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Address: Caneel Bay 00831, St. John
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Located on St. John's north shore, this beautiful beach is located inside...

Located on St. John's north shore, this beautiful beach is located inside the Caneel Bay property and assessable only to guests of the resort.

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Blue water and relaxing beach

Turtle bay is excellent for snorkel or just swimming. It is not crowded and at times I felt like I was in a private beach just for my family. We had a lot of fun and the kids... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mariana B
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Cranbury, New Jersey
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Cranbury, New Jersey
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Turtle bay is excellent for snorkel or just swimming. It is not crowded and at times I felt like I was in a private beach just for my family. We had a lot of fun and the kids definitely loved this place.

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Thank Mariana B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a very beautiful swimming spot on St. John. Turquoise waters and plenty of big trees for shade.

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Thank Tl D
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1,592 reviews
1,214 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 560 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This beach was featured in Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Edition a couple of years ago and is a lovely smaller beach at the Caneel Bay Resort. I did some snorkeling here but the water in the central area is much too deep for the turtles to eat on and then surface for air. Along both edges there are rocks and coral... More 

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Came here after honeymoon beach for more snorkeling. enjoyed moving around checking locations everything was different

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Thank Abert S
Newton,MA
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Nothing really to see. One turtle and some trash. I got bitten by water bugs on my arm and my legs got attacked badly by mosquitos at this location. Trunk Cay is prettier and more to see.

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Thank AbigailJay
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Turtle Bay is one of many superb beaches on the Caneel Bay resort. I believe there are 7 beaches on the property. If you are looking for a romantic, beautiful Caribbean beach, go no further. It is not one of the popular spots so you won't have crowds to hamper your afternoon escape.

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Thank Michael K
Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 December 2016

the sheer natural beauty of this beach is purely spectacular. The water is clear as can be. you wont be disappointed that's for sure.

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Thank jimpatsch
Dartmouth, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

If your swimming at Turtle Bay then your staying at my favorite hotel anywhere in the world. The best beaches are just a short walk away when your staying at Caneel. Go for a week and pick a beach a day, all a two minute golf cart ride away.

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Thank Peter L
Jackson, Mississippi
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Reviewed 7 November 2016

You cannot go wrong with any beach at St John Turtle Bay is where we got married so we always end up going back.

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Thank koenmarc
Mountainair, New Mexico
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Reviewed 3 September 2016

Caneel Bay was such a wonderful spot for becoming lost in the many moments. Naturally warm waters and weather. Putzing all around on a golf cart from one buffet to another. Always a new carved ice display at the tables of fresh foods. Mongoose jumping up for a try at the bird feeder. Real baracudas and colorful wild fish. All... More 

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