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Recent Coral Bay reviews

  • Absolutely wonderful views & family friendly!!!

    "Sometimes you just can't be sure that a vacation rental you reserve on-line is going to be as good as it appears.... Well, Casa Luna exceeded our expectations!!! The photos are spot-on, as are the amenities listed. We just got back from a family vacation, 2 sisters and our families along with our mom, and had the best time. There was so much room for all 10 of us, and the boys (ages 4-15) thoroughly enjoyed the pool and "party" area, although they wished there was more lighting at the pool area for night-time swimming. The house was clean and lacked for nothing; the kitchen was stocked with plenty (even spices) for all of us to eat in - which we did almost each night (we found that the restaurant prices are substantial for a family of 10). And yes, quiet places could be carved out for when it was needed!!! As for our time on the island, we highly recommend Cinnamon Bay and Salt Pond Bay. For the more adventurous, Waterlemon Bay is beautiful & the L'esperance (or Reef Bay) hike is well worth the time (book those early through the National Park). Shipwreck Landing & Skinny Legs are good in Coral Bay, and the Tap Room and High Tide were really good in Cruz Bay. Definitely hit Starfish Market, but Calibash is well stocked and much closer to Casa Luna. Kathy was a tremendous help and Ash answered all of our questions upon our arrival to Casa Luna (we even got a ride to the car rental). There were even treats in the refrigerator just for us! All said, I would highly recommend this property to anyone interested in staying on St. John, whether as a family gathering or several couples traveling together. The views are spectacular and the location is great for visiting each part of the island."
    Guest: Jennie W Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: April 3, 2014
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  • Peaceful St. John Retreat

    "The St. John by the Bay cottage offers a great place to stay and explore St. John. There are great snorkeling sites all over the island, including the two private bays for the house and all are accessible from this cottage retreat, including Salt Pond Bay, Maho Bay and Waterlemon Bay just to name a few. The owner was great with following up and with suggestions on nearby sites and restaurants. Great extras were provided with the cottage, including a cooler, beach towels, a grill and extensive outdoor furniture. The view from the back porch is spectacular. Several good restaurants are close by, including Tourist Trap, Cafe Concordia, Miss Lucy's and Skinny Legs. We would definitely recommend this rental to our friends and relatives as a great place to stay in St. John."
    Guest: Julie Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: April 13, 2014
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  • Slice of Paradise

    "Villa Jumbie is everything this that they say. This was our second stay here and the Owners and Cimmaron ST. John do such a wonderful job of keeping this property beautiful. After a day of beaches, hiking, coming back to Villa Jumbie and relaxing in the pool or on the deck just is magic. The views of Coral Bay and the privacy made the stay like it was our own island. The donkeys, chickens, lizards, goats, and singing of frogs is just a bonus. I hate to admit it, but I am jealous and wish I could live there all the time. Thank you Tom and Karen for sharing your home with us."
    Guest: sllider710 Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 19, 2014
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  • All you need

    "We had a great stay at Banana Cabana! I'm so glad we stayed in Coral Bay versus Cruz Bay. it's a very charming, tiny community, with Skinny Legs restaurant just down the hill. We loved the house, it's so comfy and cozy, with great views from all decks. And everything you need is there. The beds were comfy, the place was very clean, cable tv worked. All the windows and doors have screens. Having them open at night, and turning the ceiling fans on made for a comfortable temperature to sleep or relax in. Really a great place to come home to after a long day in the great outdoors. We saw some rather large critters in the bathrooms at times, so be prepared. I'm glad there was an extra mattress in the upstairs bedroom, as I don't think our 9-year old son would have been happy sleeping downstairs by himself. The bottom bedroom has a separate entrance, and cannot be reached without having to go outside. I saw it in the description, but hadn't understood it well. But all worked out well in the end. I'll so miss being able to shower outdoors. That was a nice touch."
    Guest: L-bee Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: April 23, 2014
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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.

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