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.
Review Highlights
Favorite side of Island

Returning back, thanks to all the wonderful people that worked hard. I Love this side of the... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
St. Petersburg, Florida
Coral Bay..still fabulous

This was the 3rd time we’ve stayed in Coral Bay. Our favorite beaches are Salt Pond and Hansen both... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2018
Boston, Massachusetts
via mobile
Read all 186 reviews
All photos (63)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“aqua bistro”(16 reviews)
“skinny legs”(32 reviews)
“quiet side”(10 reviews)
A home decidedly away from home for a number of U.S. expats who now reside in this eclectic community.
St. John
+1 860-287-7956
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around St. John
from US$89.00
More Info
from US$49.00
More Info
from US$24.00
More Info
from US$89.00
More Info
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 23 August 2003

When I think of Coral Bay, the first thing that comes to my mind is "Skinny Legs"--an open-air eating place that everyone loves! The food is simple, a little expensive, but delicious. It appears to be pretty much a "locals hangout" but the tourists are...More

33  Thank Journey33106
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 5 December 2015

Coral Bay is currently in a battle again a developer who wants to build a large marina. Coral Bay residents and others that are against this development should look at what THEY have done to the place. It looks like a garbage dump in most...More

5  Thank Denis O
Reviews (186)
Filter reviews
182 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews aqua bistro skinny legs quiet side laid back shipwreck landing indigo grill salt pond cafe concordia hairpin turns caribbean oasis spent one night bordeaux mountain annaberg plantation lime inn shopping complex starfish market flanagan island
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 182 reviews
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Returning back, thanks to all the wonderful people that worked hard. I Love this side of the Island.

Thank floridalin
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

This was the 3rd time we’ve stayed in Coral Bay. Our favorite beaches are Salt Pond and Hansen both beautiful with fantastic snorkeling. Hansen is particularly lovely with plenty of shade, chairs, and picnic tables. A beautiful undamaged reef is easily accessible if you go...More

Thank Karen058
Reviewed 26 June 2018

Ok, first I have to say that you need to put things in perspective when on an island. Coral Bay is a village atmosphere but you do need to look past the outside of buildings. They took a huge hit in both hurricanes and are...More

1  Thank TulsaSavy
Reviewed 23 June 2018

Spent 5 weeks on top of Ajax Peak overlooking Coral Bay...it is beautiful. The ground devastation around Coral Bay is bad and the odor from the build up of seaweed is really bad.......Does not affect the markets or eating establishments at this point but taking...More

Thank Robert K
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Turquoise sea,wonderful💙 USVI beaches have been awarded the blue flag certified.The best destination.

Thank nhnozer
Reviewed 20 May 2018

Coral Bay in St John was hit hard last fall with Irmaria hurricanes. They are still in recovery mode, plenty of roofless houses in the bay and a road full of trash and debri. This however should not stop you from going ! The restaurants...More

Thank CamillaR892
Reviewed 15 April 2018

Sad to see this side of the island lagging in clean up effort, which, after taking with many locals, seems to be a failure by the island government to "care" as much about this locals side of the island. Do visit; partake of its commerce...More

1  Thank NHTraveler37
Reviewed 8 April 2018

The small town of coral bay is recovering! Skinny's & mumbo jumbo open. indigo open. love city and at least one other grocery store open. Fields are now large piles of trash - basically homes that are being disposed of, but there is no where...More

3  Thank Jessica G
Reviewed 24 March 2018

For those that like a remote, quiet area when vacationing. I would recommend going away from Cruz Bay and venture over to Coral Bay. There is definitely less people and there is some great hiking spots and great snorkel areas.

1  Thank sdamron2017
Reviewed 14 February 2018

We usually like to drive over to Coral Bay a few times each trip, however, this time we only went once. They are still recovering from the terrible storms that ripped through the islands. I've been told that they are making progress, but there is...More

2  Thank Twismom
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 6 nearby hotels
389 reviews
4.54 km away
Fort Recovery Beachfront Villa & Suites Hotel
539 reviews
5.81 km away
Long Bay Beach Club
737 reviews
6.11 km away
Sebastian's on the Beach
456 reviews
6.49 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 124 nearby restaurants
Coral Bay Caribbean Oasis
186 reviews
.57 km away
Skinny Legs Bar and Grill
1,776 reviews
.20 km away
Aqua Bistro
948 reviews
.62 km away
Wok On the Beach Restaurant
33 reviews
.59 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 243 nearby attractions
Kiote Sails Private Charters
147 reviews
.23 km away
Mahiya - Virgin Magic Charters
222 reviews
.19 km away
Carolina Corral
82 reviews
.36 km away
Awl Made Here
14 reviews
.57 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Coral Bay staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines