Aqua Bistro Coral Bay, St. John

 

Aqua Bistro~ True Island Yumminess

Located in Downtown Coral Bay, St. John USVI (the best place on earth)

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Coral Bay Harbor with a few ships in the harbor and the beautiful winding valleys behind

Our first night on the gorgeous island. We needed a place to eat and quickly. We’ve heard excellent things about Aqua Bistro and decided to give it a shot (from online reviews and from the villa owner). We headed into town to get our feast on. We were starved. Glad we did.

We arrived and were seated right away. The restaurant is all outdoors (al fresco, baby) with a french courtyard look with native stone and tropical plants. It’s beautiful.

Use of the native stone, bluebitch, yes that IS the name of the stone

 

I ordered a garden salad and the mahi mahi (and since on an island, you just have to have fish). Mahi is pretty much the local fish to eat. My friend ordered crab soup and chicken parmigiana. I can’t believe the portion sizes. Our eyes lit up because us girls were hungry after our long traveling day.  We couldn’t believe how great it was. Most of the time in the islands food is average at best. I can say this lives up to the great restaurants around my neighborhood back at home. (As we all know, I LOVE good food)

I enjoyed a glass of refreshing riesling wine and then had to try the native drink, “the buswhacker.” They make a pretty decent bushwacker, I must say. Also, check out my past bushwacker post.

(picture of some of the pretty plants)

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Awesome landscaped courtyard at Aqua Bistro

Service was great for island time. They use quality fresh ingredients in their food and it shows. We were quite pleased.

Give it a shot. It’s worth it. You won’t be disappointed.  Friendly staff, great food, awesome atmosphere and honestly to our surprise, A great gem in the heart of Coral Bay.

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My buddy enjoying sitting al fresco at aqua bistro in Coral Bay. As you can see from her smile, we had a wonderful time!