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 for some enjoyable dining experiences will especially enjoy the location of Caneel Bay. You'll find a variety of styles here, and those with a hankering for American fare will not leave disappointed.

Located in the outer region of Cruz Bay, three quarters of a mile northeast of the downtown area, Caneel Bay Resort happily welcomes customers who are thinking about basing their vacation 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.

Since the property has 166 rooms, Caneel Bay is a fairly expansive location. The scope of the area alone makes this resort a perfect setting for families who want to spend their vacations at a full-size property. In terms of overall merit, we have given this resort a four and a half star rating.

Below, you'll find a list of amenities in-room available at this location.

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

If there is an amenity that is particularly important to you, mention this when you contact the front desk or reservation service.

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 to read more.

The following list identifies this property's facilities and general amenities:

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

If you want to know exactly what to expect upon arrival, don't hesitate to contact the location since these details tend to change. Visit this page to read a comprehensive article about the recreation and activities available at Caneel Bay Resort.


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, visitors hoping to find more culinary diversity should also check out the region's other local dining establishments. Guests looking for a bite to eat will encounter a few solid places to eat within traveling distance. It's a smart idea to decide which nearby choices your family will enjoy, even though Caneel Bay offers dining of its own, including Caneel Beach Bar & Grill. For more information about your dining options near this property, click here.

Guest Services

The property's guest services -- including the ones shown below -- can help you stay relaxed during your vacation.

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

This lodging option also has a nice set of business amenities, which can be an asset to people who need to put in a few hours of work during their vacations.

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


Guests will encounter many attractions within a short distance of Caneel Bay. Some of the closest attractions include Ivan Jadan Museum, Franklin Powell Park, and Cruz Bay Battery. Considering this resort is located right on Caneel Bay, this property is an ideal vacation spot for guests who just can't get enough sand and surf. Salomon Bay Beach, another nice place to relax, is located within walking distance of the hotel.

The resort is in the vicinity of Cruz Bay, a nice part of the island for vacationers to experience the diversity of the Virgin Islands.

For more info on what's near the property, 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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