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Caneel Bay Beach

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Address: Route 20 North Shore Road | Caneel Bay, A Rosewood Resort, Caneel Bay, St. John

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LOTS BETTER THAN A FEW YEARS AGO!!!

The water/beaches are wonderful, great scuba/ snorkeling food pretty good and the rooms nice but a bit hippy-ish... needing some good details work.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Kipp W
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The water/beaches are wonderful, great scuba/ snorkeling food pretty good and the rooms nice but a bit hippy-ish... needing some good details work.

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Deland, Florida, Usa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of our favorite beaches on St John, Caneel Bay Beach is stunning and the snorkeling is fantastic. We visit every year - this is one beach where you are almost guaranteed to see green sea turtles on your snorkel.

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St. John
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been in several Caribbean beaches and resorts by now, but my favorite is Caneel. Have lunch, chat with friends, and then lower yourself in the pure, unspoiled waters of Caneel. Fish will pick at your feet, oh so gently. Bigger fish will swim by. You will meet perfect strangers from all over the world, and within minutes you will... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is a beautiful resort and non paying guests can access the beach for a fee of $20 to park. You'll get your money back if you purchase $20 or more from their gift shop (quite easy to do.) The snorkeling is quite good, very easy to enter the water and plenty to see. However, you are not permitted to... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

The hotel has seen it's better days and the property around the beach isn't well manicured and looked sort of messy and touristy.

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Valley Stream, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Spent a day here with my husband and primarily went for snorkeling . The national park is beautiful and has several beaches on St John that are part of the national park, Caneel bay was very quiet and protected. Good for swimming, kayaking, sunfish rentals .The snorkeling here was over a sandy bottom and required you to swim pretty far... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

But don't stop here. Each beach at Caneel is different and beautiful. Snorkel them all! It's been a long time since I went, but Caneel's undersea life is supposedly in better shape than other beaches off St. John's.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Calm protected waters great for kids of all ages. Plenty to do and great snorkeling. Beach bar available.

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Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

You can access water sport activities here but nice the most quiet spot or isolation as the other 6 beaches.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

We took a day trip to the beach expecting strict guidelines based on reviews and expectations were met. We were basically told we couldn't go on the beach unless we were a guest or if we were eating 1st, then directed to honeymoon bay beach. After a day at honeymoon bay, we ate dinner at caneel, then spent a couple... More 

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