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Hotel on the Cay

Protestant Cay, Christiansted 00822 St. Croix
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#4 of 14 hotels in Christiansted
GreenLeaders Bronze level
Step into an atmosphere of casual elegance during your visit to our inviting private island retreat. If your idea of a Caribbean vacation includes unforgettable sunsets, white sand beaches and the simple phrase “no problem,” this is the place for you! Hotel on the Cay offers you the best vacation value in the Caribbean. Located on a private cay in the Caribbean Sea, our 53 room resort provides for an unforgettable vacation experience that is ideal for couples, families and adventure seekers.Here guests can dine at our on-site restaurant, unwind with a refreshing swim in the pool, enjoy water sports at our activity center and explore the historical sights, eateries, shops and entertainment located on the boardwalk just minutes away by private complimentary boat. A quaint, pristine beach overlooks Christiansted Harbor’s beautiful boats, which makes for perfect photos at sunset. As the only beach in downtown Christiansted, you will enjoy swimming and snorkeling the amazing undersea world surrounding the cay.Hotel on the Cay will provide bountiful sunshine, bright turquoise seas teeming with life, refreshing trade winds and a place to lay your head at the end of each memorable day.
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A Stint A wrote a review 15 Apr
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We stayed here for four nights. It's one of the older hotels around the island and you have to take a small ferry to get to it (free for guests). Onsite, there's a mini store that sells a few merchandise, gallons of water, snacks, etc., a restaurant and bar, restroom, rental equipments such as beach chairs and umbrellas, a pool for guests and beach access (equipments are free for guests). People who worked there are friendly, attentive and are pretty good with covid protocols. They took temperature checks when we arrived and allowed only 1 person at a time in the main office. From what I saw, it seemed that there was a good mix of family, couples, young or older guests who stayed in the hotel. Most of the time it was fairly quiet except on Easter we saw a few people drunk and blaring their music way too loud. Our room view was facing towards Gallows Bay Dock area. We could see a few boats docked from a distance and people passing by through a walking path below our side of the hotel. There's coffee available in the room, a tv, mini fridge, soaps, shampoo and conditioner, towels, napkins and pretty much the general items. They also provide beach towels for guests that you will need to get from the main office. The only issue we had was the taxi. We made arrangements with the hotel to schedule in picking us up at the airport upon arriving. The day we arrived, the main office said the taxi came a day early which, didn't help us at all as we were left fetching to find another ride at the airport. Other than that, it was a pleasant stay.
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Date of stay: April 2021
meggieg33 wrote a review 4 Apr
Orange County, California21 contributions
This is an incredible experience! The ferry boat to and from the cay runs often and every ship captain was kind. Sometimes the boat will pick up and drop off from different places so just pay attention to that. The views from our balcony we absolutely incredible! Rooms are basic, but have everything you could need. Floors can get a little sandy, but they came in to clean our room once during our 4 night stay. We didn't eat at the restaurant, but the bar was great and the staff everywhere was awesome! The woman working in the little store was super helpful and very friendly. Definitely take advantage of the little beach area, other tourists are able to be there as well, but there was always space.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Room Tip: We got the room with a view of the main island, no regrets
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Reini H wrote a review Jan 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
We just loved the location of this vacation, easy ferry ride to shops and restaurants, no car needed, the beach was beautiful, groomed and cleaned everyday. Snorkeling was good, specially if you went around the island, sunsets amazing.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Carolina G wrote a review Dec 2020
Jacksonville, Florida12 contributions4 helpful votes
This is not a hotel full of fluff and frills. It is an older building (I didn't see a elevator) but it is the perfect place to go and get-away for all the noise and stress of your daily life. Hotel on the Cay allows you all the peace and tranquility of listening to the waves and star gazing from your balcony to just a short (less then 2 minutes) Ferry Boat ride (available 24 hors a day) across the Cay and suddenly you're in the heart of shopping and dining. A SCUBA Diver's dream, the snorkeling isn't that bad either. I was shocked to see not one but two Sea Turtles while snorkeling in water that was literally no deeper than my knees. The people of St. Criox were so friendly, this is the perfect place to visit when your body and brain need a vacation. Locals had so many great suggestions of places to eat and things to do that I was always glad I followed their suggestions.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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funkdoctor8 wrote a review Nov 2020
Florida160 contributions78 helpful votes
Location, location, and location. Did I mention location? It's on a small island, right off the coast of St. Croix island. A 2 min ferry boat ride across, crystal clear water. The view from your room is amazing, because you're looking back at St. Croix, with lush mountains, blue water, sound of the waves, view of the boardwalk, etc. Ferry ride is exceedingly easy. I never waited more than 2 mins for a boat to come. The beach is very nice. It's one of the only beaches in the heart of Christiansted actually. Even locals come across to enjoy it. Beachside bar has food and drinks. Had live music one night. Beautiful sunset views from the beach. Can't beat the location. I would definitely stay again. Cons: It's clear the hotel hasn't been updated and no money put into it for several years. The outdoor water features and pool are broken, and unkept. There are tiles falling off the baseboards on the walkways. Weeds and grass overgrown in some areas. In the room, its not bad, just dated. The lanai had a rail that looked pretty dangerous if you put any weight on it. However, with all that being said, just depends on whats important to you. If you are looking for fancy, this isn't it. If you're looking for a comfortable bed, lots of cable channels, little kitchenette, AC worked well, and AMAZING VIEWS from your room and the sound of waves, it was a great stay.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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US$116 - US$209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel on the Cay
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel on the Cay?
Nearby attractions include ib designs (0.4 km), Crucian Gold (0.4 km), and Purple Papaya Souvenir and Gift Shop (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel on the Cay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel on the Cay?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel on the Cay?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel on the Cay?
Conveniently located restaurants include Toast Diner, 40 Eats & Drinks, and Galangal.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel on the Cay?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel on the Cay?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fort Christiansvaern (0.6 km), Old Danish Customs House (0.6 km), and Scale House (0.6 km).
Does Hotel on the Cay have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.