These notable publications have recently featured Caneel Bay Resort:
“Caneel Bay Resort in St. John is a green paradise set entirely within the lush Virgin Islands National Park, where nature is wellness. Enjoy an ocean-inspired wellness treatment at the spa, then a meal prepared from the property’s partner organic farm on the island” Organic Spa Magazine, Wellness Travel Guide, April 2017
Named by Tennis Resorts online as the #14 Tennis Resort in the World
“Originally built by Laurance S. Rockefeller, Caneel Bay trails along seven gorgeous beaches in the 5,000-acre Virgin Islands National Park, which covers much of the island of St. John. The waters offshore are all part of a protected marine park, rich in colorful reef life. Within the resort, footpaths and shuttle routes connect the main hotel building, restaurants, and watersports center with the scattered 166 air-conditioned rooms and a parklike tennis complex of nine hard courts.
The Peter Burwash International (PBI) organization has a long history of managing tennis facility here, and has currently installed Eric Gessner. A native of Michigan, where he was a Top 50 ranked junior, Gessner went on to play No. 1 singles and doubles for Eastern Michigan University. After college he joined PBI, taking positions in the USVI, California, Hong Kong, and Arizona before returning to the island of St. John, where years earlier he had met his wife, first as Caneel Bay’s head pro and now as its tennis director.
Tennis has to share the stage not only with the beach and the lipid waters but also with hiking trails that meander along the shore or up to mountaintop overlooks on the town and harbor at Cruz Bay. Yet its weekly tennis round robins often have a solid turnout and staff does an admirable job of lining up guests with games, drawing on local members when they can’t find another guest.”
About Caneel Bay Resort: Set on a 170-acre peninsula amid the lush beauty of the Virgin Islands National Park and seven picturesque beaches, Caneel Bay is one of the most breathtaking vacation destinations in the Caribbean. Discovered by Laurance Rockefeller while sailing on a family cruise, this luxury hideaway is accessible only by boat or ferry and its beaches are widely considered to be among the best in the world. Learn more about Caneel Bay here.