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Recent Coral Bay reviews

  • Couldn't have had a better experience!

    "We had such a wonderful time in St John, and the lovely and relaxing Bambooshay Villa was a huge part of what made our trip great. The pictures don't lie- the views from the porch really are that breath taking! It was just the two of us for this trip and the villa was just the right size, although we are already planning a return trip and hope to bring our young son, who would have no trouble sleeping on the couch in the living room. (Even though the porch is high up, it's very safe and the front yard is flat and fenced- safe for kids.) The location was just right- convenient to town for groceries and evening cocktails, but secluded enough to feel like a private oasis. Tom and Melody, the property managers, were extremely helpful and made us feel very safe and comfortable. We had a small problem with the water cistern one evening, and Tom was there literally minutes after we called him to do the repairs. Our favorite beaches were Salt Pond and Haulover, both near Bambooshay- great snorkeling, and the hike to Ram Head from Salt Pond was a highlight of the trip. Another favorite part was falling asleep at night with the sound of tree frogs outside the bedroom window. Would definitely recommend this place to just about anyone."
    Guest: Ashley Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 24, 2014
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  • Peaceful St. John Retreat

    "The St. John by the Bay cottage offers a great place to stay and explore St. John. There are great snorkeling sites all over the island, including the two private bays for the house and all are accessible from this cottage retreat, including Salt Pond Bay, Maho Bay and Waterlemon Bay just to name a few. The owner was great with following up and with suggestions on nearby sites and restaurants. Great extras were provided with the cottage, including a cooler, beach towels, a grill and extensive outdoor furniture. The view from the back porch is spectacular. Several good restaurants are close by, including Tourist Trap, Cafe Concordia, Miss Lucy's and Skinny Legs. We would definitely recommend this rental to our friends and relatives as a great place to stay in St. John."
    Guest: Julie Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: April 13, 2014
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  • All you need

    "We had a great stay at Banana Cabana! I'm so glad we stayed in Coral Bay versus Cruz Bay. it's a very charming, tiny community, with Skinny Legs restaurant just down the hill. We loved the house, it's so comfy and cozy, with great views from all decks. And everything you need is there. The beds were comfy, the place was very clean, cable tv worked. All the windows and doors have screens. Having them open at night, and turning the ceiling fans on made for a comfortable temperature to sleep or relax in. Really a great place to come home to after a long day in the great outdoors. We saw some rather large critters in the bathrooms at times, so be prepared. I'm glad there was an extra mattress in the upstairs bedroom, as I don't think our 9-year old son would have been happy sleeping downstairs by himself. The bottom bedroom has a separate entrance, and cannot be reached without having to go outside. I saw it in the description, but hadn't understood it well. But all worked out well in the end. I'll so miss being able to shower outdoors. That was a nice touch."
    Guest: L-bee Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: April 23, 2014
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  • Just What We Were Looking For

    "We stayed at New Moon for one week in June. (our first trip without the kids in a while) The cottage was everything we wanted for a getaway. It was fully stocked with everything we needed. I mean, c'mon, they even had a french press for coffee snobs like me. While it isn't really secluded, the vegetation and landscape make it feel like it is. On our arrival, the place was spotless. We rented one of the Jeeps that they had, and Catherine made sure someone was there to pick us up at the ferry dock. He took us to the grocery store in Cruz Bay and then on to the cottage. Catherine was always available to answer any questions we had and to make sure that we got back to the ferry on time on our departure day. We really appreciated how she made us feel at home. I'm an island guy. In fact, someday soon I hope to be one of the locals that you meet in Skinny Legs. When we do meet, feel free to ask me for recommendations on things to do and places to eat. I'll talk your ear off. St John is one of my favorite places. While we were there my wife spent every day in the water with me, despite Jaws having scarred her for life where the ocean is concerned. We saw something new below the surface every day. I love the pace and natural beauty of the island. It was great to come back to the cottage at the end of the day and watch the twilight descend on the valley and the bay. You just can't beat falling asleep with the sea breezes rustling the curtains. Coral Bay is on the quiet side of a quiet island. Nothing is really all that far away from you though. The beaches on the east end and southern side are really close and on some days you'll have them virtually all to yourself. As far as food goes, Miss Lucy's, Oasis, and Skinny Legs all offer good food at reasonable prices and a great atmosphere. Pickles Deli has a good breakfast. Overall, it's great place to make your own adventure."
    Guest: Marc Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: August 24, 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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