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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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Paradise!!! This calm beach Is my FAVORITE

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Michigan
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Long beautiful beach. A little crowded. There was a swell and water was cloudy so snorkeling was bad. Did see one turtle.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We had a great time at this beach, very beautiful There are lots of boats at this beach and it is quite busy

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Merrick, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I think this one was my favorite. The water was really clear and gentle for the kids. We saw turtles and small fish. It was a great family beach.

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Boston
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We snorkled all over the island. At Maho Bay, if you get to the parking lot at a good time there is easy access to the beach. The snorkling was VERY good. Turtles, fish, just plain fun.

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Chicago, IL
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

In our week in St. John, we went to Hawksnest, Cinnamon, Waterlemon, Trunk Bay, and Maho. All are awesome - you really can't go wrong in terms of beaches on St. John. But Maho was our overall favorite. A more narrow stretch of sand than some, but still adequate, the white sand gently gives way to the ocean in a... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

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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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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
14 helpful votes 14 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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