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Address: , Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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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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St. John

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English first
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34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Cancel Bay is special. It is not what it was when it opened its doors 60 years ago, but I don't know of any place that is. You come to Caneel for the beaches, the sunshine, and the relaxation. It is high end, and not cheap. It is very well maintained, and there is plenty of nature to observe. The... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

What a gorgeous sunset from the upper terrace at the Caneel Bay Resort. You can enjoy a beach sunset and the tropical drink and then have a wonderful dinner and just next door Zo Zo

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Charlotte NC
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50 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Caneel Bay has been famous for many years and had some ups and downs. On a recent visit, it was looking better than ever but staying true to the Caneel Bay experience. It is laid back luxury which we much prefer. You won't find a resort built today with expanse of property and one more beautiful beach after another. A... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We took a taxi to Caneel Bay, intending to walk to Honeymoon Beach, but never made it that far. My two boys and I enjoyed the beach, it was very uncrowded (in July) and the water is clear and warm. We saw three sea turtles, a ray, and many fish. We enjoyed a late lunch at the restaurant adjacent to... More 

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Fort Lauderdale
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256 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

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 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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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36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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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58 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 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 99 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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