Points of Interest

 Anguilla
 Accommodation
Cap Juluca
CuisinArt Golf Resort and Spa
 Antigua and Barbuda
 Accommodation
Blue Waters Resort
Carlisle Bay
Curtain Bluff
 Aruba
 Accommodation
Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort & ...
The Westin Resort & Casino, Aruba
Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris ...
 Bahamas
 Accommodation
Fowl Cay Private Island & Resort
Sandals Emerald Bay
Kamalame Cay Private Island & ...
 Bahamas - Nassau
 Accommodation
Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort & ...
Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort ...
Breezes Bahamas
 Bahamas - Paradise Island
 Accommodation
One&Only Ocean Club
 Barbados
 Accommodation
Sandy Lane
The Fairmont Royal Pavilion
 Bermuda
 Accommodation
Cambridge Beaches Resort & Spa
The Fairmont Southampton
 Bermuda - Hamilton
 Accommodation
Elbow Beach Hotel
The Fairmont Hamilton Princess
 Cayman Islands
 Accommodation
The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman
The Westin Casuarina Resort & ...
 Dominican Republic - Punta Cana
 Accommodation
Barcelo Dominican Beach Resort
 Jamaica
 Accommodation
Sandals Whitehouse
 Jamaica - Montego Bay
 Accommodation
Round Hill Hotel and Villas
Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa
Sandals Montego Bay
Sandals Royal Caribbean
Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay
Coyaba Beach Resort & Club
 Jamaica - Negril
 Accommodation
Couples Negril
Couples Swept Away
Sandals Negril
Sunset At The Palms Resort & Spa
 Jamaica - Ocho Rios
 Accommodation
Couples Sans Souci
Couples Tower Isle
Sandals Grande Riviera Beach and ...
Sandals Royal Plantation
 Jamaica - Rose Hall
 Accommodation
Ritz-Carlton Golf and Spa Resort
 Puerto Rico
 Accommodation
St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort
The Ritz-Carlton, San Juan
W Retreat & Spa, Vieques Island
Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & ...
Sheraton Old San Juan Hotel & ...
 Saint Kitts and Nevis - Nevis
 Accommodation
Four Seasons Resort Nevis
Montpelier Plantation & Beach
 Saint Lucia
 Accommodation
Cap Maison Resort & Spa
Jade Mountain
The Hotel Chocolat
Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort
Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa & ...
Sandals Halcyon Beach
Sandals La Toc Golf Resort & Spa
 Sint Maarten
 Accommodation
The Westin Dawn Beach Resort & ...
 St. Barts
 Accommodation
Hotel Carl Gustaf
Hotel Guanahani & Spa
Hôtel Le Toiny
Le Sereno Beach Hotel
 St. Martin
 Accommodation
La Samanna Resort & Spa
 Turks and Caicos Islands
 Accommodation
Amanyara
Parrot Cay
Grace Bay Club
The Regent Palms Resort
 Virgin Islands (British)
 Accommodation
Peter Island Resort and Spa
 Virgin Islands (U.S.)
 Accommodation
Caneel Bay
The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas
Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star ...
The Westin St. John Resort and ...




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Caneel Bay

Caneel Bay


 
 
 
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Caneel Bay - Caneel Bay. Copyright Rosewood Hotels & Resorts.

Set on its own peninsula and surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea, Caneel Bay offers seven separate beaches on a 170-acre peninsula and is located in the heart of the 5,000-acre Virgin Islands National Park.

Overview



Situated on a 170-acre peninsula surrounded by the beauty of the Virgin Island National Park and seven pristine beaches, Caneel Bay is on St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. With 3/5 of the island preserved under the national park system, the island remains the least commercial and most low key of the three U.S. Virgin Islands. This tiny Caribbean island getaway is only accessible by boat or ferry. Its beaches are considered to be some of the best in the world. The white sandy beaches shaded by seagrape trees and coconut palms make for a picture-perfect setting for Caribbean destination weddings, resort honeymoons, family gatherings and vacation escapes.

The 5,000-acre Virgin Islands National Park surrounds the resort with spectacular views across the sea to other islands. Quaint shops and restaurants can be found in the nearby town of Cruz Bay. Excursions to St. Thomas or to Little Dix Bay on Virgin Gorda and other destinations can be easily arranged. The resort's kitchens can prepare picnic lunches. Historic Annaberg Plantation's restored sugar mill ruins offer a fascinating insight into the history of the region.

Amenities:
  • 166 airy, spacious guest rooms feature air-conditioning with digital in-room climate control, louvered walls, open-picture windows and ceiling fans to allow guests to take in St. John's plentiful trade winds.
  • Casually elegant interiors are decorated with hand-crafted furniture, richly woven fabrics, plush reading chairs, commissioned artwork and tiled bathrooms.
  • All rooms feature either a patio or balcony and offer breathtaking views of the pristine white beaches or lush tropical gardens.
  • All guest rooms include sitting area, fully stocked refrigerator/mini-bar, safe, bathrobes and slippers, iron and ironing board, hairdryer and umbrella. There are no telephones or televisions in the individual guest rooms.
  • Welcome bottle of island rum on arrival.
  • Complementary use of Sunfish sailboats, kayaks & snorkeling gear.
  • Use of fitness center, tennis courts & pool
  • Weekly Managing Director's cocktail reception
  • Garden Walk
  • Feature movie presentations, rum-tasting demonstration & marine life slide show
  • Early Riser continental breakfast & afternoon tea
  • NY Times facsimile
  • Twice-daily housekeeping service including nightly turndown
  • Wireless Internet access in guest rooms

History:

Laurance S. Rockefeller "discovered" Caneel Bay in 1952 while sailing in the Caribbean. The total population of the island was only 400, and 85 percent of the island's topography was jungle. He foresaw the perfect vacation spot amid this unspoiled land and purchased the Caneel Bay Plantation. In 1955, he began developing an infrastructure on the island to provide the resort with power, fresh water and roads. He oversaw every detail of the development. He donated the property to Jackson Hole Preserve, a non-profit, conservation-minded foundation supported by the Rockefeller family. The preserve later purchased 5,000 more acres surrounding Caneel Bay and donated the land to the federal government, thus paving the way for the creation of the U.S.V.I. National Park. In 1993, Caneel Bay became a Rosewood Resort.

Managed by Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, Caneel Bay ensures the Rosewood signature commitment to excellence which entails unparalleled attention to detail, devotion to style and understated elegance and exceptional personalized service.

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