Meetings & Events

*Special Group Rates for July & August 2017, contact Kathleen Hansen for more information                             Seek out a Caribbean cure for the stressful day-to-day at Caneel Bay, where guests can disconnect and recharge amid pristine, natural surroundings. Tucked away within the 5,000-acre Virgin Islands National Park on the island of St. John, Caneel Bay invites attendees to leave distraction behind. The resort remains faithful to the vision of founder Laurance Rockefeller and his respect and admiration for the environment, boasting seven bliss-filled beaches bordering a sprawling paradise of 170 lush acres.

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Sugar Mill Ruins
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Turtle Bay Meeting Room
Meetings at Caneel Bay Resort

Surrounded by gentle waves and lush gardens, Caneel Bay remains purposefully absent of modern-day, digital distractions. Here, your guests are free to focus on your event and to enliven and enrich their experience.


Caneel Bay’s picturesque Caribbean backdrop makes for a meeting destination like no other. Whether assembling your team for a strategy session, engaging in a much-needed corporate retreat, or valuing key clients, you and your guests will be enthralled by our one-of-a-kind Caribbean destination.

  • Caneel Bay offers 5,593 square feet of indoor and 7,100 square feet of outdoor event space
  • Turtle Bay Estate House offers a private daytime venue for small meetings of up to 80 persons
  • The Wine Room is available for board meetings and strategy sessions
  • Caneel’s outdoor venues provide the perfect backdrop for themed receptions for up to 325 people
  • A/V and presentation tools, custom catering and specially tailored events are available

Meeting & Function Space chart

Sq. Ft. Rec Banq Thea Class U
Caneel Bay Terrace 2425 325 325 - - -
Breezeway 950 40 25 - - -
Sunset Terrace 950 75 40 - - -
Sugar Mill Ruins 450 40 20 - - -
Turtle Bay Estate House 1875 200 180 - - -
Turtle Bay Upper 1250 90 80 80 60 40
Turtle Bay Lower 1100 60 50 60 40 30
Turtle Bay Veranda 2250 100 60 - - -
The Board Room 650 30 20 30 20 15
The Wine Room 310 - 12 - - -

Group Events & Activities

Host your next function at Caneel Bay and let our professional catering team help custom tailor your event to the delight of your guests.

Sailing Lessons

Set sail aboard a beautiful vessel and get to work with an experienced crew surrounded by the crystal clear Caribbean water. Sailing lessons are a great team building opportunity while enjoying the sunshine and some fun together. This is perfect for new or experienced sailors and fun for all ages.

Rum Tastings

Spend time with a local expert and learn about Caribbean rum. Set up a tasting for any size grop to sample the flavors of diffferent types of aged rum. Foodies and history buffs will enjoy learning about the rum making techniques and the close connection to the legacy of the US Virgin Islands.

Cocktails In The Ruins

Soak up the timeless history of Caneel Bay amid the 18th century ruins of a sugar mill, surrounded by gas torches and the sparkling night sky.

BBQ On Honeymoon Beach

Savor a setting that is totally natural, unchanged and pristine. Surround you and your guests with white sand and sea grape trees while we serve grilled lobster and other island barbeque favorites.

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Caribbean Evening

Indulge in a night of understated Caribbean elegance amid the sands of Caneel Beach with local flavors, soca music and calypso beats.

Island Excursions

Endless possibilities await you at Caneel Bay, including island jeep tours, fishing charters, day sails, golf at St. Thomas’s Mahogany Run, guided hikes and many more opportunities for island experiences.