Caneel Bay Resort. St. John, USVI, 00831-0720
Coordinates in degrees decimal: N 18.343018, E -64.786591
Visited in November, 2015. Photographer: Nigel Thomas. Cameras: Pentax WG-II and Sea & Sea 1G with DX1G housing
Caneel Bay Resort is located on the northwest point of St. John, in the US Virgin Islands. It is made up of five large sandy embayments with rocky headlands between them. Each of the bays and associated headlands have their own characteristics and support different biological communities. All of the headlands between the bays provide easy snorkelling but we would suggest that only the most confident and experienced snorkellers should attempt to swim around Hawksnest Point. As a result of the variety of habitats the number of species recorded was in excess of 150.
The resort is currently closed due to hurricane damage and is undergoing reconstruction. Access to sites from shore is restricted with small vessel approach recommended.
Prepared without the support of the resort