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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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The laid back, un crazy side of the island

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Wisconsin
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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

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
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Philly
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Our first visit to the USVI found us staying in Coral Bay. We rented a house (Iola) and from the minute we met our landlords and saw our house, we knew Coral Bay was going to be special. The place is so laid back. It reminded us so much of Molokai. Kind of off the grid, quiet, unassuming. The people... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The sunsets and night sky overlooking coral bay were the most beautiful I've seen in my life. Sadly I heard they're going to make a huge marina which I think will ruin the beauty and peacefulness of this bay. I would have given it 5 stars except for having to pass that awful dumpster near the food mart so many... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

So much more peacful, way less crowded...making it much easier to get around. There are so awesome beaches on this side that have very good snorkeling oportunities!! I am almost 30 and staying on this side was a great way to relax and still have so much fun at the same time. There are enough resturants and bars, and the... More 

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Coral Bay, St. John
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8 reviews 8 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Do you love Coral Bay like I do? Do you find yourself longing to return, as often as you can manage, over many years. Do you enjoy the pristine environmental conditions on the east side of St. John, far removed from chaotic Cruz Bay and St. Thomas? The US Army Corps of Engineers is accepting Public Comment until March 5.... More 

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Woodstock, Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We love Coral Bay. Laid back, relaxed, friendly, good food. Night life is minimal which is OK because the roosters wake you up early. And you get used to stopping for donkeys and goats in the road. But if you want a vacation with beaches and not much else, Coral Bay is the place.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This is the east end of St John USVI. Cruz bay. The east end is laid-back and great place. There are great beaches there. And you do not have to look hard to find them or ask around. It's simple take a trail. Any trail and with a 1 to 3 mile hike you will find several secluded spots. So... More 

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Maryland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Coral Bay is perfect. Quaint part of the island, yet has everything you need. Wouldn't stay anywhere else.

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