Destination guide

A tropical daze in Coral Bay

If you're looking for golden sand, swaying palms and laid-back vibes, you've come to the right place. Perched on the island of Saint John, Coral Bay is a slice of tropical paradise. Most Coral Bay vacation rentals are set in the hillsides and offer sweeping views over the sparkling Caribbean Sea. The town is home to a tight-knit community of locals, as well as a cast of donkeys, goats and roosters. Tasty restaurants, lively bars and a handful of quirky shops are the icing on the Coral Bay cake. Spend your days hiking in the rainforest, snorkeling in crystal-clear bays and basking in the Caribbean sunshine.

Things to do

Coral Bay: A gateway to Virgin Islands National Park

Covered in emerald green rainforest, it's impossible to miss Bordeaux Mountain. At 1286 feet, it's the tallest peak in Virgin Islands National Park. The hike to the summit is steep and rocky, though you'll be rewarded with sweeping views over Saint John and the Caribbean Sea. The park is also filled with wildlife, including green iguanas, wild donkeys, geckos and a host of exotic birds. For a glimpse at Saint John's colonial past, head to the Annaberg Sugar Mill Ruins. Self-guided walking tours will take you past the windmill, rum still, slave quarters and village.

Activities

Beach hopping in Coral Bay

Most vacationers arrive on Saint John in search of sun, sand and R&R. Coral Bay delivers, with easy access to the island's top beaches. You'll be just 15 minutes from Salt Pond Bay, a sheltered cove fringed by a sandy beach and aquamarine water. It also boasts some of the best snorkeling and diving on Saint John. Nearby Ram's Head is another gorgeous stretch of sand. It's especially beautiful at certain times of the month, when the sand glows in the light of a full moon.

Weather

Winter honeymoons in Coral Bay

Coral Bay welcomes most of its visitors in the winter, when the US Virgin Islands enjoy lashings of sunshine. With sparkling pools, stunning sea views and intimate settings, Coral Bay vacation rentals are eternally popular with winter honeymooners. If you want to beat the winter crowds, consider visiting from April to June. While temperatures cool down, it's still warm enough to swim and sunbathe. July to October brings hurricane season to the Caribbean, which means much of the island shuts up shop.

Natural features

Dive into Coral Bay's underwater wonderland

Coral Bay sits on the south-east side of Saint John, one of the United States Virgin Islands. Most of the island is protected under national park status, which makes Saint John a top choice for nature lovers. Thanks to sheltered positions in the natural harbor, Coral Bay vacation rentals provide a dream setting for sunset cocktails. Don a mask and snorkel and you'll find yourself immersed in an underwater wonderland. Keep an eye out for hawksbill turtles and spotted eagle rays cruising past.

How to get there

How to get to and around Coral Bay

The nearest airport is in Tortola (EIS-Terrance B. Lettsome Intl.), located 13.6 mi (21.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to St. Thomas (SPB-St. Thomas Seaplane Base), which is 15.1 mi (24.3 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Coral Bay?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 147 vacation rentals near Coral Bay. From 71 Villas to 36 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Coral Bay for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Coral Bay?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Coral Bay. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Estate Johns Folly: 1,127 vacation rentals
  • Seagrape Hill: 87 vacation rentals
  • Estate Calabash Boom: 1,348 vacation rentals
  • Johnson Bay: 1,134 vacation rentals
  • Estate Concordia A: 1,130 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Coral Bay! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Coral Bay?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Coral Bay:

  • Estate Johns Folly: 1,127 rentals
  • Estate Calabash Boom: 1,348 rentals
  • Estate Concordia A: 1,130 rentals
  • Estate Emmaus: 1,376 rentals
  • Estate Saint Quaco and Zimmerman: 1,307 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Coral Bay?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Coral Bay are:

  • Cyril E King Airport (STT): 1,970 vacation rentals
  • Virgin Gorda Airport (VIJ): 229 vacation rentals
  • Road Town (RAD-Road Town Seaplane Base): 237 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Coral Bay?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Coral Bay. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Virgin Islands National Park: 1,988 rentals
  • Secret Harbour Beach: 1,988 rentals
  • Gibney Beach: 1,988 rentals
  • The Baths: 231 rentals
  • Cane Garden Bay Beach: 233 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Coral Bay listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Coral Bay

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