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
"An absolutely amazing experience and a super cool property. It felt like we were staying in a hooked up tree house in the middle of the woods. The home offers all you could need with boasting views and your own private wildlife adventure. The expansive deck is where we spent most of our nights chilling out, listening to music. We would definitely stay at "Just Enough" again and recommend it to our friends who love the outdoors."Guest: Desiree W. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: August 13, 2014View listing
"The apartment is very quiet, beautifully built and furnished, and very roomy for 2 people. My wife and I stayed here for almost 2 weeks in March and were very happy with your rental "cottage" (it felt like we had a separate unit). Mark and Mark are very accommodating hosts--helped us with wi-fi set up, treated us to a delicious dinner, and made available coolers, beach towels, etc. We have been renting properties through VRBO for almost 20 years and have never been disappointed (well, once....) , but this spot of yours in Coral Bay was a real treat. We will definitely be back again and will recommend it to our friends and family."Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: May 8, 2014View listing
"I stayed at the Stonegarden Cottage lower level on Saint John in August 2014 and it was one of the best vacations I've ever had! The home is nestled on a hillside over looking the sailing paradise of Coral Bay with breathtaking views of the U.S. and British Virgin Islands. This part of the island receives steady trade winds year round that are like natural air conditioning! The home is just gorgeous and unlike some other Island homes it fits in with the natural surroundings of this amazing forested island that is two thirds national park. I stayed in the lower level which is perfect for a single traveler or couple. There is every modern convenience you might and its thoughtfully and tastefully decorated with island art and nautical items from the owners family who are sailors themselves and an important part of the history of the island. From this home you have access to the most remote and beautiful parts of the island yet you are just minutes from the conveniences and night life of Coral Bay. You never need to leave the property to have a wonderful trip but if you do the world class trails, reefs, and beaches of Saint John will not disappoint! So book your trip and plan on leaving your cellphone and lap top at home. You will never miss themI When you reluctantly return from your vacation at Stonegarden Cottage you will have a million beautiful pictures and memories etched in your mind!"Guest: Wandering Mahonian Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: October 10, 2014View listing
"We spent a fantastic week in Skyflower! Upon arriving on St. John and getting our rental Jeep for the week, we were met by Marc Miller, the property manager, who guided us from Cruz Bay over to Coral Bay and up Bordeaux Mountain to Skyflower. The villa was amazing. The view from 1000 feet up was even better in person. The cool wind/breeze kept us comfortable all of the time. When we would come back to the villa at the end of a fun-filled day on St. John, we would open the doors and windows, and it would be cool in just a few minutes. We never cooked a meal in the villa, but the coffee make worked great each morning, allowing us to enjoy our coffee from the deck, enjoying the wonderful views of St. John's east end, as well as the plethora of BVIs in the distance. The refigerator also kept our drinks and snacks cool. We also enjoyed being able to wash our beach and bath towels as well as our dirty clothes in the great washer and dryer located on the 2nd level. The outdoor shower was great! I really can only say wonderful things about Skyflower. It's obvious that the owners take great pride in this villa. We loved the electronic gate and the level, paved driveway that had plenty of space for multiple vehicles (even though we only had the one Jeep). We loved waking up each morining to watch the sun rise from our bed view. We also loved the hot tub in the evenings/nights to soothe any aches and pains we may have gotten from our active days hiking trails or snorkeling. Of course the week went by way too fast. If and when we ever come back to St. John, we will definitely be staying at Skyflower again."Guest: GranddaddyOfFourBoys Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 7, 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.