Beach Break – Maho Bay

Beach Break – Maho Bay

Good Morning! Let’s take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and explore the splendor and beauty of one of the world’s most famous beaches, Maho Bay. 

Nestled within the pristine landscapes of the U.S. Virgin Islands lies a true gem of nature’s splendor – Maho Bay Beach. Renowned for its breathtaking beauty and tranquil atmosphere, Maho Bay captivates the hearts of visitors from around the globe, offering a sanctuary of serenity amidst the Caribbean Sea.

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As you set foot on Maho Bay Beach, you’re greeted by a mesmerizing panorama of azure waters gently caressing the shores of powdery white sand. The pristine coastline stretches for half a mile, inviting you to stroll along its tranquil expanse or bask in the warm embrace of the Caribbean sun. As you enter the waters of Maho Bay you are struck by the crystal blue color and glass-like clarity, making it impossible not to grab a snorkel. As you swim amidst vibrant coral reefs teeming with marine life, you’re bound to see the graceful and beautiful sea turtles that enjoy feeding on the green flowing sea grass that grows on the bottom of the bay. 

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As the day transitions into dusk, Maho Bay transforms into a canvas of kaleidoscopic hues, with the setting sun painting the sky in a symphony of crimson, gold, and violet. Witnessing a sunset at Maho Bay is a soul-stirring experience, where time seems to stand still amidst the natural beauty that surrounds you. As night descends, the beach becomes an ideal spot for stargazing, offering an unobstructed view of the celestial wonders above.

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In a world filled with hustle and bustle, Maho Bay Beach offers a respite from the chaos, inviting visitors to unwind, reconnect with nature, and rejuvenate their spirits. Whether you’re seeking solitude and reflection or adventure and exploration, Maho Bay beckons with its timeless beauty and boundless serenity, inviting you to immerse yourself in the essence of paradise.

20 thoughts on “Beach Break – Maho Bay”

  1. Not as peaceful and serene with all the venders across the street .Many more people and the sea turtles are not as evident .

  2. Big Maho is saddly overcrowded.

    They probably don’t exist, but St. John would benefit from additional accessible beaches.

    We continue to feel the loss of Little Maho, especially the campground, to private ego masquerading as environmentalism.

  3. I was a 4-Hour Worker at Stanley Selengut’s MBC in 2000. Since the property reverted to the lease holders who or what controls access there these days?
    Many great memories of that time and friendships that endure until today.

  4. My husband Gary and I first stayed at Maho Bay for a week in the fall of 1993. It was such a great experience we returned for 2 weeks in the fall of 1994.
    Sad that it didn’t re

  5. Your comments re: Maho Bay are misleading. For 24 years we’ve watched the transformation from what you have described to what is now an overcrowded mess. Cars are parked on and off the main road. Visitors are cramped together. We have renamed Maho – Mayhem. Our best advice is go to Maho between 8:00 am and 11:00 am.

  6. Still beautiful – get there at 8:00 am and it is usually really quiet for an hour or so. I do worry about the turtles with all the boat traffic dropping of snorklers.

  7. Oh I’m sorry to read the comments indicating such marked changes at Maho. I’ve not been able to visit St. John for several years, but in the past it has always been one of my (and my family’s) very favorite beaches…….
    My first visit to St John was in 1998 and we had many return visits. I still consider St. John my paradise!

  8. There was nothing like the magic of driving down the hill to Maho before the big storms. You felt like you were entering an entirely different world. The most beautiful place….now I’ll take Francis any day.

  9. It’s sad how a once pristine beach was consumed by greed for money. It was our favorite spot to meet and enjoy God’s creation.

  10. My first visit to Maho was 15 years ago. It was truly a paradise. Even the cab drivers didn’t like going all the way out there. Its a disgrace what that place has become. It is now my least favorite spot. I spend more time on the east end vs the North shore beaches….

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