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Rapid City, SD
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

My wife and I joined our daughter, her husband and their 3 year old daughter on the occasion of their 5th anniversary at the site of their honeymoon on Caneel Bay. Wondered who might utilize this tony resort but found it a cross-section of society; young and old, couples and families. The entire staff is welcoming and the service attentive....

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were at Caneel Bay for 5 nights around Thanksgiving as an extended family. The property is absolutely gorgeous and beautifully maintained. As you walk around, you do feel like you are in paradise. There are several smaller beaches which makes you feel you are at a smaller place. Each beach was well equipped with beach chairs, towels and floats....

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New York City
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Have been lucky enough to travel to this property off and on for over 30 years. After spending much time here as a teenager, I love bringing my children back to enjoy the beautiful beaches that I adored as a young person. While the rooms have been updated, it is still not a place you go to stay in posh...

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Winchester, Virginia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in Room 144 (near tennis courts) for 8 nights mid November 2016. Loved the location, great snorkeling, calm and warm swimming water, very private beaches. Staff was friendly and accommodating. The afternoon tea is a very nice option. The bed and pillows were comfortable. It would be nice to have more casual grab and go dining options. The...

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MDCaneel, General Manager at Caneel Bay Resort, responded to this review

Dear ZP161, Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us, and that you found our staff both friendly and accommodating. I would however, like to take this opportunity to apologize for any deficiencies you found with our housekeeping team. Your comments have been shared with our Director of Housekeeping, as...

Cumming, Georgia, United States
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I honeymooned at Caneel Bay in 1991, and revisited on our 15th, 20th and recently our 25th anniversaries. We love the serenity and natural beauty of this resort. We have stayed in the same building for every visit - on Turtle Bay. The snorkeling is amazing - plenty to see without going on an excursion. We love...

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't want to rain on anyone's parade but wanted to share our experiences. We decided to spend our 25th Wedding anniversary at Caneel Bay Resort due to the rave reviews. It was not a terrible choice but we feel quite different than the stellar reviews we read. Pro's: Caneel Bay resort has lovely beaches and calm swimming . The...

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Oakville, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The famously exclusive Caneel Bay resort can be yours , your resort, For a 6$ for 2 cab ride from the Cruz Bay Area in St.John you can enjoy a fabulous beach, very very private, a very excellent patio for a top notch lunch, clean change room and toilets and fancy shopping, this resort can only ask you to not...

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

nice place. accomodations a bit dated but clean. they brought ice every day for the bucket and a cooler which they supplied with a room. No TVs so bring a computer. Wifi in each room but sometimes a little slow. staff was awesome. big property (160 acres). this means lots of walking but lots of shuttles so you can limit...

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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our 9th visit to Caneel Bay and every year we literally cry as we leave the dock, starting our count down to the return. The views from Scott and Hawksnest Beach rooms are only surpassed by the accessibility to the water. We snorkeled before breakfast every day and went to sleep to the sound of waves every night....

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1Thank Joy K
St. John
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The sushi is fantastic, and the landscape is perfect. Deer and donkeys roam free. Nothing at Caneel is left to chance: the restaurants, the rooms, the beach, the landscape, the Italian Ice-cream parlor, Canella.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Caneel Bay Resort

Address: PO Box 720, Caneel Bay 00831-0720, St. John (Formerly Caneel Bay, A Rosewood Resort)
Region: Caribbean > U.S. Virgin Islands > St. John > Caneel Bay
Price Range: ₹ 36,959 - ₹ 86,714 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Caneel Bay Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 166
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Also Known As:
Caneel Bay, a Rosewood Hotel Caneel Bay
Caneel Bay a Rosewood Resort
Caneel Bay Resort St John
Caneel Bay St John
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“The rooms get bigger and cheaper as you get further away from the beach.”
 of 5 bubbles rdkflk, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ocean views were awesome, garden views were tranquil.”
 of 5 bubbles mjaashburn, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Any room on Scott Beach”
 of 5 bubbles , 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Scott Beach for Couples.”
 of 5 bubbles Dw36693, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Any room will work..nicest are beachfront!”
 of 5 bubbles jtbt08738, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
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