My boyfriend and I stayed here in October 2013 and we loved it. It is not a 5star all inclusive resort but it had everything we needed and more. Our room and beds were just average but it was clean and comfortable and had a beautiful view from the deck. We also felt safe. The hotel grounds are teaming with life(small lizards, hermit crabs, endangered birds, and even iguanas!) and there is awesome snorkeling surrounding the hotel. It was charming and a fun experience to stay here. The lady at the water equipment rental shop was really friendly and helpful in getting us snorkeling and kayaking equipment. The pool was decent with a nice sundeck but we didnt even use it since the crystal clear ocean was right there.There is also a small store that sells the bare essentials and she was really knowledgable and took the time to tell us all the ins and outs of the island. The ferry drivers were friendly and the ride only took 2 minutes and ran every 10 minutes til midnight. The town of Christiansted is very quaint and charming. Not a lot of nightlife this time of year but there were some great bars and restaurants along the boardwalk. We recommend "rum runners" for dinner, they have amazing steak and seafood and they have a beautiful view and a nice bar. We also loved "you are here" bar where they served amazing pizza and they let us watch the Seahawks on Monday night football. they even stayed open later to let us finish watching it. Some of the highlights of our trip were riding horses through the rainforest and on the beach with "Paul and Jill's" and snorkeling at buck island with "island adventures." Both activities were so fun and beautiful and well worth the money.
In all honesty there were a few things that could have been better...some of the slats in the door of our hotel room were warped and you could see into our room from the outside which we didn't notice til 3 days of staying there. I saw a few other doors like that but not all of them. We just simply hung a towel over the door but still. There was some noise from construction but i expected that since we got such a good deal on the room rate. There is no elevator which was fine for us but maybe not for people who don't do well with stairs. The restaurant at the hotel(which is not affiliated with hotel on the cay) it was just regular bar food nothing to write home about and the waitresses had some sort of attitude. I felt like they hated that they had to wait on another stupid tourist and they weren't friendly. My arms and legs were covered in bites even with bug spray so beware. Overall I'd come back again because hotel on the cay is a gem.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- On The Cay Christiansted
- On The Cay Hotel
- Hotel On The Cay St. Croix/Christiansted, U.S. Virgin Islands