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Carambola Tide Pools

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Address: St. Croix

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Worth the trek to the tide pools

Park at Carambola resort entrance. There are 2 hike routes. Advanced which is near the guard gate and less challenging starting near the tennis courts. We took the less... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Park at Carambola resort entrance. There are 2 hike routes. Advanced which is near the guard gate and less challenging starting near the tennis courts. We took the less challenging route. The views were spectacular. Look for the stone arrow and make the right turn. The path will open on a beach. A lovely cove with crashing waves. Look to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

the tide pools are around the wall on the left side of the beach, the pools were an amazing oasis just breathtaking when the waves splash over the tide pool walls!

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When you get to the renaissance carambola beach resort turn left just before the guard shack and go up the steep hill and the parking lot is on the left. Walk to the end of the parking lot and follow the path up and around to the right. Then turn left when you reach a T section. Just up the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Terrific trip! The hike through the rainforest was fun and leveled off at some gorgeous views. When you get to the water, it's amazing. The hike up the rocks to get to the tide pools is precarious, but doable and worth it. Just take your time, and watch for crashing waves. This was definitely one of the highlights of our... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As mentioned, the trailhead is a little difficult to find, but the staff at the hotel guard gate are really helpful and friendly. The walk is long, uphill, and through tall grasses (at different times). On our hike, it was after a really rainy week, so it was muddy and we slipped more than once. But -- it's worth it... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

These tidal pools are just amazing! Formed by a natural volcanic rock seawall, waves crash over and fill to tide pools with water. Since they are challenging to reach, they are secluded and quiet. To reach the tide pools, take a 5-mile round-trip hike on a maintained trail through the rainforest. It is steep and wet at times, so wear... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

This walk up and over the rain forest to the beach on the other side is amazing. You should use caution if you're not in good health as the first 10 minutes are uphill and the path is worn and can be slippery. Once you get to the beach, listen to the sound the tide makes as it pulls off... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

#1 Drive to Renaissance Carambola Hotel. #2 Park to the Left of the entrance gate above the Employee Parking Lot Do not go inside gate. Ask the attendant if you need #3 Walk to Find the steep, paved road... Walk a SHORT distance on the road, Look Left for a wooden sign in the Bush for the Trail. It will... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

We loved yhe hike and the amazing views along the way. At times a tough hike but well worth the effort. Be ready for a little rock climbing. Would go again anytime.

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Christiansted, St. Croix
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

At the Renaissance Carambola, these tide pools were connected to the beaches so getting there was easy. Once there, I bathed and enjoyed almost a spiritual baptism with Nature. It's beautiful and the water is softer than my own bath water. Breathtaking

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