The beaches in the US Virgin Islands are considered some of the best attractions that you'll find on the islands. If you are a big beach fan, Caneel Bay Resort is the perfect locale for you. This property is located along the water, so guests can spend as much time as they like under the sun if that is what they want to do. This property is tucked away from the Virgin Islands' more crowded areas, which means those visiting this particular area will often have these stretches of sand to themselves, providing them with the opportunity to enjoy the tranquility of this amazing area.
Naturally, since Caneel Bay Resort is positioned directly on Caneel Bay, spending time at the shore is one of the main attractions 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 want some variety, its not difficult to find another beach to experience. Click the names below to learn more:
|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|
The closest option is Salomon Bay Beach. 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 which offers an active beach scene. 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'll find this one a quick distance off.
Paying a visit to the towns or communities located closest to your resort can help diversify your itinerary, no matter if you'll just be browsing their markets, or dining with locals at their authentic restaurants. Caneel Bay Resort is found in the northern outskirts of Cruz Bay, in the vicinity of downtown Cruz Bay.
The table below lists some of the areas near Caneel Bay Resort.
|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|
|Fish Bay, St. John||2.2||SE|
Caneel Bay Resort serves as an excellent place to stay for active travelers. There are more than a few fun activities to be enjoyed when exploring near this accommodation. In fact, this region is simply full of places for travelers to explore, such as Ivan Jadan Museum, Franklin Powell Park, and Cruz Bay Battery, to name a few. Of the three nearby attractions, the closest is Ivan Jadan Museum.
These are just a few of your many options, more of which are shown in the table below.
|Ivan Jadan Museum||Museum||0.9||SSW||Downtown Cruz Bay, St. John|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Historical Site||--||--||2.0 mi. South-Southwest of Coral Bay, St. John|
|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|
|Historical Site||5.3||E||0.6 mi. East of Coral Bay, St. John|
|Hiking Trail||5.8||ESE||Concordia, St. John|
|Buck Island National Wildlife Refuge||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||8.1||SW||Capella 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|
|Historical Site||11.5||W||Water Island|
If you're searching for a chance to see something a little different, Ivan Jadan Museum is an option worth considering. The Ivan Jaden Museum is a small educational experience right in Cruz Bay dedicated to the Russian tenor, refugee and fighter for freedom, Ivan Jaden. The museum is dedicated to Jaden and his belief in freedom and the importance of spreading the truth about life in the Soviet Union.
When you're choosing a location to stay in, it can often be smart to learn more about nearby lodging possibilities in order to better understand the region. This section of St. John houses several other hotel and resort options to choose from, which will give readers lots to think about before reaching a conclusion. Get the details you need about all the region's booking options by reading the following table.
|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|
|Westin Resort, St. John||1.3||S||Cruz Bay, St. John|
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