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Salt Pond Bay

There’s something spectacular knowing images of an idyllic tropical getaway could be turned into reality by simply booking a trip to the island of St. John. This piece of paradise is gorgeously tucked into the Caribbean Sea as part of a trio of islands known as the U.S. Virgin Islands. While it may be known as the smallest by land mass, St. John is notoriously intriguing for its amazing scenery, lush foliage and wonderful wildlife waiting to be discovered. For those that love spending vacation with their toes tucked into the sand, St. John provides endless opportunities for beach-hopping. For those travelers who have their hearts set on adrenaline-pumping adventure, St. John is a jungle of opportunity.  While the list of beautiful destinations to visit is bound to be long, make sure to add Salt Pond Bay to the itinerary before you arrive.

Where Peace and Beauty Collide

Salt Pond Bay occupies the southeast portion of the island of St. John and is a popular hot spot amongst visitors and locals alike. Captivating stretches of coastline make this one of the best destinations on the island for soaking up the sun, swimming, and snorkeling in crystal-clear waters. Salt Pond Bay on St. John is graced with shallow waters that are consistently calm despite the changing tides making it an amazing destination for those guests who have come to St. John with the exclusive goal of swimming and snorkeling. Seagrass, colorful coral, fish, sea turtles and stingrays are just some of the amazing underwater creatures and features that make these watery ecosystems one of a kind.

Opportunities for Hiking at Salt Pond Bay

Travelers who come to St. John with the intent of hitting up the best trails will want to make their way to Salt Pond Bay as a starting point for many amazing treks. Take some time to appreciate the sugar white sand beaches before setting your sights on paths such as Ram’s Head Trail. Rugged landscapes, challenging elevation changes and amazing views await if you’re willing to take on this path that has long been a favorite amongst hikers visiting St. John.

The Island Life is Calling

From hiking to snorkeling and the sunbathing in between, St. John is an island that caters to dream vacations of all types. When you’re here, make sure to make the most of your visit by booking a gorgeous vacation rental with Cimmaron St. John. Our team of professionals is dedicated to making sure guests enjoy a customized and stylish stay that comes with the comfort and luxury you deserve. Contact us today to begin planning your next St. John adventure.

Here is Why You Need to Explore Salt Pond Bay

Salt Pond Bay in the Virgin Islands National Park is a secluded beach with scenic views, great swimming, and some stunning reef life offshore. The amazing, clear water at Salt Pond Bay alone is a reason to visit, but this quieter shoreline makes for a lovely getaway, escaping the crowds of more accessible sandy stretches. The sparse population stems from its longer distance from Cruz Bay than most of the area’s favorite beaches. There is also a required 10-minute hike downhill after the parking lot to reach the beach. Once you arrive, though, you will truly be part of a little slice of paradise. Continue hiking along connecting pathways to Salt Pond Bay or lounge out on the lonely shore to soak up some rays in the peace and quiet. Whether you opt for a land adventure, relaxation, or water exploration, Salt Pond Bay has a little bit of everything.

Salt Pond Bay Snorkeling

There are some great reefs around Salt Pond Bay, though they might be a little more inconvenient to access than some other St. John beaches. To enjoy the fantastic reefs, a long swim to the middle of the bay near a set of jagged rocks will provide ample snorkeling opportunities. The rocky eastern coastline of Salt Pond Bay is another great spot for snorkeling. Be sure to bring your snorkeling gear with you, as there are no rentals on the beach. Also, be sure to use the buddy system and don’t swim out too far if the water is rough! Usually calm, though, Salt Pond Bay USVI does create a great environment for seeing some colorful coral reefs and seagrass beds on a typical day! Sea turtles are often spotted, along with rays and giant hermit crabs.

Salt Pond Bay Beach

The trek to the Salt Pond beach will be worth it once you reach the beautiful St. John destination. The crescent-shaped beach has great sun exposure, perfect for soaking up some vacation rays. Get your tan on while enjoying some joyous breezes to stay cool. The shallow water access is ideal for swimmers, and the protected beach usually doesn’t deal with much surf at all. Float along the surface or swim out and snorkel. While you’re on the sand, however, let the sun seep into your pores and enter a phase of full relaxation!

Salt Pond Bay Hiking

There are some great hiking trails and destinations near Salt Pond Bay that make it an even more ideal place to visit on St. John. Drunk Bay and Ram’s Head Trail are nearby, both offering a rugged beauty. Go on some memorable adventures and take some breathtaking pictures as you hike near Salt Pond Bay. Take the trail on the eastern end of the beach, and head left to Drunk Bay’s coral and stone shoreline and artistic stone sculptures. Or, head right to the crest of Ram’s Head. Each hike is about a mile and somewhat strenuous. Be sure to bring water and some snacks for stamina (maybe even a picnic lunch)! At Ram’s Head, you will walk down narrow island paths and along a stunning stone beach before ascending to the top. The view of Salt Pond and the surrounding landscape will make the journey worth it!

Stay with CimmaronStJohn

Your Salt Pond Bay adventures will be just one part of your St. John vacation! Stay with CimmaronStJohn for luxurious villas and condos to suit your particular needs. From our 2-bedroom Meridian Villa to beautiful 5-bedroom Sweet Surrender Villa, you will enjoy a luxurious stay in St. John! Book your stay now!

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