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“Biggest fish I've seen” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Salt Pond Bay

Salt Pond Bay
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St John Round-Island Snorkeling Tour from St Thomas
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Owner description: 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.
Providence, Rhode Island
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36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Biggest fish I've seen”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

This is on the southeastern part of the island and has a nice long stretch of beach. Long but not wide, St. John doesn't have much sand real estate as far as from the treeline to the water goes. You can snorkel right off the beach and if you follow the coastline on the far left side of the beach you can see big fish and decent corals. The water is calm so you can snorkel without being pushed around by the currents. This place is pretty popular so there will be tons of other snorkerers with you and there is a high chance that you'll bump into them in the water.

Visited March 2013
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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62 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Worth the hike”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Snorkeling not as good as I had expected calm waters my teenagers thought boring. Others said if you swam further out more to see. Pack a cooler it's a long dry hike worth the drive if you are staying on other side of the Island.

Visited March 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Worth the drive!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Crossed the island twice during our recent week long stay, mainly due to rough conditions on the north side of the island. Fantastic beach, especially for families with small kids. Calm and quiet. Only downside is the 1/3 mile walk to the beach - or should i say "uphill" walk back from the beach at the end of the day. But well worth it. Then stop at "The Tourist Trap" for a late lunch or cocktail!

Visited March 2013
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Hanover, Maryland
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62 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Nice south side beach with hiking trails”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Nice short hike to the beach, beautiful beach, great snorkeling, hiking trail to Ram Head where there is a fabulous 360 degree view of the SE end of St John. Even better snorkeling along the hike, a the blue pebble beach--go to the right--and see a lot of colorful coral and fish. Videotapped a herd of cuttlefish swimming--fun!
Less shade than at other beaches, so go early and get a spot under a grape or palm tree.

Visited March 2013
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Connecticut
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59 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A great find enjoyed as much as trunk bay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

This place was a great find there is quite a bit of Steep hill going up and down so children under five probably would not do so well .The water is crystal clear, the snorkeling is good it is not crowded! It is a nice place to explore!!

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