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Maho Bay

Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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Type: Bodies of Water, Beaches
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... more » 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. « less
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Setauket, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

You can enjoy the beautiful calm waters here and the sandy beaches. This was my favorite in St. John!

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Mukwonago, Wisconsin
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Great less traveled beach in St John. Just love this beach to just kick back or snorkeling. Lots of sea turtle action on the grassy flats.

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Madisonville, Kentucky
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Small, narrow beach but fantastic snorkeling to see lots of turtles and stingrays. Lots of street parking and a parking lot that fills up in late morning. My favorite, easy, accessible beach on St John. Can't say enough good things about it!

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Newberg, Oregon
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

What's great about Maho Bay is that there are grassy areas where the turtles love to hang out. We snorkeled there a bunch of times and always find turtles - sometimes several. Cruise along the middle portion of the bay, look for grass growing on the sea floor. You can also spot stingrays swimming around the shore on the sandy... More

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This is a beautiful beach. Almost as nice as Trunk Bay and Cinnamon Bay. Snorkeling was pretty good.

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Draper, Utah
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Too crowded, turtles were cool, saw a shark. Overall I would look elsewhere. It is calm and quiet as far as the water goes, but there are lots of people and not very much beach space. Shade is limited.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Another Beautiful Beach on St. John! Not too crowded...The water, view and beach was wonderful. Plus it was my birthday so it was extra special. The snorkeling was great too. I saw some really cool pelicans while chilling in the water too. Actually one almost hit my head. The guys saw turtles while snorkeling.

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Indian Harbour Beach, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We had planned to go to Leinster/Waterlemon ,but it was blowing a bit of a current this morning so headed to Maho instead. We arrived at 10am. Walked to right of center area and headed straight out to middle of the bay. Saw 7 turtles, some w there attached "remora fish" . We then headed to right side rocks and... More

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Minneapolis, MN
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

This is a great and easy snorkel. In the center grassy area we saw many sea turtles and rays, and the rocks along the right shore provide a lovely reef with nice coral and an abundance of fish, especially those wonderful clouds of little silver-blue fish that swim in great schools. The bay is protected, so it's an easy swim.... More

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Raymore, Missouri
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This was really a no fail beach. It was long, beautiful, and calm with variable grassy areas. Lots of room to spread out and find a shady spot. This was a great spot to get comfortable with our paddleboard and enjoy the afternoon.

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