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... that would save us 25%, that we were actually paying for each one separately. I gave them my card and signed the slip the first night but not the rest so we didn't realize this. So we had to go to complain. The guest relations guy said that we drank the 5 bottles so we should pay for it....I told him if we knew that was happening we would have only drank a glass...and for that we spent $100 more than we would have......actually we still would have wine for supper but would have ...
... we were in luck, in that there was enough room on the very packed boat. We took the catamaran with a huge group from Denmark over to Buck Island. First, we had a stop on a beach, to have a swim and make sure all of our snorkel gear was working fine. Since we were visiting a NP, there would be limited time on the reef. We got over to the reef and were required to take a short "guided snorkeling tour" so the guides could gauge if we were fit enough ...
... sale - greatly improved bottling capacity (in Kentucky) and a relatively endless supply of oak barrels for aging the rum. Apparently, bourbon can only be aged in new barrels, so at least some of the used barrels find their way to St. Croix for the 14 month (for white rum) or 5-12 year (for dark or single barrel rum) aging process. Of course, following the tour, there was rum tasting and the opportunity to by rum ...
... is the eastern version of Point Udall, rum distilleries, the main port and the historical town to see in only a couple days. We decide to hit the old town, Christiansted, and then off to Point Udall if time allowed.St. Croix has been administered by seven different nations in its history, but mostly by the Dutch. Their impetus to be there was the sugar trade, which of course operated off slave labor. The fort in Christiansted, while appearing fairly robust and with ...
Our first port of call was Frederiksted, St. Croix (USVI). At 84 sq mis, St. Croix is the largest of the US Virgin Islands and the furthest east US territory from the mainland (assuming you don't go to Guam or Somoa). Frederiksted is a local town, so we hopped a local shuttle to Christenden about 20-30 miles away. Even though the vehicles are all American with left ...
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Chenay Bay is nice with kids, equipment for water fun is available and free. Didn't use their babysitting-type services, and it appears that those services must be arranged pretty well in advance. The cottages are not luxury by any means, but are spacious and, for us, all the equipment worked despite its age. One toaster was balky, but did function. Nice to have two rooms, kids can be segregated for a little privacy. Snorkeling off the beach is ok, a lot of eel grass with some modest coral when you get pretty far out towards Green Cay island, but quite a few fish and more when you look hard. Good practice for Buck Island, which was superb, or Cane Beach which was very nice also. The cottages are older and loose joints do let in some bugs, but this is the tropics and we really didn't have much trouble unless you leave food out (We almost lost one cereal box to tiny tiny bugs (ants?) because one kid didn't roll up the freshness bag inside the box after use, but then another kid didn't mind eating cereal with a few remaining critters after the box was shaken and "aired out" for a while. All in all we had a great time, and the cottages are considerably cheaper than the more luxurious accommodations and services elsewhere.
I recently got married at Chenay Bay Beach Resort on St. Croix. Debi Forbes, one of the managers, organized the entire wedding and did a great job. I would highly recommend this place for weddings of just to stay at. It is a cottage resort, like the resorts I go to in Northern Wisconsin, except it is in the Caribbean. The people there were always helpful and friendly. On Easter morning every cottage had an Easter basket outside their door and there was an Easter egg hunt for children!! Stay over on a Saturday for the delicious West Indies buffet and cultural entertainment. We also spent a few days at the Pink Fancy to get the "urban" experience of Christiansted. What a great place! Lots of stuff to look at, little nooks to hang out in, and rooms decorated with antiques. A cozy breakfast experience too. My advice- experience the small places of St. Croix.
The owners of this place live on the property and are awful people.
Chenay Bay is mediocre
This resort has a lousy beach which is too shallow and full of weeds.
There are much better beaches elsewhere on the island so we rented a car and drove to the other beaches. The restaurant was fine for lunch but for dinner, it was a disaster as the mosquitoes were out in full force biting us mercilessly. The cabins were OK but definitely, the beach at Chenay Bay was below average.
Don't stay here
We spent one night, which was to many. It is run down and dirty. There were centipedes in the tub, which can be hazardous to your health.
There was construction being done on the cabins, so much for the peace and quiet.
Fun Family Vacation
We had a very pleasant stay at Chenay Bay Beach Resort from June 11-19, 2003. My wife and I lived on St. Croix from 1985-1988, so we knew what to expect. A little cracked plaster and Peeling paint didn't bother us. Everyone on staff was very friendly. There was an open invitation to attend a presentation on the time share opportunity but our schedule was always full and no one on staff ever bothered us about attending. I would have attended the presentation if we were not so busy visiting our old friends. We will stay at Chenay Bay again. Nice calm bay for the kids to learn how to snorkle and kayak. Cozy Cottages with a degree of privacy. Very nice pool and hot tub with a beautiful setting.
The best vacation we have ever had!
My husband and I selected St. Croix for our honeymoon because it seemed quiet and nice. A travel agent suggested Chenay Bay, and we were amazed at how perfect it was for us. Peaceful, beautiful beaches, free kayaks, a nice pool, and the Buck Island trip is an absolute must...we took it twice! Amateur snorkeler's paradise. The room accommodations are quaint, with nice front porches on some. Plus, you are only a cab ride away from everything, including great restaurants in Christiansted. I sure can't remember any problems because it was an absolute blast! I would go there again in a heartbeat.
for a relaxing and peaceful holiday then this is the place to be. the property is small but with every facility, staff are very happy and friendly. full kitchen facilties in rooms. the beach is lovely but only one hammock. their website does need updating with certain points i.e. no food served between 4-6pm, which is usually when you arrive. however they will try to accommodate you with this if the chef is available. there is no bus service or shuttle only taxis from approximately US$5 per person single journey. driving is on left and so is the steering wheel!! Fredericksted is now like a ghost town as St. Croix no longer has cruise ship arrivals so tourism isnt doing too well but Christensted is an absolutely delightful town to walk around and a visit to Buck Island is a must. Trips go from Green Cay Marina close to Chenay Bay or otherwise take a taxi to Christensted.
I would have to disagree with the reviewer who calls Chenay Bay "a waste of money". My wife and I spent our honeymoon there, and we found Chenay Bay to be a beautiful place with a gorgeous beach and crystal clear water. Use of ocean kayaks and snorkeling equipment is free, and there's a small island called Green Kay that you can kayak to right off the hotel beach...an absolute blast!The bar/ restaurant faces the water, and everyone on staff is extremely friendly. I concur that Brett, the owner, has a tendency to brow-beat his employees in front of customers a bit too much, but hey...he's a young, spoiled rich kid on a power-trip, so you ignore him, drink another Carib longneck, and be glad thousands of miles of ocean separate you and your boss for a few days. Curtis, the bartender from Austin, TX was our favorite...born to tend bar, with a great sense of humor and stories from everywhere in the world. If you're a nit-picker who seeks out negative things to whine about, then maybe a few of Chenay Bay's imperfections are enough to spoil your trip...but if you're that kind of person, you're probably alergic to fun no matter the setting. If you like staying in a clean place with beautiful natural surroundings, a friendly staff, and laid back atmosphere, then I recommend Chenay Bay. The next time we visit St. Croix, there's no question we'll stay there again.
Don't waste your money
Rooms need painting. Owners always chastizing employees in front of guests. Food is expensive. You can see the kitchen from the outside dining room. Kitchen looks dirty. Expensive for what you get. Bar is also the most expensive beach bar on the island. Hounded to buy a timeshare several times.