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Maho Bay

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Address: Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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Mayho Bay is a popular beach in St. John and home to the Maho Bay...

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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Visited maho around 2012 or so... had one of the best nights I've ever had in the v.i. It's a long hike from your cabin to the beach, but it's a beautiful one. Wildlife is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Duncan T
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Charleston
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Charleston
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited maho around 2012 or so... had one of the best nights I've ever had in the v.i. It's a long hike from your cabin to the beach, but it's a beautiful one. Wildlife is teaming all around the property as its situated in the middle of a wildlife preserve. So much fun. So sad they've closed You will be... More 

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Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Maho is one of our favorite beaches on the island. It is a long stretch of beautiful sand with lots of shade. There is not a lot of coral, etc. to see while snorkeling, however, the turtles and rays play at Maho.

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Thank Audthang
MN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Saw nurse shark and rays today. The water clarity could have been better, but the weather was fabulous. Easy parking across the road and the beach was very nice and sandy. Had the water clarity been better we would have been in high cotton. Seas were calm due to the bay. Good place to give a try.

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Thank SuperSatchmo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in this quiet bay overnight on a boat to get out of the wind and waves. It was beautiful and quiet and perfect. It was close to a hike and beach and snorkeling in Waterlemon cay.

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Thank Liz C
Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Maho Bay on a stand-up paddle board since we could never find either a parking spot for our car or for ourselves on the beach. So we rented paddle boards at Cinnamon bay and paddled to Maho Bay. To our delight - we were able to get very close to a large green sea turtle feeding on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maho Bay is ideal for sunning, and if the conditions are right, the snorkeling is great. Not smooth surf though, so beginners beware!

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Thank Jessica C
columbus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good place to learn to snorkel because it is shallow for quite a way from the beach. Good snorkeling too!

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Thank mindie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

By far my favorite beach on St John. The water is crystal clear and not much waves. Very relaxing and parking was not too bad. Lots of sea turtles and rays. Got a lot of great GoPro footage of this experience. Perfect snorkeling.

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Thank Michael S
Borden, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our favorite beach and just five minutes from the house we stayed at All About the View. It has beautiful palm trees at the south end of the beach and you always see turtles there in the evening

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Beavercreek, Ohio, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family enjoyed Maho Bay for the turtles. We saw 4 turtles while snorkeling and everyone was so excited. The bay was very calm so it was great for my 6 year old niece to try to snorkel and swim. Go out to the rocky edge on the right side of the bay to see coral and fish. The bay... More 

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