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We weren't sure what to expect when directed to these tide pools. The hike was longer than we... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
jonathan b
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This was our first hike as a family with two kids. We parked at the entrance of Carambola above the... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2018
Kimberly J
Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a very long hike to the tide pools, and if you are looking for a nice hike with a refreshing dip at the end, this is exactly what you want. Don't plan to see amazing things at the tide pools, though. Enough tourists...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We weren't sure what to expect when directed to these tide pools. The hike was longer than we anticipated. When we arrived there was one other group there but about to leave. We had the tide pools to ourselves for a while. We saw small...More

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Reviewed 6 June 2018

This was our first hike as a family with two kids. We parked at the entrance of Carambola above the security guard post. The hike at that point is a tad over an hour from there with a steady pace. Understand that those who have...More

1  Thank Kimberly J
Reviewed 11 May 2018

Young children and anyone not in good shape should not attempt this. It’s 5.5 miles round trip on narrow paths through the jungle, often with steep drops next to the path. If you total up the “up” elevations along the path, the total elevation change...More

1  Thank Kevin K
Reviewed 10 May 2018

We liked this hike. It starts just south of the guard house to Carambola. Ask if you can park in the employee lot (they were happy to let us do so), then follow the road uphill for maybe 100 yards until you see a gap...More

1  Thank Stefan P
Reviewed 8 April 2018

Do NOT attempt to drive there no matter what kind of vehicle you have. You are almost sure to get stuck and stranded. We had a AWD SUV and followed Google Maps. The road is not maintained so it's more like a dirt path that...More

1  Thank K34ay
Reviewed 8 April 2018

My husband and I visited St. Croix in Mar/Apr 2016 for our honeymoon. We stayed in Renaissance Carambola because of it's views and location. We also liked that the trail for the tide pools started at our resort. The hike to and from the tide...More

1  Thank wanderlust146
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Not really my thing here. I enjoy hiking if the end result is amazing. This was not. Once you finally get to the Tide Pools the rocks are extremely sharp (bring water shoes) and the pools were not that impressive compared to others I've been...More

1  Thank Shawn H
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

I’m just going to go ahead and say the tide pools are absolutely beautiful and a must see. Water is warm and beautiful. However, the hike to get there is a little tough. It is 2.5 miles there and 2.5 miles back. I was an...More

Thank Haley D
Reviewed 27 March 2018

This was a great place that we had no idea existed. We have been to STX three times and decided to go on a Jeep tour (Tan Tan Tours) and our tour guide took us here! We were amazed! We had the absolute best time...More

2  Thank Irishcajungal71
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Response from Lubbbr | Reviewed this property |
If you’re sailing into Frederiksted it’s about 25-30 minutes by car to the hotel then plan 45 minutes to hike each way. It’s a rocky muddy hike but fun and worth it. The beach is all stone and makes a cool sound as waves... More
12 January 2017|
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Response from bluesea182 | Reviewed this property |
Hiking to the pools is free, you just have to get to the Renaissance hotel in Carambola, where the trail starts. It's a two and a half mile hike through the rainforest (not too strenuous, but there is some that's uphill... More