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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Shallow, calm beach perfect for young kids. There are usually turtles here but there are no real coral reefs to snorkel.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank tripp1113
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Excellent beach right off the road, easily accessible and so much wildlife to see, donkies, deer, iguanas, chickens, are abundant on island. Maho is a great place to also see sea turtles and various other creatures close to shore.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sylverfoxy
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

As other reviewers noted, this is a beautiful beach with great snorkeling, including numerous sea turtles. There is a lot of available parking. It’s always a favorite beach.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Skater741
Reviewed 6 days ago

Parking on the inland side of the road has been expanded. Work was being done to clear out some of the vegetation damaged by the 2018 hurricane, and word has it that a small concession hut will be built at some point. Until then, bring...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank a77domer
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great calm beach, great snorkeling! There is still some debris along the road, but the beach itself is fabulous as ever!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank michelleanderson30
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took car ferry from STT to STJ two days during our trip and stopped both days at Maho Beach. Snorkeling was great, saw lots of turtles and a couple of sting rays. More fish was found at Trunk but not any turtles there. Nice...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank doylebyrd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This beach is beautiful and snorkeling was amazing - we saw sea turtles octopus and a bunch of amazing fish!! Great family day!!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JenniferTorreyLewis
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A favorite beach now with expanded parking. More people than previous years and a little loud but still beautiful

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank H1593WLrebeccab
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We saw dozens of sea turtles here and even a few stingrays! Parking was easy (although it was a Monday) and the beach was very clean. Definitely recommend stopping here on your journey through St. John and doing some snorkeling.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Megan_coffer
Reviewed 1 week ago

This crescent beach is wider than some on the island, so there was plenty of room to spread out and enjoy the views. We weren't as lucky as our guest-house neighbors who swore they caught up with turtles as they snorkeled on the right-hand edge...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Karen F
8 October 2018|
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Response from Nancy H | Reviewed this property |
Any place in Cruz Bay is good depending on what style of food you want. Please take the ferry from Red Hook and do not drive over via the car ferry. They are not plenty and they are needed to bring cargo over and trash out... More
Grace B
14 August 2018|
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Response from FloridaMapu | Reviewed this property |
You can either rent a car dockside or take a Safari bus to Maho. You should pick up picnic stuff because you can easily spend the whole day at Maho.
7 March 2018|
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Response from danacummings | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Enjoy swimming with the turtles! One of my favorite beaches.