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Carambola Tide Pools

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Address: St. Croix

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Definitely worth the hike out!

It's about a 45 minute walk from the resort, mainly shaded trail. Definitely worth the trip! The tide pools are stunning.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Melissa M

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's about a 45 minute walk from the resort, mainly shaded trail. Definitely worth the trip! The tide pools are stunning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is no need to hire a guide if you are capable of doing a little rugged hiking (a few steep ascents and rocky passages). The trail is 2.7 miles one-way to this tidal pool and well worth it. You are mostly in the forest, so even on a sunny day, it is not a bad hike. The beach next... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We hiked from the Renaissance Beach and Spa Resort trail. It's about a 30 min hike to get there. The hike through the jungle and over the hill was lots of fun and great exercise. The views at times were amazing. The trail is a bit steep at times and I would suggest not bringing the little ones. It also... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

Great hike from the Renaissance St Croix or you can drive a jeep most of the way. The tidal pool is one of those cool little side attractions that is a must see when you visit St Croix. Crystal clear, very salty, water that is tucked away behind a natural barrier. Enjoy...

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Park Ridge, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

It is a 2.7 mile hike to the tide pools. The path is well-graded, but it is reasonably challenging. There are parts where you will definitely need decent shoes--I really wouldn't want to try it with sandals. We arrived around noon, and the tide was up, so we had to kind of climb/wade to get to all the tide pools.... More 

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Palmetto, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

We took the hike, which was not as hard as we imagined, although small children might need to be carried. We made the mistake of not being sure of the tides and were disappointed to not be able to get to the pools as the water was too high and too dangerous.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

About 3 miles each way. You will be rewarded by some spectacular views, and once you arrive you may be the only ones there. Feels like being alone on the planet. Not a boat, person or sign of civilization in sight. Sneakers that you can get wet or water shoes are a must. Don't walk barefoot in the water or... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

We loved this hike. We started from the hotel property, and hiked through the forest to get to the ocean. Stunning views along the way. We started early (6:45am) and finished about 9:15am start to finish/return. We did not swim in the tide pools. I would describe the hike as moderate to challenging. It was humid, and had rained the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

Was taken here by Tan Tan Tours. A little difficult to get to but very much worth the effort. Pools are shallow enough for non swimmers

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

So glad we made this journey with Tan Tan Jeep Tours. We only saw 4 others while there and all had hiked down from Carambola Resort. Not easy to get to but you will want to add this to your list of places to explore in St. Croix.

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