Welcome to paradise. The tropical nature sanctuary of Caneel Bay Resort offers an abundance of pristine moments just waiting patiently for you to experience. It’s authenticity at its finest, where radiant beauty flows as smoothly from the environment as the resort itself – a testament to its origins as a destination developed by Laurance Rockefeller, environmentalist and preservationist – and the people and staff are fantastically charming. Situated on the US Virgin Island of St. John, Caneel Bay is an ultra luxury boutique resort on a sprawling 170-acre peninsula of bliss and beauty, and one of the few marine environments within the US National Park System. Seven picturesque beaches (one for each day of the week) outline the property, beaches that are widely considered as among the world’s very best. Come here to unplug, the rooms are free of phones and televisions, and reconnect with the genuine life.
Q: How are the rooms?
A: Each intimate guest room is a private oasis unto itself, a zone of comfort to call your home away from home. 166 beautiful accommodations are perched within the lush habitat of Caneel Bay, each offering some casual luxury. As we mentioned, the rooms are blissfully free of the distractions from TV and phones. This allows for a form of digital detox, enabling you to completely tune into nature. The furnishings and artwork are native influenced with Caribbean stone and natural woods, along with richly textured fabrics and hand crafted furniture. The rooms are available in several unique layouts and views: Courtside (next to the fitness center), Garden View (ground level foliage), Ocean View (panoramic sea vistas), Beach Front (directly on the sand), and Cottage 7 (Rockefeller’s old private estate for top of the line luxury).
Q: What sort of amenities does Caneel Bay Resort offer?
A: Understated luxury dedicated to life’s simple pleasures, Caneel Bay offers subtle touches that go a long way. The rooms feature ceiling fans, plush bathrobes, and well stocked minibars, to keep in minimal in style. And just n case you need to contact the outside world, there’s a telephone pavilion near the rooms and property-wide WiFi. Other complimentary services include feature movie presentations, continental breakfasts, twice-daily housekeeping, and a welcome bottle of island rum.
Q: What activities can we do?
A: So many things to do here at Caneel Bay. Complimentary is use of Sunfish sailboats, kayaks, paddle boards, and snorkeling gear to explore the vibrant reefs offshore. For an additional charge, you can go sailing on a charter for fishing or snorkeling; go scuba diving or learn how; take a Zumba, Pilates or Yoga class, or an art lesson in watercolor and pastel; rent a powerboat or a Jeep for your own exploration. Caneel Bay is rated the number 1 tennis resort in the Caribbean and the eighth in the world, with 1 hard court and 9 artificial grass courts, pro shop, and world-class lessons and clinics.
Q: What is the spa like?
A: The Massage Center offers replenishment and relaxation with a variety of massages from licensed spa therapists. Choose between a massage at the Center, in a special Cabana, or in the privacy of your suite. Try the Blackberry Wireless Massage or the Raindrop Technique for top notch bliss. The M’Ocean Studio offers weekly exercise classes.
Q: What are the dining options at Caneel Bay Resort?
A: The dining experience is outstanding, with four amazing restaurants to choose from. Turtle Bay Estate House is a romantic atmosphere offering a creative classic American steakhouse-inspired theme. Zozo’s Ristorante at The Sugar Mill is perched high atop the ruins of an 18th-century sugar mill, and serves fabulous northern Italian fare in an open-air environment. Caneel Beach Terrace offers surf-side buffet-style dining. And in the Caneel Beach Bar & Grill you’ll find a casual lounge with burgers and sushi, creative cocktials, and the only TVs on the island. All-inclusive meal plans that cater to the entire family are available, so plan for your entire trip and treat yourself to some increased value.
Q: How are meetings and special events here?
A: It’s the perfect place for a gathering, purposefully absent of digital distractions so your guests can best focus on the event at hand. The facilities here at Caneel Bay are perfect for strategy sessions or corporate retreats, with nearly 5,600 sq feet of indoor space and 7,100 sq ft of outdoor event space. There’s also the Estate House for small meetings of up to 80 people, the Wine Room for board meetings (along with nine other function spaces). Try the custom catering for a wonderful theme night, and know that full A/V options are available to make your event run smoothly.
Q: What are weddings like at Caneel Bay Resort?
A: Captivating and enchanting experiences await at this perfect setting for a dream destination wedding. Personalized planning with some of the best pros in the Caribbean, along with the aforementioned spaces and catering, all add up to that special day being even better than you dreamed.
Q: Any special offers or deals at the Caneel Bay right now?
A: You betcha! Stay for four nights and receive the fifth night free (between Dec 2 – 20th , 2013) or indulge in an Allure: Seven-Night Package with day-trips and add-ons perfect for a romantic getaway.
Q: I’ve heard enough, I want to stay here. What’s next?
A: Call us at My Boutique Travel and we’ll answer any questions you have and book you the perfect accommodation and any activities and tours. Or just research and book online! Whatever works for you, we’re here to help you make it the best vacation yet.