Carambola Tide Pools, St. Croix

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Hiking Trail · Nature / Park
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Hike to Carambola Tide Pools along a rugged trail, where powerful waves hit the coastline and collect in naturally formed basins. An 8 km (5 mi) round trip, the hike is not for the faint hearted. Beginning with a steep descent into St Croix’s tropical rainforest and thick grassland plains, the route can often be hard to find, with no signage to help you. Make sure to bring a map or check the route with a guide before leaving. When you reach the coast, refresh yourself in the tidal pools and enjoy the wild, untouched scenery that stretches out to the horizon. It’s important to note that if conditions are rough, you should not enter the tidal pools. Bring plenty of water, snacks, and sunscreen for the hike. To visit Carambola Tide Pools on your holiday in St. Croix, and find out what else St. Croix has to offer, use our St. Croix.
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  • Great hike up a steep hill then basically all the way down to the tide pools. So fun! My teen had a blast! Don’t take a jeep tour, move your legs and hike it! So fun and well marked. Watch tide... 
    Great hike up a steep hill then basically all the way down to the tide pools. So fun! My teen had a blast! Don’t take a jeep tour, move your legs and hike it! So fun and well marked. Watch tide...  more »
  • My husband and I just hiked the 2.7 mile (each way) hike to the tide pools. FYI parking situation is a bit tight. I’d recommend doing the hike earlier in the AM for better parking AND much better to.....  more
    My husband and I just hiked the 2.7 mile (each way) hike to the tide pools. FYI parking situation is a bit tight. I’d recommend doing the hike earlier in the AM for better parking AND much better to.....  more »

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