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Mayho Bay is a popular beach in St. John and home to the Maho Bay Campground, 114 tent-cottages constructed in respect for the environment, making it one of the most publicized eco-tourism destinations in the world.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sea turtles” (76 reviews)
“favorite beach” (46 reviews)
“fish” (64 reviews)
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Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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"sea turtles"
in 76 reviews
"favorite beach"
in 46 reviews
"fish"
in 64 reviews
"beautiful beach"
in 41 reviews
"st john"
in 37 reviews
"easy access"
in 20 reviews
"narrow beach"
in 10 reviews
"calm waters"
in 15 reviews
"bathroom facilities"
in 11 reviews
"sting ray"
in 12 reviews
"long beach"
in 7 reviews
"parking spot"
in 8 reviews
"great snorkeling"
in 16 reviews
"great spot"
in 7 reviews
"parking lot"
in 14 reviews
"my favorite"
in 7 reviews
"marine life"
in 5 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Spent 5 weeks on St John and went to Maho Bay 10-15 times to snorkel and wade in the Bay. There are Sea Turtles galore...big ones and babies which are easy to swim with so enjoy. Snorkel the right hand side (as you face the...More

Thank Robert K
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Ok, like others, Id rather keep this a secret. I was told there are turtles here and damn if there really were!. In abundance and fairly shallow, about 10-12 feet. They really didnt seem bothered by us but some folks just cant help but stalk...More

Thank gogogo945
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you wanna see sea turtles stop here. Bring your own supplies food, water, umbrella, snorkeling gear. You cannot rent them here, but we saw lots of turtles, fish and stingrays. Smallish parking lot, but again another gem on St John!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The beach is completely clear and ready for visitors to use! The concessions and the camping areas however are not open due to the storm damage. BRING DRINKS WITH YOU!! Other than that, it is pretty much back to normal. We were worried that the...More

Thank Gary D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful beach tucked away in a large cove. The turtles love it here, as the grasses beneath the clear waters provide excellent "meals" for them. After the two hurricanes last year, Maho took quite a hit, and lost many trees that provided...More

1  Thank mary o
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Return to St. John, or come for the first time... and stop at Maho Bay if you can, and bring snorkeling gear. The turtles are waiting for you...

1  Thank Doug F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wildlife every where you look on this beautiful beach. A lot of snorkeling spots. Beach is close to the road. Restrooms open. Plenty of parking across from the beach. Long beach but, not very wide.

1  Thank dawnd1970
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Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

It’s a beautiful beach and it’s pretty empty. This is amazing for snorkeling with sea turtles!!! So many stay there to eat. The water is clear but the beach is a little rocky mixed with the sand. So, be prepared. It’s beautiful to see the...More

1  Thank Brittani G
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Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

The beach was pretty but in my opinion not among the best on the island. I prefer a more picturesque beach and didn’t find this particularly photogenic.

Thank TaylorMarie M
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Reviewed April 20, 2018

This beach is by far the most enjoyable by everyone on our trip. If you want to swim with turtles you can, if you want to snorkel around some coral and exotic fish you can do that too. On our trip there we saw stingrays,...More

2  Thank phatknugz
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Errol F
October 6, 2016|
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Response from aburton2 | Reviewed this property |
No they don't. There are no facilities of any kind on the beach, just sand and beautiful water.
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