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Made up of seven white-sand beaches along St. John's north shore, all but one are part of the private playground for Caneel Bay Resort guests.
Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

Caneel took a lot of damage from the recent hurricanes. In fact, the resort is pretty much gone. However, the bay is still there, and the waters are still just as beautiful.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank MBFNCNative
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

It is not open but volunteers are there working the grounds. It is an easier walk to Honeymoon Beach from there but there are no trespassing signs. Hope they open soon.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank E828NAdaniels
Reviewed 18 August 2017

gorgeous beach. does have trees for shade. Snorkeling not that great. if you have chairs and coolers pay the $5 for the shuttle. the walk is brutal if you're carrying heavy items. has a great bar!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Krista P
Reviewed 24 July 2017

We went to Caneel late in the day( around 4:00pm). This is my wife's favorite beach. You can't use the chairs unless you are staying there, so bring a blanket or parasheet. There is good snorkrling and this beach is very pretty. Donkeys wandered by...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank donnp
Reviewed 2 July 2017

The only beach avalible is sunset beach which is a healthy walk to a mediocre beach. There is a $20 parking fee that will be refunded if you purchase $20 or more in the over priced gift shop. Many other great beaches on the island.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Missionjas
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

You don't have to be staying at the resort to enjoy their gorgeous beach, great snorkeling and beautiful grounds. We swam for ages and ended up walking back to the main beach thru the resort. There were wild donkeys roaming around! We can't wait to...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank 203jenp
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Visitors are allowed with $20 per car fee not charged if you spend that on the grounds. You cannot bring chairs or use theirs - towels only. The restaurant has good food but don't wait to go until you are hungry be service is island...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank JillConnecticut
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Caneel Bay sits on a gorgeous piece of property within the Virgin Islands National Parks. Some of the prettiest beaches on the famed north shore are only accessible to resort guests. The staff are friendly and attentive which is an improvement over years past. Food...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Richard S
Reviewed 17 February 2017

our chicken sandwich was over cooked making it dry and tough.view was very nice and nice grounds but over priced

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank meldeucef
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We have been to Caneel Bay many times over the past 25 years -- first time on our honeymoon in 1991. We went back this November on a family trip. We stayed elsewhere on the island since we now have teens/tweens. But, had an amazing...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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