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Visited by kayak

Caneel is closed so the only way to visit is by Sea. We rented kayak for day and stopped here for... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2018
cindygad
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Indiana
Fabulous as alwaya

Sadly closed due to the September 2017 hurricanes. I do hope they can rebuild soon. Caneel Bay is... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2018
Fionausvi
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USVI
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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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Caneel Bay 00831, St. John
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

Caneel is closed so the only way to visit is by Sea. We rented kayak for day and stopped here for first time. Beautiful beach. Ate our lunch here. Extensive damage to buildings

Thank cindygad
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Reviewed February 3, 2018

Sadly closed due to the September 2017 hurricanes. I do hope they can rebuild soon. Caneel Bay is a very special place.

Thank Fionausvi
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Reviewed August 14, 2017

All of the beaches at Caneel Bay were exceptionally beautiful but Turtle Bay was our favorite! Aside from the beautiful view, it also has great snorkeling and no crowds at all. Very relaxing, quiet and gorgeous and still has food and beverage service.

Thank Erin D
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Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

Stayed at the Turtle Bay house and it was perfect to have such a beautiful beach only a few feet away from you room. The coral is beautiful, abundant sea life of all kinds. Chairs are covered by trees from the sun. No need for...More

Thank Josh A
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Reviewed August 4, 2017

Great location for swimming, snorkeling, relaxing and taking in the sea life and corals. In addition you can watch the sailboats as the pass through the channel.

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Reviewed July 30, 2017

Worth the ferry ride from St Thomas! Amazing! Chairs are pricy at $10 each, snorkels and such are there for rental, not sure how much they were. Bathrooms were clean. Everything you need at one location. Could stay all day, but take time to tour...More

1  Thank DianaL229
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Reviewed June 22, 2017

Turtle Bay is lovely. It is one of Caneel's private beaches and there is no access across the property, though perhaps by boat. It's been a favorite over the years for guests who return to the property as it is quiet and has beautiful landscaping...More

Thank Katie F
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Reviewed June 22, 2017

We went to this beach every day we stayed at Caneel Bay. There were times we were one of 2-3 couples on the entire stretch. You could not ask for more, the sand is soft, the water is blue as can be, the scenery beyond...More

Thank Christopher P
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Reviewed April 28, 2017

Gorgeous beach in St John, easily accessible by car or taxi (they wait out front). Trunk Bay has a snorkel trail (with reasonable rentals), a gift shop, a great snack bar and a bar with frozen drinks. Also has restrooms with showers which is convenient...More

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Reviewed April 23, 2017

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.

1  Thank Mariana B
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Tutudiane1
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Response from DaveMC311 | Reviewed this property |
Turtle Bay is for guests of Caneel only. There are rooms only a few steps from Turtle Bay beach (beachfront) or rooms elsewhere on the property that you can be close to Turtle Bay. It's very quiet and secluded most of the... More
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