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Great Turtle Sightings!

Best spot for seeing turtles! Look on the right side as you stand in the beach, they like the sea... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Beautiful Turtles

Loved this beach! Within 5 minutes of being in the water, we saw our first turtle. In an hour of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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North Shore Road, Cruz Bay, St. John
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best spot for seeing turtles! Look on the right side as you stand in the beach, they like the sea grass there

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this beach! Within 5 minutes of being in the water, we saw our first turtle. In an hour of snorkelling we saw 5-6! Amazing! We didn't have to go out far in the water to see them either. Definitely recommend popping by this beach...More

Thank FrancineCountryman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Maho Beach was our first beach and where we saw our first Turtle. Beautiful beach. Good size parking area. Beautiful water and nice shady areas for those wanting to get out of the sun. Facing the ocean if you swim to your right about a...More

Thank SCtravelers2012
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So many turtles!! Definitely come here if you want to swim, snorkel, or sail. The beach is gorgeous and there is lots of ocean life to see!

Thank Hallie S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful setting close to the road. Great if you have a lot of stuff you want to bring with you for the day and if you're early enough to get parking across the street. We arrived after 2:00 by taxi, and just turning the taxi...More

Thank Kelly T
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great beach! One of our favorites on St John VI. East side of the beach has GREAT Sea Turtle snorkeling. We would go later in the afternoons, and see MANY feeding!!! The center of the beach area is more sandy further out,...More

Thank DeborahMassachusetts
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great beach! Great snorkeling. Saw 3 turtles in the same day! Numerous fish and a nurse shark too! Water was calm and beautiful!

Thank ukbliss44
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has a grassy bottom, making it a good place to see sea turtles! We also snorkeled around the point to St. Francis Bay and enjoyed the sea life at the point.

Thank TravelMom058_10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Calm waters and you'll most likely see sea turtles if you snorkel out over the grassy areas. Snorkeling to the right near the rocks we swam through a school of millions of tiny fish. You can find shade under overhanging trees.

Thank Jessica H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maho Beach is the place to go for snorkeling- you are pretty much guaranteed to see plenty of enormous sea turtles, nursing sharks, and plenty of other fish. The beach is huge, but get there early to secure a shady spot. There is a small...More

Thank Renee B
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Ashley E
Hi. We are arriving in St. John from St. Thomas via Ferry. Understand Maho Beach is the best beach for snorkeling. Are there facilities for food or restrooms nearby? Is there an area to rent snorkel equipment? How far is this from the Ferry drop off and are taxis easily accessible? Any suggestions of must do in St. John while there for 4-5 hours?
April 7, 2017|
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Response from Angel9266 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a public bathroom at the south end of the beach. This is a food stand for some beverages and snacks. You may bring your own Picnic there. Suggest to bring your own snorkeling gear. As I recall only Trunk Bay... More
Good morning, Where did you rent the paddle boards from? Thank you.
February 20, 2017|
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Response from TRUNKBAYMAN | Reviewed this property |
Low-key water sports
Steve V
Golf in St.Thomas
December 30, 2016|
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Response from Michael K | Reviewed this property |
Mahogany run is the only golf course in st thomas. St. John does not have one. I have never golfed there but I once rented a cart and drove the course and the scenery is magnificent. It is not far from Magen's Bay beach... More