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Coral Bay

St. John
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Ranked #16 of 55 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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South Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

If you are going to be staying on St. John and you are trying to decide between Coral Bay and Cruz Bay, don't sweat it too much. One would have to work exceptionally hard to not enjoy being anywhere on the island. Cruz Bay is a bit more crowded but offers more conveniences (taxis, banks, full service groceries, gas stations)... More

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Madisonville, Kentucky
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The real locals and weirdos of St John. Funky, fun place to eat and shop. Great views of BVI islands. Fun hang-out for the day. Lots of donkeys wondering free, goats, chickens, dogs and cats. Very calm and relaxed attitude from the locals. Really fun bars and restaurants.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I LOVED Coral Bay...it was the perfect place to stage my visit. Close to 10/20 and plenty of trails. Isolated from the business/tourists of Cruz Bay. Lots of tourists around the area but I never saw any, except on the road. (We're easily identifiable by the huge rental car sticks on the front windshield!) I can't imagine staying anywhere else... More

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Boston
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

On our second visit to St John and both times have stayed in Coral Bay for 2 weeks. We love the peace of this side and find it easy to befriend the residents. Not as many dining options and driving across the island to get gas every few days in Cruz Bay is a drag, but well worth it. we... More

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Boston, MA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Everything is just slower paced and less crowded. Plenty of restaurants and secluded beaches to choose from. Pick up an "off the beaten path" type of guide to give you some ideas for this side of the island.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I absolutely adore Coral Bay. I usually prefer places with some hustle and bustle, and while Coral Bay certainly does not have either of those things, it has plenty of others. The drive there and while you are there, is very scenic (albeit scary; note hairpin turns on the edge of a cliff) and there are great photo opportunities. It's... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

The saying pretty much sums up the attitude out there. We love going to the "far" side of St John and soaking in the atmosphere, always looking for great snorkeling

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Butler, Pennsylvania, United States
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86 reviews 86 reviews
24 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Away from the tourists yet enough eateries and beaches to make anyone happy. I can't wait to go back some day.

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Boston
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
26 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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