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Recent Coral Bay reviews

  • exceptional hospitality, cottage and location

    "My wife and I were fortunate enough to stay here for 4 nights recently. Our trip was last minute and just by chance the owner, Catherine, had a cancellation. We couldn't recommend staying here highly enough. The cottage itself is beautiful, with wonderful privacy and incredible vistas. It is really appointed thoughtfully; the outside shower is great; you can shower under the stars or while overlooking the Caribbean. More importantly, Catherine does a few things that make a huge difference, especially upon arrival. She met us at the ferry, took us to get our rental car, to the supermarket and then led us to her property. The first night there she delivers dinner to you, while having stacked a bottle of win in the refrigerator and supplying a pound of coffee, milk, orange juice and granola. After traveling to get to St. John, these gestures, for us, really made a huge difference. We could relax the first night, not having to run out for food and were set for the next morning as well. The cottage itself is a wonderful place to be and Catherine's hospitality is completely unobtrusive and helpful. I should also note that there were very few bugs at night in this location, possibly due to the constant breeze and the location of the cottage itself.We felt lucky to get to stay there and hope to return. We would recommend it highly."
    Guest: ghoop Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: March 21, 2014
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  • Awesome Vacay

    "My husband and I stayed here for 5 days in late May. What a wonderful retreat. Just what we needed. Nice pool, screened in porch and close to Coral Bay restaurants. We cooked breakfast at the house and would venture out for lunch and dinner. Why cook when you're on vacation? The bedroom is below the main living area and has an air conditioner, although the breeze from the water was refreshing and we never felt hot. The shower upstairs has a window to the deck (still private) and the breeze would blow through creating such a pleasant experience. The whole property is private and we never felt like we were being watched or could be seen. We visited Maho Beach but decided to head over to Francis Bay, which offered less people and traffic. We relaxed on the porch in the evenings with a cocktail then headed down the driveway and ate at Aquabistro every night. The food was so good and location was so convenient that we skipped plans to eat elsewhere. We took the Red Hook Ferry on arrival, which included a horrendous taxi ride. On our return to STT, we opted for the longer ferry ride to Char Amalie and shorter taxi. This is the way to go. We went to unwind and that's exactly what we did. Can't wait to return!"
    Guest: Jennifer Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 4, 2014
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  • A great private getaway

    "Our family really enjoyed staying in this private house at the end, end, end of the road! Everything was clean and maintained well. I've stayed in places on St. John that had a more commanding view because they were higher up the mountain, but this spot is tranquil and still offered a picturesque place to relax with a cup of coffee in the morning on the second-floor deck. That deck is also a nice place to do some stargazing while listening to frogs and other night creatures. There are ruins right in your backyard, if you're willing to climb a bit, but they are totally worth the effort. This house provided plenty of room for a family of four -- we had the parents upstairs, one kid on the futon in the den and another on the pull-out couch. Having two bathrooms was nice, although note there's only one really useful shower. The outdoor shower provides very little privacy; more appropriate for a romantic getaway than a family vacation! :) The outdoor shower is very handy for just rinsing off after a day of hiking or at the beach if you were to do so while still in a swimsuit. Very nice kitchen amenities and an outdoor grill helped for some less-expensive meals cooked at home for a couple of nights. Despite very warm and humid weather, we never felt like we needed air conditioning thanks to the ceiling fans and comfortable breezes coming in the open doors and windows. Be prepared for visiting donkeys and, of course, the ever-present roosters make for some early mornings on the island. But then, you might as well get going early anyway since there is so much to do on St. John. The location was nice and secluded without being too far away from Coral Bay so you have relatively easy access to "town." Once you're stocked up on supplies, the owners provide plenty of coolers, beach towels and other things to help you enjoy your day at the beach or out hiking. While it's nice to be disconnected, we also appreciated the WiFi that was provided so we could upload and back up the many photos we were taking. All-in-all, a great place to call home for awhile. If we returned as a family again, this would be a place we would check on for availability."
    Guest: Ari Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 17, 2014
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  • Scenic Retreat...

    "Our one week stay at HBTP was too short, another week would have been great. The property is well represented by the photos. Every morning you are greeted by a beautiful sunrise over Coral Bay, enjoy them all, they vary so much from day to day. We enjoyed the beautiful beaches, friendly people and relaxing evenings sipping beverages by the pool. Your hosts are wonderful and available if needed. Food delivery is rare for most properties, and is certainly an added bonus for those late returns from the beach. The kitchen is well stocked and extra care has been taken to provide some necessary items. There are two markets within a few minutes drive for small things you may have forgotten in Cruz Bay. Please try the local restaurants in the area, you won't be disappointed. We will not hesitate to stay in this lovely apartment again. We highly recommend this property to anyone seeking a peaceful vacation in paradise. Upon booking we received a package full of St. John information. Their attention to detail can't be beat. Thank you Sam, Sharon and Erik for making our first visit to St. John a memorable one. Hope to see you in 2015. Dani & Joel."
    Guest: Danette B. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 30, 2014
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Coral Bay Travel Tips

Visitors to Coral Bay Vacation Rentals

Coral Bay of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands is arguably one of the most laid-back places on earth. With beautiful island views and a warm year-round tropical climate, you won’t be on the island very long before you are enjoying the slower pace of life. It’s a place people come to in order to escape the busy corporate and city life. Many even return and make this their permanent home.

Enjoy a Stylish Vacation at Coral Bay Villas

While the town may have the laid-back and rustic vibe, the villas in Coral Bay are anything but. Spacious, beautiful villas set up on the hilltops exude elegance and style. Huge open decks that look out across the bay and lush tropical gardens provide a slice of luxury in a pristine natural setting. Most are equipped with entertainment centers and a host of modern conveniences. Some also offer a housekeeping service which means you don’t even need to worry about catering meals or having to shop for groceries. You can simply sit back, relax and enjoy the island.

Best Time of Year to Visit Coral Bay Resorts

When the climate is tropical you can choose to visit any time of year. The days and nights are always warm and there is little difference between the seasons. The only time of year you need to be a little weary is late summer when tropical storms blow across the Caribbean. The summers have slightly higher humidity levels because it’s the rainy season. However, thundershowers are usually isolated and clear up quickly. In general, you can expect warm sunny days and balmy nights typical of a tropical island.

Things to See and Do in Coral Bay

Coral Bay has one of the most protected harbors in the Virgin Islands. Hurricane Harbor is an anchorage for numerous sailing vessels, some of whom are permanently docked in the bay. Located on the southeastern side of St. John, Coral Bay used to be the main commercial center on the island. When the ferry service was started to Cruz Bay on the other side of the island, much of the commerce and development of St. John shifted across there too. It’s not entirely a bad thing as now you can get to enjoy Coral Bay with all its rustic charm. It’s a close-knit community and in no time, you are made to feel at home.

There are a number of excellent restaurants where you can enjoy some local food. Most have quirky names; regardless if it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner you are looking for, it’s sure to be an experience. At the same time, you can catch up on the local gossip and experience what it's like to live in this island paradise, even if only for a short while.

The Emmaus Moravian Church is one of the town’s historical landmarks. It once stood on the grounds of the Caroline Estate plantation. For a leisurely afternoon out, head down to the harbor area and charter a yacht for a sunset cruise excursion. As the yacht sails around the coast, you can cool off by diving into the warm turquoise sea and return to a chilled cocktail on board. Snorkeling and diving excursions can also be arranged. If you want to explore a little, you can follow the winding roads that crest the hilltops and stretch out for miles along the coast. The only traffic jams you are likely to experience here are a few donkeys crossing the road.

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