Caneel Bay,
A resort in a league of its own!

"With 7 beaches, a location in the Virgin Islands National Park, Caneel Bay resort couldn’t possibly offer more serenity! Who wouldn’t want to stay at a resort on their vacation that has 7 beaches?"

This fabulous resort is located on the north side of the island of St John. This area is well known for its beautiful beaches, turquoise water and great snorkeling. It has over 170 acres of land that’s located within the National Park that Laurance Rockefeller once owned and preserved.

The resort was built so it would compliment the landscaping. The buildings seem to naturally flow with the gardens and tropical foliage and the rooms are beautiful! Many of the rooms have stone and natural wood that give them a special warm feeling. "I loved this place!"

"This gorgeous resort is the place for a complete get-a-way."

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Welcome to Caneel Bay! This is one of Caneel Bays seven beaches! Click photo to enlarge.You’re in for a treat when staying at Caneel Bay! Gorgeous sunsets! Click photo to enlarge.Take a break from the usual….try kayaking at Caneel Bay! Click photo to enlarge.

Here's a great list of what's included complimentary

* Airport greeting

* Welcome bottle of island Rum

* Use of Sunfish sailboats and kayaks

* Windsurfing

* Use of snorkeling gear

* Intro scuba diving clinic

* Underwater slide show

* Tennis (some restrictions apply)

* Use of Fitness Center and pool

* Managing Director's cocktail reception

* Garden Walk

* Feature movie presentations

* Early Riser continental breakfast

* Afternoon tea

* NY Times facsimile

* Twice-daily housekeeping service
I don't think that there could be a better place in the world than St John to relax and enhance that feeling for the better! Caneel Bay offers what they call "Wellness Sessions". They are very varied and they offer some very interesting choices. Some are:

* Meditation, to heighten awareness and access to your inner self.

* Qi Gong, pronounced "chi-kung", a series of slow movements.

* Chakra Meditation, to balance the body's seven energy centers.

* Breathwalk, combines patterns of breathing with walking.

* The Rhythm of Relationships for Couples, being in-tune as a couple.

* Yin Yoga, helps to release tension in our joints.

* Self Centre Samples, combines 6 lessons into one experience.

* Holistic Treatments such as : Blissful Body with yoga positions, Inner Body Fusion and Tuning the Body, just to name a few.

These exciting treatments and classes can be reserved in advance or within 3 hours of each class with the Concierge. Go to their website for current information and price list.

Caneel Bay has many dining options. I've made a list with a brief description of each one.

*Turtle Bay Estate House: what can you say about this restaurant expect romantic and gorgeous! Sensational views of the ocean and islands. Candlelit dining with American cuisine. Serves breakfast and lunch buffets, afternoon tea, evening cocktails on the terrace, and fine dining nightly. Jackets and slacks are highly suggested in the evening and children under 8 are not permitted at night.

*Equator Restaurant: located within an 18th century sugar mill this location couldn't be more engaging! You get a great feel of relaxation amongst the stone and coral, a warm feeling! They state the menu as eclectic with offerings of seafood and grilled meats. Open for dinner only. Hours may vary according to the season that you travel.

*Caneel Beach Terrace: with just a short walk to the beach, the Beach Terrace is a great place for breakfast and lunch buffets. They also serve a weekly grand buffet on Monday evenings.

"I almost tell you about Turtle Town!! Great name isn't it! Turtle Town is for your's a kids program."

Turtle Town will keep your kids busy, they'll make new friends, and they'll be supervised by the experienced and knowledgeable staff.

Created for 3 to 12 year old kids, they'll venture into lots of new learning experiences that will leave them happy and you'll be happy to. (Because, let's face it, when our kids are happy we're happy!!) Turtle Town is available from 9am-430pm and 630pm-930pm Monday-Saturday. Pre-registration is required and forms need to be filed out.

Here is the rate information: Double Occupancy

Rates are for rooms to cottages.

(Remember these are not just typical hotel rooms, this resort it truly spectacular!)

01/03-03/31 $550-1800 daily

04/01-04/30 $450-1200 daily

05/01-09/01 $395-1025 daily

10/04-10/31 $395-1025 daily

11/01-12/18 $495-1200 daily

Rates do not include the 8% hotel tax and a 10% service charge.

Maximum is 3 people per room. 3rd person is charged $75.00 daily.

Caneel Bay, A Rosewood Resort


To compare Caneel Bay to two other resorts click here for the Westin St John and click here for the Gallows Point Resort.

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