A Love & Beyond | Sunset



"We spent the first few days of our trip in Cruz Bay before coming to Coral Bay. We loved Salt Pond Beach & Waterlemon Bay the best for snorkeling. Highly recommend Waterlemon for starfish & salt pond for sea turtles. Maho Bay had the largest turtles. At at: Miss Lucy's, Windmill Bar, Johnny Lime, Surf Club Cantina, Banana Deck, Hide Tide, Beach Bar. We did the Petroglyphs hike one morning. Grab a smoothie/coffee at Colombo's! Watch out for donkeys, goats & chickens on the windy roads! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us! we would love to come back to see the final product of your new home! We loved sitting on the deck watching the hummingbirds during the evenings. We appreciated the sunscreen, cooler & beach chairs/towels."

- Brandon & Katie Bendel, 7.17.23

"I am sitting here on our last day as the sun is rising, cating amazing colors over the mountains around Coral Bay. I have put sugar our for the bananaquits and am watching little bursts of gold flit past. This will be one of my favorite memories. Sitting in the quiet morning, reflecting on unimaginable beauty and feeling like Cinderella as the bananaquits swirl around, ready to land on my shoulder. 

Things you should definitively do: 1) Read the "Off the Beaten Track," book that Tom and Morag have so graciously left. It lists wonderful hiking trails and places with few tourists. 2) Swim with the sea turtles at Maho Beach. You are guaranteed to see a turtle if you go- it is a magical experience. 3) Eat at "Skinny Legs" and "Columbo's" and Miss Lucy's. 4) Take a day to shop at Mongoose Junction. 5) Hike any of the wonderful trails on the, "Off the Beaten Path," book. We climbed to the top of Ram's Head, passing gorgeous vistas and climbing over blue rocks that clattered like windchimes the waves washed over them. There were so many other hikes we still need to tak. 6) Take time to breathe and let go of all that troubles your mind. 7) Watch for chickens, donkeys, sheep, goats, iguanas and cats! Tom and Morag, Joe and I cannot thank you enough for giving us so much of your time, knowledge and love of Coral Bay on this trip. If we seemed a bit overwhelmed, we were-- there was just so much to see and so many adventures that took us by surprise for being so beautiful. I definitely stopped outside of my comfort zone because of you, Morag. Thank you for being such generous, kind friends. I am here, but I'm already feeling nostalgic and sad about all of the ending. We love you, all our love."

- Robin & Joe Craft. 6.19.23

"Been coming to St. John since the 90's. Always wanted to spend more time in Coral Bay. Thank you for sharing your home, we absolutely loved it. And loved spending time on this end of the island. 

This would be a dream come true. The house and the view is just perfect. Thank you again."

- Tarry & Polly, 4.8.23

"First time to St. John and won't be the last. Hiked and snorkled every in a different place. Went out on a sailing/ snorkel trip with morning star with ideal winds and temps. Otherwise, we were out on the back deck drinking in the breeze, scenery, sunsets, full moon, hummingbirds (and bees), goats donkeys, chickens, clouds...

Thank you for sharing your home with us. The Nat Geo map was very helpful setting up our hikes. The ouse was nicely set up to make meals. We very much hope to come back to A Love & Beyond!"

- Carla & John, 3.2.23

"This is our fourth visit to St. John but our first time to stay in Coral Bay. I told friends we were on the "sleepy side of nowhere." Best day was snorkeling Waterlemon Cay. We also enjoyed a lovely, last day, long lunch at Miss Lucy's. 

What a view! I keep breathing in the calmness I feel sitting on your deck, hoping I can remember it and how it feels when I get home. The house is lovely too. Furnishings so pretty, comfortable bed and we found all we needed in the kitchen. Anything I'd add would be a lounge chair on your deck. I hope the next guests feed the hummingbirds too!"

- The Snells, 2.22.23