lot of other things to see. The beach itself though is breathtaking. Would completely recommend it! Bring chairs if... More 

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Farmington, Michigan
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Maho is one of many excellent beaches on St John. Its a little farther from Cruz Bay and a little smaller so it's less trafficked. However, its got all the essential goods of turquoise calm waters and beautiful sand. I only made a short stop, but would go back. Parking was easy (though rutted -- watch out if you do... More 

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NY
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13 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Snorkel to the right of the Bay. It is the best! Go to little Maho! Picnic tables are available. Restrooms are there as well. Hang you stuff! This is simply a great place!

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West Islip, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Hit this beach 1st on our last day. Parking is tough if you have a rental car. A taxi can solve that. It was beautiful and not too crowded. Saw sting rays and no luck seeing turtles but they were there earlier.

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