Bolongo Bay

Overall Rating

Overall rating
 
4.2
Scenery/View
 
4.5
Water
 
4.1
Shore/Sand
 
4.2
Snorkeling
 
4.1

Palm frond umbrellas line the left side of the bay and coconut trees with hammocks can be found on the right side. Bolongo Bay is often quiet and offers a relaxing day. A great restaurant and bar is available beachside for having lunch and a few drinks. The water is typically calm and fair to good snorkeling can be enjoyed around the rocks there. There are some areas that are rocky, particularly on the right side; these rocky spots are easily observed from the shore.  A water sports concession stand offers kayaks, water bikes and other water accessories. The bay is home to the Bolongo Bay Resort.

Beach Amenities

  • Swimming
  • Food Vendors
  • Bathrooms
  • Hotel
  • Taxi's Available
  • Parking Available
  • Diving & Snorkeling
  • Jet Ski

Photos

Bolongo Bay After Hurricanes Irma and Maria
Bolongo Bay After Hurricanes Irma and Maria
Bolongo Bay After Hurricanes Irma and Maria
Bolongo Bay After Hurricanes Irma and Maria
Bolongo Bay After Hurricanes Irma and Maria
Bolongo Bay
Bolongo Bay
Bolongo Bay

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Iggies
Overall rating
 
3.4
Scenery/View
 
4.0
Water
 
3.5
Shore/Sand
 
4.0
Snorkeling
 
2.0

Loved going to Iggies late in the day with new found friends. Open beach area with lots to do and a fun bar. Club sandwich was good and large. We split it.

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Great Beach, we'd go again
Overall rating
 
5.0
Scenery/View
 
5.0
Water
 
5.0
Shore/Sand
 
5.0
Snorkeling
 
5.0

We stayed at Regatta Point, just above Bolongo Bay. Our trip was excellent! The beach was one of the better beaches on the island. There were plenty of activities to do!

How to Determine Hiking Difficulty

Easy

Hiking
  • Little Gain
  • Short Distance
  • Fair Health
  • Trail Condition Good

Moderate

Hiking
  • Moderate Gain
  • Medium Distance
  • Good Health
  • Trail Condition Good

Challenging

Hiking
  • Significant Gain
  • Medium Distance
  • Good Health
  • Trail Condition Good

Difficult

Hiking
  • Significant Gain
  • Longer Distance
  • Excellent Health
  • Trail Condition Good

Use a Map

Hiking on St. John is a popular activity that lets you enjoy the tropical outdoors. We recommend using the St. John Trail Bandit Hiking Map/Guide to plan your hikes. 

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Hiking Tips

  • Tell someone where you are going and when you will return. Avoid hiking or swimming alone.
  • Allow for sufficient time to explore, swim and rest.
  • Remain on park trails – some trails cross private property, do not trespass into private property.
  • Wear cool clothing, comfortable walking shoes. Sandals are not recommended. Sneakers are your best option.
  • Protect yourself against the sun and insects.
  • Bring water and snacks.
  • Do not leave items or garbage on the trails. Make sure you leave with all the items you brought with you.
  • Do not remove anything from the park property; this includes but is not limited to shells, rocks, artifacts, flowers, plants and animals.
  • Pace yourself to prevent fatigue. Watch footing on wet rocks and trails made rough and slippery at times by heavy rainfall.
  • Do not eat unknown fruits, nuts or berries. Some plants and fruits are poisonous and can cause allergic reactions. Do not touch unfamiliar plants. Avoid handling or picking plant life that may harbor stinging insects, cause rashes, scratches or skin punctures. Many plants have thorns beware, look but don’t touch. Some ground covering shrubs cause severe itching – it is in your best interest to stay on trails.
  • Do not climb on fragile historic structures. Leave artifacts in place.
  • Hike early and return early.
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