Insider's Guide to St John

Major attractions, tips and our top things to see and do.

Get the
Inside Scoop

Privacy Policy

Perched on St John’s northern shore, Maho Bay draws families and snorkelers to its calm, shallow waters. It’s easily accessible, as you can drive right up to the beach and park on the side of a road lined with groves of coconut palms.

Maho Bay is named after the beach Maho tree, which you can identify by its heart-shaped leaves and bright, yellow flowers. The narrow beach fronts a shallow, sheltered bay that is a popular anchorage for yachts. You might even spot a sea turtle swimming among the seagrass swaying below the surface. A coral reef on the southern coast of the bay provides excellent snorkeling.

At the eastern end of the beach hikers can wander along the Goat Trail, which leads to Maho Bay Eco-Camps, a pretty enclave of tent cabins. Here you can rent water sports equipment and have breakfast and dinner at the Pavilion Restaurant.

Tours & Tickets

See all

St John Round-Island Snorkeling Tour from St Thomas

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

On a day trip from St Thomas, circumnavigate neighboring St John on a small-group boat tour limited to only six guests. This relaxing and fun-filled tour takes ...  Read more

Location: St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $224.99

St John Snorkeling Cruise to Cruz Bay from St Thomas

Want to experience the US Virgin Islands but don't want to spend all of your time underwater? This small-group snorkeling cruise, limited to only six guests, ...  Read more

Location: St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $199.99

See all Maho Bay Tours & Tickets

Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message