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
"We loved this charming cottage and it was perfect for our anniversary celebration week. The breezes kept the living space cool and comfortable. The artistic touches throughout the cottage are lovely and whimsical. The outdoor shower was great and we had everything we needed in the cottage to live comfortably. We especially enjoyed the outdoor deck and spent mornings and evenings enjoying the fabulous view of Coral Bay. We walked down to Aqua Bistro and Pickles several times. The walk back up the hill kept us in shape! Can't wait to return!"Guest: Mike & Stacey Brady Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 8, 2014View listing
"My wife and I stayed here for 10 days at the end of August. The property was absolutely awesome! A quaint place nestled up on the side of Bordeaux mountain. The sounds of frogs and crickets could be heard every night and we loved it. Tom and Dee where some of the nicest people we have ever met. Tom met us down at the car rental, took us to the store to purchase a few items and then showed us to the cottage. Not your typical type of service. Both Tom and Dee went above and beyond to make our stay the best that it could have been. When we visit St.John in the future we will most definitely be staying with Tom and Dee."Guest: Sean C. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 6, 2014View listing
"My adult kids and I stayed at Ixora recently and it was our second stay at this home. We love its location as you can get to virtually every area of the island, especially the great beaches, very easily. The home had every amenity we needed and on those nights when we weren't dining out it was so enjoyable to grill out and enjoy the spectacular view. Using the hot tub while stargazing was an added plus. With the views and the plentiful space it was always a pleasure to both get ready to head out for each days' adventure and then return home to clean up to either go out or simply stay in. Jim, the property manager, met us at our jeep rental place and led us to the home. He pointed out the things we needed to know and offered to help in any way. Sure enough, a few minor things were needed a couple days later and, true to his word, Jim attended to them that same day while we were out. I'd happily recommend Ixora - but just don't reserve it for when I next intend on reserving it! AR"Guest: Allan Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 5, 2014View listing
"Stunning Caribbean architectural detail in the home welcomes you to this well-kept, well-appointed Villa. Perched slightly up the mountain side to give you a great view of Coral Bay (much better view than the VRBO photos give credit for) as well as Hurricane Hole but not to high on the mountain to give the driver and passengers white knuckles :) We enjoyed the sunshine from the deck, retreated in the shade to read, jumped in the pool and hung out comfortably on the surrounding deck with many happy hours relaxing and enjoying the beautiful expansive views. The home is as the photos display, even better in our opinion. The kitchen is loaded with glasses, plates, pans, etc., the furniture is comfortable and well maintained. We found the bedrooms to have dual closets, comfortable beds and a clean bath with spacious full tile shower (or enjoy the outside shower). Very cool. Quiet area, convenient location and all the amenities blend for a perfect vacation getaway! I would likely recommend Villa Madeline to friends and family!"Guest: Mike and Marilyn Wagner Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: March 11, 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.