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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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Great Resort if you don't want to explore

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
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English first
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
57 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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 53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 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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St. John
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The service provide by this resort is top notch. From checking in at the baggage claim at the airport, to the private taxi to the dock in downtown, to their private ferry which awaits you with a cool tropical drink. Hotel is a little pricey for the rooms but they certainly have the best beaches of the island.

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Long Beach, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This review covers the beach know as "Caneel" with the passenger ferry dock, right in front of the lobby. This beach is somewhat smaller than the main northshore beaches, and has less shade available as well. Also, much of the beach has lounge chairs which are only available for resort guests. The resort "restricts" day visitors from bringing coolers and... More 

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St. John
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I know this is relatively new and there is not a category for it on Trip Advisor but I highly recommend gelato at the Canella which is part of the gift shoppe. Gelato to die for and very reasonably priced. If we go more than 1 week without a gelato from here we are hurting. Our favorite is salted caramel... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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152 reviews 152 reviews
64 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Clean quite area for snorkeling. Lots of fish, conch and other creatures. Nearby resort with restrooms, bars, stores and restaurants.

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