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Coral Bay

St. John
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Ranked #15 of 53 attractions in St. John
Type: Bodies of Water, Neighborhoods
Activities: Dining, Drinking
Description: A home decidedly away from home for a number of U.S. expats who now reside in this eclectic community.
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Boston
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Coral Bay features stunning views and gorgeous beaches! The family enjoyed snorkeling and the fun restaurants on this side of the island. It's a laid back place, much calmer than Cruz Bay. The beaches are not too crowded either. Driving is challenging as you drive on the other side of the road and the roads are narrow and very steep... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
25 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

This is our second year staying in Coral Bay and the view, the breeze and eclectic community are so relaxing that we will always choose this location.

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Truckee, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

If you are looking for a more relaxed and laid back experience choose Coral Bay over Cruz. There is not much in the way of services but the sleepy charm is wonderful. Donkeys and goats roam the streets, thankfully there are no cruise ships or posh shops and the locals are friendly.

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Roselle, Illinois, USA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

It's certainly not St. Thomas, but it also doesn't feel like the rest of St. John. Experientially, or in talking with the locals, this part of the island is a rogue little settlement of pirates and beatniks. It's known for parties and indulgences, and it just seems like a Wild West town. I didn't feel unsafe there, by any means,... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
52 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Coral Bay doesn't have a lot to do; it's the town of Coral Bay or the water of Coral Bay. You go there to visit Miss Lucy's for food, or a burger/beer at Skinny Legs, or a boat charter like Busy Bee. There are some other places, too. But it's small, and quaint and the view from the surrounding hills... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,198 reviews 1,198 reviews
584 attraction reviews
612 helpful votes 612 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

It's hard to visit this area without a car. During the weekends there is no public transportation, only cabs and they are expensive. We had lunch in the Ekaete Pink Corner, delicious homemade style food. I highly recommend the goat stew (large portions). Coral Bay is quite, not so crowded like Cruz Bay and very natural. It has great views.

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Ware, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

If you'd like to stay on the quieter, cheaper, more laid back part of the island you'll be happy here. We preferred it to Cruz Bay. There is still plenty to do on this side and it's not a big deal to drive up to the northern beaches.

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Bedminster, New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Far from the bustle of Cruz Bay, Coral Bay moves at a much slower space and is easy to get around. If you rent a house, there are great views available of the bay. 7 or so restaurants. We tried five of them and liked all of them. You will see several donkeys on the road as well as goats... More

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Indian Springs, Alabama
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

We spent the 20-27th in Stone Haven.A great return for the price. www.vbro.com #32037 A perfect house that had all that we needed for the trip. The house had many essentials such as spices, toiletries, floats, some scuba gear ( not great quality, but will do) The best part is the little grocery store right below that has just about... More

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Arcanum, Ohio
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We spent a week in Fish Bay, near Cruz Bay, for a wedding, but drove to Coral Bay for a day. It rained going across the island - it is green and tropical, gotta have rain. We stopped at Bordeaux Mountain, for shopping and coffee that turned into breakfast... The views were outstanding, even in the rain, seeing fog roll... More

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