Help Preserve Caneel Bay, St. John

Help Preserve Caneel Bay

Laurance Rockefeller Wanted Caneel Bay Resort To Go To Virgin Islands National Park

In 1983, Laurance S. Rockefeller signed over ocean-front land on St. John to the United States government to be included in the Virgin Islands National Park.  But the resort that is on this land has a lease to operate until 2023.  But, due to heavy hurricane damage the resort has remained closed since the hurricanes in 2017.  The private company that operates the resort is refusing to repair the resort, even though they are insured, unless the lease is extended.  This goes against the agreement that was established as part of the transfer of the property to the park service.

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