In 1977, Laurance Rockefeller separated the “Premises”, the land that Caneel Bay Plantation sat on, from the “Improvements”, the structures and operation of the resort. 150 acres of the “Premises” were deeded to the Rockefeller family land trust, Jackson Hole Preserve, Inc. (JHPI); the structures or “Improvements” on that land were kept by Caneel Bay, … Read moreCaneel Bay Part II – What Is This RUE All About?
What is the fundamental issue between the U.S. Government, NPS and EHI/CBI Acquisitions? The following 3 Part Article will attempt to delve into some of the key components of the 1983 Indenture, scripted by Laurance Rockefeller in 1983, that outlines the Retained Use Estate (RUE) leasehold within that document which is central to both parties’ … Read moreWhat is currently happening with Caneel Bay?
Good Afternoon everyone! I hope that all of you have been well…I have absolutely missed sharing the stories of St. John with you! When this one hit the interwebs last week, I was so excited to be able to report back to you on the new developments in the Caneel Bay story. In March, the … Read moreCaneel Bay Update: NPS Announces Future Plans for Resort Development
Good Morning, Good Morning! It has been a LONG time since we did a proper Caneel Bay update. And with the window closing rapidly on the expiration of the Retained Use Estate (the RUE is the 40-year Rockefeller contract) it is good to see some new traction on the part of the National Park Service … Read moreCaneel Bay Update: NPS Narrows Public Comment Scope to Two Options
Good Morning, Good Morning! And Happy Fri-YAY before Christmas! Everyone ready for the holiday weekend? Yeah, me neither, I’m last-minute scrambling over here 🙂 I do, however, just absolutely love this time of year. St. John has been bustling with residents and visitors filled with holiday cheer and there have been SO many awesome events … Read moreCaneel Bay Beach Club at Honeymoon Opens on Monday!
Good Morning, Good Morning! And happy Fri-YAY! It has been an absolutely GORGEOUS week on island with scattered showers and light cloud cover blowing through amidst the sunshine. The water is gorgeous, although the clarity is still a little hazy in some spots due to the recent storms. But that didn’t stop us from hanging … Read moreIsland Update: The BVI, Caneel Bay Beach Club & The Longboard
I hope that the headline got your attention because THIS is some very exciting stuff! A new way to spend your beach day is coming soon to Honeymoon Beach and, no, not in the way that you are thinking. The focus of the Caneel Bay Beach Club will be to bring back that “Caneel Bay … Read moreSoon Come: Caneel Bay Beach Club!!!
Good Morning, Good Morning….I have some, um…Interesting news for you all this morning. It might read like rainbows and sunshine in regards to the immediate future of Caneel Bay Resort at first glance. But, I urge you to take a closer look at what we have been talking about over the past several years in … Read moreCaneel Bay Update- CBIA and EHI File Lawsuit Against US Government For “Quiet Title” Ownership
Good Morning, Good Morning! A few weeks ago, I posted an update about the future redevelopment of Caneel Bay. Virgin Islands National Park initially scheduled the public comment period, which began on January 18, to close on February 17. They announced this week that they would be extending that public comment period for an additional … Read moreNPS Extends Public Comment Period for Caneel Bay Redevelopment