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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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Loved the beach and the snorkeling

This is where I saw so many turtles- lots of jellyfish too, but they didn't sting. The bay is large so even with crowds of people there was plenty of room. The snorkeling was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Castle Rock, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The beach is best after 3 pm. But if you can't work that into you timeline you can still enjoy some solitude if you go super early in the am. Any time before 9am should do. We even got to see the baby nurse shark a couple of days in a row swimming the shoreline. For the Momma shark you... More 

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Long Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This is where I saw so many turtles- lots of jellyfish too, but they didn't sting. The bay is large so even with crowds of people there was plenty of room. The snorkeling was excellent and it is so so beautiful. We found shade to set up in and parking was easy.

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Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Loved this beach! Saw tons of rays and turtles. This is the kind of beach I think of when I think of the Carribean! Loved it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My family rented a boat and visited Maho Bay located on the beautiful island of St.John. We spent the afternoon enjoying the warm weather and cool water. We watched as fish and sting rays swam pass our boat. Our four year old jumped off the boat and enjoyed the calm waters for hours. For a minimal fee you can get... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

After reading about Maho bay in a magazine in our resort room, I could't wait to go snorkeling here. This is all my own fault for lack of research, but I made a pretty big mistake: Maybe it was because we were used to going to our resort beach and other beaches you have to pay to go on, but... More 

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maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Loved the little shallow calm bay for swimming with the turtles and one small lemon shark . parking is right on the road side but this bay is protected from wind and current tucked away in its own lil paradise. LOVE it here. The large sea grapes and the shade tree are the best

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Nice shallow waters. We saw quite a few sea turtles eating sea grass. They are very docile and did not even flinch when you get sort of close for a picture :-) Also saw a very large stingray. Not a lot of fish but well worth snorkeling here to see the turtles. Also, when we came in July, they're were... More 

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Dublin, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We visited Maho Bay 3 times during our visit to St. John because it never disappoints! We always go early in the day to get a parking spot and so we can swim with the turtles! Today we were lucky to swim with 6! The beach does tend to get more crowded as the day goes on and parking can... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We spent a whole day at Maho bay beach. It's a short taxi ride from Cruz bay. The snorkeling was very good. We saw sting ray, turtles, squirrel fish,etc. there were a few moon jellyfish but their sting is nothing big and goes away fairly quick. We liked the far left side of bay as there was a reef along... More 

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Hockessin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is by far my favorite beach. No matter where we travel, we keep coming back to Maho Bay. Words can not describe the beauty of this bay. The multi-color of the water is so beautiful (turquoise, powder blue, crystal clear) and the water is shallow, still and warm. You can just sit in it like a bathtub. The water... More 

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

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