Maho Bay: One Month After Irma

Earlier today, we shared a video taken at Trunk Bay just over a month after Hurricane Irma hit St. John. The following video was taken at Maho Bay on October 8, 2017. Irma hit St. John on September 6th.

20 thoughts on “Maho Bay: One Month After Irma”

  1. My husband and I honeymooned at the Maho camps not quite 5 years ago. Maho holds a very special place in our hearts and souls, as does all of St. John.
    We pray for the people of St. John.
    Even through the devastation in the video, I somehow still see beauty. Maybe it’s because of what was, and knowing what will come to be. Those crystal clear blue green waters still lap the shores.

  2. Wow what kind of fish was that? The water looks amazing and the beach looks like it just needs a little love! Thanks for posting all these great videos and updates!

  3. Hi Jenn,
    Thanks for sharing all this information. Like all the other St. John lovers we are saddened by the devastation. i know the Island will comeback~A new normal. We have been there 13 years and renewed our vows on Dennis. I loved the palms and I know most of them have disappeared. How long does it take a palm to grow to a height that will help the island?

  4. Thank you for all your hard work on keeping us all updated! Coral Bay is my favorite place on earth and I plan to go back very soon!! Keep up the good work. I really appreciate seeing beautiful St. John coming back ever so slowly.

  5. Hi Jenn,
    Are you going to do a video of a drive from Cruz Bay to Fish Bay? I haven’t seen any video out that way. I am dying to see Rendezvous Bay in particular.

  6. Thanks so much for including shots of that BEAUTIFUL St.John water.

    Jenn – toss this out as you deem appropriate. We stayed at a boat/breakfast years ago in Florida and it was fun. For those boats that are no longer sea-worthy, that “might” be an opportunity. Or maybe tie a few of them together for an attractive boat/breakfast. Just a thought………….

    DB

  7. Maho has always been our favorite, soothing, peaceful beach. I am so very sorry for the scene now, but it will return- have faith! thanks for sharing the video and the pictures. I am saddened but know it will return, as will I…

  8. Thank you so much for posting this and the other videos. I can’t imagine what you all are going through, and see you doing it with grace that I don’t know I would have. Can’t wait to return, and maybe help somehow while we’re there. ,

  9. I have tears in my eyes…. sigh, the water remains so beautiful. St. John will rise again.
    Thank you for all of your efforts to share the videos.

  10. I also want to thank you. I am following your reports daily and appreciate all your efforts. We are supposed to come in April and we are optimistic. Every day I hope that power will come on in Cruz Bay which should be a big moral booster to the residents.

  11. Does anyone know what that black stuff is at around 52 seconds? Secondly, the NPS said they were going to make the north shore a priority. This is the kind of thing that is so frustrating. The authorities in the islands, know a hurricane is going to come. It is inevitable. Yet, they don’t have MREs, chainsaws, back up generators, etc stored away ready for this type of emergency. This is a great example, doesn’t the NPS have wood chippers on the island, a few chippers, hire a bunch of the islanders, many who are out of work right now, and get started. It has been a month. The only way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time, you gotta start somewhere. Sorry for ranting, time for a prozac.

  12. Anyone know if those super tall, super old palm trees that line the road in Coral Bay near the dumpsters and the curve in the road between love city mini mart and island blues survived? I remember talking to a member of the Marsh family about how old the trees were and how difficult it was to harvest the coconuts because of the height of the trees.

  13. My wife & I got married there on August 23rd, stayed @ Caneel Bay, and left on the 26th when CB annually closes for maintenance, etc….which both sustained unbelieveable damage, we were so saddened by the news & pictures, is surely heartbreaking to see! STJ/Love city will be back, and so will we!!!! The place is simply too awesome to not go back to, for us was a once in a lifetime experience, that we hope to make a twice, or more in a lifetime. St. John Strong all !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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