Rosewood Resort’s Caneel Bay

St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

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The Caneel Bay Grounds

Experience a truly serene Caribbean getaway when you disconnect from high-tech living to dwell in simplistic natural surroundings and the low-key luxury of Rosewood Resort’s Caneel Bay. This exclusive luxury resort based on the vision of founder Laurance Rockefeller in 1955 rests within the 5,000-acre Virgin Islands National Park on St. John Island with seven secluded beaches on 170 lush acres.

Awards and Accolades

Celebrated Living: Readers’ Choice Platinum Awards – Top 10 Caribbean Hotels, Expedia Insiders’ Select List: Top Ranked Hotels, Tennis Resorts Online: Top 100 Tennis Resorts – #6 Overall, #1 Caribbean, Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards – Top Caribbean Resorts, and more!


Rosewood Resort’s Caneel Bay features 166 rooms, each with either a patio or balcony with sweeping views of the white sands beaches or tropical gardens. Rooms feature open-picture windows, ceiling fans, minibars, in-room safes, beach towels, coffee makers, bathrobes, iron with ironing boards, Lady Primrose bath products, phone pavilion outside of rooms, air conditioning and NO phones or TVs.


While visiting Rosewood Resort’s Caneel Bay, try a different beach each day of the week, take a watercolor class, get a Thai massage, or join the Self Centre mind/body session. Go on a nature walk with the staff horticulturist to view 2,000 different varieties of plants, join the resident “snorkologist” to see marine life face-to-face, or hike the nature trails of the National Park system or the resort trails. Enjoy a private starlit, candlelight dinner in the sugar mills ruins or a hilltop sunset champagne picnic.


Dining options at Rosewood Resort’s Caneel Bay include: Turtle Bay Estate House, the peninsula-end elegant restaurant, The Wine Room at Turtle Bay, seating up to 10 guests for elegant private dinners and featuring the Caribbean’s only fully operational, temperature-controlled wine room, Equator Restaurant, featuring native herbs and spcies with dishes from the resort’s executive chef, Caneel Beach Terrace, offering open-air dining with buffet-style options and a la carte selections, and Caneel Beach Bar & Grill, offering lunch through dinner in a family-friendly environment.

Inspiring Features

1. Rosewood Resort’s Caneel Bay purposely does not offer modern distractions, such as televisions, in an effort to provide the perfect serene getaway, far away from the furious modern pace.

2. The property features seven pristine, secluded white sands beaches with aquamarine waters.

3. Available activities at Rosewood Resort’s Caneel Bay include private charter boats, diving, snorkeling, sailing, hiking, massage and more.