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Address: Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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Mayho Bay is a popular beach in St. John and home to the Maho Bay...

Mayho Bay is a popular beach in St. John and home to the Maho Bay

Campground, 114 tent-cottages constructed in respect for the environment, making it one of the most publicized eco-tourism destinations in the world.

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Beautiful, long powdery beach - calm and serene!

This beach is good for everyone, small children, adults etc. but there are no waves - it's very calm. Great for lying on a raft, great snorkeling and the beach is very long. It's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jackie S
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Huntington, New York
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Huntington, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This beach is good for everyone, small children, adults etc. but there are no waves - it's very calm. Great for lying on a raft, great snorkeling and the beach is very long. It's very narrow so when the tide is up it really cuts into the beach. There's now a parking lot that accommodates a lot of vehicles so... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

BEST 40th B-DAY EVER !!! Got to swim with Sea Turtles ( NOT 1 BUT 6 )with the love of my life.... ❤️❤️😘😘 Couldn't ask for more !!!! Absolutely Beautiful !!! Can not wait to go back next year !!! Make you check out this beautiful hidden jewel !!! But anywhere you go to in St. John is beautiful !!!!... More 

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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Been coming to St John since 2001. This last trip, was surprised how crowded Maho got by 11 am. The parking lot gets to be a zoo, with folks jamming their cars into places they shouldn't and boxing other people in. Found it by far the worst of the six main beaches (Caneel to Francis) in having this ugly behavior... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Nothing new! Just go! Go early! Park at the gravel lot- swim to the sea grass and swim with turtles! And sting rays! And remoras that everyone yells "shark" about! It's awesome! We went from 8-10 and had about an hour and a half to just float alone with the turtles before the crowds came and the turtles went further... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

This beautiful beach is the place to snorkel with turtles. They are right there in the underwater grassy areas just off the beach. You don't go far at all to see them. We also saw rays and fish. Great experience. There is street parking and a decent sized lot. There is a men's and women's bathroom and 2 pavilions that... More 

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Colorado USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Parking is close and it's easy to walk to the narrow but beautiful beach with very calm and shallow water. Popular with small children.

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Mountain Lakes, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Maho bay is one of the best beaches to visit when on St. John with soft sand and loads of marine life to be seen from sting rays to sea turtles. Occasionally you will see a shark and the water is turquoise and crystal clear. Will definitely visit again and again.

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Queen Creek, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

Lots of sea grass here, which is caviar to sea turtles. Buy an underwater camera and make all your friends jealous.

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Tunnel Hill, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

This is my favorite beach on all of the Virgin Islands. It is very shallow for a long ways out and was perfect for my kids. There are bushes/trees lining the beach that offer natural overhangs to sit under. When we were there, there was 3 baby reef sharks swimming around near the shore. This is a much visit for... More 

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Olney, Maryland, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

Our second beach of the day trip to St. John. Very good Snorkeling, there were many sea turtles to be seen! We went on a day when the cruse ships were not docked, and it was not to bad at all as far as crowding was concerned.

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