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.


Waterlemon Cay Beach

You'll find a large selection of beaches to consider visiting, though all of them are found nearby. Snorkeling is an option at some of these beaches, if some members of your party are so inclined. Just click on the beach names for a detailed article concerning that specific beach.

If you want to go snorkeling, a beach where that is an option 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 option for snorkeling fans 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.

Nearby areas have plenty of other beaches. To see our complete guide to beaches, check out this page.

Landmark Attractions

Annaberg Plantation

An interesting landmark worth visiting is Emmaus Moravian Church. It is found in Coral Bay. Although visitors are welcome to join in on weekly service, the building is closed otherwise.

If you are looking to do more sight-seeing, 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.

That's not all -- you'll find additional places to visit. If you'd like to find out more about other sites worth seeing in and near the area on this page.

Natural Attractions

Virgin Islands National Park

Assuming you like the open air frequently have fun visiting 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.

Another option you might like 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 other choices too. To visit our detailed page about natural attractions near Coral Bay, click this link.


Vacationers don't generally come to Coral Bay for its gambling opportunities, although there is one to check out 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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