Caneel Bay In St. John In The U. S. Virgin Islands
Photograph - Photography
Caneel Bay is located on the northwest side of St. John, one of the U.S. Virgin Islands, and is within Virgin Islands National Park on property once owned by Laurance Rockefeller. The hotel there was one of the early members of Rockefeller's hotel chain, Rockresorts. Caneel means cinnamon in old Dutch. Rockefeller was so impressed by the area's beauty that he arranged to buy up most of the island of St. John. He then donated most of it to the U.S. government for the creation of the Virgin Islands National Park, the 29th U.S. national park. Rockefeller had the resort buildings designed to blend in with the landscape, giving the area a pristine beauty, and most property lighting is indirect so that guests can be able to see the stars at night.
Featured in a Little of This and a Little of That (01/25/2014); FAA Featured Images (1/27/2014); Beach Scenes (02/04/2014)
December 13th, 2013
Viewed 282 Times - Last Visitor from Shenzhen, 30 - China on 05/13/2021 at 9:38 AM