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This was our second trip to St John. First was 10 years ago. Names of restaurants and shops... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2017
robert k
Holliston, Massachusetts
Loved staying on this side of the island

Coral Bay is only 5 miles from St. Cruz Bay but will take you about 40 minutes to get to. It has a... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2017
Sherri P
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Reviewed 4 July 2017

This was our second trip to St John. First was 10 years ago. Names of restaurants and shops change, but, thankfully, little else. ARRIVING Instead of going right to the island, we spent one night in St Thomas (Charlotte Amalie). We'd recommend that so that...More

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank robert k
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Coral Bay is only 5 miles from St. Cruz Bay but will take you about 40 minutes to get to. It has a lot of winding roads but nothing too difficult on the way. You will pass many goats, cows, chickens and donkeys during your...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Sherri P
Reviewed 23 June 2017

After staying in Cruz Bay on our previous trip to St. John, we decided to try the other end of the island and stay at Coral Bay. We were delighted we did so. The whole vibe at Coral Bay is so much more laid back...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 9 June 2017

We were thrilled we stayed at the East End! It's a trek on sometimes scary two lane , amusement park feeling narrow roads with roller coaster hills and hairpin turns but it's so laid back and beautiful. Highly recommend going all the way south as...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank TravelMom058_10
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

If you like peace quiet and want to kick back away from the crowds, this is the spot for you! Beautiful beaches close by, no problem with crowded restaurants or parking. We love the casual atmosphere and friendly folks in Coral Bay. Can't wait to...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank holly y
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Coral Bay is the other bay to visit on St John and is just a short drive from Cruz Bay on Center Road. There are a few little restaurants and houses to rent here. No hotels. There are lots of boats there and from what...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

Coral bay is a wonderful little bay we had a view of from the porch of our house. We had all 3 meals each day on the porch and it is a beautiful view!!

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Evelyn U
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Rented a jeep and drove out to east side of the island. When we arrived late morning (1100ish) not too crowded. We mainly hit places to eat and shop and walked around before driving to Salt Pond. As beaches go we thought Salt Pond much...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank sccrref
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We had a wonderful week in a house overlooking Coral Bay. St John is a great island but a jeep is a must!

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank shafedele
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Coral Bay is so quaint and it is much quieter than the Cruz Bay side. The only 2 downsides to Coral Bay are the smell of the mangroves by the dumpsters that you HAVE to pass (just take a deep breath and hold), and you...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank backtotheislands
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