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After a ten minute rocky uneven hike a pristine beach welcomes you with all its glory. A bit... read more

Reviewed July 18, 2017
Birgitta-Kenneth
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Solna, Sweden
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Great but rocky walk down-must be able to hike

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

Reviewed July 13, 2017
Jacki217
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Sparta, New Jersey
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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.
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Reviewed July 18, 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 July 13, 2017

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

Thank Jacki217
Reviewed July 8, 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 July 7, 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
Reviewed June 27, 2017

We were staying in Coral Bay and this beach was less than 1/2 a mile from us. We checked it out and the beach was beautiful with crystal clear water. We went back and snorkeled and there were sea turtles, angel fish, jelly fish and...More

Thank Sherri P
Reviewed June 26, 2017

You'll walk a little ways to get from the parking area (or bus stop) to Salt Pond Bay. (Yes, you can take public bus to Salt Pond stop). Salt Pond Bay beach was beautiful with lovely multi hued blue water, nice sand, and super views...More

Thank bluegreen1234
Reviewed June 23, 2017

We visited Salt Pond Bay twice during our stay, and enjoyed it very much. It offers a variety of activities, including a nice beach with picnic tables, good snorkeling, and the trail head for the Ram's Head Trail. Parking is convenient, but a good walk...More

Thank Caribbeanjunkies
Reviewed June 22, 2017

To get to the Bay requires a 5 to 10 minute walk. The sand is not as nice as the north shore beaches. There is a lot of coral in the Bay, but not many fish. The coral is either dead or has been affected...More

1  Thank Steveh3Texas
Reviewed June 14, 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful adventure at salt pond bay. There are several things to do at the bay. First you walk 1/4 mile down to the beach You may then snorkel, go to the salt pond, go to drunk beach or Rams head point. We...More

Thank D5504AXalans
Reviewed June 11, 2017

This is another one of St. Johns beautiful beaches. it is on the far side of the island. It's remote location makes it uncrowded. Unless you just like to explore, you could go to any of the other more easily accessible beaches, but if you...More

1  Thank kristen a
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Mymailbox
November 14, 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
April 19, 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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