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Caneel Bay *****

P.O. Box 720, St. John, U.S.V.I. 00831-0720


Caneel BayPanoramic View

Set on its own peninsula and bordered on all sides by the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea, Caneel Bay is made up of seven separate beaches and is located at the heart of the 5,000 acre Virgin Islands National Park.  Caneel Bay is a naturalist's wonderland where the landscape overshadows all that stands within it.   Rosewood Hotels & Resorts is dedicated to continuing the high standards of respect for the land and natural water resources of Caneel Bay as initiated by its founder, Laurance Rockefeller, also the benefactor of the adjacent National Park Land.

Proof of citizenship is required to travel from the US to the British Virgin Islands.





Laurance S. Rockefeller "discovered" Caneel Bay in 1952, on a Caribbean sailing trip.  The total population of the island was only 400, and 85% of the islands topography was jungle.  He foresaw the perfect vacation spot amid this unspoiled land and purchased the old Caneel Bay Plantation.  In 1955, he began developing an infrastructure on the island to support 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-oriented foundation supported by the Rockefeller family.  The preserve later purchased 5,000 acres surrounding Caneel Bay and donated the land to the federal government, thus paving the way for the creation of the national park.


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Additional Information

The Hotel Caneel Bay is located in St John, US Virgin Islands. It can be reached via San Juan and St Thomas. It is 4 miles across the Sir Francis Drake channel from St Thomas.


Restaurants Swimming Pool Fitness Room Sports Entertainment / Animation Bar Tennis Court Water Sports


Bathroom with Shower or Bathtub Bathrobes & Slippers Coffeemaker Mini Bar Safe Box Air-conditioning Fan Telephone


LCD Projector Flip Chart Slide Projector

All Guests enjoy creative gourmet fare and attentive personal service when they dine at any of the resort's three exceptional restaurants.

  • The Beach Terrace - located directly adjacent to the left of the Main Pavilion.  The open-air dining room, set with tables graced in sea foam color linens, looks out towards St. Thomas. Popular for its sumptuous breakfast and lunch buffet, The Beach Terrace also offers à la carte selections.  Its veteran wait staff is attentive, quick & resourceful.  The Executive Chef, Denis Meurgue, oversees the restaurants menu with health and fitness concerns in mind.
  • The Equator- in the former Sugar Mill restaurant, the Equator offers guests, cuisine inspired by the countries which border the equator.  Menu selections combine the best local seafood and produce from St. John with the robust flavors and spices of the equatorial countries such as South America and Thailand, as well as the Caribbean's own unique blend of tropical fruit seasonings
  • Turtle Bay Estate House - situated at the far end of the resort and offers guests an elegant dining option.  The open-air, two-tier dining room serves gourmet cuisine in the evening, complete with an outstanding wine list.  Seasonal breakfast and lunch buffets are also available.  On the terrace of this restaurant, surrounded by shade trees and Caribbean hardwood furniture, afternoon and evening cocktails are easily enjoyed.  The Terrace is also the site for nightly live music, where guests are encouraged to take a turn on the dance floor


Caneel Bay Bar - on the left hand-side of the flower strewn path in the direction of the guest accommodations.  Wednesday afternoons have rum mixing demonstrations at which guests are encouraged to taste-test the creative combinations.  Each evening live music invites guests to relax, unwind and strike up a conversation with fellow guests.

Hotel Policies

From 12:00 hours


Until 10:00 hours



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