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A must see beach

Great beach to see turtles. It does not have any facilities so make sure you bring your own... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Rod A
Redmond, WA
Pretty, private, and a favorite of the critters...

Turtle Bay is lovely. It is one of Caneel's private beaches and there is no access across the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Katie F
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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.
  • Excellent86%
  • Very good10%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Caneel Bay 00831, St. John
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Reviewed yesterday

Great beach to see turtles. It does not have any facilities so make sure you bring your own water/drinks

Thank Rod A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Katie F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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

Thank bostonbeachy
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Turtle bay is excellent for snorkel or just swimming. It is not crowded and at times I felt like I was in a private beach just for my family. We had a lot of fun and the kids definitely loved this place.

1  Thank Mariana B
Reviewed 21 April 2017

This is a very beautiful swimming spot on St. John. Turquoise waters and plenty of big trees for shade.

3  Thank Tl D
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

This beach was featured in Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Edition a couple of years ago and is a lovely smaller beach at the Caneel Bay Resort. I did some snorkeling here but the water in the central area is much too deep for the turtles to...More

2  Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Came here after honeymoon beach for more snorkeling. enjoyed moving around checking locations everything was different

Thank Abert S
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Nothing really to see. One turtle and some trash. I got bitten by water bugs on my arm and my legs got attacked badly by mosquitos at this location. Trunk Cay is prettier and more to see.

Thank AbigailJay
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Turtle Bay is one of many superb beaches on the Caneel Bay resort. I believe there are 7 beaches on the property. If you are looking for a romantic, beautiful Caribbean beach, go no further. It is not one of the popular spots so you...More

Thank Michael K
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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