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“Vacation in Paradise” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Honeymoon Beach

Honeymoon Beach
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Beach Day Pass at Honeymoon Beach in St John
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Owner description: Nestled at Caneel Bay, this picture perfect, palm fringed beach boasts a colorful coral reef perfect for snorkeling.
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“Vacation in Paradise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2014

This was our first trip to St. John and the Virgin Islands. Out of all the beaches we visited (Trunk, Solomon, Cinnamon, and Salt Pond) it is safe to say this was our favorite. The employees of EcoTours went above and beyond in order to make our time on Honeymoon beach memorable. From those we meet who work in the office (Christina) to those who work the hut/guide the tours (Patrick, Johnson, Jake, and Josh) every aspect of our three days spent on Honeymoon beach was well worth it.
Jake ran an amazing tour (Extreme Kayak, Hike, and Snorkel) guiding us through a full day of snorkeling at two remote beaches, kayaking, and hiking Mary's trail on the resort of Caneel Bay. We learned the art of Caribbean spider fishing, tasted various fruits he pulled from trees, and enjoyed breathtaking views from lookout points along the trail. This was a full-day (5 hour) tour but worth every minute!
Our other two days spent at Honeymoon beach were incredibly relaxing thanks to Patrick Johnson, and Josh who went out of their way to make sure we had what we needed. We had the option of renting snorkel gear, chairs, floats, kayaks, and paddle boards. Our kids are 20, 19, 16, and 13 and with so many options there was something to satisfy each one of them.
Even though there were multiple families needing assistance Christina, Patrick, Jake, Johnson, and Josh took the time to get to know our family on more than just a surface level. We truly enjoyed our time spent at Honeymoon beach getting to know the amazing employees of EcoTours.

Visited August 2014
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East Chatham, New York, United States
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Beautiful beach, water- good snorkeling”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

Easy walk from the parking lot - small, quiet beach except for the intermittent snorkeling expeditions that stopped there- the snorkeling is nice at the far end - nice outcroppings of coral - easy to find a relaxing spot to sit- for us it was the picture perfect beach

1 Thank Richard H
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Vienna, Maine
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A little disappointing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2014

Coral is not as healthy as it was a few years ago and the beach is overcrowded with boat tourists. Apparently there are more boats on Tuesdays and Wednesdays so other days might be better.

Visited July 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Gorgeous. Personal favorite beach on island.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2014

My favorite beach on the island by far (out of those we visited, Trunk, Cinnamon, Maho, Hawksnest). We hiked from town and arrived around 11 AM to a mostly deserted beach, we had rented chairs/kayaks/snorkel gear for the day but we probably only needed the snorkel gear, the rest wasn't worth it. The snorkeling was awesome, I saw turtles, tons of fish, gorgeous coral and fans, HUGE sea urchins and a handful or rays. The water was so incredibly clear I could hardly believe it (first trip to the Caribbean for me!) I like that the hike makes the beach a little less crowded and since it's the furthest for the folks at Caneel it was basically empty the whole time we were there. We walked up to Caneel for lunch, overpriced but it was actually really good so I can't complain much.

Visited May 2014
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Milford, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great Beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2014

This is our second trip to St John and what we do is hike to Salomon Beach first [our favorite beach on St John] and then hike over to Honeymoon Beach right next door. Honeymoon gets crowded with the charter snorkeling boats early afternoon. But as soon as the boats leave, it is a great spot to snorkel. We have gotten lucky and spotten several turtles there both times. Also a small nurse shark right on the rocks close to shore.

Visited July 2014
Thank dv50
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