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Caneel Bay Resort

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  • Family Friendly
  • Luxurious Property
Seven secluded beaches border 170 lush acres where rooms have been artfully built to blend into the landscape. It remains purposefully absent of modern glitz and distractions - a perfect tropical getaway.

Venue Overview

Caneel Bay invites you to disconnect in pristine surroundings and low-key luxury. The beach vacation resort, nestled within the Virgin Islands National Park on St. John, remains faithful to the vision of founder Laurance Rockefeller and his reverence for the environment. Seven secluded beaches border 170 lush Caribbean acres where rooms have been artfully built to blend into the landscape. The resort remains purposefully absent of modern glitz and digital distractions. A perfect getaway from the furious pace of the world at home.

Resort Amenities

Restaurants, Bars, & Lounges

Turtle Bay Estate House - Located at the northern end of Caneel's peninsula, the Turtle Bay Estate House is one of St. John's most elegant restaurants, offering traditional dinner favorites along with nightly chef's specials. The intimate atmosphere at Turtle Bay creates a truly romantic dining setting. The cuisine is classical and creative American with a steakhouse-inspired theme; the service, honed over generations, is gracious and personal.

The Wine Room - Situated within the walls of an 18th-century St. John plantation house, The Wine Room at Turtle Bay seats up to 10 guests for elegant private dinners. A prix-fixe, seven-course menu, carefully selected to highlight selections from Caneel's wine collection, is offered. The wine list is comprised of 265 selections to complement wine tastings and pairing dinners. The Caribbean's only fully operational, temperature-controlled wine room boasts over 1,000 bottles of wine.

ZoZo's at the Sugar Mill- Perched atop the resort's 18th-century sugar mill ruins, overlooking the stunning scenery surrounding Caneel Bay, ZoZo's at the Sugar Mill offers a menu of northern Italian fare presented by famed local restaurateur John Ferrigno and his team. Bask in the breeze in this open-air environment while you gaze at the shimmering lights of St. Thomas, scattered along the horizon.

Caneel Beach Terrace - Located immediately adjacent to the resort's main reception and dock area, the Caneel Beach Terrace features open-air dining with a panoramic view of Caneel Bay Beach. In a this relaxed atmosphere, complemented by Caribbean tradewinds and the sounds of the gentle surf, guests enjoy generous buffet-style offerings as well as a la carte selections for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Caneel Beach Bar & Grill - The Caneel Beach Bar & Grill is located adjacent to the resort's main reception area and offers a family friendly environment for lunch, dinner and the hours in between. Large TV screens broadcast the latest news and sporting events, while the menu is filled with perennial favorites, such as a hamburger and fries, sandwiches of all types, a range of salads and tempting desserts. The atmosphere is relaxed and casual, perfect after hours spent on the beach or out snorkeling. At sundown, the bar provides an unmatched location for enjoying refreshing cocktails while watching the splendid Caribbean backdrop drift into night.

Resort Amenities

  • Fitness Center
  • 11 Tennis Courts
  • Swimming Pool
  • Children's Program
  • 5 Restaurants

Childrens Programs

Turtle Town - Tucked away at the northern end of the resort, Turtle Town is the dream destination for children ages 3 - 11 years. This renovated haven is a place where they can explore the many wonders of our Caribbean island setting, distinguish new plants and animals and study the rich ecosystem of Caneel Bay. Here, kids will hear pirate tales, design their own treasure maps and dance to Caribbean drums. Each day of their vacation is a new adventure with different ideas, themes and activities planned at the start of every morning. The exemplary staff works with the children to help them tailor their escape to their own desires and uncover something exciting at every turn.

Rooms

Room Types

Courtside - Located near the tennis courts and fitness center, these rooms offer views of lush tropical greenery and are a short walk to the beach.

Premium Courtside - Located near the tennis courts and fitness center, these oversized rooms offer a further separate single room featuring one twin bed.

Garden View - Pleasantly scattered throughout the resort, these ground-level rooms are surrounded by Caneel’s tropical foliage and are just a short stroll to the beach.

Ocean View - These rooms, near the water’s edge, offer panoramic patio or balcony views of the beach and sea.

Beach Front - Located directly on the pristine sands of Caneel’s beaches, these rooms feature spacious balconies or patios.

Premium Ocean View - Located in the Cottage Point area of the resort, these rooms are perched along the shoreline with unobstructed views of the sea.

Premium Beach Front - Offering the utmost in privacy, these beachfront rooms are located in single-level units and feature balconies that open directly onto the finest of Caneel’s beaches.

Beach Front Suite - Located on Little Caneel Beach, this suite is comprised of a separate bedroom and parlor along with a spacious terrace that is ideal for entertaining.

Cottage 7 - Located in what was Laurance Rockefeller’s private estate house, this collection of oversized accommodations offers the most dramatic rooms and patios available, as well as breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea.

Number of Rooms

166

Room Amenities

  • Minibar
  • In-room safe
  • Beach towels
  • In-room coffee maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Lady Primrose bath products
  • Telephone pavilion outside of rooms
  • Air-conditioning

Activities

  • Sunfish Sailboats
  • Kayaks
  • Snorkeling
  • Fitness Center
  • Tennis
  • Garden Walk
  • Rum-Tasting Demonstration
  • Marine Life Slide Show
  • Sailing Trips
  • Snorkeling Tours
  • Sunset Cocktail Cruise
  • Scuba Diving
  • Zumba and Yoga Classes
  • Art Lessons
  • Powerboat Rentals

Wedding Packages

Simply Us Package

  • For couples wishing simply to get away from the stress of planning a big wedding, our Simply Us package contains everything you need for a romantic and elegant wedding just for the two of you. The Simply Us package includes:
  • Arrangement and Fee for the Officiant
  • One Bouquet and Boutonniere per wedding couple
  • One-Tier 6” Wedding Cake
  • A romantic dinner for two on the beach, excluding drinks
  • A welcome bottle of House Champagne
  • A Caneel Bay Memory Box, designed to hold all of the keepsakes you gather during your stay to remind you of this special occasion.
  • *Terms and conditions apply - See your Certified Destination Wedding Specialist for more information.

Casual Elegance

  • Situated on 170 lush acres with seven breathtaking beaches, Caneel Bay offers a destination wedding location like no other. From the spectacular point at Turtle Bay to Honeymoon Beach, the romantic Virgin Island setting of St. John creates the perfect backdrop for a small, intimate wedding. We will take care of the details while you relax and enjoy what Caneel Bay and St. John have to offer. The Casual Elegance package includes:
  • Arrangement and Fee for the Officiant
  • One Bouquet and Boutonniere per wedding couple
  • A bottle of House Champagne on the Wedding Day
  • One-Tier 6” Wedding Cake
  • Site and Coordination Fee
  • A Standard Beverage Table that includes Infused Citrus Water
  • A Sand Ceremony to keep as a memory item
  • A Tropical Fruits Platter on the Wedding Night
  • A Caneel Bay Memory Box, designed to hold all of the keepsakes you gather during your stay to remind you of this special occasion
  • *Terms and conditions apply - See your Certified Destination Wedding Specialist for more information.

Casual Elegance Plus

  • Situated on 170 lush acres with seven breathtaking beaches, Caneel Bay offers a destination wedding location like no other. From the spectacular point at Turtle Bay to Honeymoon Beach, the romantic Virgin Island setting of St. John creates the perfect backdrop for a small, intimate wedding. We will take care of the details while you relax and enjoy what Caneel Bay and St. John have to offer. The Casual Elegance package includes:
  • Arrangement and Fee for the Officiant
  • One Bouquet and Boutonniere per wedding couple
  • A Welcome Bottle of House Champagne or wine
  • One-Tier 6” Wedding Cake
  • Site and Coordination Fee
  • A Standard Beverage Table that includes Infused Citrus Water
  • A Sand Ceremony to keep as a memory item
  • A Tropical Fruits Platter on the Wedding Night
  • A massage for the wedding couple
  • A trip for two on our Sunset Cocktail Cruise (sails on Thursdays or Sundays)
  • Breakfast daily for the wedding couple, up to a maximum of 3 days
  • A special wedding gift
  • A Caneel Bay Memory Box, designed to hold all of the keepsakes you gather during your stay to remind you of this special occasion
  • *Terms and conditions apply - See your Certified Destination Wedding Specialist for more information.
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