There is no better antidote to our over stressed lives, than a serene Caribbean getaway where you can experience a complete “disconnect”, in simplistic natural surroundings and low-key luxury. Rosewood’s Caneel Bay, an exclusive resort nestled within the 5,000 acre Virgin Islands National Park on the island of St. John, remains faithful to this vision of founder Laurance Rockefeller since 1955, and his reverence for the environment. Seven secluded beaches border an expansive paradise of 170 lush acres. In this pristine setting, comfortably elegant resort accommodations showcase beautiful vistas of ocean or gardens, yet the structures artfully built in the landscape are barely in view. Caneel Bay remains purposefully absent of modern glitz as well as digital and electronic distractions. It’s a place where a wake up knock replaces a wakeup call and the furious pace of the world at home becomes a remote memory.
The essence of Caneel Bay and its genteel staff is to inspire individuals to relax and revitalize on all levels to disconnect to reconnect. While you’re there you can:
- Sample a different beach everyday for a week
- Enjoy a watercolor lesson, a Thai massage, or Self Centre mind/body session.
- Take in the breathtaking views of postcard blue from a private balcony or patio
- Experience marine life up close with the resident snorkologist
- Enjoy nature walks with the staff horticulturist among 2,000 different varieties of plants
- Hike along resort trails or those of the extensive National Park system of the island
- Savor a private dinner under the stars in candlelit sugar mills ruins or a sunset champagne picnic on a wind-swept hill overlooking the islands
- Feel the wind in your hair on a private sail on the resort’s 65-foot schooner
- Retreat to your room for a guilt-free siesta with the island’s trade winds flowing through
For a total disconnect from your daily grind, Caneel Bay is the answer. For reservations or more information on this classic Caribbean tradition, please contact Covington Travel.
Photo images courtesy of Caneel Bay.