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Recent Coral Bay reviews

  • 11 nights of Paradise!

    "It's taken me a while to write this review but I know how I really appreciate the reviews of others so thought I'd also put in our two cents... we absolutely loved our 11 night stay at this house. It really became home for us after a long day of exploring the island, snorkeling, etc. The island itself is a treasure of beaches and hiking! And the location of the cottage makes the island easily accessible. The view from the cottage is unparalleled!! The cottage was clean and had everything we needed. The road to the property, as many others mention, is a bit challenging but driving around the island only confirmed for us that if you want a place with a view, you've got to drive these wildly steep, tight, bumpy roads...part of island life! Unlike the other people who wrote reviews, we didn't go out and eat. We really loved staying at the cottage and cooking dinner or stoking up the BBQ. The Calabash Market was awesome! Great prices and awesome steaks and various other items. The small ice chest in the cottage served us well for making lunches and snacks to take with us on our daily island adventures! Antonette was extremely helpful and informative with preparing for the trip but she really respected our privacy. A belated thanks for the wonderful stay!!! Michele and Daniel"
    Guest: Michele Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: July 26, 2014
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  • Swiss Family Robinson

    "We felt like the Swiss Family Robinson in our little tree house in the jungle on the side of a mountain! Tree Frog Cottage was the perfect place for us to stay - 2 adults an 2 tweens. Awesome views and glorious sunrises. Coral Bay is a great location - easy to get to North and South shore beaches, good restaurants and Cruz Bay. This was our first time to the Carribean. St John is truly paradise - 80's, sunshine, sandy beaches lined with palm trees and mangrooves, the warm water is amazing - Caribbean Blue is a real gorgeous color - coral reefs filled with colorful fish and turtles. Every beach was beautiful! A 4 wheel drive jeep is a must for the steep, switchbacks and dirt roads. Watch out for donkeys, chickens, sheep, goats, mongoose, deer etc. Best Restaurant: Aqua Bistro, Best Coral Reef: WaterLemon Key, Best Hike: L'Esperance with National Parks (best deal too), Maho Bay: most turtles. Anaberg & ruins during hike: Best Ruins. One suggeston - Tree Frog sign at driveway should be moved so you see it coming down the hill - too far to the left - we missed it at night 1st time driving there. St. John: a family vacation we will never ever forget!"
    Guest: 4wielers Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: May 2, 2014
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  • Blue Palm Villa

    "This beautiful, well maintained home is an excellent way to spend a quiet vacation on Saint John. This home is even more welcoming than the pictures indicate. It is well appointed with lovely, comfortable furniture and inviting decor. The owners, Joan & Woody, were very responsive to our questions both pre & post-visit. The home overlooks serene Coral Bay but the nightlife in Cruz Bay is a short drive away as our all of Saint John's beautiful beaches. Don't miss Woody's and their great happy hour, enjoy seeing the donkeys along the roadside and last but not least the beautiful Carribean sunsets from this amazing home."
    Guest: Terrie Date of Stay: January 2014 Review Submitted: February 16, 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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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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