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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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Great snorkeling!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Sarah B
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
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11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

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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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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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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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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