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Recent Coral Bay reviews
"I should start the review with the negative because there isn’t much. The “town” of Coral Bay is not really a town, but a few widely spaced shops and bars. This is not a problem; just don’t expect to wander through town at night. The other item is even thought the roads on St John are exciting they have nothing on the driveway into Island Horizons. Most of it is paved, but it is easily steeper than anything else I have ever driven on. The house did have a nice flat place to park which helped. For the good: The house was lovely, very clean, comfortable, and stocked with anything we could need. However that was all lost in the truly outstanding feature of the house and that was the view. One of my favorite parts of the day was sitting up on the porch watching the light change over the ocean and the islands. You can easily see down the whole BVI chain. It was outstanding. I think my teenage daughter took half her pictures from the holiday off the porch. After a hard day of hiking or snorkeling there is something to be said for mixing yourself a Pain Killer and stretching out on a lounge chair or the hammock to watch the lights on the islands slowly turn on."Guest: Dave I. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 11, 2014View listing
"I chose this villa to celebrate my daughters and my birthday. It was our first vacation in St. John, and all we talk about is wanting to go back and stay at Flanders Villa. It was everything I had expected and more. When we walked inside, all we could say was, WOW. It is beautiful and so well build. Waking up in the morning and looking out over the water and islands was out of this world. Having coffee by the pool was like being in paradise. We were eight adults and had plenty of space. The kitchen is big and beautiful and had everything we needed. All the food and drinks we needed was available in Coral Bay, even fresh, homegrown greens. Just bring something to get started from Cruz Bay, in case you arrive late. For my birthday we had dinner at Miss Lucy's. Allow plenty of time and relax, the food is fresh and delicious. We want to go back to St. John and stay at Flanders Villa, what more can I say. We all had a great time d didn't want to leave. Thank you!"Guest: loves nature Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: June 3, 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
"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, 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.