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Coral Bay

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Address: St. John
Activities: Dining, Drinking
Description: A home decidedly away from home for a number of U.S. expats who now reside...
A home decidedly away from home for a number of U.S. expats who now reside in this eclectic community.
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St John Day Trip from St Thomas: Island Sightseeing and...

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Love this side of the island

This is a great place to rent a house for a family vacation -- but not if you are a resort minded family Free range goats, chickens and donkeys add to the character Some of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
TonyNoBalogna
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Stamford, Connecticut
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Stamford, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to rent a house for a family vacation -- but not if you are a resort minded family Free range goats, chickens and donkeys add to the character Some of the most interesting beaches are within a 10-15 min drive You need to be a little bohemia otherwise stay at Cruz Bay or Westin

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Castle Rock, CO
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64 reviews 64 reviews
12 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We rented the island cottage on vrbo and loved the view from up above the bay. If you're looking for a quiet place with plenty of parking and a couple of good places to eat, this is it.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I almost don't want to share how amazing Coral Bay is, because it was nice and quiet! But the good people of Coral Bay deserve your patronage, and most certainly you support against idiot development companies that want to build a Super Marina in this beautiful port town. Save Coral Bay!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Coral Bay is the place to stay when on St. John. We have stayed In Cruz Bay, noisy and busy. Stayed at the old Concordia Way to much climbing to get home at night.

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Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Coral Bay is the "quiet, country side of St, John. Lots of very decent spots to eat, hear music, and fantastic beaches for laying about and snorkeling!

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South Kingstown, Rhode Island
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28 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We spent our over 2 weeks stay in Coral Bay (in a rented house), only going to Cruz Bay for fuel or to meet friends coming in on the ferry. And we were so happy we did, it was the peaceful, laid back vacation we were looking for. We also found that it was very central to and short trips... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

Island time , island attitude, go easy , be easy. Listen , explore, relax. Nothing to prove, everything to enjoy. Be here now . Hike and snorkel the state park and coral reefs. Not for the Cruise line crowd. It's the people you wish you knew more of .

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Wisconsin
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63 reviews 63 reviews
16 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Good food, drinks, slower pace, less crowds, closer to the water side of the island. Beautiful view of water and boats.

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

On prior trips to St.John we have always tried to stay near Coral Bay on far side of the island. Will not in the future. The town has gone downhill-- now feels run down, dirty, large very smelly dumpster near the center of town-- cannot be within quarter mile of it. Some of the restaurants have closed. Just does not... More 

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Stow, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We did not swim at Coral Bay, but we had fun driving to the end and poking in at some of the shops in the area. A much more relaxed and friendly side of the island.

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