We just spent a week at HOTC and absolutely loved it. We coordinated a taxi with the hotel, and they were waiting for us when we arrived. Stopped at the grocery store for some beer/water/snacks on the way, and were taken to the boat dock. Hopped the 90 second ferry to the island, captain was great (all week). Easy check in, up to our room, Suite #316 overlooking Christiansted Harbour. Truly beautiful! Unpacked, settled in and went to the bar for a beer, met some very friendly timeshare owners from New York. In the morning, I happened to be in the room when housekeeping came in, and she noticed the sofabed had been slept in. Our 24 year old daughter travelled with us. She kindly offered to put the full mattress on the sofabed so our daughter would have a more comfortable sleep. Extremely thoughtful! We enjoyed fishing off of the dock, snorkelling off shore, kayaking, steel drum band on Tuesday, and wonderful island music playing all afternoon. Very good food in the restaurant, and really friendly staff, from the lobby, to servers, bartenders, housekeeping, watersports, and the boat captains. Loved to see the pelicans, seagulls and egrets fly in and dive for the fish, Found an iguana on the hill and fed him a few maraschino cherries too. The water was crystal clear, the colors amazing. Loved watching the seaplane take off and land several times a day. The little shop on the island had bottled water, juices, pop, snacks and toiletries (no beer) and Mary who runs it is very friendly. The pool looked clean, but we enjoyed the ocean so much, we never went in. The beach was never crowded, and we felt extremely safe. Trips to Christiansted once or twice a day for shopping, drinks at Comanche Yachtless Club, and dinner at Rumrunners & Angry Nates were great too. Added bonus was Jump Up on Friday night! Never had to wait for the ferry more than a few minutes. I would recommend Hotel on the Cay to anyone. We didn't even venture further than Christiansted Harbour, we were so happy with our own little island!
- 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