Welcome to Caneel Bay Resort

Planning for the Future

Honoring the Vision ... Rebuilding the Dream

Greetings from America’s Caribbean.

On December 1st, 1956, Caneel Bay Resort, and the Virgin Islands National Park were officially opened, fulfilling the vision of American philanthropist and conservationist Laurance S. Rockefeller.  With his donation to create the Virgin Islands National Park, Mr. Rockefeller helped preserve in perpetuity the extraordinary natural beauty of St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands.   By building the Caneel Bay Resort, Mr. Rockefeller ensured a special place for visitors to stay which provided significant employment and financial resources for USVI.  Working together for the past 65 years, Caneel Bay Resort and the Virgin Islands National Park have ensured an exceptional experience that, through a sensitive and respectful management philosophy, significantly provides for the long-term well-being and sustainability of the local St. John community.


After Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated the U.S. Virgin Islands in September 2017, Caneel Bay Resort paused accepting reservations for certain parts of its properties as it worked diligently to fully restore this beloved vacation destination and re-establish a critical contributor to the economic health of the U.S. Virgin Islands and its people. 


While we continue developing and restoring the properties of Caneel Bay Resort, we are accepting reservations at Caneel Bay at Herrick Hill.   Inquiries regarding these accommodations, including the Caneel Bay at Herrick Hill villas, may be directed to info@caneelbay.com.  Inquiries for ZoZo’s Restaurant at Caneel Bay may be made via its website. 


The legacy of protection, conservation and environmental responsibility is paramount to the restoration of Caneel Bay Resort.  The low-impact, mid-century modern architecture is honored, and design features celebrate both the cultural and natural character of St. John.  In a highly competitive tourism market, Caneel Bay Resort stands out for its commitment to the environment, people, and history of St. John and the U.S. Virgin Islands.


On June 30th, 2022, EHI Acquisitions, LLC (“EHI”) and CBI Acquisitions, LLC, the operators of Caneel Bay Resort on St. John, Virgin Islands, filed a lawsuit against the United States to settle ownership of the Resort. Read the Press Release and Complaint.


Further updates will be available in the coming months as we focus on fully restoring the time-honored traditions and experiences visitors have come to expect at Caneel Bay Resort. 


Gifts and apparel, including T-shirts and caps featuring the iconic Caneel Bay Resort Petroglyph Design, are available for sale by clicking on the SHOP prompt below.