Hey all, we just returned from a wonderful week at Slice of Life on Coral Bay, St. John, USVI. I highly recommend it for a couple looking for a comfortable, well built place to stay. Situated on a hillside with breezes most of the time, you see the sun rise each morning, and are serenaded to sleep by the birds and other island animals each night. The host, Fitz, is a great guy. He is a very quiet and soft spoken, helpful guy who knows his way around the island. Our favorite snorkel and relax beaches were on the south side, but to be fair, there was high surf on the north side and it was not good visibility because of it. Most everything is twice the price from home, and while I don't want to short change the grocers, I would suggest bringing what you can in your luggage. We could have brought coffee, granola bars, nuts, crackers, etc, with us to reduce our grocery bill. Dining out is costly, too, however, the food is great, the atmosphere is relaxing, and the fact is-you aren't cooking. We dined at Shipwreck, Skinny Legs, Concordia, and Aqua Bistro on the Coral Bay side. When in Cruz, we stopped at the Deli in Mongoose Junction for awesome sandwiches to take with us as we explored 20 on the north side. This island is quiet, the residents are hard working, and the environment is high priority (water conservation, etc). While we were familiar with the motto "If its yellow, let it mellow", it took a day or so to get used to the "No paper in the toilet" rule.
It was our first visit to any of the virgin islands, and we will definitely be back.