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
"It's taken me a while to write this review but I know how I really appreciate the reviews of others so thought I'd also put in our two cents... we absolutely loved our 11 night stay at this house. It really became home for us after a long day of exploring the island, snorkeling, etc. The island itself is a treasure of beaches and hiking! And the location of the cottage makes the island easily accessible. The view from the cottage is unparalleled!! The cottage was clean and had everything we needed. The road to the property, as many others mention, is a bit challenging but driving around the island only confirmed for us that if you want a place with a view, you've got to drive these wildly steep, tight, bumpy roads...part of island life! Unlike the other people who wrote reviews, we didn't go out and eat. We really loved staying at the cottage and cooking dinner or stoking up the BBQ. The Calabash Market was awesome! Great prices and awesome steaks and various other items. The small ice chest in the cottage served us well for making lunches and snacks to take with us on our daily island adventures! Antonette was extremely helpful and informative with preparing for the trip but she really respected our privacy. A belated thanks for the wonderful stay!!! Michele and Daniel"Guest: Michele Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: July 26, 2014View listing
"If you choose Cliffhanger, you will never want to leave, I promise. This was our first time to St. John and I know we would never want to stay anywhere else. We loved staying in Coral Bay...it was quiet but close to everything we could want in terms of restaurants, groceries, beaches and snorkeling. Coming home to this spectacular house every day was truly luxurious. The views are incredible, the house is gorgeously decorated and you will want for nothing. My husband and I celebrated our 20th Anniversary here and each day we would come home and talk about what a fantastic respite Cliffhanger was at the end of a day at the beach. We raved about it so much, my in-laws have already booked a trip to Cliffhanger for Jan. Truly, it really doesn't get any better. For those who like water access right from the house and are comfortable with steep stairs...we swam & snorkeled right from the bottom of the stairs...an easy rocky entry and great explorations. Denise, the homeowner, is one of the best property owners I have ever worked with. Jared and Austin, the property managers, were fantastic as well. I can't wait to return, and bring the kids next time!"Guest: Chris H. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 17, 2014View listing
"The villa is a very beautiful place, but the construction next door was a complete turnoff. Monday thru Friday starting at 7am workers were very loud, hammers banging, saws, and belt sanders were going until 3 or 4pm. The pool was lovely but you could not enjoy it with all the noise. We hoped for a nice peaceful vacation and all we got was a lot of noise. I wish we were informed of this before we spent all that money. It was really a shame that we could not enjoy the villa we paid for. It is a dream of a house and the pictures are exactally what you see, views and all. We did meet and chat with the owner and was told that other renters had complained of the noise and monies had been refunded. I just wish he had told us of the construction. Before renting this villa just make sure the construction is over. You will totally enjoy it."Guest: Bucket Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: March 12, 2014View listing
"Our one week stay at HBTP was too short, another week would have been great. The property is well represented by the photos. Every morning you are greeted by a beautiful sunrise over Coral Bay, enjoy them all, they vary so much from day to day. We enjoyed the beautiful beaches, friendly people and relaxing evenings sipping beverages by the pool. Your hosts are wonderful and available if needed. Food delivery is rare for most properties, and is certainly an added bonus for those late returns from the beach. The kitchen is well stocked and extra care has been taken to provide some necessary items. There are two markets within a few minutes drive for small things you may have forgotten in Cruz Bay. Please try the local restaurants in the area, you won't be disappointed. We will not hesitate to stay in this lovely apartment again. We highly recommend this property to anyone seeking a peaceful vacation in paradise. Upon booking we received a package full of St. John information. Their attention to detail can't be beat. Thank you Sam, Sharon and Erik for making our first visit to St. John a memorable one. Hope to see you in 2015. Dani & Joel."Guest: Danette B. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 30, 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.