Saturday, December 28, 2013

Eco-Friendly Caneel Bay Resort USVI Re-Opens

The leader of rustic, luxury-chic in the Caribbean is gearing up for the 2014 travel season


Caneel Bay - The old Rockefeller estate 

Formerly known as Caneel Bay, A Rosewood Resort, the eco-friendly destination has rebranded itself as an independent property and its official name is Caneel Bay Resort


Photo courtesy of Caneel Bay

The only resort to offer 170 acres and seven beaches within the St John Virgin Islands National Park, the primary goal of Caneel Bay Resort is to follow the same eco-friendly focus that has guided the property since its founding by philanthropist Laurance Rockefeller.

This is an intimate resort that appeals to travelers seeking an eco-friendly low-key luxury vacation experience with attentive service - and the absence of digital distractions

About St. John, USVI


St John is the least commercial of the three U. S. Virgin Islands. Over half of the island is preserved and protected under the U.S. National Park System. What visitors will find here are pristine uncrowded beaches shaded by sea grape trees and coconut palms. It's the perfect setting for Caribbean destination weddings, honeymoons, and for those who desire a laid an environmental friendly destination to get away from it all.  


Photo courtesy of Caneel Bay


Renovations
All guest rooms will be renovated in 2014, with completion in phases over the next two to three years.


Photo courtesy of Caneel Bay

Dining
Along with the relaunch, the property welcomes the new ZoZo’s Ristorante. The former Sugar Mill restaurant is currently being transformed with new management, renovation, and a dining concept and menu. Set atop the ruins of an 18th century sugar mill overlooking the resort - and views of neighboring island St. Thomas - the restaurant is being transformed by John Ferrigno, owner of the renowned restaurant of the same name, near Cruz Bay.

A new coffee shop Cannella and Italian gelateria serves gelato inspired by local flavors, paninis and coffee, and the resort has also added a Sushi Bar which is adjacent to the Caneel Beach Bar & Grill.

Spa
New spa treatments are available at the Massage Cabanas overlooking the beach. The Hot Bamboo Massage uses the the smoothness and strength of warm bamboo used to massage muscles. The Hot Seashell Massage uses heated shells with traditional massage techniques. 

For more information www.caneelbay.com


Happy Travels,
Linda