Carambola Tide Pools, St. Croix

#4 of 13 in Trails in U.S. Virgin Islands
Hiking Trail · Nature / Park
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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  • Beautiful! Just time your arrival at low tide or it gets a little sketchy entering them. Water shoes or sandles highly recommended.  more »
  • We decided we wanted to hike to the tide pools. The hike was definitely strenuous and I would recommend good sturdy shoes. As per a few YouTube videos I watched before vacation, we took a dry bag...  more »
  • Beautiful once you get there from the hike 2 mile hike.
  • A great place to hike to for natures creations. Beautiful rock formation with natural pool. 2.7 mile hike from Carambola Beach Resort gate. Stop at gate ask guard where to park and where the trail head is. Bring plenty of water. Best to find out the tide and go at low tide. Enjoy!!!!!!

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