We were making last minute reservations and I called them directly. I spoke with Mary who made every atempt to get the cottages booked for us. SUCCESS! They whole staff was incredibly friendly and helpful, regardless of the request. They made you feel like family.
The beach was perfect. Not too crowded and absolutely clear and clean. The facilities were very comfortable. My husband and child really enjoyed the kayak while I enjoyed snorkleing and lazing on the hammock during the evening hours.
It was quite warm naturally, but the waters were very cooling. At night, a cool shower helped as the AC took a while to cool the big cottage we were in. During the day, the breezes were great to cool off the rooms.
We rented a car for the day and had a wonderful time cruising the island which only took a few hours. We went through the rain forest, fed some pigs some beer (ask the locals!) and traveled into Christiansted for some shopping.
In Fredricksted, there are stores for shopping so that you can cook in your cottage, which is fully stocked with everything you would need to prepare meals. We ventured out some for dinners, but were not quite as impressed with downtown as we were with our resort. The restaurant next door serves great meals, but can get pricey. Breakfast was great!
I would certainly recommend this resort. I felt like a member of their family and would gladly return. The trip was well worth the money. Get a car for a day and do some traveling. The beaches and scenery are worth it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Established in 1949, Cottages by the Sea is a family owned and operated, beachfront, boutique hotel, located just south of the town of Frederiksted on the island of St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands. Our goal is to provide our guests with a quiet, friendly, relaxed, truly authentic Caribbean beach vacation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cottages By The Sea Hotel Frederiksted
- Cottages By The Sea St. Croix/Frederiksted, U.S. Virgin Islands