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Address: Caneel Bay 00831, St. John
Phone Number: 340.776.6111
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Activities: Swimming, Sunbathing
Description: Located on St. John's north shore, this beautiful beach is located inside...
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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best beach at Caneel

nice snorkeling on either side and pefect water - by far my favorite not just at Caneel but on the whole island!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

nice snorkeling on either side and pefect water - by far my favorite not just at Caneel but on the whole island!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

there are turtles at the other beaches but there are a lot at turtle beach become they come to eat the grass on the sea floor. So great for watching turtles. However, the water is rough and all that sea grass makes for not as pleasant swimming as the other beaches.

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Fairfax, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Laid back, white sands, cool breeze, turtles and stingrays abound at this hidden spot. There were a few other couples/families, but plenty of private room for everyone. The snorkeling and coral reefs were phenomenal. Do not wear flip flops people!! Seriously! We saw lots of bleeding feet.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This is a pretty small beach but it is beautiful and there is really good snorkeling on both sides of the little bay. We saw tons of fish. You can also just sit there in the shade and relax and watch sailboats and motor boats go by in the channel. Definitely be aware of your surroundings since it is right... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Turtle Bay is an incredibly beautiful beach with great snorkeling near the rocks on the right side of the beach (looking out into the water). The sand is powdery soft and the water is the most amazing turquoise blue.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This beach was gorgeous! A food and drinks guy came down to take our order and the location was stunning!

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Kentwood, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Pristine private beach with good snorkeling right off the beach. Water color and view of islands across the channel are stunning

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We sailed to here on a catamaran from St. Thomas. We got to snorkel in the beautiful clear water for about an hour. Saw lots of colorful fish, several rays and lots of spiny sea urchins. I didn't see any turtles, but others in our group did. I would love to come back here and spend lots more time.

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Apex, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Nice little beach, but gets exposed more than some of the others on this part of the island. Beautiful, as expected and hardly ever crowded. Better snorkeling at Scott Beach or Hawksnest Beach, but can you really go wrong?!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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

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