Maho Bay, Virgin Islands National Park

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#5 of 7 in Beaches in Virgin Islands National Park
Take a trip down to Maho Bay, a secluded beach. Have a dip in the clear waters and observe coral formations, stingrays, and sea turtles roaming around the ocean depths. Pack some snacks to eat at one of the onsite picnic tables, or just an umbrella and chair to flop down and enjoy a good book. Restrooms and dressing rooms add to the convenience of the attractive bay, while a gravel road makes it easily accessible, if a little off the beaten track. Our Virgin Islands National Park trip planner makes visiting Maho Bay and other Virgin Islands National Park attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • I will be upfront, and let you all know that it was years ago we were here, but from what I can tell, nothing has changed. This is a resort with individual tents, and if you are prepared for that sort...  more »
  • Mickey from Sunfari Adventures picked us up at our place in St Thomas, took us on the ferry to St John and then to Maho Beach for snorkeling and paddle boarding. So beautiful! Saw sea turtles, rays, a...  more »
  • My favorite beach on St John. Not very crowded and the trees hang over the water so you can sit with your feet in the water.Great for snorkeling along the west shore  more »
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  • Beautiful bay and a hot spot to see sea turtles. There are plenty of them gazing on sea grass and they swim pretty close to the beach as well. Snorkel at the right end of the beach. There are two small changing rooms but they are stinky.
  • How else can I describe this place, other than PICTURE PERFECT. Palm trees swaying from the warm carribbean breeze and the inviting blue water most tempting to be jumped in. The famous twin palms as you enter is perfect for climbing and taking your best beach pictures in. They are very strict in this beach as turtles do nest here and are very often seen swimming in this beach! The Virgin Island Parks make sure to keep it safe for the species that also share this place with us. This is what I would imagine a beach to be, so calm, not crowded at all, and very well kept!
  • Beautiful Bay.

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