Fodor's Expert Review Caneel Bay Resort

Rte. 20, Estate Caneel Bay, Saint John, U.S. Virgin Islands Fodor's Choice

Editor's Note: This property is currently undergoing renovations.

If you dream of spending your days on gorgeous beaches, paddling kayaks to and fro, and enjoying languorous dinners with your feet in the sand, there's no finer laid-back-luxury resort on St. John. Rooms look as if they're right out of a magazine: if you opt for one of the beachfront accommodations, you can get out of bed and stumble a few steps across the sand to the Caribbean; otherwise, you can look out on the gardens or the tennis courts. Rooms have air-conditioning or can be opened to catch the breezes, but don't come with TVs, or even a phone—all the better to get away from it all. Nightlife runs to steel-pan music or an easy-listening combo—so if you want lots of action, go elsewhere.


  • seven lovely beaches
  • gorgeous rooms
  • lots of amenities


  • staff can be chilly
  • isolated location
  • pricey
  • no TVs or phones (just a warning for tech junkies)




Phones: 340-776–6111 | 855-226–3358


166 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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