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Protestant Cay

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Address: Across from Christiansted, Christiansted, St. Croix

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Beach close to Christiansted

The ferry will get an adult to the island for $5 and comes every 5-10 minutes. The beach was not crowed when we visited. It is carefully raked and has soft sand extending into... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was the best place by the boardwalk to go barefoot on a beach. It's a small beach, but fun to walk. You can get food and drinks at the beach bar. The hotel is pretty deserted, but there are people here and some nights, parties. It's worth the $5 round trip boat ferry to visit.

Thank Anthony B
Gothenburg, Sweden
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A bit of paradise in paradise :-) just a 3 min boat ride and you are there. Well worth the 5$ Friendly service from beach staff and restaurant

Thank Roger A
Durham, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very protected and easy snorkel, excellent for beginners. It's the only beach in Christiansted and you get a boat across (5$ round trip).

Thank peterhroberts
København, Denmark
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This island is perfekt for very laid back snorkeling one your own, just lay in the sun or get a Pina colada at the bar.

Thank Lene N
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The ferry will get an adult to the island for $5 and comes every 5-10 minutes. The beach was not crowed when we visited. It is carefully raked and has soft sand extending into the water. We did not find the snorkeling to be good.The Harbormaster restaurant has a good bar but a restaurant that is not quite that good.... More 

Thank zylig
Quincy, Illinois
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92 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The short ferry ride costs $5 per person to get to an ugly, small beach. Watch out for motorboat off thou snorkel here. The hotel on Protestant Cay offers a beach bar and restaurant. This might be a good place for families with small children who just want to wade the surf, but for serious snorkeling, give it a pass.

Thank sandsprite
Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the Hotel on the Cay. Great views and beautiful beaches. The staff were super friendly and since its a timeshare many of the folks have come back for years. It was a beautiful vacation thanks to Hotel on the Cay.

Thank CathyInga
Ashburn, Virginia
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gorgeous beach in a beautiful setting! Good snorkeling! Ok beach bar. Very easy to get to! Great for pictures!

Thank Stump46
El Segundo, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There aren't any waves, and we had a lovely day of snorkeling. The restaurant on the Cay was average.

Thank Denise R
Largo, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

I took the ferry over to Protestant Cay, a bargain at $5 round-trip! Once over, you can stay there as long as you would like until the last ferry comes back. I thought I might like to look around to see if on a future visit I might like to stay at the hotel there but there are signs at... More 

Thank Lucy K

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