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5/30/17- This was not my favorite beach. It was very hot and full of bugs. Also the sulphur... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2017
krissullivan
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Ram Head hike is excellent!

The Ram Head hike takes you across the beach and through interesting vegetation with wonderful view... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2017
tetonamy
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Jackson, Wyoming
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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 31 May 2017 via mobile

5/30/17- This was not my favorite beach. It was very hot and full of bugs. Also the sulphur smell seemed very prevalent. There is about a 15 min walk to the beach - down on the way to and UP on the way back. Bring...More

Thank krissullivan
Reviewed 29 May 2017

The Ram Head hike takes you across the beach and through interesting vegetation with wonderful view of the sea, bay, and Concordia. Take a side trip to Drunk Bay and check out the sculptures.

Thank tetonamy
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

By far the best snorkeling we have seen this week. We saw every thing from turtles, rays, squid, and all kinds of fish

Thank deepwaterwolf
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We liked Salt Pond Bay. There was a small parking lot that had spots when we arrived; it could get crowded (make sure to park completely off the road for people old us you will get ticketed if you are at all on the road)....More

Thank warrenville111
Reviewed 22 May 2017

The best part of Salt Pond, besides finally getting there, is a rock formation about a 200 yard swim out from the beach. There is abundant coral and fans and some great fish swimming in between it all. The squid life this year seems to...More

Thank cristip_2010
Reviewed 20 May 2017

I see many people state that this beach is a rough ride, or a remote beach with a long drive, however I don't agree. We took the car ferry from STT and had breakfast in Cruz Bay and found it a nice leisurely drive to...More

Thank gd1147
Reviewed 10 May 2017

I stayed just above Salt Pond Bay. There is great snorkeling here. Lots of fish and turtles to see. There are boats that anchor here and move in and out during the day so if you snorkel watch out.

Thank acameronpjunk
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We saw more marine life here just wading off the shore than we did on our snorkeling excursion in BVI. Sea urchins in the rocks, green turtles grazing in the grass right off shore, small fish and others!

Thank raelynnmunsinger
Reviewed 7 May 2017

This is a very quiet bay. It was uncrowded each time we were there. The snorkeling was Ok, not the best, but did see a spotted ray briefly. Some good hiking is nearby as well.

Thank TravelBob78
Reviewed 4 May 2017

This was the most relaxing vacation; the weather was great, people were friendly and food was good. St John gave you the option of just sitting on the beach and enjoying the beauty of it all or getting some exercise and walking some great trails.

Thank Sandra P
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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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