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This was one of my favorite experiences while in St. Croix. The hike to the tide pools was just... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
mae_438
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Beautiful

As others have mentioned, one of the toughest parts of this hike can simply be finding where it... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
dr_j_now
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Germantown, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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

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

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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

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

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

2  Thank Kevin K
Reviewed May 10, 2018

We liked this hike. It starts just south of the guard house to Carambola. Ask if you can park in the employee lot (they were happy to let us do so), then follow the road uphill for maybe 100 yards until you see a gap...More

2  Thank Stefan P
Reviewed April 8, 2018

Do NOT attempt to drive there no matter what kind of vehicle you have. You are almost sure to get stuck and stranded. We had a AWD SUV and followed Google Maps. The road is not maintained so it's more like a dirt path that...More

2  Thank K34ay
Reviewed April 8, 2018

My husband and I visited St. Croix in Mar/Apr 2016 for our honeymoon. We stayed in Renaissance Carambola because of it's views and location. We also liked that the trail for the tide pools started at our resort. The hike to and from the tide...More

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tinytiny0610
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
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sharonski49
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
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