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 reviews
"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, 2014View listing
"I chose this villa to celebrate my daughters and my birthday. It was our first vacation in St. John, and all we talk about is wanting to go back and stay at Flanders Villa. It was everything I had expected and more. When we walked inside, all we could say was, WOW. It is beautiful and so well build. Waking up in the morning and looking out over the water and islands was out of this world. Having coffee by the pool was like being in paradise. We were eight adults and had plenty of space. The kitchen is big and beautiful and had everything we needed. All the food and drinks we needed was available in Coral Bay, even fresh, homegrown greens. Just bring something to get started from Cruz Bay, in case you arrive late. For my birthday we had dinner at Miss Lucy's. Allow plenty of time and relax, the food is fresh and delicious. We want to go back to St. John and stay at Flanders Villa, what more can I say. We all had a great time d didn't want to leave. Thank you!"Guest: loves nature Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: June 3, 2014View listing
"My husband and I just returned from our first stay in St. John and Palm Cottage was perfect for us! The cottage is exactly as described and the pictures of the view simply don't do it justice! Being July, I was prepared for it to be hot and the breezes to not be at their strongest. However, the house is perfectly situated and the breeze was AMAZING! It flowed through the windows and was so refreshing. The outdoor shower was an unexpected highlight. It is private and surrounded by a few palm trees, yet open enough to enjoy the moon and the stars. Palm Cottage is in a great location if you are wanting to really explore the island. You still get an amazing view, yet it is literally only a couple of minutes to the main road (I'd imagine getting to some of the other rentals we saw on the mountain would take quite a while off the main road to get to) and less than ten to local restaurants and bars in Coral Bay. We also loved the location because it was an easy drive to the east end, north beaches, and the south beaches. We love exploring and are so glad we chose to stay in Coral Bay AND that Palm Cottage was easy to get to. I also wanted to note that communication with Barry was great even with our very last minute trip! Tom, the property manager, was wonderful and was there waiting for us when we arrived. He gave us great recommendations on places to explore during our short stay and even though we didn't have any problems during our stay, we knew he would be available to us should we need anything. We had a wonderful stay! (We peeped into Palm Studio and also has everything you'd need with a great view. If you have teenagers, or another couple traveling with you, a great option would be to rent both the cottage and studio and still have your privacy AND be able to share time together.)"Guest: allison l. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 8, 2014View listing
"This is just a beautiful house - I think my favorite features were the mahogany doors and windows that opened, and had the screens - especially the one in the master bath shower. The house is very well equipped and maintained, and the grounds are lovely. It sleeps 10, but is so spacious and has so many little niches where you can "get away" that you would never feel crowded. I had numerous pleasant conversations and emails with the owner, and she was very helpful. I would definitely recommend this house, and hope to bring a group here sometime."Guest: Libby W. Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: March 26, 2014View 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.