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Francis Bay, St. John

Categories: Bodies of Water, Beaches, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
4.6/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web
Swim in tranquil blue water at Francis Bay, a family-friendly beach. Relax among soft white sand surrounded by mountains covered in thick, green plant life. Different sections the beach offer unique snorkelling experiences; you can see a vast array of colorful fish, rays, conches, and sea turtles. Take a paddleboard out on the calm waters and explore, if you feel confident enough venture to nearby bays. The park behind the beach offers a bird-watching, and some day tour hikes can be arranged. To visit Francis Bay on your trip to Maho Bay, use our Maho Bay vacation generator.
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  • Francis is probably my favorite beach, for relaxation, on that side of the island. The water is calm and clear, and it's usually not crowded. 
  • St. John in itself is beautiful, but this part of the island in particular is spectacular and about with natural beauty. This part of the island is most frequented by locals - it's a hidden gem if you...  read more »
  • Francis Bay is beautiful and mush less crowded than Trunk...most likely because it is further from Cruz Bay and a little more of a drive. That being said, it was beautiful and expansive. We did see a ...  read more »
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