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Update from Caneel Bay

PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:34 pm
by AquaGirl
I received an email from Caneel titled "Caneel Bay Resort Ownership Statement". I'm sure others who have stayed there received the same email.

We thank you for the overwhelming support we have received from so many of you in the past few weeks.

We are heartbroken by the devastation caused to the island of St. John and the USVI following the Category 5 Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017, and then exacerbated by Category 4 Hurricane Maria on September 19th. Unfortunately, Caneel Bay Resort was also devastated and while we are happy to report all our employees survived the storm, Caneel Bay did not. Sadly, it is impossible to open for the 2017/2018 Season.

We are working diligently with Federal and local authorities to attend to the business realities necessary to rebuild Caneel Bay, which is critical to help rebuild the lives of the USVI citizens. After all, Caneel Bay is as much about the people as it is about the place.

Speaking on behalf of the entire resort team, we want to express our gratitude for the support you have shown us over the years and past few weeks. The Laurence Rockefeller legacy is one of champion and guardian of the community, which the Caneel Bay team has always honored. Now more than ever this is our commitment.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Caneel Bay Resort.

Please stay in touch by visiting us online at or by email:

Re: Update from Caneel Bay

PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:43 am
by SusanNJ
I received the same email yesterday as well :(

Re: Update from Caneel Bay

PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:44 am
by GraysonDave
Caneel needs their lease to be extended in order to obtain the financing required to start repairs. ... al-action/

Whether Caneel Bay Resort is repaired and ready for business by 2019 after the damage inflicted on it by Hurricanes Irma and Maria depends on what Congress does about extending Caneel’s lease, according to the V.I.’s Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett.

Plaskett said the Retained Use Estate agreement held by Caneel is set to expire in five years.

Without a new agreement resort managers will have a hard time securing the finances needed to fund repairs and renovations, the delegate said.

Re: Update from Caneel Bay

PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:42 am
by longingstjohn
It might be required to open the lease up for bidding. Could take longer if that happens.

Re: Update from Caneel Bay

PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:16 pm
by pipergal
There is a water sports and furniture sale at Caneel this Saturday and Sunday 9-4