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I stayed just above Salt Pond Bay. There is great snorkeling here. Lots of fish and turtles to... read more

Reviewed May 10, 2017
Los Cabos, Mexico
awesome marine life

We saw more marine life here just wading off the shore than we did on our snorkeling excursion in... read more

Reviewed May 8, 2017
Houston, Texas
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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 May 10, 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.

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Reviewed May 8, 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 May 7, 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 May 4, 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
Reviewed May 3, 2017 via mobile

This beach is amazing! It's a bit of a hike down to the bay but once you're down there you won't be disappointed if you like a more secluded beach. The beach was very clean and the snorkeling was pretty good. I saw lots of...More

Thank s1graham
Reviewed April 26, 2017

Kind of a drive to the end of 107, park the car and make a short walk to the narrow but large beach and claim your spot for the day, Great snorkeling, not crowded at all on our visit. If you have the right shoes,...More

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Reviewed April 25, 2017 via mobile

This is a good picnic area and good for snorkeling. I walk into the water is a bit rough but pleasant. The easiest way to get there is by bus. It runs a little bit better this year. It runs till 8 PM. Theboss schedule...More

Thank E828NAdaniels
Reviewed April 21, 2017

Was disappointed by this beach. Was small which was good but other beaches so much lovelier and without the 5 minute hike.

Thank jaml50aa
Reviewed April 21, 2017 via mobile

Those in the know head here when cruise ships are around. Large protected bay with good snorkeling. Entrance to water can be rocky. The toilets are minimal port a sans but better than nothing. The 1/4 mile hike down to the beach is uneven and...More

Thank JillConnecticut
Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

We went here on the busy cruise ship day in St Thomas. There is a short walk to get to the beach, downhill. The beach is not as pretty as the north shore beaches, but it was OK. There are some trees to get out...More

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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.
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.