If you’ve ever been to the US Virgin Islands, then hopefully you’ve had the pleasure of visiting the island of St. John. This now destination island was primarily used as sugar cane farm land, centuries ago, by Dutch settlers. Visit St. John and you can’t miss the, still existing, remnants from sugar cane days. You can even taste fresh sugar cane, visit the various mill houses and see what life was like nearly one hundred years ago. You won’t be able to miss mongoose scurrying around, either. St. John is home to beautiful wildlife. It’s also home to some of the most beautiful landscape among the US Virgin Islands. If you’re looking for a tropical destination wedding, then a USVI destination wedding should definitely be a contender. Especially a Caneel Bay Resort wedding!
Caneel Bay sits on a cozy 170 acres and is the island’s most prestigious resort and the top vote of destination wedding choices in the USVI. When the Dutch lived on the island, they explored it from coast line to coast line. In this one bay, they discovered so many cinnamon trees. It only seemed right to name Caneel Bay, Cinnamon Bay. Caneel means cinnamon, in Dutch. To walk the grounds of Caneel Bay means you’re going to meet the resident animals: donkey, deer, mongoose, chickens and beautiful birds singing their happiest songs. Because who doesn’t sing their happiest song when visiting the USVI? Caneel Bay weddings are a magical way to start your union.
Caneel Bay Resort is more than your eyes can take in. If you’re planning your wedding here and have never visited, many decide to visit before their actual wedding day. Because photos do it small justice; words, too. Fruit trees’ limbs bend with the weight of their fruit, old ruins stand in memory of their long ago history of sugar cane life, the green soft grass under your feet is like island carpet that just begs you to walk barefoot and head straight for the white sandy beaches that dare you to dive into the clear blue water.
Caneel Bay Resort weddings are nothing short of magical. The property sits on a peninsula; areas of it elevated high enough to look out over the Bay. The views, the sunsets, the weather, it’s close to heaven, we’re sure. It’s so tucked away and full of amenities that it makes for the most eventful USVI destination wedding. Swim, snorkel, dine at several restaurants, share an evening cocktail on the beach under the stars, hide away on your private patio, or nap in the shade of the palms. Caneel Bay is one of St. John’s most beautiful treasures. There’s something for everyone at this resort: from children to adults. It’s a little piece of tropical USVI paradise. You’ll never want to leave St. John again. You’ll be so glad that you choose Caneel Bay Resort for your destination wedding. We’re sure of it.