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“Best Beach on St. John!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Maho Bay

Maho Bay
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$162.49*
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St Thomas Snorkeling Cruise to St John
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Middleburg, Virginia
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49 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Best Beach on St. John!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2013

We have been to St. John twice and we always end up on Maho Bay. You will find the water warm and calm most always. The beach is sandy and smooth, framed with palm trees, and the aqua blue makes you know you are in paradise! The beach is popular, but we enjoyed watching the happy, lively people. Great snorkel spot for beginners, its easy and there are lots of surprises. Don't just go to the right side to snorkel, the center of the bay is actually awesome too. Get there before 10 AM or after 2PM or you won't find a place to park. Bring your ice chest and chairs, forget your book because Maho Bay is just to beautiful to take your eyes off it for a moment. Enjoy!

Visited February 2013
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Elysburg, Pennsylvania
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126 reviews
80 attraction reviews
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“Beautiful Palm Tree Beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2013

Beautiful beach with nice sand, palm trees and shade. Excellent snorkeling with turtles, barrcuda and lots of fish. Go early to get a parking spot, they fill up quickly.

Visited February 2013
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Michigan
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Loved Maho Bay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013

Nice beach with great snorkeling. It's possible to snorkel to Francis Bay which is also nice. Best snorkeling is on the right side.

Visited January 2013
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Annapolis, MD
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50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Favorite beach to hang out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013

Easy access, sandy bottom, gradual descent into water, no surf; great for families, families with kids, couples, teens, everybody. Very laid back. Great place for SUP, floats, snorkeling beginners. One of my favorite spots on St. John.

Visited February 2013
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New York
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32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Narrow narrow narrow beach. Okay snorkeling”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

It is overrated. Colder air temps during winter at times as the sun is very low and behind the trees in the morning.

Visited December 2012
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