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Address: St. Croix

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Worth the hike!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Susie1028
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San Diego, California

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago NEW

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 1 week ago

#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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Thank kwverrett
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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