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Caneel Bay

Spot dolphins and sea turtles as you sail on a yacht or take a kayak around the glorious beaches that surround this vestige of the lavish Rockefeller dynasty.

Caneel Bay is a spectacular resort in harmony with the scenic forests decorating a peninsula on St. John. It is an idyllic spot for snorkeling, star gazing, kayaking and many other activities. Get to know the resort with a ride on its cute donkeys and explore the seas with a yacht trip.

Visit the many beaches that surround the resort on the island of St. John. See the turtles on Scott Beach, rent sail boats from Caneel Beach and watch the sunrise from Hawksnest Beach. Rent a hut on the pristine white sand of Honeymoon Beach, where tour operators rent out equipment for kayaking, hiking and snorkeling. Embark on the fairly arduous hike of Lind Trail that meanders through the coastal forest to Cruz Bay.

Go scuba diving in the clear water of Caneel Bay for a chance to spot angelfish, damselfish and parrotfish among the network of colorful marine life here. Admire the coral and sea urchins along with bigger creatures such as barracudas, reef squid and sea turtles.

The lights in the resort are mainly indirect, in order to ensure that vacationers have an unspoiled view of the stars at night. Take a break from the distractions of city life, where rooms are free of telephones and TVs. Appreciate the romantic and tranquil ambiance in this pristine natural setting.

Note that the resort takes its name from its eponymous bay, which derives from the old Dutch term for “cinnamon.” The hotel was built in the 1950s by famous American entrepreneur Laurance Rockefeller, after he fell in love with the picturesque beauty of the area.

Reserve a room at this hotel, which is open year-round apart from September and October.

Caneel Bay is on a large peninsula in the Virgin Islands National Park on the northwestern part of St. John. If you are arriving at the Cyril E. King International Airport on St. Thomas, register with the hotel’s reception inside the airport. You will be taken on a bus followed by a ferry to St. John. Make the most of your time on St. John by visiting other attractions, such as Lind Point, Salomon Beach and Hawksnest Beach.


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Caneel Bay

Caneel Bay

North Shore Rd, St. John
4.7
of 5, from 407 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Isolated on a 171-acre peninsula, this retreat founded by financier and conservationist Laurance Rockefeller for celebrities and the world-weary is part of the Virgin Islands National Park.

$325
Estate Lindholm

Estate Lindholm

6B Estate Caneel Bay, St. John
4.8
of 5, from 124 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in a national park, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Salomon Beach and Battery. Trunk Bay is 3 mi (4.8 km) away.

Incredible Views From One Bedroom Penthouse - Start Your 2018 Vacation Planning!

Incredible Views From One Bedroom Penthouse - Start Your 2018 Vacation Planning!

Cruz Bay, St John
4.7
of 5, from 25 reviews
0.0 out of 5.0

Located in Cruz Bay, this condo is within a 10-minute walk of Mongoose Junction and Battery. St. John Spice and Salomon Beach are also within 1 mi (2 km).

An Enchanting Interlude on a Romantic Tropical Island Just for you

An Enchanting Interlude on a Romantic Tropical Island Just for you

15-1 Estate Enighed, Cruz Bay St John
4.2
of 5, from 8 reviews
0.0 out of 5.0

Located in Cruz Bay, this condo is within a 15-minute walk of St. John Spice and Battery. Mongoose Junction and Elaine Lone Sprauve Library and Museum are also within 15 minutes.

Hillcrest Guest House

Hillcrest Guest House

Number 157 Estate Enighed, St. John
3.8
of 5, from 84 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Cruz Bay, this bed & breakfast is within a 5-minute walk of St. John Spice and Battery. Mongoose Junction and Elaine Lone Sprauve Library and Museum are also within 10 minutes.

Beautiful Modern Italianate Villa Overlooking Cruz Bay

Beautiful Modern Italianate Villa Overlooking Cruz Bay

Sirenusa Condominiums, Estate Enighed, Cruz Bay
5.0
of 5, from 2 reviews
0.0 out of 5.0

Located in Cruz Bay, this condo is within 1 mi (2 km) of Elaine Lone Sprauve Library and Museum and Battery. St. John Spice and Mongoose Junction are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$255
Cruz Bay Boutique Hotel

Cruz Bay Boutique Hotel

74-2 Cruz Bay Town, St. John
4.6
of 5, from 63 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Cruz Bay, this hotel is steps from St. John Spice and Battery. Mongoose Junction and Elaine Lone Sprauve Library and Museum are also within 10 minutes.

St John Inn

St John Inn

277 Estate Enighed, St. John
4.4
of 5, from 196 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Cruz Bay, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Elaine Lone Sprauve Library and Museum and Battery. St. John Spice and Mongoose Junction are also within 10 minutes.