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Turtle Bay

Address: Caneel Bay 00831, St. John
Phone Number: 340.776.6111
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Ranked #5 of 9 Attractions in Caneel Bay
Activities: Swimming, Sunbathing
Owner description: Located on St. John's north shore, this beautiful beach is located inside the Caneel Bay property...
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Activities: Swimming, Sunbathing
Owner 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Perfect Beach. Great views of boats all day long. Great Snorkeling and never crowded. We loved this beach.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Sandy in the center with good snorkeling on both sides. Perhaps because it is at the tip of the resort, it was never crowded. From the beach you can watch boat traffic to the BVI.

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San Francisco, California
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Turtle Bay, NOT Trunk Bay is the most beautiful beach on St. John (if not the world.) The problem is that you need to be staying at Caneel Bay to enjoy it, unless you visit by boat! The views are just breath-taking

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Rome, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This perfect slice of sand is the best at Caneel.The water is unbelievably clear due to the constant tide. The inter-island ferry's pass by and create good waves throughout the day. Never crowded or loud.....perfect relaxation. Need to stay at Caneel to access.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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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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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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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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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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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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