Caneel Bay Resort Reopens On November 1st As An Independent Boutique Resort

Legendary resort founded by Laurance Rockefeller rebrands with new name, restaurants and amenities

Sep 04, 2013, 10:00 ET from Caneel Bay Resort

ST. JOHN, United States Virgin Islands, Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Caneel Bay Resort on St. John, U.S.V.I. is welcoming new developments for the 2013-2014 season. Formerly known as Caneel Bay, A Rosewood Resort, the eco-friendly destination rebranded as an independent property. It will relaunch under the official name Caneel Bay Resort when it opens for the new season on November 1, 2013.


"We have an incredible heritage started by the Rockefeller's and it's a legacy that we look forward to developing, while preserving the area's tranquility," said Nikolay Hotze, Managing Director. "We look forward to this new chapter as an independent resort and welcoming back our returning and first-time guests to the property."

Along with the relaunch, the property welcomes the new ZoZo's Ristorante. The former Sugar Mill restaurant is being transformed with new management, renovation, and a dining concept and menu.

Guests will also be able to perk up at Cannella, a new coffee shop and Italian gelateria. Opening November 1, the cafe, located near the Caneel Bay Resort gift shop, will serve gelato inspired by local flavors, paninis and coffee.

At the Massage Cabanas overlooking the beach, two new spa treatments are available to relax guests. The Hot Bamboo Massage (80 min; $255) unwinds guests with the smoothness and strength of warm bamboo used to massage muscles. Guests can also indulge in the Hot Seashell Massage (80 min; $255). This relaxing treatment uses heated shells with traditional massage techniques to give a memorable sea inspired treatment. 

Moving forward, the resort will also carry out plans to renovate all guestrooms beginning in 2014, with completion in phases over the next two to three years.

Celebrate all that's new at Caneel Bay, with the Bed and Breakfast package. Book a stay November 1December 20, and receive breakfast for two with each night's stay. Package rates from $401 per night, based on double occupancy.   

For more information or to make reservations, please call Caneel Bay at 340.776.6111 or visit

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 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, 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.  For additional information, please visit


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