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best beach on earth!

This was simply the best beach ever. I showed people pictures of me in the water and they asked if... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
midwife74
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new york
Swim with the turtles!

Four trips to St John and this is a must beach to spend some time at. Snorkeling is amazing here... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dave D
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North Shore Road, Cruz Bay, St. John

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was simply the best beach ever. I showed people pictures of me in the water and they asked if there was a pool where I stayed- the water is just that calm and clear. It was a great beach for little kids as well

Thank midwife74
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Four trips to St John and this is a must beach to spend some time at. Snorkeling is amazing here! The sea turtles are amazing creatures. Swim with them, take their pictures, so serene and graceful!

Thank Dave D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Located between Main St and Emancipation Gardens is a lovely example of Spanish architecture. The yellow stucco building, having green shuttered windows on the second floor and arched entry ways on the first floor,,is a welcomed respite on those hot humid days in the tropical...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The island has been hit so hard. Worse than I expected to see. From the cruise terminal to Maho was eye opening. Destroyed Boats everywhere, all hotels are going to take at least two years to repair. Mayo beach water is rough at times with...More

1  Thank Suzanne L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Hands down my favorite beach on the island! I love watching the turtles swim and feed on the grass in the bay, along with the sting rays and occasional fish. Meanwhile a short swim away are some reefs with a lovely array of colorful fish....More

Thank MamaLeah713
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Warm flat water white sand beach with sea turtles everywhere!! The right side of the beach has really decent coral near the rocks. Bring your snorkel gear!!

Thank John W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped on a cloudy day on our way back from Coral Bay. The water was beautiful and the turtles were out and about. The surf is calm and the beach is inviting. Great snorkeling place!

Thank Tania C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not a safe place to visit or stay. Our visit was absolutely dreadful. A massive homeless problem and drugs everywhere.

Thank Ben G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of my favorite beaches on the island. The water is gentle and shallow, with beautiful colors. It is slightly wider now that it has been cleaned up after the storms. A nice place for snorkeling, spotting turtles and watching Pelicans dive for fish. The...More

Thank Twismom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just got back from 2 1/2 weeks on Island. Due to recent hurricanes beaches have changed however, ALL are still beautiful and water is warm and inviting. Maho has lots of turtles and rays which made for exciting snorkeling. Limited shade - just bring a...More

Thank SaltyDog54
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dkeller57
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Response from LisaBF4898FD | Reviewed this property |
We stayed on st john and used red hook ferry. Maho beach was the most beautiful beach we have ever seen before hurricane. The palm trees are gone and i heard there is no shade now. We did see sea turtles there and at francis... More
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Response from juliewillgreg | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are running. The US Virgin Islands National Park is back open.
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