Small but protected beach due to its location.
This is where Lawrence Rockefeller placed his famed resort, where you reportedly can see the rich and famous who visit St John. I didn't see any, but was busy swimming in the cerulean sea.
Heard China bought the resort and have tried to make it private, but St John's beaches are open to all. So the Caneel Resort charges a $20 parking fee (most beaches have free parking), or you can hike in from the NPS hiking trails that start at the NPS HQ in Cruz Bay, and go to Honeymoon Beach, then take the trail/road to Caneel Beach. It's an easy and rewarding hike to Honeymoon Beach, where we stopped, picnicked, swam, then went on to Caneel.
Honeymoon was prettier, more fun because we were not snorkeling and we played in teh gentle swells, rested under grape trees,...
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