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Recent Coral Bay reviews

  • 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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  • Great cottage with a view

    "My family had great 1 week in the cottage. We were particularly impressed by the open plan and the setting. It had everything we need. Stoyan"
    Guest: Stoyan M. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 5, 2014
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  • Incredibly beautiful home!

    "We just returned last night from an incredible week-long stay at Sun, Moon, & Stars! We celebrated our 25th anniversary and thoroughly enjoyed everything about our stay. Everything about this place was just incredible - the view is breathtaking, the home is impeccably clean and gorgeous, and the pool and hot tub were so relaxing! We enjoyed snorkeling and hiking during the day, the pool and hot tub in the afternoon, and having dinner and drinks at the house each evening. Thank you Carrie and Chris for sharing your home with us. It's such a special place! We hope to stay there again at some point in the future!"
    Guest: Kendra O. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 6, 2014
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  • Awesome view and amenities

    "My wife and I just returned from our first stay in St. John and Island Dreams was the perfect place for us. It's location is quiet and private and the view of Coral Bay was beautiful. We spent hours sitting by the pool and enjoying the view along with the island breeze. Beaches for snorkeling are only a short drive away. We grilled out almost every night and the kitchen was completely stocked with everything we needed. If you are looking for a place to completely unwind and remember who you are, this is the place!"
    Guest: Keli Musil Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 22, 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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