Attractions in Coral Bay

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Although it is home to a number of restaurants and dive bars, there isn't much else to speak of directly within the limited area of Coral Bay.  In fact, it is rare for tourists to venture out this way, though for its natural, scenic beauty and seclusion it is worth the trip.

Beaches

Waterlemon Cay Beach

There are an abundance of beaches to choose from, although they are all found in neighboring areas. Snorkeling is available at some of the beaches, for people who are so inclined. Click on the name of each beach for more information concerning that specific beach.

If you are wanting to snorkel, a location worth considering is Waterlemon Beach. It takes a bit of hike to make it to this secluded beach, but the crystalline, calm waters are so beautiful they are worth the trip.

Attractions Map

Another good choice for snorkelers is Waterlemon Cay Beach. In order to get to Waterlemon Cay, park your car at the Annaberg Ruins parking lot, then follow the trail to Leinster Bay. It should take about 20 minutes at a good pace.

Pelican Beach: Great for snorkeling, swimming, sun bathing, and sandcastle building, Pelican Beach is an all-around great spot for a day along the shore.

Nearby areas are home to several additional beaches. If you'd like to dig deeper, you can find out more by clicking on this link.

Landmark Attractions

Annaberg Plantation

A common landmark for vacationers is Emmaus Moravian Church. It is located within Coral Bay. Although visitors are welcome to join in on weekly service, the building is closed otherwise.

Another common landmark for vacationers is Annaberg Plantation. It is situated 1.5 mi. Northwest of central Coral Bay. A number of buildings associated with sugar production, including a windmill, factory, and slave quarters, although in ruins, are all a part of a tour of this property.

Fredriksdal Ruins: Once the home to the magistrate of St. John, the property was sold to Frederick Von Moth in 1730s. Now, it honors him in name, a man who would later become a Governor of St. Croix.

That's not all -- you'll find a selection of other landmark attractions. If you need to get more information concerning other interesting places to visit in and near Coral Bay on this page.

Natural Attractions

Virgin Islands National Park

Virgin Islands National Park is one of the more frequently visited natural attractions. Virgin Islands National Park is a huge endeavor, encompassing more than 7,000 acres on the island of St. John. The diverse landscape of the park lends itself to everything from trail hiking to swimming, and even camping.

Another local site to consider is Petroglyph Pool Waterfall. Deep in the Virgin Islands National Park among tall trees, crumpling ruins, and centuries-old carvings you will be able to spot the Petroglyph Pool Waterfall. This tall fall cascades down to fill a pool that is famous for something more than the waterfall alone.

Needless to say, there are other natural attractions. Click to find our page dedicated to natural attractions near Coral Bay.

Casinos

People do not usually stay in Coral Bay to find gambling, but there is one option nearby, Parrot Club. <p>Amidst the hopping nightlife scene on St. John is Parrot Club, the island's only gaming center. This keeps things busy because tourists don't have much choice, yet, the cool atmosphere makes it clear that it would stand out even if it were not the sole option.</p>

 

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