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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Natural Feature
“This is a perennial fave. Maho is a beautiful beach right next to the road (so no hiking in). The snorkeling here isn’t that great EXCEPT it is an EXCELLENT place to see sea turtles. No, really. There is an extremely good chance you’ll see them. Make sure to talk to other snorkelers/swimmers. They are usually more than happy to point out turtles. Also, someone recently opened a space with a bar and some food and tons of hammocks and couches to chill on. It’s called Maho Crossroads. It’s one of the few non-National Park operations. There are also some picnic tables and National Park porta-potties at the far end of the beach. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Natural Feature
“If you make a day trip to St. John then be sure to check out Cinnamon Bay Beach, it is my personal favorite beach in the area, its HUGE and usually not crowded at all! ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Beautiful beach to relax on! Great for snorkeling and seeing sea turtles munching on seagrass! There also is plenty of parking.”
  • 2 locals recommend
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Lodging
“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, visits the beautiful bays of St John’s north coast — including free time on land at Cruz Bay to stroll the colorful streets. This fun, relaxing tour takes you by comfy power catamaran to Waterlemon Cay, Maho Bay and Whistling Cay, which all lie along the shoreline of Virgin Islands National Park. You'll snorkel with tropical fish and sea turtles before puling into the main village on St John for an hour or two ashore.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Francis Bay is typically a calm water beach, facing West so it's a great late afternoon beach, with the last sun of the day. Seagrass beds just offshore are feeding grounds for turtles. This is a great beach for families with small children.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Its a long beach with good snorkeling and you can swim out to Maho beach from there. Theres a small little cliff you can jump off into the water along the way. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
  • 1 local recommends
Natural Feature
  • 1 local recommends

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