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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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Beautiful beach with great snorkeling

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
Cheryl Y
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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California
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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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 reviews 5 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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34 helpful votes 34 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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8 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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