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Maho Bay Beach, Cruz Bay

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Beach · Nature / Park
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Easily accessible and idyllic, Maho Bay Beach offers travelers a calm, pristine escape from the crowds. Weekends bring a larger influx of people, but you can easily find plenty of peaceful spots on the weekdays. Suitable for children due to its shallow waters and gradual incline, the beach remains an outstanding snorkeling destination. While there, you can also spot manta rays and swim with green sea turtles that feed on sea grass. Before you head to Cruz Bay, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Cruz Bay attractions planner, to make sure you see all that Cruz Bay has to offer, including Maho Bay Beach.
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  • Incredible beach - we were able to see turtles and rays, just snorkeling and free diving. Amenities were available, but everything closes fairly early in January. The taxi ride from Cruz Bay is... 
    Incredible beach - we were able to see turtles and rays, just snorkeling and free diving. Amenities were available, but everything closes fairly early in January. The taxi ride from Cruz Bay is...  more »
  • When I used to go to Maho (25 yrs ago!) there were nothing but a trailer at the far end...super sleepy in the best way. I was worried when I heard about the changes. With food truck and bar truck.....  more
    When I used to go to Maho (25 yrs ago!) there were nothing but a trailer at the far end...super sleepy in the best way. I was worried when I heard about the changes. With food truck and bar truck.....  more »
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  • One of the most popular and best beach in the island. Quiet, easy to access and lots of sand. Everything that you need can be found here. Drinks, food, beach toys, chairs and restrooms. If you arrive early enough you can find spots in the shade for the entire morning. If you are adventurous enough you can go to the island across the beach. Otherwise plenty of space to snorkel 🤿 along the beach.
  • Maho Bay Beach is a popular stop when visiting St John's. Thought it was a very beautiful beach and glad we made the trip. While snorkeling we saw several stingrays and five very large seaturtles which made the trip. The only negative was the fish were few and not as beautiful as the ones we swam with at Coki Beach. Overall we enjoyed our day.

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