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Caneel Bay Resort

5.0 of 5 PO Box 720, Caneel Bay 00831-0720, St. John (Formerly Caneel Bay, A Rosewood Resort)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I must laugh at the negative reviews written about Caneel Bay. Before I finally confirmed my reservation, I was a bit unsure if it would be worth the expense(based on some of the reviews). Now that I have been there, in my opinion...you MUST go to Caneel Bay. Truly one of the best vacation experiences you will find in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Caneel Bay was originally a "Rockefeller Resort". More than 50 years later, it is still pristinely preserved. The hotel rooms all look out on one of the seven beautiful beaches that comprise this resort. The rooms are immaculate. The service is top notch. The grounds are beautifully maintained. You can swim, float, eat, snorkel, build sand castles, have breakfast on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Even at the start of a multi day stay I am totally amazed at this spectacular place in a glorious setting..... A warm welcome, gracious servers, perfect weather, outdoor dining and drinks, a beautiful room with the sound of waves lapping the shore. OMG as some day. This place is worth a trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Caneel Bay is a world unto itself. Seven gorgeous beaches invite you to explore, relax and learn about the history and ecology of this segment of the Caribbean. Several trails both on the resort grounds and beyond are appealing to hikers and walkers. You can walk to Cruz Bay for dinner or shopping in about 30 minutes, or you can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Such a wonderful place to celebrate our wedding and honeymoon. The beaches are relaxing and very comfortable. The rooms are very clean and well kept. I cannot say enough about the staff of the resort and their great service. The bars and restaurants are very good as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited the resort in January 2015 and absolutely enjoyed the experience. We had heard about the resort through a couple we know that has been going to Caneel for years and we finally decided to experience it ourselves. From the beautiful beaches (Turtle Beach is my favorite) to the dining (amazing sushi & delicious fine dining at the Turtle Bay... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

When I reserve a beachfront room at a Caribbean resort, I expect to be able to open my windows to hear the waves and feel the ocean breezes, not be shut into a sealed and air-conditioned room. Many people clearly love Caneel Bay and return year after year. We will not be returning, though. Caneel Bay is a modern, extremely... More 

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MDCaneel, General Manager at Caneel Bay Resort, responded to this review

Dear Michaell, Thank you for sharing your review on Tripadvisor. Please accept my apologies for your disappointments shared in your review. I am a bit confused by your review however, as our rooms have louver wall systems in place which offers our guests the choice of enjoying an air conditioned space, or opening the louvers to enjoy the sounds of... More 

New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This resort is really unlike any other beach resort I have been to. It has remained largely unchanged since its beginnings, which makes it a wonderful place to truly escape. The seven beaches are unparalleled and provide gorgeous views and adventurous activities. Scott Beach was my favorite because who wouldn't be thrilled by friendly turtles who swim the waters! The... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Be prepared to pay $700 or more per night for access to one of the most beautiful beaches anywhere, with an odd mix of five star and two star service. Some of the staff are very thorough and attentive while others, including current management, seem indifferent. We had a serious problem with our stay. The beach right outside our door... More 

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MDCaneel, General Manager at Caneel Bay Resort, responded to this review

Dear Wheeee314, Please accept my most sincere apologies for the disappointments you have shared. It is truly unfortunate your visit coincided with the unexpected sargassum seaweed event that challenged the north shore beaches of our island. We worked tirelessly for over a week to remove the seaweed, however Hawksnest Beach was the most challenging. Please accept my apologies, and I... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A few years ago my husband and I stayed at Caneel Bay Resort and had a wonderful time.We returned this January and it was a disappointment!! First we were left on the side of the road, in the hot sun, to wait for the boat/ferry to bring us over to the resort! We were brought around the property with other... More 

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MDCaneel, General Manager at Caneel Bay Resort, responded to this review

Dear BeachMass, Thank you for sharing your review on Tripadvisor. Please know Caneel Bay is under the same management and ownership, however, we are no longer a part of the Rosewood Collection. Please accept my apologies for the disappointments you have shared regarding your recent stay with us. Upon arrival, guests who may have a brief wait until the arrival... More 

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Address: PO Box 720, Caneel Bay 00831-0720, St. John (Formerly Caneel Bay, A Rosewood Resort)
Location: Caribbean > U.S. Virgin Islands > St. John > Caneel Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Caneel Bay Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 166
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Also Known As:
Caneel Bay, a Rosewood Hotel Caneel Bay
Caneel Bay a Rosewood Resort
Caneel Bay Resort St John
Caneel Bay St John

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