My husband and I (28 and 26 years old) used a guest certificate via RCI timeshare exchange. This was our first trip to St. Croix. Everyone was very friendly. We felt perfectly safe. We enjoyed the private beach location. We had a great time on the island!
The beach restaurant was a little pricey and nothing fancy (I ate a lot of grilled cheese and my husband ate a lot of steak sandwiches), but it was convenient. The beach itself was not the prettiest beach on the island, but everyday, except Friday and Sturday, it was just the two of us on what felt like our own beach. The rooms were very "island 70s" and the beds were not the most comfortable, but for the price, we knew not to expect luxury. The kitchenette was nice to have for our few grocery items. We spent very little time in our room, so it was just fine for us.
The major downside to the hotel was the boat taxi. It wasn't a bad experience or anything, just inconvenient...especially when it is raining like crazy and you have to wait 10 minutes under no cover. For the first couple of nights, we were a bit hesitant about the area where we had to wait for the boat taxi late at night, but we soon realized we were just being silly tourists. We never had any safety issues, nor were we ever approached by anyone (locals or tourists) with anything other than a smile.
Would we stay here again? If we were on a tight budget, then this is the place we would pick. If price is not a concern, the Carambola Beach Resort would be our first choice.
P.S. Rent a car (we rented from Avis--just a short walk from the hotel's boat taxi dropoff). Taxis are quite expensive and the buses are very iffy. If you stay at this hotel, be aware that there is no parking. We had a car for three days; we made separate reservations for each day, so that we could leave the car in the Avis lot.
- 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