We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Maho Bay

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
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.
read more
Book ahead on Viator
Top Rated
More Info
$225*
and up
St John Snorkeling Cruise to Cruz Bay from St...
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 272 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 196
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
One of top rated beaches for a reason

Again, we did this beach and snorkeled both in the am before the crowds and in the late afternoon....found this better...crowd and snorkel wise. Just a beautiful setting that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
kathy b
,
Fillmore, New York

Similar Things to Do in Virgin Islands National Park

Add Photo Write a Review

272 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Fillmore, New York
Level Contributor
62 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Again, we did this beach and snorkeled both in the am before the crowds and in the late afternoon....found this better...crowd and snorkel wise. Just a beautiful setting that gets it rating with reason. Trunk, Cinnamon and Maho are all doable in a day.....if you beach hop....get to Trunk first before the cruise ships

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
108 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

There are always nice animals below water but always also mosquitos at times so look out and might see a nurse shark in the mornings.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Tenafly, New Jersey, United States
Level Contributor
25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Maho Bay will always have a special place in our hearts because we were married on that beach before the term"destination weddings" was even invented. We had a wildly clad minister who worked in the video rental shop in Cruz bay oversee our wedding and a photographer. Every 5 years we return to St. John and to this beach on... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Columbus, Ohio
Level Contributor
17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This bay had some of the best snorkeling on the island that did not require a boat. We went to a dozen snorkel locations and this seemed to be the clearest and always had a ton of turtles to swim with. The beach was also not very populated so you didn't feel like you had to share space with a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This was our favorite beach while honeymooning on St John. Not crowded, close to the road, and the water is shallow for a long way out with soft, white sand and turquoise waters.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Charlotte, North Carolina
Level Contributor
61 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

not really any services here like rentals, food, drinks etc... but definitely worth the stop for relaxing and snorkeling. rent a jeep so u can come and go at your own pace as there are plenty of beaches to stop by as you drive around the island.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Coming from St Thomas, taking the ferry to Cruz Bay, this was the most pleasant, relaxing beach fairly accessible via short taxi ride. It's way less crowded than Trunk Bay, and is much prettier and sheltered. Snorkeling for coral reefs is good on the right side "around the corner" a bit. But turtles abound in the central part of the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gettysberg
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Calm waters and great visibility. Saw many fish, coral, etc. Not too crowed and quite. Parking filled up so get there before 10:30.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
45 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

A gorteous beach known for turtles, but I only saw one during a one hour snorkel session. If you do not have a car, you must arrange taxi (expensive) service. Come prepared, since there are no facilities (no toilets, no snack bar, no lockers, no equipment rental).

Was this review helpful? Yes
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This beach is right next to the road. Parking is limited. Beach is not too big, but the snorkeling is amazing because the sea turtles are there in the sea grass. It was great to swim with them. If you linger, they do come up and poke their heads out of the water. The water is very calm in this... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Maho Bay also viewed

Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
 
Cruz Bay, St. John
Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
 

Been to Maho Bay? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Maho Bay

Address: Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John  >  Virgin Islands National Park

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Maho Bay staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?