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  • Turtle Town for Children

    Caneel Bay offers Caribbean vacations that are great for the entire family. For the little ones, vacation is a time to be active, to make new best friends and to seek out new experiences. For parents, knowing that their child is in the safe hands of a dedicated and professional staff means peace of mind. Discover Turtle Town, Caneel's children's center offering opportunities to enjoy innovative arts and crafts, activities and themed days that will leave lasting memories of your family vacation in the Caribbean.

    Turtle Town

    Tucked away at the northern end of the resort, Turtle Town is the dream destination for children ages 3 - 11 years. This renovated haven is a place where they can explore the many wonders of our Caribbean island setting, distinguish new plants and animals and study the rich ecosystem of Caneel Bay. Here, kids will hear pirate tales, design their own treasure maps and dance to Caribbean drums. Each day of their vacation is a new adventure with different ideas, themes and activities planned at the start of every morning. Our exemplary staff works with the children to help them tailor their escape to their own desires and uncover something exciting at every turn.

    HOURS: Daily: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and 6:30-9:30 p.m. with advanced sign-up.

    REGISTRATION: Registration takes place at Turtle Town in Turtle Bay each morning between 9:00-10:00 a.m. for the day program. Afternoon registration takes place between 1:00-2:00 p.m. You can also call ext. 7205 or visit the Concierge Desk by 3:00 p.m. to reserve an evening program. Please provide special dietary requests or information about particular needs when making the reservation. Parents are required to sign a registration form for children before the program begins each day, as well as indicate their intended location for the day. A parent must accompany their child at all water sports activities.

    SCHEDULE & FEES: Turtle Town's day programs are complimentary. Charges apply for babysitting services, meals and the evening Dinner and a Movie program.

    • Full-day: Includes a.m. and p.m. snacks, juices & lunch; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    • Half-day a.m.: Includes snack and juice; 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
    • Half-day p.m.: Includes snack and juice; 1-4 p.m.
    • Dinner and a Movie: 6:30-9:30 p.m.

    DINNER & A MOVIE: This supervised children's event is held daily at Turtle Town. Advanced sign-up at the Concierge Desk is required by 3:00 p.m. Your child's dinner order will be taken at that time.

    DAILY NECESSITIES: A hat, sunscreen, insect repellant, change of clothes and sneakers are recommended.

    BEACH & BOATS: Kayaking, sailing, windsurfing, snorkeling and swimming require parental supervision.

    DESIGNATED DINING: Lunch is served at Turtle Town for children participating in the full-day program. At the Caneel Beach Terrace, Caneel Beach Bar and Grill and Turtle Bay Estate House, all children are welcome. Only children 5 years and up may dine in ZoZo's at the Sugar Mill, with the exception of Dec. 21-Jan. 2, when children of all ages are welcome.

    Nannies & Baby Sitting: Caneel Companions

    Caneel Companions (babysitters) are available during the day for children too young to join in Turtle Town. Companions are also available in the evening for all children. There is a 3-hour minimum charge at prevailing rates. Reservations should be made at Turtle Town or the Activities Desk. Arrangements should be made as early as possible, with a minimum of one day in advance.

    Room Reservations

    Rooms south of Cottage Point have been set aside for families with children seven years of age and younger. These rooms include Courtside, Tennis Garden, Ocean View, Beach Front and Premium types of accommodations. For your safety, families with young children are requested to use Caneel Beach and Little Caneel Beach.

    Peace, Quiet & Kids at Caneel Bay

    At Caneel Bay, every family is treasured and welcomed. At the same time, peace, quiet and relaxation are among our utmost priorities. Our gorgeous vacation destination is fortunate to be perched along over 170 acres of white-sand Caribbean beaches and park land, ripe for exploration. We respectfully ask all of our guests, both young and old alike, to maintain Scott and Paradise Beaches for those wishing to hear only the gentle splashing of waves and the crackle of the leaves in the sea grape trees. So, please, no children under 12 on Paradise and Scott, Caneel's quiet beaches. There is more than enough Caneel for everyone to explore. The following are 2014-15 dates that children under 12 years of age are permitted on Scott Beach, Paradise Beach and Cottage 7: Thanksgiving (Nov. 21-30, 2014), Christmas (Dec. 16, 2014-Jan. 3, 2015) and Easter (Mar. 26-Apr. 5, 2015). All dates are inclusive. Parents with children are respectfully asked to consider the comfort of other guests at all times. Management reserves the right to ask parents to remove their children from public areas if the behavior of the children is perceived as a legitimate disturbance to the general tranquility and enjoyment of other guests.

    The following items are available for use during your stay. Please request specific services when making your reservation to ensure availability.

    • Portable crib
    • Baby Primrose skincare products
    • En-suite wireless baby monitors
    • Full-size cribs & bedding
    • In-room baby proofing service
    • Child-sized bath robes & slippers
    • Baby bath tub and/or non-slip mat, bed rails & in-room bottle warmers