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Caneel Bay Resort

Caneel Bay 00831-0720 St. John
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** This place is temporarily closed** Further to the devastating impact of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September of 2017, Caneel Bay was damaged to such an extent that it was impossible to re-open. The owners are working diligently with many constituencies, including both local and Federal authorities, to establish a framework for Caneel Bay to operate as a luxury resort moving forward and to once again become an active part of the vibrant community on St. John. Achieving this goal requires many components to come together and regrettably at this stage, it is not possible to advise of a re-opening date. As soon as more information is know, a time-line towards a re-opening date will be made available.
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Free parking
Free internet
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Tennis court
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Business Center with Internet Access
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
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Bryce C. wrote a review Mar 2021
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I have been going to Caneel Bay for more than a decade, and every time I have been there it has been amazing. But due to the back to back hurricanes in 2017, it is still closed and has a long road to recovery. Besides that, the restaurant near the front lobby is open. Zozos (The restaurant) is open, and I highly recommend their sunset dinners. It doesn't hold the same experience as the original Caneel Bay, but they are trying to make it better. If you are wondering how long it is going to take. It is going to be about 3-5 years as of the making of this review.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Room Tip: Lots of stairs, recommend the rooms over at Turtle Bay for great snorkeling.
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Valerie Ryczek wrote a review Sep 2019
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I have been to St John several times & have stayed at Caneel each time.My first trip was in July 1966 - my honeymoon. We went there on the recommendation of my parents who had stayed there in 1965. It was EVERYTHING a honeymoon spot should be-amazing beaches, wonderful restaurants, beautiful quiet rooms, beautiful grounds to stroll ,& so much more! We returned for our 25th anniversary & were so happy to see that not much had changed- the resort had undergone some upgrading, but the overall experience was very much as it had been in 1966. We loved it so much that we returned 3 more times & just loved it. My husband passed away in 2003. July 2016 would have been our 50th anniversary & I decided to return to Caneel Bay to celebrate my marriage. I spent 10days there thinking, reflecting, & remembering. What a great place to do it! It was all as I remembered! My heart breaks to see the devastation & to hear that it may not reopen. What a tragedy that would be! Caneel Bay Resort - Please come back!!!
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from MDCaneel, Public Relations Manager at Caneel Bay Resort
Responded Sep 13, 2019
What a joy to read a post from one of our most long-time guests. Thank you for sharing some wonderful memories of past stays at Caneel Bay Resort with your husband. Please know that the team at Caneel Bay is working to ensure we can restore the resort, providing increased economic activity to the island. We have made it clear we are ready to rebuild and start down the path to a new Caneel Bay, that honors Laurance Rockefeller’s vision. It is our sincere wish that this happens quickly. We have heard that our past guests are eager for the re-building to commence and I hope that we will be sharing some positive updates in the coming months. We look forward to welcoming you back to Caneel Bay Resort and our beautiful island of St. John. I feel sure that you will experience the same opportunity for reflection and remembering, as on past occasions.
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KLight_12 wrote a review Apr 2019
Oak Ridge, TN44 contributions38 helpful votes
We spent our anniversary here, it was a dream trip. There were several different beaches to explore. The crystal clear water held fantastic coral reefs and fish. The seafood buffet was delicious. We enjoyed an open air truck tour of the island. Hiking trails led into the small town nearby, we enjoyed seeing the cactus and tropical plants. We would love to go back to Caneel Bay one day!
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Date of stay: August 2018
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teamtighe wrote a review Feb 2019
Saint Paul, Minnesota13 contributions13 helpful votes
There is nothing to say except that this resort is everything that other resorts should ascribe to be like. Five stars across the board. Everything is first class, especially the people!! The beaches are beyond beautiful, the food is amazing, and the staff is incredibly helpful and kind. Cannot wait for our next return!
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Traveled on business
4 Helpful votes
dtheduck wrote a review Aug 2018
Fort Lauderdale, Florida34 contributions15 helpful votes
Five star resort in one of the most beautiful settings, right in the middle of Virgin Islands National Park. Low key and unplugged, a chance to step away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Add to that some of the most beautiful beaches you will ever see and many fine dining choices. I hope for therm a speedy recovery from hurricane Irma.
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Date of stay: September 2017
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Caneel Bay Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Caneel Bay Resort?
Nearby attractions include Bamboo Studio (0.9 miles), Scott Bay Beach (0.9 miles), and Trunk Bay Beach (1.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Caneel Bay Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Caneel Bay Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Caneel Bay Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Caneel Bay Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Our Market Smoothies, Pizza Pi, and Extra Virgin Bistro.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Caneel Bay Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Caneel Bay Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Caneel Bay Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Caneel Bay Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Caneel Bay Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Caneel Bay Resort?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Annaberg Sugar Plantation (4.0 miles), Cinnamon Bay Nature Trail (2.2 miles), and Catherineberg Ruins (0.9 miles).
Does Caneel Bay Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.