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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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Now THIS is a tropical experience. Totally secluded, not the "main" attraction, but well worth the extra distance from Trunk Bay. Literally swam with sea turtles, so be sure to bring a snorkel (no rentals). Nothing else at the beach, but the beach. It was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank tini0929
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful beach nice sand and gradual sandy entrance. There are nice coral formations along each side of the bay. There are a TON of turtles here. There were also rays and schools of fish that would break the water surface and the pelicans were...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kingjam1
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a wide, stunning bay with a great expanse of inviting sand, and a great place to see turtles, rays and other of the bigger sea life. It does have a fairly large parking area, just steps across the road from the sand, which...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank zgshaw
Reviewed 3 days ago

Trip to this beach was my present for my birthday - I wanted to swim with turtles and wouldn’t leave without “getting” my present lol! Well, as soon as you get into the water (a little murky, not as clear as trunk bay or others)...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gosia M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Spent our honeymoon here. Romantic, beautiful, blue water. The cafeteria serve great food and the restroom are clean.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lenyse S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got to the beach early and lucked out in the shade factor with some of the trees that are still left after the September 2017 storms. Parking close to beach (just walk across the beach) was great! I saw more turtles at this beach...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank KRS1234
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No services at this location. No a lot of parking spots available but overall great beach that is easy to get to

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DayTrip195817
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful beach; not too crowded. We went snorkeling and saw a ton of marine life - at least 5 turtles, 4 sting rays, 1 eagle ray, a squid, hermit crab, and octopus. The bay itself is just a grass bed (explaining the surplus of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank kg0811
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This beach is a must see these days. Full of sea life. Safe and easy access. The water is smooth too. You can take a safari to this spot and you will catch one in return. Like $5 or $7 each way. No supplies or...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank stjohnkris
Reviewed December 14, 2018

Sea turtles are the plentiful in this bay, and I had expected the beach to be more crowded. It was not. Clear blue water, a nice breeze, and comfortable snorkeling conditions. We did not notice it immediately, but we got some insect bites. Insect repellents...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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December 30, 2018|
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Response from stjohnkris | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It’s off the main road or you can catch a safari.... our taxis
October 6, 2016|
Response from aburton2 | Reviewed this property |
No they don't. There are no facilities of any kind on the beach, just sand and beautiful water.