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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.
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Sea turtles are the plentiful in this bay, and I had expected the beach to be more crowded. It was not. Clear blue water, a nice breeze, and comfortable snorkeling conditions. We did not notice it immediately, but we got some insect bites. Insect repellents...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Reslysten54
Reviewed 5 days ago

Saw probably 50 turtles yesterday at Maho right from the shore. No need to search, they’re everywhere!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank hollanderc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to this beach because I had read people were seeing see turtles. We were not disappointed! We saw many. And they were BIG! We also saw several rays and the shopping mall of reef fish. The beach was crowded but we found a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kismetfarm22
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great day at Maho Bay. Beautiful white sand and plenty of room to spread out. We snorkeled out into the sea grass and saw several sea turtles and a ton of fish. Great beach to visit and snorkel or just relax!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ash4706
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Our group of six took the ferry over from Red Hook- rented our gear at the ferry dock from Beach Bumz and grabbed a taxi for Maho. We were hoping to catch a glimpse of a turtle or two but were ecstatic when everyone in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank T349XRandreab
Reviewed 25 September 2018

I think just about every review mentions the Turtles so one more time won't hurt ! Its like something out of a movie. I figured they would run away. Nope they are there just chillen with you. OOO lets not forget the AMAZING Beach and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Petevabch
Reviewed 28 August 2018

This beach is one of the Best. A Lot of folks on the beach and in the water. beautiful. I miss palms

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank floridalin
Reviewed 17 August 2018

If you go to St. Johns, and you want to snorkel with the sea turtles, Maho Bay is the place to go. If you are standing on the beach, the right side of the bay is the best place to see the turtles. You won't...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank HousBinPhartiin
Reviewed 3 August 2018

We saw sea turtles, stingrays, and many fish while snorkeling here. Calm water and easy to float in a raft and relax the day away. Close to the road, so easy to take small children. New parking lot.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Maho Bay is a wonderful family beach. Large parking lot across the street with easy beach access. Much different post Irma. No more trees, limited shade. But there are several man made wood huts along the beach for shade. White sand beach. The snorkeling was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Errol F
7 October 2016|
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.