Caneel Bay Resort

Caneel Bay Resort

Founded by Laurance Rockefeller and created within the Virgin Islands National Park, Caneel Bay embraces the natural simplicity of its unspoiled setting. Featuring seven pristine white sand beaches on a secluded 170-acre peninsula, the resort's 166 rooms gaze upon the lush tropical gardens and the turquoise-blue Caribbean Sea. Children are entertained at Turtle Town while adults are out exploring the water by way of the complimentary Sunfish sailboats, kayaks, paddle boards and snorkel equipment. In 2013, Conde Nast Traveler ranked this spot as one of the best in the Caribbean and US News concurred in 2014 when they awarded it the same accolade. Disconnect and relax at this perfect island getaway.

Travelers hoping to keep active will be kept plenty busy at Caneel Bay, as they will enjoy quick access to an impressive selection of recreational options. No matter what you're searching for, whether it's action on land or in the ocean, this beach-side destination will have you covered.

Positioned in the outer region of Cruz Bay, three quarters of a mile northeast of the downtown area, Caneel Bay Resort happily welcomes travelers who are thinking about lodging in this neighborhood.


To maximize the relaxation and escapism desired during a stay at the Caneel Bay Resort, each unit has been adorned with natural woodwork, native stones, locally-crafted furnishings and rich fabrics. Guest may choose from options that range from garden view rooms to beachfront suites and spacious cottages. Regardless of your choice, each unit boasts amenities like air-conditioning, mini-bar, coffee maker, complimentary beach towels, bathrobes, Lady Primrose vanities and more.

Caneel Bay is a relatively large location boasting a total of 166 rooms. Attractive features and ample space to roam make this large resort popular among visitors who crave constant entertainment. This resort has received a four and a half star rating, for its activity and quality ratings, and more.

Below, you'll find a list of in-room amenities found at Caneel Bay Resort.

  • Coffee Maker
  • Room Service
  • Safe
  • Bathrobe
  • Air Conditioned
  • Private Bath
  • Terrace
  • Iron
  • Mini Bar
  • Balcony

If you have an important amenity in mind, contact the front desk to verify availability.

Activities and Amenities

Guests are treated to complimentary use of snorkel equipment, Sunfish sailboats, kayaks and paddle boards during their stay, as well as complimentary afternoon tea and weekly Managing Director's Cocktail Reception. As an added bonus, they also receive a welcome bottle of island rum.

The Caneel Bay Resort is a prime destination for a traveling family. The child-friendly facilities provide you with everything needed to create a vacation that pleases both parents and kids. Click here for more details.

The following list gives a preview of this property's facilities and general amenities:

  • Sailing
  • Exercise Equipment
  • Kayaking
  • Movies
  • Gift Shop
  • Fishing
  • Highspeed Internet
  • Parking
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • PC/Printer Available

Since the specifics tend to change, it's a good idea to call ahead of time if you're looking forward to something in particular. Visit this page to read our in-depth article about the recreation and activities that Caneel Bay Resort offers.


The resort has several locations that serve food and beverages; operating hours vary seasonally. Especially for families traveling with small children, the Caneel Beach Bar and Grill can be considered the resort's main on-site dining establishment. It features a casual tropical setting, where guests can select from lunch and dinner menus, a sushi menu and a dessert menu. Two other locations -- ZoZo's at the Sugar Mill and Turtle Bay Estate House -- offer gourmet food, beautifully presented in an elegant yet relaxed atmosphere. Finally, the Caneel Beach Terrace opens up onto the beach, providing guests with a fabulous view while they enjoy a buffet breakfast to start the day.

Besides dining options on-site, guests hoping for extra culinary variety should also take into account the region's other local restaurants. Travelers looking for somewhere to eat will encounter a small handful of restaurants within traveling distance. It can be a time-saver to check out the nearby restaurant options, even though Caneel Bay offers on-site dining, including Caneel Beach Bar & Grill. Click here for more info on the availability of food in this area.

Guest Services

Also included with these accommodations are guest services -- including the ones shown below -- can help ensure that you stay relaxed while visiting the Virgin Islands.

  • Shops/Commercial Services
  • Car Rental Desk
  • Airport Shuttle
  • Dry Cleaning/Laundry
  • Barber/Beauty Shop

The property also boasts a helpful set of business amenities, making Caneel Bay a good choice for those who will be working during their stay.

  • Conference Facilities
  • Meeting rooms
  • Business Center
  • PC/Printer Available


There are many interesting sites and attractions near Caneel Bay. Some of the closest attractions include Franklin Powell Park and Cruz Bay Battery. Considering this resort is located on Caneel Bay, this property is a perfect fit for guests who plan to take advantage of the sun, sand, and surf during their stay. Just a short walk away is another sun-drenched spot, Salomon Bay Beach.

The resort is in the vicinity of Cruz Bay, a particularly enjoyable destination for sightseers to experience the diversity of the Virgin Islands.

For our in-depth discussion on other destinations and attractions near Caneel Bay Resort, click here.

Contact Info

Location: North Shore Road, Caneel Bay, St. John 00831-0720

Caneel Bay Number: (340) 776-6111

Reservations and Corporate Offices: (888) 767-3966



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