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After finding the trail, we hiked to the tide pools. The trail is longer than we were told, but it... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Hidden Gem of the Island

It's a little tough to get to, but the effort is worth it. Tucked away on the northern shore, a... read more

Reviewed October 21, 2018
Jeff and Mary P
Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After finding the trail, we hiked to the tide pools. The trail is longer than we were told, but it wasn't too bad. Footwear is important here. I would not recommend flip flops or thong sandals. We arrived to the rock beach at higher tide,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 21, 2018

It's a little tough to get to, but the effort is worth it. Tucked away on the northern shore, a semi-tough hike will get you to this amazing swimming hole. Hyper-salty water because of the pool, you literally float on top.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

It was a pretty intense hike though the bushes but once we got there it was totally worth it. The tide was low so we didn’t experience the over flowing waves but the serenity and peacefulness of the tide pool made up for it.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 5, 2018

This was one of my favorite experiences while in St. Croix. The hike to the tide pools was just the beginning; being able to experience the canopy of the rainforest and seeing hermit crabs cross your footsteps made the hike worth the effort. Once you...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank mae_438
Reviewed August 19, 2018

As others have mentioned, one of the toughest parts of this hike can simply be finding where it starts. To start, check-in with the guard hut and they'll tell you where to park (which will be up a road to the left of the guard...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank dr_j_now
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

We were so excited to see this and ended up being so disappointed. We didn’t even see the tide pools! We drove a Kia Optima and I would not recommend taking a small car. The road was littered with huge pot holes which made us...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Victoria D
Reviewed July 1, 2018

It is a very long hike to the tide pools, and if you are looking for a nice hike with a refreshing dip at the end, this is exactly what you want. Don't plan to see amazing things at the tide pools, though. Enough tourists...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank ADS80
Reviewed June 20, 2018

We weren't sure what to expect when directed to these tide pools. The hike was longer than we anticipated. When we arrived there was one other group there but about to leave. We had the tide pools to ourselves for a while. We saw small...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank jonathan b
Reviewed June 6, 2018

This was our first hike as a family with two kids. We parked at the entrance of Carambola above the security guard post. The hike at that point is a tad over an hour from there with a steady pace. Understand that those who have...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Kimberly J
Reviewed May 10, 2018

Young children and anyone not in good shape should not attempt this. It’s 5.5 miles round trip on narrow paths through the jungle, often with steep drops next to the path. If you total up the “up” elevations along the path, the total elevation change...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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December 30, 2017|
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Response from Lubbbr | Reviewed this property |
If you’re sailing into Frederiksted it’s about 25-30 minutes by car to the hotel then plan 45 minutes to hike each way. It’s a rocky muddy hike but fun and worth it. The beach is all stone and makes a cool sound as waves... More
January 11, 2017|
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Response from bluesea182 | Reviewed this property |
Hiking to the pools is free, you just have to get to the Renaissance hotel in Carambola, where the trail starts. It's a two and a half mile hike through the rainforest (not too strenuous, but there is some that's uphill... More