Caneel Bay – Paradise as It was Indended 

Caneel Bay - St-John

Caneel Bay

Caneel Bay is a Rosewood Resort located on the northwest side of St. John, one of the US Virgin Islands. The island of St. John is a treasure trove of tropical jungle and enticing enclaves. It was once the playpen of gazillionaire Lawrence Rockefeller, who fell in love with this lush land in the 1920s. The resort takes its name from the location of the property at Caneel Bay (Caneel means cinnamon in old Dutch). Rockefeller was so impressed by the area’s beauty that he arranged to buy up most of the island of St. John. He then donated most of it to the U.S. government for the creation of the Virgin Islands National Park, the 29th U.S. national park. Rockefeller had the resort buildings designed to blend in with the landscape, giving the area a pristine beauty, and most property lighting is indirect so that guests can be able to see the stars at night. The beach vacation resort steal remains faithful to the vision of founder Laurance Rockefeller and his reverence for the environment.

The main resort and dining buildings are located on Caneel Bay itself. Guests can also stay on neighboring Scott Beach, Turtle Bay and Hawk’s Nest Bay. Caneel also has several dining facilities. The Caneel Beach Terrace is the original, open air dining hall which offers breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets along with beachfront views. The Turtle Bay Estate House and the Equator Restaurant are both built on the ruins of an old sugar mill and are open for dinners.

Caneel Bay - St-John

Caneel Bay Beach

Facilities here include 166 elegantly understated rooms, 3 restaurants, a 20,000-square-foot spa and a state-of-the-art tennis facility.Seven secluded beaches border 170 lush Caribbean acres where rooms have been artfully built to blend into the landscape. The resort remains purposefully absent of modern glitz and digital distractions. A perfect getaway from the furious pace of the world at home.



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