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“Hike to this beach!”
Review of Honeymoon Beach

Honeymoon Beach
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Owner description: Nestled at Caneel Bay, this picture perfect, palm fringed beach boasts a colorful coral reef perfect for snorkeling.
Hanover, Maryland
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69 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Hike to this beach!”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

Pull on some sneakers or Tevas and take a short hike, some uphill, then a stroll, and wa-la--you are rewarded with this beautiful white sand beach.
There is lots of shade, great swimming, the sea floor is sandy until you get to the ends of the beach, where it gets rocky.
Had a great picnic under Sea Grape Trees, swam, but the swells prevented good snorkeling.
We videotaped wild donkeys frolicking in the trees on the way to the Ecotour hut, where you can buy supplies, food, or rent water items.
From here it is a short hike to Caneel Bay Beach which is famous, but not as pretty as Honeymoon.
LOVED THIS BEACH! We did this after 10 days of different beaches on St John, and agreed it was the prettiest one yet.

Visited March 2013
Thank Kathy M
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57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“heaven on earth”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

Count yourself lucky to ever land on this public beach. The views, the shade (!) and the swimming are excellent.
The ocean floor is rocky, wear surf socks or river sandals.
Watch the boats, snorkel (not the best spot when it is windy) and just relax here in a spot you will never forget.
Free! Walk would be hard for some disabled persons.
Clean basic bathrooms nearby. Tiny concession stand, runs eco-tours and rents chairsl

Visited March 2013
Thank Eat_Swim_Read
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Cary, North Carolina
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35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Worth the walk”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

My husband & i just loved this beach. You get to it via a short hike through the national park trail. It was not crowded and the views of teh other islands was spectacular. There are trees you can sit under for shade (no umbrella needed.) It also had good waves and a restroom facility.

Visited March 2013
Thank JHarriman
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Miami, Florida
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84 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Gorgeous, great snorkeling, choose route carefully”
Reviewed March 8, 2013

One of the two top beaches for us on the island- and that is saying something given the beauty of this island. Wonderful views and exquisite water. The small reefs at the far left end are gorgeous, filled with fish and easily accessible for anyone.

IGNORE the travel books, park at Caneel Bay, walk the wonderfully flat gravel road 1/4 miles and arrive at your destination refreshed instead of tired and sweaty. Stop for a Passion Fruit Daquiri and sushi (the best you will EVER taste anywhere) at the Caneel Bay Bar on the way out and your day will be complete and parking free. You can walk the Lower trail with only modest effort but the upper trail is a real challenge and absolutely requires sneakers or boots due to rocks and slopes (gorgeous overlook though). You can park at the National Park Service Building at the other end of the trail.

Visited March 2013
1 Thank Robert M
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Aiken, SC
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24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Spectacular Beach on St. John Worth the Effort to get there”
Reviewed March 6, 2013

My wife and I couldn't find an excursion we liked for our day in port at St. Thomas recently, so we planned to get a taxi to the Red Hook Ferry---more reliable than the one in Charlotte Amalie----and spend the day on Honeymoon Beach on St. John. You can set your watch by the Red Hook Ferry and we arrived at Cruz Bay, St. John after about a 20 minute ride. The little village at Cruz Bay is quaint and nice, and we later had lunch there on the water as we waited for the return ferry at 3:00.
I had seen some reviews on Honeymoon Beach and decided to walk there on the trail that begins a short way to the left of the ferry dock. It turned out to be a fairly rigorous walk on a rocky trail with a considerable climb over the ridge and back down to the beach. Once there, we enjoyed the spectacular waters and beautiful coral beach at Honeymoon Beach. Snorkeling was available fairly close to the beach and there is a small bathroom, changing facility that sells some limited drinks and snacks along with chair and beach equipment rentals.
The water off of Honeymoon Beach is probably the most beautiful we have ever seen-----including anywhere else in the Caribbean or even Hawaii. So, after a relaxing few hours on the beach, we opted to get a taxi back to Cruz Bay from the Caneel Bay Resort a short walk down the beach from where we were----only $5 per person.

Visited February 2013
1 Thank Bob P
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