Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

Caneel Bay

Top 10 Caribbean Resorts

A cozy cottage guest room at Caneel Bay on St. John


Caneel Bay

Tucked into the Virgin Islands National Park and surrounded by seven beautiful beaches, Caneel Bay embraces a "back to nature" attitude. Founded by environmental advocate Laurance Rockefeller, it's home to 166 guest rooms and suites, showcasing wood details and native Caribbean stone that blend stylishly into their natural surroundings. The top-choice accommodations are in Rockefeller's private estate with bird's-eye views of the water. Diners will relish options that include a beach terrace, family-friendly bar and grill and a restaurant incorporating the ruins of an 18th-century sugar mill. If you're feeling adventurous, you can kayak along the shore or even sail to a neighboring island.

Plan your island escape at the Caneel Bay official website


After a long day on the slopes, reward yourself with a (spiked) hot cocoa in luxurious accommodations at one of GAYOT's Top 10 Ski Resorts.
Leave your troubles far behind and escape to one of GAYOT's Top 10 Remote Hotels, where you'll find a unique experience and setting.