FAQ for Coral Livin’ on St John

St John is casual! T-shirts and shorts are the standard dress code. The weather is pretty much the same summer and winter, day and night – perfect. Occasionally it will rain, but it’s typically what the locals call a “sun rain” where the sun is shining while a quick (5-10 minute) shower comes in from the east. Bring swimwear and casual summer wear, sandals, flip-flops and shoes for hiking. If you have your own favorite snorkeling gear you should bring that too. Sunscreen, shades and a hat to protect you from the sun and you should be all set.


Coral Bay has a number of markets that are all very close to Coral Livin’

Dolphin Market – Coral Bay
Located on the second level of the Aqua Bistro Restaurant at 13 Est. Carolina

Dolphin Market also has a location in Cruz Bay at the Boulon Center, 18-25 

Coral Bay Organic Gardens – Josephine’s Greens

Josephine’s Greens was hit hard by the hurricanes in 2017 and her store is currently closed. You can find Josephine’s Greens in the some of the other local markets.

This is a local must try. Josephine’s arugula is famous all over the island.
8-4-1 Estate Carolina, St. John, VI
Coral Bay, United States

Calabash Market
Just before Calabash Boom as you are going to Salt Pond Bay.

Love City Market
#6A Carolina

If you can’t find what you are looking for in the local markets in Coral Bay, there is a larger market in Cruz Bay

Starfish Market
The Marketplace
5000 – 4A Estate Enighed / Route 107
Cruz Bay

St. John Gourmet Market
481-2 Chocolate Hole
Outside of Cruz Bay


There is no airport on St John so the best way to get there is by flying into St. Thomas USVI and either take the people ferry to St John or rent a Jeep and drive to Red Hook car ferry and take the ferry to St John. Renting cars on St. Thomas gives you the opportunity of stopping at one of the well-stocked supermarkets on St Thomas.


Yes; you will need a car while staying at Coral Livin’ in order to get around the island. Bus service is limited.  Private taxi buses are expensive and limit your ability to get to all the secluded and beautiful beaches. Make sure you rent a car with 4-wheel drive. Jeeps are the standard rental car around here.


Currently, there are no ATMs in Coral Bay and some of the restaurants don’t accept credit cards so it is a good idea to bring some cash. Cruz Bay has a number of ATMs. There are a couple of banks by the main square and you can also find ATM by the Starfish Market.


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