Caneel Bay Resort

Caneel Bay Resort

Following Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017, both the Resort and St. John were devastated, rendering it a challenge to reopen Caneel Bay. Slowly, they are making progress towards getting it back on it's feet. Once rebuilding is complete, Caneel Bay will run as a luxury resort. At this time, the reopen date is set to December 2019.

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.

Active guests will have a blast at Caneel Bay, as they'll have convenient access to a wide array of outdoor options. Whether you're searching for thrills on land or in the ocean, this ocean-side location has got you covered.

Located on the edge of Cruz Bay, three quarters of a mile northeast of "downtown," Caneel Bay Resort welcomes tourists who are thinking about staying 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 location boasting a total of 166 units. The social scene here might make this resort a great setting for families who want to explore a full-size property.

Taking into account amenities, style, and ambience, Caribya! has awarded this resort a four and a half star rating. Read more about our Caribya! star ratings, and why they tend to be lower than ratings from Trip Advisor and other sites, by clicking here.

A list of the in-room features and amenities offered by Caneel Bay Resort include:

  • Coffee Maker
  • Toilet
  • In-Room Alarm Clock
  • Room Service
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Shower
  • Terrace
  • Sitting Area
  • Safe
  • Bathrobe
  • Air Conditioned
  • Private Bath
  • Ironing Board
  • Balcony
  • King Bed
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Iron
  • Cribs Available
  • Hairdryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Desk in Room

Call ahead to confirm the availability of any specific amenity, if it's particularly important to 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 to read more.

The following list displays other amenities on this property:

  • Complimentary Parking
  • Sailing
  • Exercise Equipment
  • Multilingual
  • Kayaking
  • Movies
  • Gift Shop
  • Fishing
  • Highspeed Internet
  • Parking
  • Scuba Diving
  • Wi Fi Internet Access
  • Snorkeling
  • PC/Printer Available

However, it's suggested that you call the front desk to be sure everything you're expecting is available. Visit this page to see our complete article about the recreational opportunities offered 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.

In addition to dining options on-location, guests hoping to find extra culinary variety may also want to consider some of the area's other nearby mealtime choices. Those staying at Caneel Bay Resort will encounter some restaurants close-by. It's worth it to learn which choices are available nearby, though Caneel Bay provides on-site dining, including Caneel Beach Bar & Grill. To find out more about this area's dining, click here.

Guest Services

Caneel Bay Resort provides a large number of guest services, including those in the following list, helping to take care of the little details during your vacation.

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

This property also has a few invaluable business amenities, ideal for visitors who may need to put in some work during their visits.

  • Conference Facilities
  • Meeting rooms
  • Desk in Room
  • Business Center
  • PC/Printer Available


There are lots of attractions located within a short distance of Caneel Bay. Some of the closest are Franklin Powell Park, Cruz Bay Battery, and Ivan Jadan Museum. Because this resort is directly on Caneel Bay, it is an ideal setting for those who enjoy sun-bathing just outside their accommodations. You may also like nearby Salomon Bay Beach, found within walking distance of the property.

One of the closest areas to the resort is Cruz Bay. To maximize what you see and learn during your trip, have a little side trip to a town within driving distance to see what else the country has to offer.

To learn more about what you'll find 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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