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Address: Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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Made up of seven white-sand beaches along St. John's north shore, all but...

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.

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US$88.99*
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Caneel Bay Kayak, Hike, and Snorkel with Sea Turtles
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US$88.99*
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Henley Cay Adventure Tour in St John
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US$162.50*
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St Thomas Sunset Cruise to St John

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Utter relaxation.

This is an awesome beach. The view is spectacular and the service is extraordinary. Not open to all like it used to be however.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 August 2016
S W
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Moss Beach, California
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Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Beautiful beach area with restaurants, bar and shop. Saw some stingrays in the water while we were swimming (very cool). It was fairly private , maybe 10 of us on the entire beach.

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Moss Beach, California
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74 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is an awesome beach. The view is spectacular and the service is extraordinary. Not open to all like it used to be however.

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Huntington, New York
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

It's not a bad deal, $20 for parking and you can apply it to purchases in the gift shop or lunch - which is what we did - we had an awesome lunch. Food is delicious, great menu - something for everyone. Drinks are to die for. Beautiful gift shop but way overpriced. All the beaches at Caneel Bay resort... More 

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Long Beach, California
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96 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

With the $20 parking, prohibition against bringing chairs and coolers, requirement to sit in front of loungers (leaving few shade options), not the most popular beach option. It is calm and pretty. Always find turtles in the sea grass beds. Reef at point to north of beach has grown back nicely in last two years. Best spot to see a... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

This is one of our favorite snorkeling spots on the island. Entering the water is very easy - no drop offs. And we were lucky enough to encounter sea turtles every time we went.

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Beautiful snorkeling with calm waters. We anchored here with a private cataraman so husband and son could get another snorkel in. So pretty.

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Tavares, Florida
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762 reviews
488 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 926 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

Amazing bay with beautiful beaches, calm clear water, and tons of sea life. Spent half a day here kayaking to Henley Cay, snorkeling both sides of the bay, and enjoying life. Swam with sea turtles, stingrays, a nurse shark, and many colorful tropical fish. I've never been anywhere so beautiful (but I was born in NJ.. enough said). It felt... More 

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2 Thank FlaHarlock
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

Nice beach, we snorkeled on the right side and saw turtles, squid and other sea life. No one hassled us for being "visitors" and there is a rinse faucet at the beach to get the sand off your feet. Our second favorite after Maho.

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Plano, TX
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72 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

It's worth every penny (and you'll need a lot). These are the best beaches you'll find anywhere in the world. Ask to stay on the Hawksnest side if you like privacy; Scotts Beach if you like to snorkel; Turtle Bay for romance.

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

beautiful beach, great place to snorkel right off the beach.. there is a place to buy water sports supplies, coffee, drinks..so glad we tried that beach on our last day!!! it did not disappoint!!!!! we were initially put off by the cost of parking of $20 posted on the entrance if you are not a guest of caneel bay resort... More 

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