Perched on the scenic southeast coast of St John, Salt Pond Bay shimmers with crystal clear waters fronted by a rocky, white-sand beach. As Salt Pond Bay is a longer drive from the busy Cruz Bay, you can get away from the crowds and enjoy some quiet beach time. And while the surf is breaks up north, the beach offers a tranquil haven for those seeking calm waters.
A 10-minute walk downhill takes you to this idyllic tropical setting. Tide pools are filled with all kinds of marine creatures, and snorkelers can find a plethora of undersea life with a swim out to the reef in the middle of the bay. Shade is in short supply on the beach, as most of the sand is lined with short shrubs; so you may want to bring an umbrella, for a respite from the sun.
Hikers can trek along Drunk Bay Trail, which leads to a nearby salt pond and spectacular views of Drunk Bay. The Ram Hill Trail also begins here, which winds uphill for about a mile, rewarding the hiker with scenic views of Salt Pond Bay.