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Saturday, December 6, 2014

New Happenings at St John, USVI Resort

Caneel Bay Resort - Located in the heart of the U.S. Virgin Islands National Park


New Culinary Offerings 

After the annual September/October break, Caneel Bay Resort in St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, welcomes guests with new sake menus at the Sushi Bar along with off-shore powerboat excursions.

The popular Sushi Bar opened two years ago, and this year, the bar is kicking it up a notch

There's a new sake menu featuring seven versions of the fermented beverage, such as Moonstone Plum, a premium level Ginjo sake blended with natural plum flavor and integrated with notes of citrus and almond; as well as a Momokawa "G" Organic, a super-premium Junmai Gino Genshu sake. 

The new menu will accompany the Sushi Bar’s fresh selection of sushi items, and pairs well with the signature Baja and Geisha rolls.

Photo Credit: Caneel Bay Estate

Executive Chef Anthony Dawodu has introduced a new menu at The Turtle Bay Estate House (pictured above) based on local, seasonal ingredients. 

Entrees of locally caught snapper, mahi-mahi, and lobster are accompanied by mixed greens, micro arugula and baby tomatoes from the family-run Josephine’s Greens on St. John. Appetizers range from a seafood platter of grilled octopus, scallop, and shrimp drizzled in a lemon puree; hand cut pasta with crab meat, sea urchin, tomatoes and Lardo, seasoned with chili and lemon; as well as braised short ribs with ravioli.



Honeymoon Beach is a new dining venue featuring delicious fare from Cannella, the resort’s coffee shop and Italian gelateria. The beach hut will serve paninis, gelato, smoothies, cold beverages and other snacks.

New & Updated Activities 

Fitness Center
New Body Fit, Precor, and Endurance brand machines in the fitness center, and the resort’s M’Ocean Studio is now offering daily fitness classes, Zumba, Yoga and Pilates. 

Nauti Nymph Power Boat Rentals
Available through the concierge, along with a picnic while exploring the waters off St. John. Nauti Nymph has the area’s largest selection of high-speed boats with three styles of powerboats - Everglades and Fountain powerboats, and World Cat power catamarans.

Caneel Bay's Gift Shop, Cololoba Boutique
New name, look and layout. The shops showcases jewelry from designers Chan Luu and Gillian Julius, spring fashions from Europe, handmade bags from Spain along with signature Caneel Bay items.

Turtle Town
The resort's onsite activities center for children, now features brand new programming for children of all ages with more outdoor activities and learning experiences. Scheduled activities now include steel pan drum classes, cooking classes and hiking in addition to arts and crafts, movie nights and more. All activities take place under the guidance of caring, knowledgeable and fully trained supervisors and can be booked as part of full or half-day sessions.

About Caneel Bay:
Caneel Bay has been an alluring escape for loyal guests since its founding 53 years ago by Laurance Rockefeller.  Set on 170 acres in the Virgin Islands National Park on the island of St. John, the resort's pristine natural surroundings and low-key luxury are its coveted signatures.  One hundred and sixty-six charming guest rooms blend seamlessly into the landscape in close proximity to any of seven white-sand beaches that frame the resort.  On-site dining options include ZoZo's at the Sugar Mill, Turtle Bay Estate House, Caneel Beach Terrace, Caneel Beach Bar & Grill and Cannella, which offer an array of dining experiences and cuisine that honors the destination.  Other amenities include M'Ocean Studio offering yoga and fitness classes, massage cabanas, 10 tennis courts and a dedicated children's program.  

Visit www.caneelbay.com


Happy Travels,
Linda