Anyone know if Caneel Bay Resort will be open in 2018? We have been unable to get a response.
You should be fine at caneel in 2018. Westin and Caneel will probably have the most "outside" resources available and therefore should be up and running by next year.
I wouldn't count on caneel being open for winter 2018 (Jan-mar) as some buildings are completely gone (portions on Scott and Caneel beach) roofs ripped off others and the Turtle Bay Estate house suffered extensive damage.
I'm with cleo
It's way too soon to know much of anything.
Cancel Bay was hit really hard. The administration, restaurant and beachfront amenities all suffered substantial damage. I would seriously doubt if they are ready for guests til Xmas 2018 "if" they decide to rebuild at all.
Caneel has some older structures that didnt hold up well. It is also in that class if property (like the ritz-carlton on St Thomas) where if some things are not perfect their brand/rep might suffer. For that reason I would expect it to be the last of the major properties to reopen. Depending on what United airlines allows We will probably delay or december trip to fall 2018 but are not holding our breath that it will be available.Edited: 25 September 2017, 01:20
Oh my gosh, that article. :-(
While not an apples-to-apples comparison ... anybody with bookings for Caneel that wants to visit St John ... consider Estate Lindholm B&B. The owner posted he's shooting for a November 1 post IRMA/MARIA re-opening ... and even if that is optimistic ... you could certainly save your Holiday trip .... www.estatelindholm.com
I have a trip to Caneel scheduled for February, already paid in full. Does anyone know if they are refunding cancellations?