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Address: Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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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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Beautiful grounds, costs to enter to go to beach

The grounds are so lovely. The beach is beautiful but you can't use their chairs if not a guest. Towels on the white sand are just fine. Easy to spend the $20 fee for drinks and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
mindie
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columbus

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columbus
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23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The grounds are so lovely. The beach is beautiful but you can't use their chairs if not a guest. Towels on the white sand are just fine. Easy to spend the $20 fee for drinks and snacks, then they don't charge admission. Great location!

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Ashburn, Virginia
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Park on the road and walk in to have free access, or pay per car and park inside Caneel Resort. Easy walk to the beach and worth it.

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Thank Donna D
California
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97 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Not many people here which was nice. If you are not a guest of the resorts they charge you admission which I understand cause if they didn't it would be packed and their wouldn't be room for the resort guests.

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Westport, Connecticut
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56 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Caneel Bay is one of the most beautiful spots on the island. It's worth the trip to the resort to either venture down to Honeymoon Beach or have lunch or cocktails at the seaside restaurant or dine at Zozo's in the evening. The property is stunningly manicured and will definitely catch your eye as you descend upon it from the... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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252 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Someday, we might stay at the hotel, but thats unlikely. Fortunately the beaches are available and free. If you want to park at the hotel, they charge $20, but you can hike from Honeymoon and save the $. The beach gets great sun, and there are tons of snorkeling options.

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

This resort is PRIVATE. It takes you away from all the hustle and bustle of daily life. Over 7 Beautiful private beaches. Several pools. You feel like you are the only one here. The food is top notch. I could live here. They have a private boat that takes you to explore Virgin Gorda and Tortola. I Love it!

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Thank ViaLisa
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85 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We stopped here on a snorkeling boat trip. We saw some fish and a little coral but the main attraction here were the turtles and the eagle sea rays! We saw several turtles and a couple of the eagle rays. Fun stop and easy snorkel.

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Thank John A
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42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 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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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 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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