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Great drive

If you're adventuresome, rent a jeep and drive yourself to the pools. Would not recommend the... read more

Reviewed March 6, 2016
Winston Salem, North Carolina
Visited on Tan Tan Tour

There are only 2 ways to visit the Tide Pools. Hike a couple hours or 4 wheel jeep. Take the crazy... read more

Reviewed March 4, 2016
Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed March 6, 2016

If you're adventuresome, rent a jeep and drive yourself to the pools. Would not recommend the drive if you have not ever been offroad. The pools are cool and can be a little dangerous depending on where the tide is. Check the tidal charts.

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Reviewed March 4, 2016 via mobile

There are only 2 ways to visit the Tide Pools. Hike a couple hours or 4 wheel jeep. Take the crazy jeep ride! It's probably safer and lots of fun. The Tide Pools are also tricky to physically get into-we had to climb along the...More

1  Thank TinaLeeIsToTravel
Reviewed February 29, 2016

A 60 or so minute hike from the resort takes you up a rather steep incline to the tidal pools. Try to arrive just before high tide for the best effect and water flow.

1  Thank BahtMan
Reviewed February 24, 2016 via mobile

We started out later than we hoped. We parked in the Carambola employee lot and walked to the upper lot and found the PVC pipe post and walked up the paved trail for 30 feet until we found the Trumbull trail marker. 2.7 miles from...More

1  Thank Doris K
Reviewed February 23, 2016

If you read the other reviews here, you'll get the point that its well worth the hike to the tide pools. That's absolutely true. However, what you won't read is that MOST people completely miss the trailhead (because its hard to see). The guard shack...More

2  Thank Christopher W
Reviewed February 14, 2016

If your up for an adventure take the hike! I took the hike from our resort. It took 45 minutes each way and it is up hill for a good portion.Make sure to wear good shoes that can get wet. Bring a towel, a camera...More

2  Thank Tiffanys783
Reviewed February 6, 2016

We took the Tan Tan tour to get to the tide pools. This is not an easily accessible place without a tour guide. If you hike in, make sure you have plenty of water and are able bodied. I've had a knee replacement and would...More

2  Thank Ravyn A
Reviewed January 7, 2016

We are staying at the Renaissance in Carambola. My husband and I hiked down to the tide pool. The views on the trail were beautiful. At the tide pool it was a little difficult to get into the pool. The rocks are very slippery. I...More

Thank Kalyn M
Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

I visited the tide pools via the Tan Tan Jeep tours last week with my family and it was one of the best things we did all week in St. Croix! It's a bit of a climb from the beach area (that we were told...More

Thank emilyclove
Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

When we came to St. Croix I had read about the tide pools and this was one of the main things I wanted to do while I was here. The hike was OK. It took us an hour each way and lots of uphill, not...More

Thank Rachel N
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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
Carol B
November 10, 2016|
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Response from slaabs | Reviewed this property |
Hi - The Marriott Renaissance property is adjacent to the Tide Pools.