The Caneel Bay Resort, the Island of St. John, Stingrays, Sea Turtles, and Seductive Azure Waters
Caneel Bay Resort, St. John, US Virgin Islands – it is day #5 of our romantic 25th wedding anniversary tour of the Caribbean. Deciding what to do with Caneel Bay Resort‘s Scott Beach 30 paces from the door of our bungalow was very, very easy for these two baby boomers to do.
We were either enjoying the Caribbean’s famous trade winds swinging in this hammock, sitting in a lounge chair in the shade of this natural tropical umbrella, or greatly enjoying the 80º +/- temperatures of the beautiful azure waters that constantly beckoned our company.
Today was the day for snorkeling, and we swam with sea turtles, stingray, and a whole host of beautiful tropical fish. It was breathtaking to watch this underwater world moving about in the sparse patches of undulating sea weed and white sand.
The waters here, in Caneel Bay Resort’s Scott Beach, are so buoyant that you can literally sit straight up and float with absolutely no required flapping of your appendages. If you move to float on your back, your feet are going to pop straight to the top of the water.
The Caneel Bay Resort is one of those resorts where “an omission of telephones, TVs and other modern-day distractions to allow for a true escape from one’s technology-driven world” was greatly enjoyed.
We spent hour upon hour simply floating in these beautiful waters, sharing and talking with one another, and frequently found ourselves mute before God’s creation.
The Caneel Bay Resort, on the island of St. John, USVI, is my kind of place, and I am going to have a hard time leaving in a few days.