We LOVED Caneel Bay!
I will start of saying that we are 30, both doctors, just out of residency less than 2 years. We live in California, but LOVE the Caribbean, and my family is from the East Coast, so we decided on the Caribbean over Hawaii for my family.
We got married in St. Thomas...and I love St. Thomas, have been there 5 times now..mostly on cruises so didnt get to experience it very much.
Got married on Magens Bay on May 9th... We stayed at the Ritz, which was awesome....alot of my guests stayed at Frenchmans, which was Great too....
So we went to St. John for the Honeymoon...we knew St. John was amazing already from previous cruises we have done...
There were 2 choices for us....Caneel or Westin
Now we are VERY much Westin People...we love them the modern upgraded full service place like this.
We hesitated very much to stay at Caneel but the reviews and people I talked to said "YOU HAVE TO GO TO CANEEL"
So we did...
We stayed at Scotts beach (no kids) Oceanfront, 73
OMG this place was AWESOME...!! No not the Ritz...but totally different and WAY better. We were steps from the beach, walked out our door to the patio where we were right on the beach.
We had a bottle of rum and champagne wating for us...but we did the honeymoon package, so that might have been a part of it.
Breakfast Buffet- More than you could ever want...and included several cooks to cook to order what you want
Bar..only open till 11pm....if you want later then go to town which is about 10-15 min taxi....easy to get right there
You will have to be transported from your room to the lobby most times...wait about 5 mins mostly, even at night
Mosquitos....BIG time b/c we came after the rain...we just used repellant and survived
Scotts Beach was the best .....we didnt even go far and we saw Sea Turtles and Sting Rays...we were on a raft and used snorkel gear that they give for FREE about 6 feet and we saw them!!
I cannot tell you how AMAZING this place was...so relaxed, beautiful...everything we could have wanted.
And...we were worried about being bored w/o TV...no way, we didnt miss the TV at all...we just went to the bar if we wanted to watch TV, other than that, we didnt care....
I HIGHLY recommend this place....the Westin is nothing compaired if you dont have kids..
There are places here for kids at Caneel, but we can comment on them b/c we dont know...but I know the Westin is very kid friendly
We want to go back so bad...when we left to go to the Westin, all we wanted to to was go back to Caneel...we missed it already...now we are planning a trip back, just to Caneel on Scotts Beach ....It was amazing!!
if you have any ?s let me know