St. John given high marks for unspoiled nature
Caneel Bay Resort garnered yet another positive accolade this month when the resort was featured on the cover and in a 14-page spread of the December issue of Travel + Leisure.
Photography for the spread — a list of the “Ultimate Caribbean” which includes 10 hotels, bars and great Caribbean values — was coordinated by the resort’s public relations company, Hawkins International, and shot by world-renowned photographer Max Kim Bee.
The bright, colorful cover photo was taken aboard a boat just off Caneel Bay, and the view from room number eight is featured on the contents page. Another photo of a sailing excursion just off Caneel Bay graces one of the article’s opening pages.
The “Ultimate Caribbean” feature names St. John “Best for Unspoiled Nature” and a photo of Trunk Bay captivates readers’ attention, while the article calls Caneel Bay Resort “worth the splurge.” The resort’s Honeymoon Beach is pointed out as a “secret beach,” which is “rarely crowded.”
Maho Bay Camps was chosen as best value, and Travel + Leisure designated Asolare as its favorite restaurant and Woody’s Seafood Saloon as a place to go for some local flavor. Caneel Bay received even more positive press in the article, which chose the resort’s Self Centre as one of five best spas in the Caribbean.
“Caneel Bay does indeed represent the ‘Ultimate Caribbean’ experience and has been doing so for over 50 years,” said Caneel’s director of marketing Patrick Kidd. “For St. John and the U.S. Virgin Islands to be recognized by one of our leading travel publications in this way is a testament to the enduring popularity of simply one of the most beautiful and welcoming destinations in the world. It’s a wonderful end to a phenomenally successful year for us all.”