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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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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sea turtles” (74 reviews)
“favorite beach” (45 reviews)
“fish” (61 reviews)
Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

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 of life, then all...More

Thank NHtrailrnr
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

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, and lots of fish. It was a hassle...More

Thank krista h
Reviewed 1 September 2017

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

Thank turfterror
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Best beach I have found to see alot of turtles, of course there is plenty of other marine life but you can be up close with the turtles

1  Thank LucyDesi2010
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

It's a wonderful spot, always a favorite with our family A great place to snorkel & paddle board, plenty of turtles!!! Water is warm.... parking can get busy after 11am

Thank Sunfari
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Shallow beach, A small parking area. Clear blue waters. Lots of people with small children. If you're looking for a quiet beach day....Trunk Bay is your best bet.

Thank Bfulk
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Visited Maho Bay during a BVI charter that crashed and burned, due to no fault of our own. The crew moored in this calm bay, due to one of my teens feeling pretty queasy, and the thought of some stability to settle her equilibrium seemed...More

Thank Jwolff70
Reviewed 29 July 2017

If you want to snorkel with sea turtles without paying for an expensive catamaran adventure, this is the place for you. I had my 3 pre-teen daughters and myself at Maho last week and was amazed by the number of sea turtles (and medium sized...More

2  Thank Lisa E
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Maho has always been of my favorite beaches. Towards the left it stays shallow pretty far out and the rocks have good snorkeling. To the right, the beach is wider and there is more parking. This side has turtles all over. We saw 12-15 just...More

1  Thank donnp
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Maho is a very easy access and swimable bay. The only difficulty might be finding parking in this popular location. We always see lots of turtles and this time had a small nurse shark that followed us around and hung out around shore.

3  Thank ElizMc
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Errol F
6 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.