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Maho Bay

Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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Type: Beaches, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Owner description: Mayho Bay is a popular beach in St. John and home to the Maho...
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Type: Beaches, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Maho is an excellent combination beach. It offers snorkeling as well as swimming plus basic facilities.

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houston, TX
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

this was the calmest beach that we found on St. John. It's absolteuly beautiful and our 2nd favorite after Hawksnest. Just gorgeous!

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N.E. Pa.
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

There is a lot of wildlife to see under the water. I have seen rays, sharks, and turtles, along with all kinds of fish and fry schools so big you cant see the coral behind them.

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c-ville
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

not as populated as some of the beaches. Off on the left side of the cove some pretty decent snorkeling

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Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The drive to get to this beach is steep and is absolutely gorgeous. It brings you very close to the nature. The beach itself is OK. I think that there are better beaches in St. John. It's scenic though. Spotted 2 or 3 sting rays right on the shore so, was a bit nervous going into the water. Two very... More 

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Beverly Hills, Michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Mayo Bay is the next bay over from Cinnamon Bay. It's just as gorgeous & inviting! We took a half-day sail from there which was a real treat! Sailed by all the close by islands & saw so many other boats of all kinds. A lovely experience!

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Rockwall, Texas
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69 reviews 69 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I love Maho! The water is always calm and it's so easy to get to. I always see a lot of cool things snorkeling. This year the water was as clear as I'd like, but I saw some HUGE tarpon and got to follow a turtle. Had a newbie snorkeler who didn't think she'd enjoy snorkeling and she got hooked!... More 

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Long Island, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Many of the beaches on Saint John are breathtaking, however this is my favorite. Yes it's close to the street but remember it is Saint John not a main highway . To swim or float and have pelicans dive down for their lunch within feet of you is priceless. Not to mention the sea turtles, tarpon and Rays that also... More 

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Arlington, VA
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67 reviews 67 reviews
27 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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