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Battery is within 2 miles (3 km) of Caneel Bay while other popular attractions such as Trunk Bay are within 3 miles (5 km). This 166-room, 5-star hotel has 4 restaurants, a private beach, and an outdoor pool. It's in a national park and also a short walk from Caneel Bay and The Self Centre.
Enjoy dining at Turtle Bay Estate House, one of 4 onsite restaurants. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. Start each morning with continental breakfast, available for a fee from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM.
Caneel Bay's 166 air-conditioned rooms provide furnished balconies or patios, minibars, and coffee makers. Guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, bathrobes, and slippers. Free bottled water, ceiling fans, and safes are also standard.
At Caneel Bay, guests enjoy a private beach, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle for USD 110 per person roundtrip. Front-desk staff can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include outdoor tennis courts, free WiFi in public areas, and 4 meeting rooms.
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
- Private beach
Renovations & Closures
Isolated on a hillside and featuring panoramic ocean views, The Self Center offers sessions designed by an associate of Dr. Deepak Chopra. Choices include Aqua-Chi (guided water movements), Breathwalk (breathing, walking, meditation), Chakra Meditation, Pilates, yoga, and YogaPlay for Kids (surcharges for all). The hotel also offers a range of spa services for complete relaxation. Offering a private white sand beach and direct access to the nearby beach, Caneel Bay also provides beach towels and sun loungers.
An activity room at Caneel Bay contains a big-screen television for nightly complimentary movies. Another television is located in a teen center, which also includes a video game and Internet-connected computer (both complimentary). Complimentary wireless Internet access is offered at a business center computer, and in the lobby. The hotel features 4 restaurants and a garden. For children ages 3-12, there are supervised activities and dinner-and-a-movie evenings (surcharges for all).
Transfers, which include baggage handling, van transportation, and unlimited use of the Caneel Bay ferry between St. Thomas and St. John, are available. Transfer fees are automatically applied to guest's folio. The ferry schedule is designed to complement flight arrival/departure times.
Rental cars for getting around St. John can be reserved during the process of booking a reservation for this property, via this Web site, and added to the total trip cost.
A complimentary area shuttle is available while an airport shuttle is available for a fee.
- Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
- Beach sun loungers
- Beach towels
- Number of buildings/towers - 18
- On private beach
- Outdoor pool
- Spa treatment room(s)
- Children's club (free)
- Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
- Meeting rooms 4
- Business center
- Conference space
- Front desk (limited hours)
- Total number of rooms - 166
- Number of floors - 2
- Gift shops or newsstand
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Babysitting or childcare
- Tennis on site
- Number of bars/lounges - 4
- Breakfast available (surcharge)
- Wedding services
- Coffee shop or café
- Concierge services
- 24-hour fitness facilities
- Tours/ticket assistance
- Children's club
- Laundry facilities
- Luggage storage
- Free self parking
- Outdoor tennis courts - 9
- Free area shuttle
- Number of restaurants - 4
- Airport transportation (surcharge)
- Spa services on site
- Free WiFi
Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi
Free self parking
Caneel Bay offers 166 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and complimentary bottled water. Rooms open to furnished balconies or patios. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless high-speed Internet access. Guests can make use of the in-room coffee/tea makers and minibars. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, slippers, and complimentary toiletries. Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. Refrigerators and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. Rollaway/extra beds (complimentary) are also available. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.
- Connecting/adjoining rooms available
- Free WiFi
- Hypo-allergenic bedding available
- Furnished balcony or patio
- In-room climate control (air conditioning)
- Air conditioning
- Ceiling fan
- Coffee/tea maker
- Free bottled water
- Refrigerator (on request)
- Turndown service
- Private bathroom
- Free toiletries
- Hair dryer
- Shower/tub combination
- In-room childcare (surcharge)
- Daily housekeeping
- Iron/ironing board
- In-room safe
- Free wired high-speed Internet
- Room service (limited hours)
- Rollaway/extra beds (free)
Where to Eat
Complimentary afternoon tea is served in the open-air Reading Room at Turtle Bay Estate House.
Room service is available during limited hours.
Turtle Bay Estate House - Fine dining restaurant offering classical and creative American fare. Dinner dress code: long pants, collared shirts, closed-toe shoes (no athletic shoes) for men. Evening attire for women.
The Wine Room - Private dining room at Turtle Bay Estate House for advance-reservation dinner parties for a maximum of 10 guests. The Wine Room offers a prix-fixe, 7-course menu, and a wide selection of wines. Dinner dress code: long pants, collared shirts, closed-toe shoes (no athletic shoes) for men. Evening attire for women.
Sugar Mill - Located atop a 18th-century stone sugar-mill ruins on hillside, this open-air restaurant serves Caribbean specialties for dinner.
Caneel Beach Terrace - This open-air restaurant offers buffet and a la carte selections for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Dress code: long pants or dress shorts and collared shirts for men.
Caneel Beach Bar & Grill - This family friendly restaurant serves lunch, and dinner. The bar serves refreshing cocktails in a relaxed and casual atmosphere.
Start your morning with a continental breakfast, available each day from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM for a surcharge. You can order up room service during limited hours.
Nearby Things to Do
Seven beaches (six private) fringe the resort's peninsula and provide snorkeling opportunities. At least five supply calm water on any given day. Caneel near the main building includes water sports. Hawksnest catches tradewinds and provides afternoon shade. Honeymoon (the most isolated) features a snorkeling reef at each end. Little Caneel supplies peace and quiet near the resort's pier. Turtle Bay offers views of marine traffic between islands. Paradise is tiny and tranquil. Scott features sea turtles. (Paradise and Scott are adults-only.)
The resort provides complimentary snorkeling gear, pedal boats, small sailboats, windsurfers, and kayaks. Play on 11 lighted tennis courts is also complimentary, as are tennis clinics. Private lessons are available for surcharges. Beginning scuba divers receive a complimentary class.
Scuba and snorkeling excursions and sailing and fishing trips depart from the resort's dock. Aerobics classes are offered during winter season. Hiking trails as well as Trunk Bay's underwater snorkeling trail are located in the Virgin Islands National Park, which covers two-thirds of St. John. (The park's Visitors Center is within two miles, in the town of Cruz Bay.)
Activities include watercolor classes, wine tastings, sunset cruises, and a snorkeling/swimming trip to an uninhabited island followed by a beach barbecue (surcharges for all). Guided tours of the former sugar plantation are complimentary. Use of a fitness center containing cardio and weight machines as well as free weights is complimentary.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the resort; fees may apply.
- Hiking/biking trails nearby
- Fitness classes on site
- Fishing on site
- Motor boating on site
- Pilates classes on site
- Sailing on site
- Scuba diving on site
- Snorkeling on site
- Windsurfing on site
- Yoga classes/instruction on site
- Body wraps
- Aromatherapy treatments
- Body treatments
- Facial treatments
If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.
- Accessible bathroom
- Roll-in shower
- In-room accessibility
Check-in time ends at 11 PM
Check-in time starts at 3 PM
Check-out time is 11 AM
Children and extra beds
- Children are welcome.
- Free rollaway/extra beds!
- Pets not allowed
You need to know
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
No cribs (infant beds) available
- Fee for continental breakfast: USD 32 per person (approximately)
- Airport shuttle fee: USD 110 per person (roundtrip)
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We should mention
Guests must transfer to the property via boat and must arrange the transfers by contacting the property before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
Awards & Affiliations
- This hotel is listed in the 2011 Condé Nast Traveler Top 100 List.
- The property is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World.