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Address: Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
Activities: Sunbathing, Swimming
Description: Made up of seven white-sand beaches along St. John's north shore, all but...
Made up of seven white-sand beaches along St. John's north shore, all but one are part of the private playground for Caneel Bay Resort guests.
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Loved the Beach Bar

Have not stayed at Caneel Bay. However, Caneel's beach bar is only a short hike from Honeymoon Beach. Hiked there for lunch and drinks. Well worth the walk.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Fort Lauderdale
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233 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This is one of the many beautiful beaches on Saint John. Cancel Bay itself is a resort, but there are seven beaches surrounding it and all are open to the public as are all beaches in the US Virgin Islands.

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Marbella, Spain
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132 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

WOW - updated but maintaining it's classic ambiance, this resort is the best! Rooms are excellent (not opulent) in Caribbean fashion, food and services are supurb, and staff cater to your every wish. Brings back memory of our honeymoon there in the '60's, the Rockefeller's wood cabin cruiser picking us up at the St Thomas "airport" (terminal was a "Quonset... More 

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St. John
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Have not stayed at Caneel Bay. However, Caneel's beach bar is only a short hike from Honeymoon Beach. Hiked there for lunch and drinks. Well worth the walk.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Grossly over-priced, horrible customer service- the front desk and concierge staff need a lesson in hotel friendliness. The beach and surroundings are beautiful, yet if you are then surrounded by snarky staff- it makes your trip quite unfortunate.

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39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

The resort is great only if you are staying as a couple on a romantic getaway. Use them if you don’t want to venture out and stay in a remote location. The houses to rent in the are much better for friend/family cooking their own food, maintain a private pool, and not worrying about getting all dressed to the nines.... More 

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Texas
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54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The grounds, including the sugar mill ruins, free roaming donkeys and beautiful views are well worth visiting. The beaches were not crowded and were absolutely beautiful. Note, the beach chairs are reserved for guests staying at Caneel Bay, but the beaches and grounds are open to anyone. Don't miss!

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Sydney, Australia
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104 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We wanted to visit the beach but the attitude towards non-residents made us feel just a little awkward, so we opted to find the next available taxi and head off to Trunk Bay. As we waited for the taxi I looked over ZoZo's restaurant built in the ruins of a Danish sugar mill. That was interesting. However, the over-engineered lawns... More 

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Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

the resort is just perfect. there are many beaches on site to try. the staff is exceptional and the food at each restaurant is wonderful

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c-ville
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Feel like the rich here. Their are no clocks, or AC in rooms. Just the beach breezes and a staff that knows how to pamper. Gotta do once

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Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Actually we took a pit stop at Caneel bay but, really, there wasn't much here that I could appreciate. The water was rocky and quality was just average. However, if you walk a little and get to the honeymoon beach then that pays for your visit. It was very private. You could rent chair and a hammock. Enjoy the views... More 

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Address: Address: Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John  >  Virgin Islands National Park

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