Davis Bay

Overall Rating

Overall rating
 
4.3
Scenery/View
 
5.0
Water
 
3.0
Shore/Sand
 
5.0
Snorkeling
 
4.0

Davis Bay, a long sandy white beach, is typically quiet and relaxing. The middle of the bay has some rocks and the far left side experiences some mild surf which can be fun for body surfing if the condition are right. The currents can get strong. Coconut palms and other trees are scattered along the shore providing some shade. This beach is a lovely spot to spend a quiet day; the beautiful, undeveloped hills on the far left and the gentle to mild wave action set an atmosphere of being far away from everything. While the beach is quiet there is a resort on the beach, Carambola Resort.

Beach Amenities

  • Swimming
  • Food Vendors
  • Bathrooms
  • Hotel
  • Taxi's Available
  • Parking Available

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Very Scenic
Overall rating
 
4.3
Scenery/View
 
5.0
Water
 
3.0
Shore/Sand
 
5.0
Snorkeling
 
4.0

Davis Bay has a windy, tropical feel - nice scenery. The water was rough on the right side where its rocky – though not swimmable it’s scenic. About mid-beach or just past the middle is a little rocky outcrop on the shore after that the water gets calmer toward the other end. That is where people swim. It was sandy in the water on that end. The water did get deep fairly quickly. It was a bit rough one day but I still swam as did others. Other days it was calmer but not super calm. Chairs for hotel guests and restaurant at the hotel.

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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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