Things to do in St. John, USVI - Insider's Guide

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Coral Bay Activities, St. John, USVI – List of things to do in Coral Bay St John


Meet the Donkeys on St. John

The donkeys on St. John were imported in the 16th century to work on the sugar plantations. The slaves were freed and the plantations went out of business then another few centuries later the first cars showed up on St. John and the donkey were let go free. And they still roam around on St. John.


Picnic at Salt Pond Beach (East End)

This beach feels different and also attracts a different crowd, since it is a very long drive from Cruz Bay and a relatively long walk down from the parking (about 15 minutes). Salt Pond is a beautiful bay with amazingly clear water. Bring a picnic and sit on the tables in the shade, enjoying the view.


Coral Bay Christmas Tree Lighting

The Coral Bay Christmas Tree Lighting and Carole Sing will be Wednesday Dec 17th at the Basketball Court at 6:30pm.

AS USUAL, WE COUNT ON CBCC MEMBERS AND THE COMMUNITY TO BRING GIFTS FOR SANTA TO GIVE. PLEASE BUY one or more $5 to $10 gifts and wrap them up and mark with B or Girl and age group, if you can, and bring that evening or drop off at the CBCC office. Donations to CBCC to purchase Christmas gifts are welcome too.



On Dec. 13, the Coral Bay Bizarre Bazaar will return for its second year from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Pickles in Paradise on Route 107. At last year’s event, hundreds of St. John residents and island visitors alike reveled at the surprise hit party of the season. While enjoying non-stop music, dancing, eating, drinking, shopping as well as a surprise visit from Santa Claus, attendees raised over $12,000 through fundraising raffles, contests, auctions and a yard/plant sale to support Coral Bay Community Council (CBCC) activities. This year’s party promises to be even bigger.

 Are you getting ready?

Donated YARD SALE items should be delivered to the CBCC Office by Friday 6pm.  (Do not bring on Saturday – they need to be sorted/priced beforehand.)  All proceeds will go to CBCC.

Donated PLANT SALE Plants should be brought on Saturday and delivered straight to the Plant sale site in the left hand rear corner behind Pickles.  All proceeds will go to CBCC.

  • Over 60 local vendors selling arts, crafts, jewelry, gifts – and delicious food!
  • A Brew Contest featuring local beers – even one all the way from St. Croix!
  • Music and Fun for Kids – lots of activities including Santa and pony rides!
  • And ALL kinds of food available, including burgers cooked up by the Coral Bay Yacht Club to support CBCC projects!
  • Holiday shoppers will be able to find the prefect handcrafted island gift for everyone on their list. Browse the wares of vendors offering unique art, crafts and edibles suited to every taste. Share island life with friends and family by shipping home locally-made specialties.

Vendors and artists should register for a vending space today. Generate holiday cash while supporting the community and having fun. There is preferred placement for those who register and pay early; six feet table space or 10’x10′ tent spaces are available. Rental tables are available on request. E-mail the committee at or contact Nancy Stromp at 775-0533.


Coral Bay Marina Proposal

The discussion on this is beyond the scope of this website, but if the proposed 145 slip marina came to life in Coral Bay it would change the face of the island forever so we feel this is relevant to share.

2nd Annual Rib Cook Off – MOVED TO NOV 15th



Please join us this Saturday, November 15th for the 2nd Annual Rib Cook Off! LIve Music, Corn Hole Tournament, Giant Jenga, $2 Ribs, $1 Sides, $3 Drinks – an evening of food, fun and community to benefit St. John Rescue!

St. John Rescue’s Second Annual St. John Rib Cook Off will be held Saturday, November 15, 2014, starting at 4:30pm at the Coral Bay Ball Field.

Rib tickets will be on sale at one of two ticket tables. Ten St. John Restaurants and Individuals will compete for the title of Best Ribs on St. John. Judging will be done by five willing St. Johnians, chosen out of a hat a week before the event.

In addition to the sale of ribs, there will be a raffle with many great prizes. All proceeds from the Second Annual St. John Rib Cook Off will go directly to St. John Rescue to aid in the purchase of training and medical supplies, vehicle maintenance and operating costs associated with the St. John Rescue Headquarters Building.

The Second Annual St. John Rib Cook Off kicks off at 4:30pm with live entertainment throughout the evening. There will be Community Information tables, a Giant Jenga and a Corn Hole Tournament.

OFFICIAL LIST OF 10 COMPETITORS – 1000 + lbs of ribs! Check for more updates, trash talk, and info throughout the week.

  • The Tourist Trap (reigning champion)
  • Asolare
  • Aqua Bistro
  • Boozie
  • Cafe Concordia
  • Dan & Jeff
  • East West Catering
  • MOTU Bar
  • Sam & Jack’s Deli
  • Skinny Legs

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Go on a day sail with Sail Pepper

The Pepper is a wooden island sloop built on St. John, USVI. She is modeled after the traditonal sloops used by islanders long ago throughout the Caribbean. Join sail pepper on a one-of-a-kind, family friendly sail for a taste of St. John’s history while exploring beautiful island waters.


Magical Mangroves Tour with Island Roots

Mangroves are flowering trees that live in saltwater or brackish water in mudflats near shorelines. Red Mangroves (Rhizophora mangle) are the most distinctive, with their complex ariel prop roots. These root systems, when submerged, support a diverse community of sponges, ascidians, algae, corals and crabs


Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding with Carolina Coral offers you a great view of the BVIs (yes, the British Virgin Islands without a passport. They have horses for every skill and take you into the hills of St. John. Aside from the horses, they have donkeys, goats, sheep, chickens, ducks, dogs and cats.


Wounded Warriors Picnic


American Legion Post 131 is hosting a community picnic for visiting Wounded Warriors; Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, 1 pm in Coral Bay at Legion headquarters (at the Agriculture Center complex, near the Love City Mini Mart). These visiting veterans are recovering from physical and emotional service-related injuries; kayaking here in local waters is part of their continued therapy and recovery. The picnic is a community event. All are invited.

We ask that you bring a food item to share, if possible. Others have asked about making a small monetary donation toward the event; that is also appreciated.

For more information, please contact Doug (Crabby) Benton, Post Commander, at 340 201-1837.

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