Caneel Bay Resort
Set on a 170-acre peninsula amid the lush beauty of the Virgin Islands National Park and seven picturesque beaches, Caneel Bay is a breathtaking destination on St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Discovered by Laurance Rockefeller while sailing with the Rockefeller family, this Caribbean hideaway is accessible only by boat or ferry and its beaches are widely considered to be among the best in the world. A steadfast environmentalist and preservationist, Laurance Rockefeller was dedicated to creating a destination that would live in harmony with its natural environment.
Caneel Bay opened its doors on December 1st, 1956. Since that day, the resort has remained faithful to Laurance Rockefeller’s original dream of simple splendor in a pristine natural setting. It is a rare destination where guests can find sanctuary from the stress and distractions of everyday life. It is a place to truly unplug,, where guest rooms are free of telephones and televisions. Finally, it is a place for making new memories – whether you’re connecting with loved ones on a greatly anticipated family vacation or a long overdue romantic getaway.
Today, Caneel Bay is one of only a few marine environments within the U.S. National Park System and is home to abundant wildlife as well as colorful coral reefs that teem with underwater life. Here, turtles and dolphins freely roam their natural habitat while guests explore the pristine natural surroundings of the resort.
Perfectly located on 170 lush acres within the Virgin Islands National Park, the Caneel Bay Resort offers a destination wedding setting like no other in the Caribbean. From the captivating point at Turtle Bay to secluded Honeymoon Beach, the enchanting surroundings of St. John Island create an inspiring backdrop for your special celebration.
For onsite weddings, refined creativity, sophisticated craftsmanship and crisp service blend seamlessly – ensuring that every moment is just how you’ve imagined it. Caneel Bay offers commanding views of the Caribbean coastline and elegant wedding facilities – setting us as the dream destination of couples seeking the intimacy and personalized service of a boutique hotel. During the planning process, you will choose from a variety of indoor and outdoor venues, as well as splendid catering options from our renowned chefs.
For those seeking simplicity and convenience in preparation, we have created three wedding packages depending on the size of your wedding:
All Virtuoso Guests Receive:
- Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
- Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests
- served in the Caneel Bay Terrace restaurant from 7:30-10:30am
- A trip for two aboard our cocktail sunset cruise
- which sails on Thursdays and Sundays. For those who may not be at the resort on a Thursday or Sunday, A signed keepsake Aerial Photograph of Caneel Bay by renowned nature photographer, Steve Simonsen
- Early check-in/late check-out
- subject to availability