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Caneel Bay Beach

Route 20 North Shore Road | Caneel Bay, A Rosewood Resort, Caneel Bay 00831, St. John
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Hard to comment after recent disaster

Caneel Bay as well as the rest of the Island is a natural preserve. You have the help of underwater... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2017
Donna H
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Louisville, Kentucky
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You enter this beach either by the resort or by sea. The resort charges a small fee for daily... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
turfterror
,
Clarkston, Michigan
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Route 20 North Shore Road | Caneel Bay, A Rosewood Resort, Caneel Bay 00831, St. John
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"honeymoon beach"
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"beach chairs"
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"outdoor restaurant"
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"great beach"
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"parking fee"
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"water toys"
in 3 reviews
"great for kids"
in 3 reviews
"bring coolers"
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"the water is crystal clear"
in 2 reviews
"north side"
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"snorkel equipment"
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"lind point trail"
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"st john"
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"scott beach"
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"day trip"
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Reviewed 22 September 2017

Caneel Bay as well as the rest of the Island is a natural preserve. You have the help of underwater marked snorkling trails to enlighten your experience. Nice gift shop also. I only hope that this recent diaster has only temorarily destoyed its beauty although...More

Thank Donna H
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

You enter this beach either by the resort or by sea. The resort charges a small fee for daily parking with all the facility's included, also a couple very nice restaurants

Thank turfterror
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

It can be a little snooty here if youre not a guest of the resort, and the food and drink prices are quite high. I'm not one to pay for my beach time, so we avoid this one.

Thank ngn1958
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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Stunning vistas. Sparsely populated and pristine. Some of the bluest water anywhere . Secluded and service par excellence unlike the restaurant uphill.

Thank enam63
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Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Didn't swim here, but restaurant serving breakfast overlooks the beach. Ferry to and from St. Thomas docks here. Kayaks and snorkel equipment can be obtained here and kept for the duration of your stay. This beach is mostly used by families with young children.

Thank dpm3356
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Reviewed 27 July 2017

We did a day trip to Caneel Bay Beach and Honeymoon bay (10 minutes walk apart). The cost of $20 to part might put people off, but I highly recommend it. Firstly you get the money back if you spend anything at the resort. So...More

Thank Kiwiboy4921
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Reviewed 30 June 2017

Caneel Bay Beach is the beach you see if you are coming in to Caneel as a guest on their "ferry" boat. It is also the only beach you can be on if you are visiting for the day. The water is pretty, there are...More

Thank Christopher P
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Reviewed 29 June 2017

Caneel Bay allows the public access to a beach ( not the same beach for the guests staying at the resort, however). For $20 you can park and walk on an 8 minute trail to a small beach. Beware: the snorkeling ships dock in the...More

Thank Celeste D
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Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Let me start by saying that Caneel Bay is a lovely beach, as most beaches on St. John are. We visited twice as a day visitor, a $20 per car fee, as we were not guests of the resort. We stayed in a lovely villa...More

3  Thank Mandemhamm
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Reviewed 23 June 2017

The public can use this beach, have lunch in the cafe, or drinks at the bar. But only registered guests can use the chairs and water toys. Definitely worth a visit around sunset. Lovely views from here to St. Thomas.

Thank Katie F
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MoMc
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Response from Emmaling | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I am not sure we like to lay in the sand. However, we did not stay at Caneel just had lunch and went swimming. I would think you will have to pay for chairs if you are not a guest. Call and ask they will let you know... More
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