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Address: Caneel Bay 00831, St. John
Phone Number: 340.776.6111
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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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Relaxation, Clear Turquoise Water, Wildlife And Wonderful Food!

Caneel Bay was such a wonderful spot for becoming lost in the many moments. Naturally warm waters and weather. Putzing all around on a golf cart from one buffet to another... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Mountainair, New Mexico
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Mountainair, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Caneel Bay was such a wonderful spot for becoming lost in the many moments. Naturally warm waters and weather. Putzing all around on a golf cart from one buffet to another. Always a new carved ice display at the tables of fresh foods. Mongoose jumping up for a try at the bird feeder. Real baracudas and colorful wild fish. All... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Beautiful little beach on the Caneel Bay resort. Lovely and the location most weddings take place on this resort. This is a smaller beach but lovely. Crystal clear water and we saw many sea turtles.

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Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

You never gone wrong with this natural beach or the other 6 beaches at Caneel Bay. You can watch parrot fish on corners, a barracuda or two , turtles and sting-rays.

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Naperville, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Located near the end of the property this is perhaps the nicest beach of several very nice beaches. The snorkeling was very good over a pretty active reef system located at the end of the beach.

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Thank MBudd2014
Wayne, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

The evening before our departure from beautiful St. John we opted to walk a short distance to the secluded little beach. With rough & fun waters, and super gritty sand, this was definitely one of our favorite ocean experiences!! I believe the waters are calm during daylight hours :)

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Conroe, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Totally awesome! My family and I went snorkeling at Turtle Bay. It was totally amazing. Never thought we would swim so close to the turtles. A definite must do!

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alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

We took a snorkeling an catamaran ride from the Carnival ship, left from the port and back to the port. The trip was fun. A side light happened: an expensive yacht caught on fire and delayed the tour somewhat but we had a good time. We plan to do it again next year.

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Roswell, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Turtle Bay is accessed from Caneel Bay Resort Properties. A smaller sized beach nestled between two rocky areas make it more private than some other beaches. Access is a problem unless you are staying at Caneel Bay. Great snorkeling around the bay.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

Spend your afternoon here for perfect snorkeling at the bay's edges to see colorful fish, coral, stingray. There is no more beautiful beach, great for families with children because of the soft waves and gentle slope of the beach. The beach is lined with beautiful shade trees so this was the perfect beach at Caneel Bay to end our day.

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Wyckoff, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Snorkel on the right side. Wide variety of fish. It gets deep and wavy as you turn toward Hawknest but manageable. More turtles at Hawknest Beach.

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