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“turtle bay beach, st john”
Review of Turtle Bay

Turtle Bay
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Owner description: Located on St. John's north shore, this beautiful beach is located inside the Caneel Bay property and assessable only to guests of the resort.
Reviewed 22 August 2014

Fifteen minute drive from the ferry, superb sand, fantastic snorkeling, clean showers, what else do you need. The only caveat is to try to get there early before the cruise ships bring a 100 or so people. Even if they do if you swim 30 feet out you are still in an uncrowded area and there are plenty of fish and other sea life to see. It is a national park so there is a small fee per person. There is free parking by the beach entrance

3  Thank nkatlowitz
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

Incredibly private. We spent an entire day here and only saw one other couple the whole day. View was amazing. Same velvety sand and perfectly shady beach trees. Nice snorkeling.

Thank JennyandRick210
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Reviewed 19 May 2014

Loved it here. Loved it was private for Caneel Bay guests. Saw sting rays, colorful fish and lots of plant life

Thank elc20132013
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

This beach is SO beautiful. The sand is gorgeous and the waves are the highest on it's shore, which affords the only body surfing available at the Caneeel resort.

Thank WorldTravelGoddess
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

Turtle Bay has been a famous underwater guided snorkel for many years. My husband and I were dismayed to see the change here since our last visit 11 years ago. The coral here is so badly damaged, and the fish are not nearly as numerous as before. If you want to see beautiful coral, and are a fair swimmer, hike the Leinster Bay trail and snorkel around WaterLemon Cay...amazing coral and life there.

6  Thank ChristmasKiki
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