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Saw 5 snorkeling in the day we were there. Great time. Fun. Starting to rebound from the hurricaine.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Forsyth, Illinois
maho beach is open !!!

Went to Maho beach last week. It was completely empty. It looked really good but we decided to go... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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North Shore Road, Cruz Bay, St. John

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saw 5 snorkeling in the day we were there. Great time. Fun. Starting to rebound from the hurricaine.

3  Thank jbaubry2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to Maho beach last week. It was completely empty. It looked really good but we decided to go somewhere else because crews were chainsawing fallen trees. I would guess they are done now. We went to another beach, most of the state beaches are...More

2  Thank Wendolyn2013
Reviewed September 17, 2017

This one of the best bays ever. It is absolutely gorgeous. Definitely the best RNR. The Sea Turtles are amazing!!

Thank lakers8862
Reviewed September 7, 2017

This was the highlight of our St. John Trip. We Visited Trunk, Cinnamon, Salomon and Honeymoon beaches. Why Trunk Bay was probably our favorite, Maho was a very close 2nd. Its like a big bathtub. Very calm water, no coral but Sea Turtles were everywhere....More

Thank lobaker1
Reviewed September 1, 2017

In my opinion this is the best beach in St John. Primarily because the trees drape over the water and offer shade while sitting with your feet in the water. The sun is very hot

Thank turfterror
Reviewed August 30, 2017

Such a great place to bring beginner snorkelers to see turtles, rays, and more! Easy conditions, sandy entry, dramatic results! Want to come here again and again!

Thank Matthew B
Reviewed August 30, 2017 via mobile

We spent the day here relaxing and swimming with sea turtles. Beautiful and clean beach. There is a small campground type bathroom here but that is about all. Plan to bring food and drink with you. I enjoyed the day here and loved that it...More

Thank fredbB2291FW
Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

Maho is the quintessential Caribbean beach. Calm, clear waters, and photogenic palm trees! It's right off the road so no long hike in. High chance of encountering sea turtles when snorkeling there. Great for young kids as it's almost always calm. Mosquitoes can get bad...More

Thank williamsfamilycov
Reviewed August 26, 2017

This was our favorite beach to visit. It is beautiful and has a lot of creatures to see when snorkeling.

Thank Jackie W
Reviewed August 23, 2017

Our favorite beach...we rented a jeep and drove aimlessly around St. John stopping at several beaches. Maho was a great suprise!!! It was raining a bit, so the crowd had cleared but a few braved it out...we snorked around and swam with the sea turtles...it...More

Thank aadams88
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December 29, 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
December 27, 2017|
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Response from J H | Reviewed this property |
There is a Facebook group called News of St. John - if you have additional questions you could try messaging them.
Ashley E
April 8, 2017|
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Response from Angel9266 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a public bathroom at the south end of the beach. This is a food stand for some beverages and snacks. You may bring your own Picnic there. Suggest to bring your own snorkeling gear. As I recall only Trunk Bay... More