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Fine white beach; snorkeling; trail.
Maho Bay Camps
At beach level, kayaks and water toys are available for rent. On the north side of Maho Point, stairs run up the hill into a lush tropical forest. Upon ascending, there is an activity center for the beach and a small café under the tropical canopy.
Climbing farther, you begin to pass through a village of white platform tents, each 16- by 16-feet with a lounging area, dining area and bedroom.
Farther up the hill is the communal bathhouse. This friendly village is Maho Bay Camps, a wonderful eco-resort that welcomes visiting cruisers who moor in Francis or Maho Bays. For drinks or dinner, at the top of the resort is an outdoor restaurant with a sunset view worth seeing. The menu includes four specials each night; the food is good and inexpensive.
The resort’s amenities are also open to visitors. Take an escorted hike, an art, glass or ceramics class, or one of the many excursion trips around the island. Activities are listed on Maho Bay Camps’ website. This is a great place to enjoy with a family and worth visiting for a day or two.
Distance: 0.2 mile.
Begins/Ends: At the north end of the (Big) Maho Bay beach off the North Shore Road. (Route 20) / At Maho Bay campground.
Features: Very scenic.