Caneel Bay is amazing!!! We loved it and will definitely be back.
I'm will admit, my husband and I were hesitant to go based on some of the reviews we read on Tripadvisor. I'm so glad we ended up going. Caneel Bay is Heaven on Earth. The beaches are absolutely amazing...turquoise water and white sand. There are 6 Private beaches to choose from and they are all quite and beautiful. Our favorites were Scott Beach and Turtle Beach.
We rented a jeep for the day directly from the resort. We visited Trunk Bay and Cinnamon Bay, both are beautiful but just as pretty as the beaches at Caneel Bay. If you want to go to town and have dinner it's very easy to take a taxi right from the resort. We ate once at the Ocean Grill in Cruz Bay and it was good. Our meals at Zozo's and the Turtle Bay Estate house were excellent. Our favorite place to eat was the upstairs of the Beach Terrace where we would watch the sunset and enjoy a great meal. We preferred to have breakfast at the Estate House, felt the quality was better.
I completely disagree with the people who said the staff was unfriendly. The staff was extremely friendly! Anytime they saw us walking they always asked if we needed anything or a ride anywhere. They were very accommodating and extremely pleasant.
We did the sunset cruise offered through the resort which was really fun. It had live music, appetizers and was a great way to see the island.
The rooms are a little outdated but not nearly as bad as I thought after reading some of the reviews. The bed was quite comfortable and the room was very clean. The air conditioner worked great. Loved the shower made of stone. We had a garden view room and it was very nice. We both agreed if we went back we would splurge and upgrade to the ocean view...well worth it!! They don't have TVs or phone and the wireless can be spotty. We have Verizon and were able to call home and get good service.
Overall, Caneel Bay was fantastic. I think the price you pay is well worth it for just the natural beauty of the property and the beaches alone. If you prefer to have a state of the art room then this might not be the resort for you. We really weren't in our room too often, we were too busy enjoying the beautiful beaches.
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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