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Address: Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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This scenic bay on St. John offers a secluded beach with good swimming and...

This scenic bay on St. John offers a secluded beach with good swimming and snorkeling, plus a graded hiking trail leading to and from the beach and picnic area.

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St John Round-Island Snorkeling Tour from St Thomas
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Made the drive down to the salt pond and was not disappointed. Got to see a ton of salt built up along the shore. Water was hot hot hot! Definitely worth checking out. Make sure... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Made the drive down to the salt pond and was not disappointed. Got to see a ton of salt built up along the shore. Water was hot hot hot! Definitely worth checking out. Make sure to take the trail out to drunk bay for some gorgeous views.

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Barrington, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a short quarter-mile walk from the parking area. Make sure you bring plenty of water his afternoon temperatures can always be hot on that side of the island. We have found the best time to go to Salt Pond is mid to late afternoon as the temperature moderates and the crowds are less. Don't forget to take the... More 

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Cruz Bay, St. John
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the best snorkel spots on the island...but not for beginners. Close to shore is mostly seagrass....but if you swim out towards the rocks that poke out you will be amazed. No joke though.....the currents and waves can be strong so please only venture out if you know what you are doing. We saw HUGE pillar and... More 

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Port Moody, BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy access to the beach at Salt Pond Bay. The snorkel to the reef in the middle of the bay may not be for beginner snorkelers especially if it is rough. Intermediate snorkelers will have no problem with the swim. Beautiful coral. Clean beach with limited facilities.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Turtles and Nurse Sharks and Squid, Oh My! This was our fifth trip to Salt Pond Bay in 5 trips to St John and it is our favorite beach by far. It's a 40 minute drive from the Westin, 50 minute drive from Cruz Bay then a 10 minute walk down a mostly flat trail to the beach. The beach... More 

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Round Rock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Decided to spend the day at Salt Pond with my group. They really enjoyed the snorkeling and the beach. Not too many people and you can do light hiking as well then cool off. Not too many turtles but the fish were amazing.

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Olney, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is an amazing spot! Great snorkeling. The Hot salt pond on the other side of the beach is a free spa treatment! Quiet, not a place where the folks off cruses can get to. You will need a car. There is a downhill hike in, which means an uphill hike afterward. One of our favorite spots on St. John

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Hiked Ram Head in the morning, and then enjoyed the beach for the rest of the day. Fantastic snorkeling off the Blue Cobblestone beach on the hike. We brought our gear, dropped it off on the way up, and then snorkeled on the way back. Excellent snorkel, and definitely off the beaten path!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

A small beach, beautiful rocky edge worth exploring. The walk to it is actually very pretty and fun, and trails to Salt Pond, Drunk Bay, and Ram's Head are easily accessible. This beach was deserted both times we visited--totally private beach experience!!! We didn't snorkel much, but it seemed to be lots of sea grass. The water was lovely, very... More 

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Watertown, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

love this hidden gem. little hike to get to but worth it. Very quiet, great snorkeling. picnic tables and shaded areas. white sand beach. gorgeous.

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