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Real Caribbean surf

Being on the Atlantic side, the waves are consistent. There were some weeds last year, but now they... read more

Reviewed January 18, 2017
Mario M
Rough water

Nice walk with family to the natural pool. However it's quite a rough rocky trail. Also the water... read more

Reviewed August 22, 2017
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Feb 15, 2018
“Such a shame”
Feb 8, 2018
“Irma devastated ”
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Reviewed February 15, 2018

We walked along the coastal trail and really enjoyed the scenery but it is such a shame about the debris left along the shoreline after the hurricane.

Thank pollyoppy
Reviewed February 8, 2018 via mobile

Very secluded beach that was hard to find. When we finally found it there was a rocky path to get there. The beach was full of debris from Irma and no visible effort was being made for cleanup. Very secluded but the surrounding buildings were...More

2  Thank andybY5224KP
Reviewed August 22, 2017

Nice walk with family to the natural pool. However it's quite a rough rocky trail. Also the water is rough throughout and I wouldn't recommend swimming. The natural pool is protected, but doesn't have much to see. There is no reef that we could see....More

Thank Jangala
Reviewed June 2, 2017

Beautiful sand, great snorkeling with many reefs to explore and like famed Orient Beach, clothing is optional.

2  Thank wjmacia
Reviewed April 4, 2017 via mobile

We found this beach and weren't impressed. It was very choppy not protected surf. No facilities and a lot of rocky seaweeds conditions.

Thank lollygal
Reviewed March 2, 2017

We drove around the island to multiple beaches and this was by far our favorite. We intended to do the hike to the natural pool but somehow missed the trailhead. We just ended up on the regular beach which was fine. We were literally the...More

1  Thank calliec2442
Reviewed February 9, 2017

Not easy to find, took us two tries, but felt it was the nicest beach on the island (0f the five we visited) Beware - many of the photos that we saw on line, including the one above, show facilities that no longer exist, just...More

Thank casper b
Reviewed January 18, 2017

Being on the Atlantic side, the waves are consistent. There were some weeds last year, but now they have all naturally cleared away. Very quiet, private beach with a constant breeze. If you like privacy this is where to go. You can surf there if...More

Thank Mario M
Reviewed September 19, 2016

You have to find the path that leads down to the beach. Looks like it was very nice at one time but this deserted area is uncared for and infested with seaweed which attracted small flies.

Thank Charmani
Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

So we were looking for a good place to hike, and how great to hike to a beautiful natural pool?!? So WEAR sneakers or a walking shoe. Plan to hike up and down some pretty treacherous trails ( at times) It took us about 30...More

5  Thank PalaceFamily
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November 13, 2015|
Response from JonInIndy | Reviewed this property |
Seemed pretty safe. Saw no more that 2-4 people out on any given day. Beach is not far from villas and homes that are within walking distance. Was there during the low season, but can't imagine you would ever see many people... More