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Caneel Bay, A Rosewood Resort

Route 20 North Shore Road
| +1 340-776-6111
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Sail a Sloop around the Virgin Islands  Virgin Islands National Park  United States Virgin Islands
Snorkel Through Coral Reefs at Caneel Bay Virgin Islands National Park  United States Virgin Islands
Relax and forget about it. Virgin Islands National Park  United States Virgin Islands
Caneel Bay: Chef David Chang's Favorite Beach Retreat Virgin Islands National Park  United States Virgin Islands
Caneel Bay Resort Virgin Islands National Park  United States Virgin Islands
Sail a Sloop around the Virgin Islands  Virgin Islands National Park  United States Virgin Islands
Snorkel Through Coral Reefs at Caneel Bay Virgin Islands National Park  United States Virgin Islands
Relax and forget about it. Virgin Islands National Park  United States Virgin Islands
Caneel Bay: Chef David Chang's Favorite Beach Retreat Virgin Islands National Park  United States Virgin Islands
Caneel Bay Resort Virgin Islands National Park  United States Virgin Islands

Sail a Sloop around the Virgin Islands

Caneel Bay resort arranges day-long charters on sloops through its local partner New Horizons. The boats hop between the U.S. and British Virgin Islands. Guests stop to swim in the natural pools at the Baths on Virgin Gorda and have a Painkiller cocktail at the Soggy Dollar Bar on Jost Van Dyke.

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AFAR Contributor
over 3 years ago

Snorkel Through Coral Reefs at Caneel Bay

The U.S. National Parks System is synonymous with mountains, rivers, and forests. But it also encompasses marine environments, including the coral reefs and pristine beaches of Virgin Islands National Park. Created by preservationist Laurance Rockefeller in the 1950s, Caneel Bay is set on a 170-acre peninsula on the northwest side of St. John and is the only hotel in the national park. Guests won’t find phones or TVs in any of the 166 rooms, suites, and cottages. The resort is a place to unplug and a base for exploring the island by land—miles of rain forest hiking trails lead to the remains of old sugar plantations and pre-Columbian petroglyphs—or by sea at one of the many snorkeling and scuba sites.
over 4 years ago

Relax and forget about it.

Oh wow, it doesn't get any more relaxing than this. Find a boat captain and see more islands then back to the clear blue waters and national park setting with a variety of wildlife to to entertain you. Find your way into Cruz Bay, walk or take a short taxi ride for some incredible food views and shopping (if your into that).
AFAR Contributor
over 4 years ago

Caneel Bay: Chef David Chang's Favorite Beach Retreat

“I love that Caneel Bay Resort is part of a national park,” says David Chang, chef at New York City’s Momofuku. “I just relax, fish, and read on the beach.” From $459. This appeared in the May 2014 issue.
AFAR Local Expert
over 2 years ago

Caneel Bay Resort

Caneel Bay, one of the island's more secluded and protected bays, is home to Caneel Bay Resort, a historic luxury hotel founded by Laurance Rockefeller. After opening the resort in 1956, Rockefeller donated the land on which it lies to become the Virgin Islands National Park, which covers about 60 percent of the island. Day-trippers can easily reach Caneel Bay by taxi from Cruz Bay. The resort has no fewer than seven beaches, including Honeymoon Beach, a short hike away. Come here to relax on the main beach, book water sports at the diving and snorkeling center and have lunch at the hotel restaurant.