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Loved getting to swim in the water near the turtles. I saw one but that was because I stayed in... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2018
Atlanta, Georgia
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Sadly closed due to the September 2017 hurricanes. I do hope they can rebuild soon. Caneel Bay is... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2018
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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.
Caneel Bay 00831, St. John
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Reviewed 27 October 2018

Loved getting to swim in the water near the turtles. I saw one but that was because I stayed in place and didn't stay out long. My husband saw a couple more. The beach isn't as nice as some of the others because it isn't...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank belindabelvin
Reviewed 4 April 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

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank cindygad
Reviewed 3 February 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Fionausvi
Reviewed 14 August 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.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Erin D
Reviewed 8 August 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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank josha250
Reviewed 4 August 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.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank merlinsurrietrekker
Reviewed 30 July 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

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank DianaL229
Reviewed 22 June 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

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Katie F
Reviewed 22 June 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

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Christopher P
Reviewed 28 April 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

Date of experience: April 2017
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3 February 2015|
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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