Where to Stay in St Croix: 2023 Review of Boutique Properties
Alright, so you have decided St Croix is going to be your next amazing Caribbean getaway. Now, you have to figure out the answer to the all-important question … where to stay in St Croix? Because the island is rather large and takes about a 1-hour drive from the west to the east end, where you choose to sleep will be important. How do you decide? Read on from someone who will go to Google page 20 to find the best place.
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Map of Where to Stay in St Croix
My husband and I drove all the way around the island to get a “feel” for the different areas.
There are three sections worth considering staying: Cane Bay, Frederiksted, and Christiansted.
All have their pros and cons. Deciding which area is going to be best for you will depend on several factors such as the activities you want to do, whether you require the property to be beachfront, and proximity to restaurants and bars.
Where to stay in St Croix Map
01- Cane Bay
This is the location where my husband and I stayed, and we absolutely loved it (so I am going to be biased)!!!
CANE BAY: PROS & CONS
01- Waves at Cane Bay
The Waves at Cane Bay
While we were in St Croix, we drove past this beautiful boutique hotel.
It looks absolutely stunning!
The Waves has 11 modern oceanfront rooms, a bar serving craft cocktails, and one of the top restaurants (AMA) on the island focusing on sustainable seafood.
02- The Pearl at Cane Bay
Upper level bedroom at The Pearl at Cane Bay in St Croix
There are several beautiful villa rentals situated cliffside along Cane Bay.
We chose The Pearl and will only book here in the future!
This gorgeous Mediterranean-style property SURPASSED our expectations. It is only a 5-minute walk to several restaurants and the incredibly picturesque Cane Bay Beach.
As soon as you pull into the gated entrance, you will be beckoned by the property’s private outdoor pool to jump on in.
My husband and I spent many hours relaxing out here, sipping on cocktails, and watching the ocean waves crash on the rocks below us. Any stress will instantly melt away.
I truly felt I was on vacation here!
I also loved the constant breeze we received being right on the cliffs by the ocean. What does that mean? Little to no mosquitoes!
The villa has three floors, all with balconies facing the ocean. The main floor has a living room, dining area, and full kitchen.
We loved making some homemade meals, sitting outside and dining al fresco on the oceanfront balcony, and being mesmerized by the crashing ocean. Expect some beautiful sunsets!
Boardwalk to Frederiksted Pier in St Croix
FREDERIKSTED: PROS & CONS
01- Cottages by the Sea
Upper level bedroom at The Breakers at Cane Bay in St Croix
TripAdvisor readers love Cottages by the Sea, which is actually one of the oldest hotels in St Croix and is still owned by the founding family, the Benedicts.
It is located right on a beautiful beach, where you can snorkel and swim. Normally, the water is calm on this side of the island.
Most cottages come with a full kitchen if you want to cook a few meals at home. The only downside is there is no pool, but you can use the pool at the hotel Sandcastle on the Beach next door for a fee.
02- The Fred
The Fred in St Croix
The Fred is a beachfront, adults-only hotel located right in town and has a swanky, eclectic, modern vibe.
It boasts two saltwater pools adjacent to the outdoor bar, which serves up all the rum cocktails you can handle.
The Fred has great reviews on Tripadvisor. A few guests have mentioned it can get quite lively and loud, so if you are looking for a quiet oasis this may not be it.
Downtown Christiansted in St Croix
CHRISTIANSTED: PROS & CONS
01- The Buccaneer
The Buccaneer in St Croix
St John USVI has very few beachfront properties.
In contrast, St Croix has quite a few. If your dream Caribbean vacation means waking up and walking right out to the beach, you have some options.
The Buccaneer is a historic beachfront hotel that has quite a history.
It all started when a Knight of Malta constructed the first building in 1653. The property has transformed over time from a sugar factory to growing cotton and then raising cattle before it became a hotel.
Quite a few famous celebrities and politicians have enjoyed a stay at the Buccaneer including Kirk Douglas, Michael Jackson, Bill O’Reilly, and even President Joe Biden.
The Buccaneer has many amenities including a golf course, tennis court, pool, and spa.
Another perk is its close proximity to downtown Christiansted, which is a short 8-minute drive. Christiansted has a lot of the top restaurants in St Croix such as Savant, 40 Eats and Drink, and Toast Diner.
St Croix offers several beautiful locations to choose from for your vacation accommodation. After exploring all over the island, Cane Bay was by far our favorite.
The Pearl at Cane Bay was an extraordinary property. Although it did not have a beach, it more than made up for it with its stunning ocean views, balconies on every level, gorgeous private pool, walking distance to the famous Cane Bay Beach for snorkeling, and its great central location for easy access to both west and east end activities.
Relaxing poolside at The Pearl at Cane Bay
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