We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Coral Bay

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
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.
read more
Book ahead on Viator
Top Rated
More Info
$125*
and up
St John Day Trip from St Thomas: Island...
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 114 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 77
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
You got to go through it ...

If you're going to the East End for an adventurous drive, or out to Salt Pond, you're going through Coral Bay. Small community with a fire department. Funky shops like Skinny... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
rcholden
,
Seffner, FL

Similar Things to Do in St. John

Add Photo Write a Review

114 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Seffner, FL
Level Contributor
45 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

If you're going to the East End for an adventurous drive, or out to Salt Pond, you're going through Coral Bay. Small community with a fire department. Funky shops like Skinny Legs, probably most famous one are located here. Probably best known for the harbor and a place to keep your sailboat. As you come into the area, at the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Scituate, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Getting out of Cruz Bay and past just the North Shore beaches is a must. Use Coral Bay as a lunch hangout when visiting Salt Pond and Lamshur. Its more quiet and channels the St John of old.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Ok so you are in heaven on the best island ever. Now get going to the east end and get ready for a privite beach. Bring your walking shoes and take one of the trails a short hike to find a beach that often is deserted. The east end has so many cool spots and good food and drinks too.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
indiana
Level Contributor
15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Coral Bay was perfect for us. It's much more private than the Cruz Bay area and we really enjoyed the restaurants in the area. North beaches a short 10-15 drive. Will definitely stay in this area again.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Maplewood, Minnesota
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We loved staying on this quieter end of the island! Even though it was Carnival Week when we were there, we had a peaceful idyllic retreat. Many of the beaches were nearly empty!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mississippi
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I love staying in Coral Bay. The drive isn't as bad as some make it out to be, the views are to die for and the wildlife is plentiful. Various beaches, restaurants and stores make it easy to stay on the "sleepy side" of the island for a few days at a time.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bradenton Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Coral Bar is my favorite side of the Island. We go to St John a few times a year & I always try to stay over here. It is very low key so if you are looking for a lot of action, stay near Cruz Bay instead. I love this place so much, I don't want to tell anyone. :-)

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fillmore, New York
Level Contributor
68 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Coral Bay is the second city of St. John but so much more the quiet town compared to Cruz Bay. There are a lot of larger boats docked here, a few restaurants and bars, a few shops. We did not see anything "hopping" like in Cruz Bay. Seems like a lot of people live here or rent homes or condos... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Tenafly, New Jersey, United States
Level Contributor
26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Love Coral Bay area for the views and quieter side of the Island. This is more where people live. It has the best food on the Island like Indigo Grill with the tastiest Rosemary White pizza you could imagine. Skinny Legs is where you can see the local culture. They serve burgers and the service is fast and the food... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tavernier, Florida
Level Contributor
351 reviews
148 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Drove over to Coral Bay while in Cruz Bay. Was not what I expected but there is a few shops at the Skinny Legs restaurant and then out on the road toward Salt Pond trail and beach.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Coral Bay also viewed

Caneel Bay, St. John
Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
 
Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
 

Been to Coral Bay? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Coral Bay

Address: St. John
Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Coral Bay and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Coral Bay staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?