Rose Buds® is a program designed to provide our youngest guests with special services, amenities and convenience items designed just for them. From kids' menus to special events and fun activities, we welcome children and families at Rosewood Hotels & Resorts. At Caneel Bay, Caribbean family vacation packages and programs make planning a family holiday easy. For children, vacation means being active, making friends and learning new skills. For parents, it's knowing that your child is in safe hands with experienced and caring staff. At Turtle Town, Caneel's children's center for kids 3-12 years old, creative arts and crafts, an array of exciting activities and themed days ensure that children will leave with precious memories and souvenirs of their Caribbean vacation.
Rose Buds' Turtle Town
Secluded at the northern end of the property, Turtle Town is the perfect setting for children ages 3-12 years to begin exploring our island home. It becomes even more exciting as we identify new plants and animals and learn about the ecosystem of Caneel Bay. We'll be telling our own pirate tales, making treasure maps and dancing to our great Caribbean beat. Each day features a different theme and activities are planned with the children at the beginning of the day. Our staff is flexible and focused on providing a fun and educational day.
HOURS: Monday through Saturday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and 6:30-9:30 p.m. with advanced sign-up. Closed Sundays
REGISTRATION: Registration takes place at Turtle Town in Turtle Bay each morning between 9-10:30 a.m. for the day program. Afternoon registration takes place between 1-2 p.m. You can also call ext. 7205 or visit the Activities Desk by 3 p.m. to reserve an evening program. Please provide special dietary requests or information about particular needs when making the reservation. Parents are required to sign a registration form for children before the program begins each day, as well as indicate their intended location for the day. A parent must accompany their child at all water sports activities.
SCHEDULE & FEES: Turtle Town's day programs are complimentary. Charges apply for babysitting services, meals and the evening Dinner and a Movie program.
- Full-day: Includes a.m. and p.m. snacks, juices & lunch; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
- Half-day a.m.: Includes snack and juice; 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
- Half-day p.m.: Includes snack and juice; 1-4 p.m.
- Dinner and a Movie: 6:30-9:30 p.m.
DINNER & A MOVIE: This supervised children's event is held Monday through Saturday at Turtle Town. Advanced sign-up at the Activities Desk is required by 3:00 p.m. Your child's dinner order will be taken at that time.
DAILY NECESSITIES: A hat, sunscreen, insect repellant, change of clothes and sneakers are recommended.
BEACH & BOATS: Kayaking, sailing, windsurfing, snorkeling and swimming require parental supervision.
DESIGNATED DINING: Lunch is served at the Beach Bar (or at Turtle Town) for children participating in the morning and full-day programs. At Caneel Bay Terrace and the Sugar Mill, all children are welcome and Rose Buds menus are available. Only children 8 years and up may dine in the Turtle Bay Estate House, with the exception of Dec. 18-Jan. 2, when children of all ages are welcome. Rose Buds menus are offered.
Nannies & Baby Sitting: Caneel Companions
Caneel Companions (babysitters) are available during the day for children too young to join in Turtle Town. Companions are also available in the evening for all children. There is a 3-hour minimum charge at prevailing rates. Reservations should be made at Turtle Town or the Activities Desk. Arrangements should be made as early as possible, with a minimum of one day in advance.
Rooms south of Cottage Point have been set aside for families with children seven years of age and younger. These rooms include Courtside, Tennis Garden, Ocean View, Beach Front and Premium types of accommodations. For your safety, families with young children are requested to use Caneel Beach and Little Caneel Beach.
Peace, Quiet & Kids at Caneel Bay
Kids and families are welcomed and cherished at Caneel Bay. And, at the same time, so are peace, quiet and relaxation. Caneel Bay is blessed with seven gentle, white-sand beaches and the luxury of over 170 acres of park land for you to explore. We respectfully ask all of our guests, both young and old alike, to maintain Scott and Paradise Beaches for those wishing to hear only the quiet lapping of waves and the rustle of the leaves in the sea grape trees. So, please, no children under 12 on Paradise and Scott, Caneel's quiet beaches. You'll find there is more than enough Caneel for everyone to enjoy! The following are 2013 dates that children under 12 years of age are permitted on Scott Beach, Paradise Beach and Cottage 7: Thanksgiving Nov. 22-Dec. 2, 2013. All dates are inclusive. Parents with children are respectfully asked to consider the comfort and serenity of other guests at all times. Management reserves the right to ask parents to remove their children from public areas if the behavior of the children is perceived as a legitimate disturbance to the general tranquility and enjoyment of other guests.
The following items are available for use during your stay. Please request specific services when making reservation to ensure availability.
- Portable crib
- Baby Primrose skincare products
- En-suite wireless baby monitors
- Full-size cribs & bedding
- In-room baby proofing service
- Lush velour terry child-sized bath robes & slippers
- Baby bath tub and/or non-slip mat, bed rails & in-room bottle warmers