We hadn't been to Cottages in more than five years. My sweetie loves them so much, a return visit was her 60th birthday wish. We were not disappointed. The Benedict family, especially Paul, is constantly improving the Cottages. They possess a quiet dignity which is a nice refuge from the hectic pace of life found on the other parts of St Croix. The Cottages are a few steps away from the Caribbean and possess a gateway to some excellent snorkelling and beach areas. Too, they are close to a good market and plenty of good restaurants. If you really want to stay in the Caribbean and not some type of pre-packaged wannabe, stay here. This is the real deal.