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.

Caneel Bay can also be a good option for vacationers looking for something to do in the evening.

Located on the edge of Cruz Bay, three quarters of a mile northeast of "downtown," Caneel Bay Resort welcomes customers who are thinking about lodging in this neighborhood or nearby.


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.

Accommodations Map

Caneel Bay is a somewhat large location featuring 166 rooms. Special features and the opportunity to join social events make this generously sized resort a favorite among visitors who crave constant entertainment. In terms of overall merit, we have rated this resort a four and a half star rating.

Below, you can see a list of amenities in-room available at this location.

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

Please keep in mind that some rooms will have different amenities than others, so if you have an important amenity in mind, check with the resort for further details.

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.

To see general amenities at the location, take a look at the list below:

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

If you're looking forward to something in particular, it's best to check with the front desk just in case availability varies. Visit this page to go to a comprehensive discussion about the specific recreation and activities 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 the on-location dining, travelers looking for further culinary variety might also look into some of the other local restaurant selections. Travelers looking for somewhere to eat will encounter a limited but good selection of restaurants within reach. It's a good idea to decide which nearby choices your family will enjoy, even though Caneel Bay does have on-site dining, including Caneel Beach Bar & Grill. Click here for more info on the availability of food in this area.

Guest Services

The property's guest services -- including the ones below -- are offered to help you stay stress free and relaxed while visiting the Virgin Islands.

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

This diverse lodging option also has some helpful business amenities, ideal for professionals who are traveling to this region on business.

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


You will notice lots of interesting sites and attractions near Caneel Bay. Some of the closest attractions are Ivan Jadan Museum, Franklin Powell Park, and Cruz Bay Battery. Because this resort is located directly on Caneel Bay, this property is a perfect fit for sun-bathers and watersports fanatics. You might also like to visit Salomon Bay Beach, which is just a few paces from the location.

The resort is in the vicinity of Cruz Bay, a pleasant part of the island for sightseers to explore.

For more about other destinations and attractions near Caneel Bay Resort, click here.

Contact Info

Location: North Shore Road, Caneel Bay, St. John, US Virgin Islands

Caneel Bay Number: (340) 776-6111

Reservations and Corporate Offices: (888) 767-3966



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