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“Easy to get to!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Maho Bay

Maho Bay
, Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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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.
Naples, Florida
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12 reviews
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“Easy to get to!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We were recommended to Maho Bay by a local we met on the airplane. It was secluded and mostly empty, beautiful aqua water and soft white sand. Very easy to access, parked along the road and just steps to this beautiful beach! A must see!

Visited July 2014
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Setauket, New York
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“The perfect beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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

Visited April 2014
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Mukwonago, Wisconsin
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“One of my favorite STJ beaches”
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.

Visited April 2014
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Madisonville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Wonderful beach”
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!

Visited July 2014
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Newberg, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Best for Turtles”
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 bottom. They are pretty cool and don't seem to mind you swimming along. Just don't step on one, of course.

If you come to St. John, this is one beach you can't pass up!

Visited May 2014
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