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Maho Bay

Address: Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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Type: Beaches, Bodies of Water, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
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, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

If you float around the sea grass you're sure to see some sea turtles out for lunch. Such a great experience! Be sure not to touch them, though! Sea Turtles can contract diseases from humans and we don't want to lose these natural wonders!

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Denver, Colorado
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We visited Honeymoon Bay, Trunk Bay and Cinnamon Bay, all of which were nice. We ended a great day at MahonBay, where the beach is long and the water was calm. We saw several turtles feeding on the underwater grasses just 30 yards out from shore - great experience!

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Latham, New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Beautiful sandy beach with great swimming but crowded and poor snorkeling. Get there early for best parking and beaching.

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This is as good as it gets. It's a beautiful walking beach with crystal clear water. If you're snorkeling, the reef is to the right, and the turtles are straight ahead in the sea grass. There's also plenty of parking.

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Montpelier, Vermont
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We loved maho bay for the white sand beach, even though narrow, and the turquoise water, all that it professes to be, parking is hard. We found this true on every beach, a little easier here.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Better for families. Not as much natural beauty as Trunk Bay. Great snorkeling although I didn't see any turtles. Snorkel around the point to the right of the bay when facing ocean and stop and one of the deserted beaches ("little maho" and "little little maho") along the shore. Bugs come out with a vengeance when sun sets.

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Lake Forest, Illinois
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131 reviews 131 reviews
14 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

No services but beautiful tranquil water and fewer visitors than beaches closer to town. Limited parking in an unpaved lot across the road at the end of the beach.

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Cedar Point, North Carolina, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Beautiful turquoise water, gentle waves, and white sand. There is some shade from trees. The beach is narrow but we found space even during Christmas week. Easy parking

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La Grange Park, il USA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

After Trunk Bay we stopped here because we heard you could see sea turtles. This is a totally different bay and a lot less crowded than Trunk Bay but we did get to do some great snorkeling. It shows a different type of beauty on St.Johns but worth seeing.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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