August 13, 2017 for 3 nights for 2 adults.

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Caneel Bay in Saint John, US Virgin Islands

Amidst the verdant tropical landscape of the Virgin Islands National Park, Caneel Bay is a historic luxury resort on Saint John. Set on a 170-acre peninsula with seven spectacular beaches, this award-winning retreat prides itself on maintaining its pristine natural surroundings and drawing guests to connect with the breathtaking beauty all around. A stay at Caneel Bay is an opportunity to truly unplug - guest rooms are free of phones and televisions - and there are ample amenities designed to make the most of your time at this Caribbean island paradise. Accommodations are blissfully elegant in their ambiance and furnishings, boasting a definitely traditional Caribbean style blended with modern materials and comforts. Each guest space includes a mini bar, plush robes, and private terrace, and depending on your exact location, views vary from colorful gardens to azure ocean vistas. Toast to the beginning of a memorable experience with a complimentary island rum, and let yourself relinquish all your wordly cares. This is Caneel Bay.

The resort is readily equipped with a full fitness center, tennis courts and available lessons, and a sparkling outdoor pool - but you may just find yourself tempted to head straight out to one of the peninsula's gorgeous beaches. Catch a glimpse of sea turtles at Scott Beach, lay in the white sands of Turtle Bay Beach, romance for an afternoon at Honeymoon Beach, and duck over to Paradise Beach for a quiet moment of calm. The popular Caneel Bay Beach is the site for a host of water sports, including sunfish sailing, sea kayaking, paddleboarding, and snorkeling. For additional options, arrange a fishing charter, day trip to the British Virgin Islands, or sunset cocktail cruise. For a casual open-air dining experience during the day, visit Caneel Beach Terrace or Caneel Beach Bar & Grill, and for an enchanting gourmet dinner, head to Turtle Bay Estate House or ZoZo's at the Sugar Mill, which is perched atop the resort's 18th-century sugar mill ruins. With endless expanses of crystalline sea, idyllic beaches, and tropical vegetation around you at every moment, relish in the incredible experience that is Caneel Bay.

Location of Caneel Bay

Caneel Bay
P.O. Box 720
Saint John, US Virgin Islands

Nearest Airport: STT

Amenities for Caneel Bay

  • General Information
  • 166 Guest Rooms
  • Connecting/Adjoining Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Dining
  • Bar
  • Room Service
  • Coffee Shop
  • 4 Restaurants
  • Waterfront Dining
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Beauty Salon
  • Concierge
  • Spa Services
  • Hiking Trails
  • Laundry Service
  • Gift Shop
  • Fitness Center
  • Tennis Courts
  • Car Rental
  • Outdoor Spa Treatments
  • Wedding Planning Services
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Private Patios or Balconies
  • Turndown Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • In-Room Safes
  • Mini Bar
  • No Televisions or Telephones
  • Iron/Ironing Boards
  • Coffee & Tea Facilities
  • Luxury Bath Amenities
  • Work Desks
  • Bathrobes & Slippers
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Activities
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Tennis
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Basketball
  • Fitness Classes
  • Paddleboarding
  • Business
  • Business Center/Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Family
  • Babysitting
  • Kids Club
  • Baby Bath Amenities
  • Baby Amenities
  • Nearby
  • Shopping
  • Restaurants
  • National Park
  • Interests
  • Beach
  • Eco Friendly Luxury Vacations
  • Family
  • Kids' Club

Reviews for Caneel Bay

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 days ago

Based on research, we requested a cottage, specifically 7E, and got it. It exceeded expectations! The view and 20 steps from Scott's beach and Paradise Beach were truly breathtaking. From everything I read, I didn't recall mention of the rooftop deck-AHHMAZING views of the ocean, beach and sunset from the private, 7E cottage rooftop deck!! The room was really spacious and seemed to be the most private. No concerns with someone seeing get dressed or undressed. The ocean view from the shower is even amazing. Bed and pillows were great, I just had a hard time falling asleep with the sound from the koki frogs. Earplugs would have solved that. Bugs weren't bad at all. We'll definitely be back and request 7E again or 7F or the largest if we bring kids-7B. I would also do a beachfront room on Scott's Beach (the ones closest to cottages due to that side being a bit nicer sand and closer to the only bar on the beach.) You can also order food from this bar. It's good to be close because the staff doesn't exactly go out of their way to check and see if you need another drink or anything. Another aspect we really wanted was no kids, kids under the age of 13 are not allowed on Scott's beach or Paradise Beach!! The main restaurant for lunch or dinner on the property was just meh. However, ZoZo's is a private restaurant but located on the property. It's food and service is phenomenal. A restaurant that was recommended in Cruz Bay was Extra Virgin. It's a farm to table restaurant that was soooooo good. Definitely our favorite meal, closely followed by the Turtle Bay Estate House & ZoZo's. We did a BVI tour, but didn't go through Caneel Bay Resort to book it. Save $ and contact Bad Kitty directly. It was great and you get on in Cruz Bay. Captain and crew were friendly, fun and experienced! The Baths at Virgin Gorda were cool, but we probably wouldn't do it again because the beaches in St John just can't be beat!! Trunk Bay and Cinnamon Bay were worth the short taxi ride and cheap fare. Go early to check it out and miss the crowds. Waitstaff was friendly, but cooks at breakfast weren't real welcoming or accommodating. I understand that some of the beachfront rooms on Scott's beach have been updated and they are working their way around it, but the cottages weren't bad at all, even though they haven't been updated yet. It's a great place to relax and detach from reality. No TV in the room is great. If you want an active and party atmosphere, maybe not the place for you. NET/NET - highly recommend and we will be back. Best beaches and resort on the island. Heading back to St. Thomas via ferry to catch our flight, I realized I left my purse and our passports in the safe in our room. Captain called Caneel Bay and they got the items, sent it on the ferry to St. Thomas and had someone drive it from the ferry dock to the airport!!! We made our flight with literally a few minutes to spare. THATS CUSTOMER SERVICE!!!

jfunk0321 - Austin, Texas

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 days ago

I can't say enough good things about this resort--but here is a short list: 1. The private transfer from STT to Caneel Bay is efficient and convenient. They have a kiosk at the airport where you check-in, they take care of transporting your bags, and the ferry takes you from the nearby dock directly to the resort. They even deliver your bags to your room. 2. Our room (garden view) had vaulted ceilings and a cool stone shower. When we come back, we are going to book a beach front room on Scott Beach (I believe this is the best of their beaches). 3. They have towels and chairs at each of the beaches. And...none were crowded. We enjoyed relaxing and secluded days. 4. You can do a lot (the concierge had a ton of activity options) or nothing. We did nothing but sit at the beach and float (another perk: nice floats are provided). 5. Get the breakfast package. The breakfast is amazing. You can go healthy (smoked salmon and fruit) or less healthy (pastries and French toast)! 6. The grounds are immaculate and lovely. I ran on the walking paths everyday and my husband and I took walks every evening. 7. We didn't leave the resort and ate at the main restaurant every night (Zozos is apparently great, but we didn't want Italian). The food was good in general (St. John isn't a foodie destination), but the sushi was excellent (a little pricey, but worth it). 8. We've been a lot of places and normally don't go back twice. However, we will come back here. No question. It was that lovely. 9. This is not a party resort. This is a casual, quite, relaxing, stress free escape from reality. It's the best.

Mileah K

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited Caneel Bay for the first time in June, and are already planning a return trip. We stayed in a newly renovated Beach Front Room on Scott Beach and it was absolutely worth it! The room was so nice, always clean, and a wonderful view of beautiful Scott Beach. The housekeeping staff did a wonderful job maintaining the rooms. Every single staff member at Caneel Bay was friendly, courteous, extremely helpful, just a wonderful overall experience. Caneel Grill sushi was amazing! When we left the dock to return to St. Thomas for our trip home, I was teary eyed...that is how much we LOVED Caneel and the island of St. John. Do not hesitate to book a stay here, it is absolutely worth it!

ekmathews - Trussville, Alabama

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 5 days ago

Our so called, 'premium' room was decorated in the late 80's and worn out furnishings. Between the large tree branch banging through the night against our balcony/deck. And, the 'mini split' air-conditioner (unit hung on wall above our bed) which made an out-of-the-ordinary thumping/wining noise, I don't think any of our nights were even close to being restful in paradise! The air conditioner also had a large amount of condensation, dropping water on the night stand. We ended up having to throw out our calendar. I went to comment about the tree and the staff said, 'they would take care of it" but to no avail. Sorry to say, but the HVAC mechanicals were worse then our stay at Best Western or Super 8 when traveling across the midwest. The restaurant staff was lazy, rude and very un-attentive. At breakfast they would ask if you wanted coffee, etc. We always requested '2 coffee'. But three of seven days, they served it towards the end of our meal. On the fourth day, I got up and grabbed the pot of coffee myself. One morning we made our way to what was 'posted' as an outdoor event. However, there was no one there. We asked around to other staff and no one knew about it. Finally, we found a manager and they said, "... oh, that is only in high season, it's cancelled". We then walked to separate out building called the 'game room'. At the time, there was only one parent and one young child in child's playhouse on second floor of building. On main floor, there was only my husband and I, along with a number of maid staff...just sitting around. Honestly, they did not appear happy at our arrival. We positioned ourselves on opposite side of room and played one game of 'air hockey'. I think we were there for total of 10-15 minutes, total. Just as we were leaving, the lead maid approached us and said, " ...because you don't have children with you, you are not allowed to come back'. It seemed more apparent they got caught sitting around, doing nothing..?! There was not a posting of any sort that said we were not allowed to be there without kids. This is another example of rude staff. Later in our stay I asked if it was possible to move rooms and they said, "no ...can't fulfill your request". On our last night, we complained this point, the air conditioner had completely conked out. They finally moved us and all our luggage then we checked out that next morning. This resort is not the typical definition for R&R...I would Not Recommend staying here. Very unreasonable price/.value for what you receive!

currenttraveler2016 - Phoenix, Arizona

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

We were treated like first-class people. From minute dropped off safari at gate to minute safari brought us back Cruz Bay ferry to Red Hook. All staff greeted us with smiles and took time talk to us. Liked how bags brought to room. Service was impeccable. For example, first evening after showers from beach used Caneel app request clean room/refill ice/pick up dirty towels and got response in about 5 minutes before leaving room for dinner. We stayed Gardenview room, which I prefer to beachfront rooms. Gardenview close tennis courts and cafe, which has great gelato. Loved 2 walking trails and loved beaches. Turtle Bay is favorite since it is quiet. Server comes ask if you want order drinks and food. Favorite of Caneel resort is it being peaceful oasis and no one bother us. For example I was confident girlfriend being on beach without people gawking at her body. Since we are not alcohol drinkers we loved you could just relax on Turtle Bay and read, pray and talk each other. Another great thing Caneel is most other guests friendly just like resort's great staff. Sushi by way is outstanding. Food is expensive but if you eat fantastic breakfast and hit afternoon tea time there is no need buy lunch or even need order big dinners. We were fine with sushi. We hope revisit Caneel 3 or 4 nights next time.


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