Caneel Bay St John USVI

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Welcome to Caneel Bay on the island of St John in the US Virgin Islands. The resort is within the Virgin Islands National Park and was once owned by Laurance Rockefeller.

Caneel Bay St John


Rockefeller came across Caneel Bay in 1952 whilst sailing in the Caribbean. The population of the island in 1952 was only 400 and most of Saint John was jungle. He imagined the perfect vacation spot here and purchased what was the the Caneel Bay Plantation.            

In 1955, Rockefeller began to develop the infrastructure on the island to provide the resort with electric power, drinking water and paved roads from Cruz Bay. Later he donated the land to the US federal government, paving the way for the creation of the United States Virgin Island National Park.

Caneel Bay Sunset

Caneel Bay Beach





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Travel, holiday, vacation and cruise guide to Caneel Bay St John and the Caribbean. All text and images are Copyright Paradise Islands org 2011, the tropical island's travel guide. All photographs on this website are obtained with the permission of the owners and come from various sources including the island's tourist boards. Some of our own images maybe reproduced with permission - please see notes attached to each image to avoid any copyright penalty.

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