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Salt Pond Bay

Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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See a shark while snorkeling made us a bit uneasy

So, we were swimming along, following a sea turtle, when we notice the turtle has looked over it's... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
NHtrailrnr
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Wolfeboro, NH
Nice

On its own, it's a gorgeous little bay and beach. Compared to some of the others you can see, it... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2017
Greg B
,
Winston Salem
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This scenic bay on St. John offers a secluded beach with good swimming and snorkeling, plus a graded hiking trail leading to and from the beach and picnic area.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Virgin Islands National Park, St. John

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Reviewed 11 September 2017

So, we were swimming along, following a sea turtle, when we notice the turtle has looked over it's shoulder, and changed direction ever so slightly. We looked in the same direction, and what comes swimming by, but a 10' or so shark. Not knowing the...More

Thank NHtrailrnr
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

On its own, it's a gorgeous little bay and beach. Compared to some of the others you can see, it was pretty average.

Thank Greg B
Reviewed 23 August 2017

A short little walk down a gravel road takes you to this cute little bay. Of all the places we snorkeled on the island, this is where we saw the greatest assortment of creatures all at one location. Along the rocky edges we saw the...More

Thank ar012345
Reviewed 20 August 2017

This was our last stop when we rented the Jeep for the day. The locals suggested this stop. Small hike, but so worth it. Sea Turtles just swim right by you. On the hike, you'll see so many variations of hermit crabs...unbelievably beautiful! Wish we...More

Thank Jen_Garry
Reviewed 17 August 2017

I was there in January and this was one of the few places where the Christmas winds were making the water too murky to snorkel. The visibility was crystal clear. Saw sea turtles, all sorts of fish and amazing coral. The beach was a bit...More

Thank efcmitchell
Reviewed 28 July 2017

It is a short (and hot) hike to the beach, but well worth it for the snorkeling offshore here. The rocks you can see from the beach offer some great snorkeling - beware though, it's a bit of a swim. (We had fins). In terms...More

Thank SDC372
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

After a ten minute rocky uneven hike a pristine beach welcomes you with all its glory. A bit further away on the south east tip of the island mesns you will not run into a crowd!

Thank Birgitta-Kenneth
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Excellent snorkel in beautiful setting-be prepared for own car or lengthy cab ride.Nice snorkel on each side.

Thank Jacki217
Reviewed 8 July 2017

You have to hike a bit to get out here and the snorkeling is a little more exposed. We ventured quite a ways out and getting in was a bit tiring. I thought it was really cool. I would recommend for experienced snorkelers only.

Thank 500mollyn
Reviewed 7 July 2017

During our visit this time we passed several locals totting large buckets of salt (gathered from the far side of the bay). Some times we pass donkeys as well. We usually swim out along the left shore to the end then cross over by a...More

Thank ElizMc
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Mymailbox
14 November 2016|
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Response from Kathy D | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall seeing any mud at all. The bay is surrounded by white sand. You might see some hermit crabs.
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Jerseygirl198
19 April 2015|
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Response from Kathy D | Reviewed this property |
The Salt Pond Bay that I visited is in St. John, Virgin Islands.
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