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Maho Beach

North Shore Road, Cruz Bay, St. John
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great place to view turtles

A great place to come to view sea turtles, either from above or below the water line - good... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Doug F
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Burlington, Vermont
Unbelivable

The endangered green turtles are back at Maho ! Also a few Hawksbill ! You need not know how to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
CamillaR892
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Maine
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“beautiful beach” (193 reviews)
“favorite beach” (122 reviews)
“sea turtles” (279 reviews)
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North Shore Road, Cruz Bay, St. John
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Reviewed yesterday

A great place to come to view sea turtles, either from above or below the water line - good snorkeling, and you can watch them grazing on the sea grasses....

Thank Doug F
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The endangered green turtles are back at Maho ! Also a few Hawksbill ! You need not know how to snorkel well to be able to enjoy swimming with them. You only need to swim out about 100 feet to reach the turtle grass where...More

1  Thank CamillaR892
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We often snorkel here when we're on St. John. This time we were barely adjusted to the water when we spotted our first green turtle. Within a few minutes as we left that one we spotted at least 4 about the same size all being...More

1  Thank Cooke2012
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group went to a bunch of different beaches in a week, but I found this one to be my favourite. Easy car access so you aren't lugging your stuff too far away. Great family beach with easy water access for kids. Enjoy this wonderful...More

Thank markbeetoronto
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the best place on island to see turtles. Normally if you go towards the right end as you are facing the water and snorkel out over the sea grass it is hard to not see turtles. You can snorkel around the right hand...More

2  Thank ArkieLovesSTJ
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved this beach before the hurricanes hit and I love it after. There is not as much cover as there once was, but the turtles are still there and the snorkeling is fantastic! The beach is still gorgeous, white, soft sand and you’re able...More

1  Thank mmcmearty
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Despite the hurricane damage this is still a beautiful beach. We lucked out and found shade under a tree for the four of us. Walking the beach I think we actually had the shadiest spots. Shade is tough to come by on the beaches we...More

1  Thank Jason and Jill R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yes there is damage...2 cat 5 hurricanes did a direct hit on the island....that being said it is still gorgeous and ready for visitors...i barely saw anyone on the beach and I was there for 4 hrs...beautiful white sand beaches...although most shade has been destroyed...More

1  Thank Darcie G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The beach is beautiful and we enjoyed watching all the turtles. The colors of the water is simply beautiful. If you love the beach this is where you should be. You might want to bring a sunshade to help get out of the sun. There...More

Thank Dolores C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want see turtles, the Maho Beach is a must! We saw several. The beach was not too crowded and offered some natural shade.

Thank Michael S
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kimnix120
6 March 2018|
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Response from danacummings | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Enjoy swimming with the turtles! One of my favorite beaches.
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dkeller57
6 February 2018|
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Response from SaltyDog54 | Reviewed this property |
Most cruises are docked in St Thomas - you would take a ferry to St John and a taxi ride (great views of island on way) to Maho. Be sure to find out from your cruise director how much time you have as well as the ferry and... More
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Kristie7kids
28 December 2017|
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Response from LisaBF4898FD | Reviewed this property |
We stayed on st john and used red hook ferry. Maho beach was the most beautiful beach we have ever seen before hurricane. The palm trees are gone and i heard there is no shade now. We did see sea turtles there and at francis... More
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