Caneel Bay Resort – Look Forward to Visiting the Stunning Tourist Destination in the Near Future
If travel enthusiasts might remember and feel sorry for the windswept condition of a crown jewel of St. John, known as Caneel Bay Resort, they should rejoice because there are strong possibilities that this small emerald island set among the U.S. Virgin Islands, bordered with curved bays and gently struck by the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, will be soon open for tourism. This is especially elating when the COVID-19 lockdown is slowly being released and people are planning vacations.
According to a press release, an agreement between the US Department of the Interior and EHI Acquisitions, LLC, has been signed to re-enter lease negotiations at the Caneel Bay Resort. As per the agreement, the Resort will be rebuilt and a long-term lease of this amazing resort will start. This is great news not only for the tourists who love this Caribbean paradise but also for the local population because as the resort will attract tourists with its renovated looks, the island’s economy will be strengthened.
Caneel Bay Resort – A Favorite of Tourists
Caneel Bay Resort has been a favorite of lay tourists and celebrities alike. The celebrities included political leaders, literary icons as well as film stars. Meryl Streep, John Steinbeck, Mitch McConnell and Lady Bird Johnson are to name a few.
Spread on 170 acres, Caneel Bay Resort has beaches adorned with pure white silky sand and browned palms and is home to a few endangered wildlife species and nature at its best, and was visited by over 15,000 tourists every year. It’s a four-star eco-resort started by the Rockefeller family.
However, this glorious picture changed to a ruin within a matter of hours in 2017 when St. John was hit by two hurricanes – Irma and Maria, both of which were Category Five storms. This not only shattered the resort’s infrastructure, but also kindled its old problems like an unconventional land-use agreement with the federal government, argumentative relationships between the staff and management, and potential environmental contamination preceding the storms.
In such a condition, the above-mentioned agreement has come up with a great ray of hope for the tourists as well as the local people, because it will make a few major things happen, such as:
- The island will be restored after the devastating 2017 hurricanes
- Tourism to the Caneel Bay Resort will once again flourish and economy will grow
- Local people will get jobs
And most importantly, an extremely beautiful tourist destination will be open once again and get the admiration of passionate tourists.
So, look forward to visiting the stunning Caneel Bay Resort in the near future!