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Turtle Bay

Caneel Bay 00831, St. John
340.776.6111
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Ranked #4 of 9 Attractions in Caneel Bay
Type: Beaches
Activities: Swimming, Sunbathing
Description: Located on St. John's north shore, this beautiful beach is located inside the Caneel Bay property and assessable only to guests of the resort.
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Madison, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Liked the serenity of this beach, but the waves and undertow were a bit more than other beaches on the property.

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Staten Island, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Fifteen minute drive from the ferry, superb sand, fantastic snorkeling, clean showers, what else do you need. The only caveat is to try to get there early before the cruise ships bring a 100 or so people. Even if they do if you swim 30 feet out you are still in an uncrowded area and there are plenty of fish... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Incredibly private. We spent an entire day here and only saw one other couple the whole day. View was amazing. Same velvety sand and perfectly shady beach trees. Nice snorkeling.

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Tye, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This Beach is Amazingly Beautiful. The water is crystal clear and the sand is fine white. The National Park area of this beach is very nice and clean. Beautiful underwater plants and sea life. Totally go if you are in the area. We were staying at Bolongo Bay in St Thomas

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Southampton, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Loved it here. Loved it was private for Caneel Bay guests. Saw sting rays, colorful fish and lots of plant life

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Seattle, Washington
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

This beach is SO beautiful. The sand is gorgeous and the waves are the highest on it's shore, which affords the only body surfing available at the Caneeel resort.

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Goodrich, Michigan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Turtle Bay has been a famous underwater guided snorkel for many years. My husband and I were dismayed to see the change here since our last visit 11 years ago. The coral here is so badly damaged, and the fish are not nearly as numerous as before. If you want to see beautiful coral, and are a fair swimmer, hike... More

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Ft Worth, tx
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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

If the water isn't enough for you If the wonderful snorkeling and fish isn't enough for you Let's throw in some sea turtles and see if it doesn't define paradise. It truly it!

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Dublin, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Extremely quiet and peaceful beach with excellent snorkeling on both sides in the rocks / coral. Sand so soft and thick. A little current out past the rocks and regular yacht / sail boat travel through the channel to view.

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Houston
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

This beach has nice waves and a pretty crescent beach. You can also order lunch from the Grill here.

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