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.


Lameshur Bay

You will discover a large number of beaches to consider, though they are all located nearby. Snorkeling is an option at several locations, for those who enjoy this relaxing pastime. Click on the name of each beach to read a detailed article concerning that particular location.

A beach scene that's good for snorkeling 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.

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Another good choice for visitors who enjoy snorkeling is Waterlemon Cay Beach. Considered to be one of the best snorkeling spots not only in the Virgin Islands but all of the Caribbean, Waterlemon Cay is a small cay set within Leinster Bay. There is no way to access the cay except by swimming to it, so most take advantage of the trip by having a snorkel and mask ready to go.

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.

Fortunately, the area has plenty of additional beaches nearby. For more information about this topic, visit this article.

Landmark Attractions

Annaberg Plantation

Many travelers choose to visit Emmaus Moravian Church. It is found in Coral Bay. Worship services take place each week at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, and all are welcome to attend.

Many travelers also choose to visit 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.

These are just some of the available choices. Go to this page dedicated to landmarks in and near the area if you'd like to learn some more specifics.

Natural Attractions

Virgin Islands National Park

Visitors who like the open air will probably enjoy Virgin Islands National Park. 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.

A second option worth a visit 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.

Coral Bay has plenty of additional choices too. To reach our page about natural attractions nearby, see this page.


Looking for some action? Visitors interested in trying their luck on the slots have a few opportunities to do so nearby.

Parrot Club, which is part of Wharfside Village, is located in downtown Cruz Bay, 5.4 mi. West of central Coral Bay. 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.

Virgin Luck Games, which is part of Wharfside Village, is found in downtown Cruz Bay, 5.4 mi. West of central Coral Bay. Whether you're looking for a cozy place to have a drink, catch a game and make a bet on it, or play a few slots, you can do it all at Virgin Luck Games.

The casinos close to Coral Bay are displayed down below.

Gambling Near Coral Bay
Name Phone Location
Parrot Club (340) 715-2582 Downtown Cruz Bay, 5.4 mi. West of Central Coral Bay
Virgin Luck Games -- Downtown Cruz Bay, 5.4 mi. West of Central Coral Bay

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