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.

On top of being located in the midst of one of the most impressive ranges of recreational activities in the Caribbean, Caneel Bay is a nice fit for vacationers who enjoy trying interesting and new dishes. Once your afternoon on the water has come to a close, check out the various styles of food you'll find, including Caneel Beach Bar & Grill or Caneel Beach Terrace, which are both on-site and both serve American fare.

Located on the outskirts of Cruz Bay, three quarters of a mile northeast of downtown, Caneel Bay Resort is a great choice for guests 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 somewhat large property containing 166 units. With more space comes more options, making this resort a great choice for families who prefer to stay at a roomier property. This resort has been awarded a rating of four and a half stars, when considering its overall quality, amenities, and service.

Look below for 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

Check with the property if you're counting on their amenities, if it's a high priority for you.

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 complete information.

To see general amenities on the property, check out the following list:

  • 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, it's a good idea to call ahead of time since these details tend to change. To read our complete description about the specific recreational opportunities that Caneel Bay Resort has to offer, click here.


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.

Outside of on-location dining options, guests hoping for extra culinary diversity might also be interested in the region's other local restaurant choices. Guests looking for a bite to eat will find a small handful of restaurants in the vicinity. It's worth it to find out which nearby restaurants are worth visiting, even though Caneel Bay offers dining of its own, including Caneel Beach Bar & Grill. To find out more about this area's dining, click here.

Guest Services

Taking advantage of guest services -- including the ones below -- are offered to help you get the most out of your vacation in 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 this property a superior choice for people visiting on work-related travel.

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


You will find numerous attractions within a short distance of Caneel Bay. Plan a vacation outing to some of the closest attractions like Franklin Powell Park and Cruz Bay Battery. Since this resort is located on Caneel Bay, it is a great place for those who want to thoroughly enjoy the sun, surf, and sand during their visit. Just a short walk away is another sun-drenched spot, Salomon Bay Beach.

Among the closest notable areas to the resort is Cruz Bay. If your itinerary allows, have yourself a side trip to a nearby town to explore the sights and sounds they have to offer.

To learn more about what else is 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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