My boys and and I stayed at carambola for a week and were told the tide pools were a must see...and they were right! We made the hike from our room to the beach in 30min. The trail was dry but tennis shoes, hiking shoes or something like Tevas are a must. Trail is steep in some sections but take your time and it's worth the reward. As the other reviews have said the pools are too the left once you reach the beach and it is a little tricky to get around the rocks. Water shoes would have been perfect then my tennis shoes would not have gotten soaked! Eat lunch before but take some water so you can enjoy he views for a bit.