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Made up of seven white-sand beaches along St. John's north shore, all but one are part of the private playground for Caneel Bay Resort guests.
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Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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Reviewed 20 August 2019

Parking area available, but must use golf carts to get to the beach. Gate blocks entrance directly to the beach. Hurricane Maria and Irma in Sept-Oct 2017 destroyed the resort.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank S8674RWsusanm
Reviewed 31 July 2019

so sad to see the damage and all the debris left behind and the buildings in ruins. the beauty of honeymoon beach was still there!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank srh919
Reviewed 28 April 2019

Story is interesting, resort is not open, part of the National park, Dingy to/from Honeymoon bay uses the pier, so we went thu the closed resort, hurricane damaged, beach is pretty but no services and hard to get to, no-one uses the beach, even though...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Pepperjackm
Reviewed 11 April 2019

The resort has not been rebuilt, but the beach was incredibly beautiful and the crystal blue waters made for a great place to snorkel and swim with the turtles. Incredible!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank alyccrn
Reviewed 2 March 2019

Great time snorkeling with Eco Tours here. Wonderful beach and animals/coral are recovering after the hurricanes

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Amanda M
Reviewed 18 February 2019

This beautiful resort was destroyed by the hurricanes, Irma and Maria in 2016 and was not rebuilt as their 60 year lease from the National Park Service is due to expire in 2021. As a result, the public is not allowed to go on the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JudyK288
Reviewed 23 January 2019 via mobile

Cancel was destroyed by Irma and it is closed. They have not started to clean up or rebuild. They property is guarded and you cannot get onto it. The only way to approach the beach is by boat.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Frankhubbell
Reviewed 18 April 2018

Caneel took a lot of damage from the recent hurricanes. In fact, the resort is pretty much gone. However, the bay is still there, and the waters are still just as beautiful.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank MBFNCNative
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

It is not open but volunteers are there working the grounds. It is an easier walk to Honeymoon Beach from there but there are no trespassing signs. Hope they open soon.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank E828NAdaniels
Reviewed 17 August 2017

gorgeous beach. does have trees for shade. Snorkeling not that great. if you have chairs and coolers pay the $5 for the shuttle. the walk is brutal if you're carrying heavy items. has a great bar!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Krista P
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Response from Amanda M | Reviewed this property |
I guess the question is 'what kind of boat?" but in general, yes. I would recommend Virgin Island EcoTours. We did a little hike from the National Park Visitor Center over to Honeymoon Beach and then kayaked to Caneel Bay... More
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