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Recent Coral Bay property reviews
"Do you want to be slightly off the beaten path but still close to some great restaurants, not too far from the beaches and have an amazing view to look at first thing every morning? Then stay at Mill Ridge. Hilarie, the owner is so accommodating from the very first inquiry you send her. Not only did she get my down payment to St. John Car Rental, but she realized we were arriving after they had closed for the day and picked our car up for us! She then sat and waited while we stocked up on groceries in Cruz Bay and then led us all the way to the Villa and gave us a quick tour/rundown on the place. Overall review of the Villa: This villa is beautiful inside and out! It is stocked better than any other vacation rental I have ever stayed in. It was me, my husband and 7 year old daughter. This villa attracted me because we were bringing our daughter and so many villas have the 2nd bedroom on a different level and/or with an outside entrance. This is perfect for families with young children! It has a pool where you can easily shut and lock the gates also making you feel safe with young children. The pictures are very accurate minus the views of Coral Bay.. which are so much better in person! This was our first time to St. John but we have been to many Caribbean Islands. I think the first thing you look for when going to an island is to stay on a beach. There are very few places that allow you to stay on the beach in St. John and with SO MANY beaches to access; it is way more fun to drive to a different beach every day. We also looked into the Gibney Beach Cottages since they were on the beach and we did go to Gibney Beach and it is a very pretty beach, but I feel we made the right decision by staying at Mill Ridge. We met the people that were staying in the Gibney cottages and they were hanging out with the people that were staying in the other cottage.. now that is not a bad thing, but we just preferred the seclusion we had at Mill Ridge. Having a hard time deciding between Cruz Bay or Coral Bay? I really think it is up to the person. We like to be away from any town activity such as Cruz Bay, but others may like being closer to the conveniences of Cruz Bay. We actually loved both Francis and Maho Bay Beaches which seemed to be less of a drive from the Coral Bay side. And the other beaches still were not that much further to access when staying in Coral Bay. I can't do a good comparison for the restaurants because we only dined in Cruz Bay one time, but I wi"Guest: Robin Date of Stay: March 2013 Review Submitted: March 29, 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
"Our third visit to In Harmony...and as usual the house was extremely clean and our stay was very comfortable. Greg is the perfect host, and you can't ask for a better location. Thanks for everything Greg...hope to see you again in August! -Jeff and Tina"Guest: Tina Date of Stay: January 2014 Review Submitted: March 25, 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
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.