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02122008: Caneel Bay Celebrates Sports Illustrated Cover with Package

He might like what he sees on the cover of Sports Illustrated‘s Swimsuit Issue featuring Marisa Miller but you’ll definitely love the place where the photo was shot: Caneel Bay, A Rosewood Resort on St. John in the US Virgin Islands.

The cover was shot by fashion photographer Raphael Mazzucco on a 12-day shoot this past October with bathing beauties Miller, Oluchi Onweagba and Melissa Baker. When not frolicking photogenically on the sands, the troupe retreated to Cottage #7 – the original quarters of founder Laurence Rockefeller and still the resort’s most requested accommodation. The quartet doubtless felt right at home within the exquisite surroundings of Caneel Bay.

Mazzucco, a Swimsuit Issue veteran, shot the cover of the 2006 edition featuring the famous “reunion” swimsuit models past, including Elle Macpherson, Rebecca Romijin, Rachel Hunter, Veronica Verekova and more. Marisa Miller, meanwhile, has appeared in every SI Swimsuit Issue since 2002, and was only photographed at Caneel Bay this time around. The 2008 issue is the fourth for Onweagba and the first for Baker.

The Package: To celebrate this Sports Illustrated cover, Caneel Bay is offering a special “Suited for Sunshine” package including:

–Accommodations for 2 in a Beachfront guest room for four nights
–Full breakfast & dinner daily
–Private Champagne & hors d’oeuvres picnic
–Sunset cruise
–Half-day sail
–Watercolor lessons
–Massage for 2
–Romantic dinner for 2 in the Sugar Mill Ruins
–Tennis lessons for 2
–Welcome beach bag with hat or visor and certificate for 25% off any swimsuit purchase at the Caneel Bay Gift Shop
–Round-trip airport transfers

Price: The package price, for double occupancy, starts from $4,720 (includes 8% tax & 10% service charge). Subject to availability; restrictions and blackout dates apply.

Dates: The package is valid from May 1 – October 31, 2008.

Why It’s Dreamy: With seven white-sand beaches, distinctive low-key elegance, and roots dating back to its founding by conservation-minded philanthropist Laurence Rockefeller in 1956, Caneel Bay has long been a favorite with lovers. Renovated in November 2007, the resorts one hundred and sixty-six charming guest rooms blend into the landscape in close proximity to any of the beaches that frame the resort. Four restaurants and a private Wine Room offer couples an array of dining experiences. Other amenities include The Self Centre, dedicated to nurturing the mind, body and spirit in addition to a fitness center, 11 tennis courts and more.

For More Information:
• call (340) 776-6111
• visit www.caneelbay.com

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