You have to take a ferry to the resort, but it's really convenient because you give your bags to the resort staff at the airport and they transport you by cab to the ferry stop in St. Thomas. It's a rocky boat ride to St. John but it is an adventure. We stayed Sunday through Friday and we never experienced any crowds or waiting for any amenities at all. There were always enough chairs at the beach and we had plenty of access to the water sports equipment, which was complimentary. The beaches were as beautiful as any beach on the island and the snorkeling was wonderful -- we saw many turtles and a stingray on the property. You can take a 30-40 minute hike to Cruz Bay or alternatively a $5 per person cab ride and eat, shop, and drink within minutes. You could also do this on the property but it is pretty expensive to do so. For instance, a pina colada is $11 and a lobster roll is like $28 bucks...pretty expensive right? But to be honest, this isn't out of line with how much food costs at most of the restaurants on the island (but you can get better food at one of the many restaurants within minutes). Zozo's restaurant is delicious but definitely get reservations. The concierge is very helpful and will make all your dinner reservations for you. They even have an iPad with all the menus of most of the really good restaurants in Cruz Bay, which is convenient. There are donkeys that roam the property and mongoose as well. It is well-manicured and has a lot of hiking trails if you want to do something other than go to the beach. Drawbacks are that there are no TVs or phones in the rooms and the wifi isn't super fast -- I mean you don't need these things in paradise necessarily but it is something to note. We definitely would stay here again.
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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