What's Located Around Caneel Bay Resort

The handsome beaches in the US Virgin Islands are touted by locals as some of the most anticipated tourist sites in the Caribbean.

Luckily, this property is directly on the waterfront, so you won't have to go out of the way to enjoy what makes the region so popular. The promise that you may be able to relax without groups of other visitors crowding the beach is truly something to be valued. This beach provides that kind of benefit, because it's situated away from the more congested parts of the Virgin Islands.

Nearby Beaches

Caneel Bay

Obviously, since Caneel Bay Resort is located on Caneel Bay, laying out in the sun is popular with guests staying at this property. Surrounded by National Park lands on the northern coast of St. John, Caneel Bay has several beautiful white-sand beaches that match the luxury of this world-famous resort. The entrance to the main beach at Caneel Bay is through the resort, but all beaches in the Virgin Islands are open to the public. For travelers who are willing to venture off site, there are some additional beaches worth investigating. Click on the names below to view a detailed discussion:

Beaches Near Caneel Bay
Beach Distance Direction Location
Salomon Bay Beach 0.3 WSW Cruz Bay
Hawksnest Bay 0.4 NE 1.3 mi. Northeast of Cruz Bay
Scott Beach 0.4 N 1.3 mi. North of Cruz Bay
Oppenheimer Beach 0.8 NE 1.6 mi. Northeast of Cruz Bay
Denis Bay Beach 0.9 NE 1.8 mi. Northeast of Cruz Bay
Jumbie Beach 1.0 NE 1.8 mi. Northeast of Cruz Bay
Cruz Bay Beach 1.0 SW Downtown Cruz Bay
Turner Bay Beach 1.3 SW Cruz Bay
Frank Bay Beach 1.3 SW Estate Enighed
Trunk Bay 1.4 ENE 2.2 mi. Northeast of Cruz Bay
Great Cruz Beach 1.5 S Cruz Bay
Cinnamon Bay 1.7 ENE Peter Bay
Maho Bay 2.8 ENE 2.1 mi. West-Northwest of Coral Bay
Reef Bay Beach 3.1 ESE 2.6 mi. South West of Coral Bay
Francis Bay Beach 3.1 ENE 2.2 mi. Northwest of Coral Bay
Leinster Bay Beach 3.9 ENE 1.6 mi. Northwest of Coral Bay
Lameshur Bay 4.2 ESE 2.0 mi. South-Southwest of Coral Bay
Waterlemon Cay Beach 4.5 ENE 1.5 mi. North-Northwest of Coral Bay
Waterlemon Beach 4.5 ENE 1.2 mi. North-Northwest of Coral Bay

Salomon Bay Beach is the closest to the resort. Almost always deserted, this beach is hidden away within the lush confines of the national park. It's any easy hike from either Caneel Bay or Cruz Bay.

Another location you might enjoy is Cruz Bay Beach where you'll find plenty of people. While it may not be the largest or most tropical beach on the island, this beach remains one of the more popular spots to spend a day. This is because it will likely be the first beach you see as you approach St. John on the ferry from St. Thomas. You can locate this one a meager interval off.

Nearby Areas

Visiting areas that are close to your resort can add some depth to your vacation experience, whether you're browsing a beautiful natural setting, or talking to some locals about their way of life. Caneel Bay Resort can be found toward the northern outskirts of Cruz Bay, near downtown Cruz Bay.

Below are the names of some of the neighborhoods and towns located within a short distance of Caneel Bay Resort.

Cities, Towns, and Neighborhoods Nearby
Area Name Distance Direction
Bethany, St. John 0.7 S
Cruz Bay, St. John 0.9 SSW
downtown Cruz Bay, St. John 1.0 SW
Gifft Hill, St. John 1.2 SE
Estate Enighed, St. John 1.3 SW
Peter Bay, St. John 1.6 ENE
Chocolate Hole, St. John 1.8 S
Lovango Cay 1.9 NW
Congo Cay 2.1 NW
Fish Bay, St. John 2.2 SE

Nearby Attractions

Cinnamon Bay Plantation Ruins

Caneel Bay Resort makes for a great locale for active travelers. There are an abundance of activities to be found when exploring near this lodging. As a matter of fact, this area has a lot of places for vacationers to explore, like Franklin Powell Park, Cruz Bay Battery, and Ivan Jadan Museum. Of the three, the closest is Franklin Powell Park.

Proving that this site has a great location, there are many more attractions nearby, like those shown in the table below.

Attractions Near Caneel Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Franklin Powell Park Park 1.0 SW Downtown Cruz Bay, St. John
Cruz Bay Battery Historical Site 0.9 SW Downtown Cruz Bay, St. John
Ivan Jadan Museum Museum 1.2 SW Downtown Cruz Bay, St. John
Rebellion Gut Historical Site 1.5 ESE 1.8 mi. East of Cruz Bay, St. John
Denis Bay Ruins Historical Site 0.9 NE 1.8 mi. Northeast of Cruz Bay, St. John
Catherineberg Ruins Historical Site 1.6 E 2.2 mi. East-Northeast of Cruz Bay, St. John
Cinnamon Bay Plantation Ruins Historical Site 2.2 E 2.6 mi. West of Coral Bay, St. John
Petroglyphs Historical Site 2.8 E 2.2 mi. West-Southwest of Coral Bay, St. John
Petroglyph Pool Waterfall Waterfall 2.8 E 2.2 mi. West-Southwest of Coral Bay, St. John
Virgin Islands National Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 2.6 E 2.0 mi. West of Coral Bay, St. John
America Hill Ruins Historical Site 2.5 ENE 2.4 mi. West of Coral Bay, St. John
Reef Bay Trail Hiking Trail 2.9 E 1.8 mi. West of Coral Bay, St. John
Reef Bay Sugar Factory Ruins Historical Site 3.1 E 2.0 mi. South West of Coral Bay, St. John
Par Force Estate Ruins Historical Site 3.2 E 1.9 mi. South West of Coral Bay, St. John
Lamshur Bay Trail Hiking Trail 3.4 ESE 2.0 mi. South West of Coral Bay, St. John
Windberg Ruins Historical Site 3.2 ENE 1.8 mi. West-Northwest of Coral Bay, St. John
Fredriksdal Plantation Ruins Historical Site 3.5 ENE 1.7 mi. Northwest of Coral Bay, St. John
Fredriksdal Ruins Historical Site 3.5 ENE 1.6 mi. Northwest of Coral Bay, St. John
Lameshur Bay Ruins Historical Site -- -- 2.0 mi. South-Southwest of Coral Bay, St. John
Yawzi Point Trail Hiking Trail 4.3 ESE 2.0 mi. South-Southwest of Coral Bay, St. John
Annaberg Plantation Historical Site 3.9 ENE 1.5 mi. Northwest of Coral Bay, St. John
Emmaus Moravian Church Historical Site 4.8 E Coral Bay, St. John
Fortsburg Ruins Historical Site 5.3 E 0.6 mi. East of Coral Bay, St. John
Ram's Head Trail Hiking Trail 5.8 ESE Concordia, St. John
Buck Island National Wildlife Refuge Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 8.1 SW Capella Island
Buck Island Lighthouse Lighthouse 8.3 SW Buck Island
Fort Willoughy Ruins Historical Site 9.5 W Hassel Island
Garrison House Historical Site 9.6 W Hassel Island
Crowell's Battery Historical Site 9.7 W Hassel Island
Hassel Island Historic Park Park 9.9 W Hassel Island
Fort Shipley Ruins Historical Site 9.9 W Hassel Island
Creque Marine Slipway Ruins Historical Site 10.0 W Hassel Island
Phillips' Botanical Garden Botanical Garden 11.1 W Water Island
Fort Segarra Historical Site 11.5 W Water Island
Hotel Ruins Historical Site 11.5 W Water Island

If you're on the lookout for somewhere a little different to visit, Franklin Powell Park is an option worth considering. Located close to the ferry dock, Franklin Powell Park is a popular place for both locals and tourist to walk through and relax. You will find plenty of room to walk and some great spots where you can sit and people-watch, and a nice selection of stores and restaurants nearby that provide plenty of options for spending a relaxing few hours while waiting for your ferry, or just enjoying a tropical afternoon.

Nearby Accommodations

Learning more about nearby booking possibilities is sometimes a convenient means of getting a better feel for the area. This section of St. John is home to quite a few other hotel and resort options, giving you lots to contemplate prior to reaching a decision. Get details about the area's booking options by viewing the table below.

Accommodations near Caneel Bay
Accommodation Distance Direction Location
Estate Lindholm 0.7 SW Cruz Bay, St. John
Inn at Tamarind Court 0.9 SSW Downtown Cruz Bay, St. John
Cruz Bay Boutique Hotel 1.0 SW Downtown Cruz Bay, St. John
St. John Inn 1.0 SSW Downtown Cruz Bay, St. John
Hillcrest Guesthouse 1.1 SW Downtown Cruz Bay, St. John
Garden by the Sea 1.2 SW Cruz Bay, St. John
Coconut Coast 1.3 SW Cruz Bay, St. John
The Westin St. John Resort 1.3 S Cruz Bay, St. John
 

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