Caneel Bay, St. John USVI
The beaches along St. John’s north shore are simply spectacular. Imagine soft white powder extending into the clear turquoise waters. Coral extends from the nearby rocks and beautifully colored fish can be seen from the surface. When you look out from the beach you are met with the stark beauty of the coastline and other islands with mountains shooting up out of the ocean.
If you are looking for calm and crystal clear, Caneel Bay is your beach. The white powder lined with rich, green tropical foliage is awesome. There is a resort here, the Caneel Bay Resort and you can access the beach right through the resort’s entrance. You’ll need to check-in at the front desk of the resort where they will give you a day-visitor pass and guide.
Set on 170 lush peninsular acres, originally part of the Danish West India Company’s Durloo Plantation, you can snorkel the seven beautiful beaches. The snorkeling is outstanding! If you’re a good swimmer, you can snorkel around the points of each beach. You’ll feel like you’re on your own Island – magnificent! You will spot turtles swimming beneath you.
You can also reach Caneel Bay by hiking from Cruz Bay using the Lind Point Trail.
A word about this fantastic resort; there are no TV’s, no phones (although your cell phone from the States will work). They really want you to disconnect. Can you? Worth trying, no?
- Sand – fine grain white
- Facilities – full service
- Shade – sea grape and umbrellas for rent
- Sports – see resort complex on site
- Notes – clear, calm water; recommended