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April 20, 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

P.O. Box 720, 00831-0720, 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 23 hours ago

We reserved fairly late and were lucky to get a room with a waterview. The resort has extensive grounds with several very nice beaches, ok snorkeling, and some trails, none of which are crowded. Our room, which clearly had not been refurbished in many years, was ok but pretty tired, especially for $823/night. However, the grounds and the staff are outstanding and a stay there is very relaxing. We would go again, especially if we could plan enough ahead to get one of the updated rooms. We were uncertain about whether to rent a jeep, but in the end were quite happy without one. The roads are narrow and twisty (which I normally enjoy), which is complicated by the fact that you drive on the left but all of the vehicles have left-hand drive, so you're at the end of the road.

Nick062 - Lexington, Massachusetts


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 day ago

My wife and I spent four days at Caneel Bay Resort in August of 2015. It was amazing. We had a cottage on Scott Beach and it was steps away from the water. Every morning we woke up with the sun and went snorkeling for an hour or so before breakfast and then would spend the day exploring the different beaches on the resort (Turtle Beach, Hawknest,..etc) If was a perfect qetaway to relax and uplug and enjoy a very beautiful place.

Bill T


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 days ago

We came back last week from our second time to Caneel. Bottom Line The Rockefellers purchased a gem and treated it that way. The ocean and the beaches are spectacular. The management and staff were terrible considering they charge $1,500 a night. Why? The service comes with an attitude and the management when asked about it defends the assertive approach. We were dumbfounded that you could spend $20,000 only to have the staff act as if it wasn't enough. We asked the manger for comment and he sent a response without even having our names correct. If you want one of the best beaches in the Caribbean, Caneel has it. If you want 2 star service and culture for a 5 Star Price, Caneel is it. It so beautiful, I wish the management didn't the real estate for granted and this review was spectacular. Makes us sad.

chrabe24 - Madison, Connecticut


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 days ago

I just came back from spending a week at Caneel. My wife and I had been there over 20 years ago and we were thrilled to see that the sheer beauty of the place has been preserved! So why a "3" instead of anything higher? Well because it is inexcusable that for the prices that are being charged there are a number of very significant (but easily fixable) shortcomings. First, the food at the main restaurant by the entrance of the hotel (the only one open for lunch) is simply abismal -the cooked food is extremely greasy, the salads are not fresh, the sushi doesn't look fresh I could go on (so much, in fact, that the America Airlines food on our flight home tasted wonderful in comparison!) The service at the restaurant is mediocre (most of the staff seem tired and overworked, a few feel like they can barely tolerate the customers...) The breakfast buffets are average at best for a top resort (e.g. the ladies doing omelets are nice but don't know how to make one). "ZoZo" is the only restaurant worth going to on the property. The common areas of the resort have deteriorated significantly (cushion on the seats are dirty and shabby) definitely a step down from the days when Rosewood owned the resort. We tried to book a boat to go on a private snorkeling excursion and the guy organizing it was (over promised and then couldn't deliver. Offered to call us with alternatives but then didn't. We ended up going with the group excursion and that was wonderful and at a fraction of the price.) On the plus side, the grounds are impeccably kept and housekeeping staff were terrific --efficient and very pleasant. Our room was very clean and confortable. On balance, the physical beauty of the place caries the day -unbelievable water, best beaches ever!.) I would still recommend going but consider going into town to buy your own food for lunch. My advice to the Management is PLEASE fix the food and staff problem! We loved returning to Caneel and would gladly do so again but if you're going to charge top notch resort prices you have to do way better.

Ivan L


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful hotel. Great service. This place is perfect for a couples getaway. Very quiet. Beautiful beaches and excellent restaurants. The rooms are specious and the beds confortable. Donkeys everywhere. Crystal clear water beaches by day... fine dining and star gazing at night. Cant wait to stay here again.

Yadira3404


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