This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
Recent Coral Bay property reviews
"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, 2014View listing
"Loved this little cottage so much the first time we came back for another visit! As before it was clean and very well kept with all the necessities for the stay. I think I actually enjoyed the location even more this time with the breeze blowing in the bay and the sound of the waves reaching clear up the slopes of Calabash Boom. There's something quite refreshing about that outdoor shower. We snorkeled all over the island, with so many great spots just a few minutes drive from here. The laid-back vibe of Coral Bay is just our style, and there are quite a few establishments to eat and hang out only 5 minutes away by car. Antonette provides great details for arrival and the stay, and Sharon is on the island to help out; both are wonderful. We'll be back again!"Guest: Brian B Date of Stay: February 2013 Review Submitted: April 1, 2013View listing
"Our stay at Mountian Haven in Coral Bay was fantastic! This beautiful house is tucked on top and inside the mountan over looking the most spectacular island scene. Clean and very well maintained, the house has all the luxuries of home. The management is near by and always available to help or answer any questions. Resturaunts, grocery stores, beaches, hiking, snorkling, sailing, all just a short drive away. This island is paradise and adventure. We rented a jeep and recommend that you do the same (st. john car rental) our favorite resturant in Coral Bay was Aqua Bistro. Rams head hike is a must do, and if you want to go sailing go talk to Jimmy at Skinny Legs. The sunrises are breathtaking. I would recommend this house to anyone looking for adventure, relaxing, family vacation, or a romantic getaway. I'd go back today but I'll have to wait a few months."Guest: Sarah Date of Stay: December 2012 Review Submitted: January 20, 2013View listing
"As the other reviews state, this condo is exactly as advertised. It is beautiful, comfortable, and well stocked. Having previously stayed closer to Cruz Bay, we were a little worried if staying in Coral Bay would be a mistake, It wasn't, and the closeness of this condo to the restaurants in Coral Bay was wonderful. We chose this place for the price, but I would choose it again for the comforts and location."Guest: Kathleen W. Date of Stay: February 2013 Review Submitted: March 4, 2013View listing
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.