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Caneel Bay

Address: Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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Beach Day Pass at Honeymoon Beach in St John
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Caneel Bay Kayak, Hike and Snorkel Tour
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Activities: Sunbathing, Swimming
Owner description: Made up of seven white-sand beaches along St. John's north shore, all...
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Activities: Sunbathing, Swimming
Owner description: 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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English first
Sydney, Australia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
46 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

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
12 helpful votes 12 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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128 reviews 128 reviews
53 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

It is a very small beach. When we went it was pretty deserted. It's beautiful with clear waters, but there are much better beaches in STT and STJ.

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

After making a wrong turn on our hike from the entrance at the National Park in Cruz Bay we finally got to Caneel Bay. To get there you have to get off the trail at Honeymoon Beach and then walk another 5+ minutes along the access road to Caneel. OR you can take a taxi to Caneel Bay Resort and... More 

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