Bay, St. John in the US Virgin Islands
Welcome to Coral Bay!
We're the "other" town on the island of St. John Virgin
Islands in the U.S.Caribbean, the quirky, quiet opposite of bustling
Cruz Bay. Many of our residents are sailors who live on their boats
in Coral Bay Harbor. Others are landlubbers, living high up on the
hills overlooking the Caribbean Sea and the British Virgin Islands.
In between, there are quite a few donkeys, goats, roosters and some
mongoose, who like to hang out in the middle of our (1) road.
created and donated to the community, by longtime Coral Bay resident
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got no gas station open, a couple grocery stores, some great bars
and restaurants and funky shops, all of which cater to tourists
and locals alike. When you drive over from Cruz Bay, you’ll
know you’re in Coral Bay when you get to the spot we call
The Triangle. Look left and you’ll see the historic Moravian
Church with its distinctive orange roof. Look right and you’ll
see the bus stop, surrounded by signs tempting you to many places
in either direction.
Turn right and you’ll
be heading through the driest part of the island, towards Salt Pond
(a great place to snorkel) and Ram’s Head (famous for magical,
full-moon night hikes). On the way you can , sing karaoke at Island
Blues, shop at the new Cocoloba complex, get all your computer needs
at Coral Bay Computers,
rent snorkel gear at Crabby’s and sample local dishes at Sweet
Landing , Aqua
Bistro or Miss Lucy’s. Get a Pate' on the corner or one
of Larrys hot dogs and don't miss the Tourist
Trap on your way to Salt Pond and back.
Stay straight at the
Triangle and you’ll take a roller coaster drive through St.
John’s East End, enjoying spectacular vistas of the surrounding
islands and Hurricane Hole, one of the best-protected harbors in
the Caribbean. You can shop for souvenirs at Jolly
Dog or Mumbo Jumbo and check out the work of local artists at
in Paradise Deli is back. The Donkey Diner serves up the best
breakfast on the island, Miss Vie’s Snack Shack is famous
for her fried chicken and Johnnycakes. And don’t forget to
stop at Skinny
Legs, Coral Bay’s unofficial Town Hall, where Same Day
Service for your burger and beer is guaranteed and the local gossip
is free. Coccoloba has a grocery store, a mail center and many shops
where you can find local art, like the wonderful Full
Moon Cafe. When making your way to Salt Pond don't pass up the
can find all of their needs at Coral
Bay Marine. Serving boaters since 1984.
Coral Bay was the center
of St. John’s plantation life in the early 18th century. Today
it is a growing (we’re so famous now, we were even featured
New York Times) but still close-knit and laid-back community,
with the best the islands have to offer.
Paddleboard Tours and Rentals
Creations by the Sea at the Coccoloba Mall. Check out the beautiful
jewelry Jan makes.
thing about Coral Bay is how we take care of each other.
Check out Andrew Burnett's underwater
photographs and videos
of beaches in Coral Bay
home rentals on Coral Bay St John
out of Coral Bay - Charter to the
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Looking to buy a yacht? Check out s/v
Sea J II!
For the best information on the history of St John
visit the St
John Historical Society.
Bay Community Council is information on what is happening in
Coral Bay these days.
Check out IGBA
the Island Green Building Association
Sign on Centerline!