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Insider's Guide to St John

Major attractions, tips and our top things to see and do.

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St. John's Coral Bay prides itself on being the raffish alternative to the island’s main point of arrival, Cruz Bay. Its few dozen houses are haphazardly sprinkled on the green slopes tumbling down to Coral Harbor, a beautiful, protected cove.

The red-roofed Moravian Church dates from 1750 and serves as a local landmark. Otherwise the town’s charm lies in its laid-back bars and restaurants where – unlike some Caribbean locations – tourists won’t necessarily outnumber locals.

A short way out of town there is great snorkeling to be had at nearby Salt Pond Bay, or there’s always the secluded haven of Lameshur Bay, further round the twisting coastline. Alternatively, charter a boat and head for the nearby British Virgin Islands.

Practical Info

Coral Bay is located on the east coast of St. John. From Cruz Bay, landing point for ferries from neighboring St Thomas, you can reach the town in about 20 minutes by car.

Tours & Tickets

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Coral Bay Day Sail in St John

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Set sail in St John and explore the Caribbean waters of Coral Bay, located on the island’s east side. Aboard the 'Pepper,' a custom-built wooden sloop, you’ll ...  Read more

Location: St. John, US Virgin Islands
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $94.99

Sunset Sailing Tour in St John

Enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience aboard the ‘Pepper’ as you sail into the sunset! See the little-traveled south shores of Coral Bay in St John aboard this ...  Read more

Location: St. John, US Virgin Islands
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $64.99

St John Day Trip from St Thomas: Island Sightseeing and Snorkeling at Truck Bay

4.5 star rating: Recommended 13 Reviews

Enter a world of unsurpassed pristine beauty! Experience Cruz Bay, the capital of St. John, where a national park covers over half of the island. At Trunk ...  Read more

Location: St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $124.99

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