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St. Croix Hotels

Chenay Bay Beach Resort

  • Rte. 82 Map It
  • $
  • Casual Chic

Pros

  • Beachfront location
  • Good children's program
  • Wide array of water sports

Cons

  • Need car to get around
  • Lacks pizzazz

Updated 03/04/2014

Fodor's Review

The seaside setting and complimentary tennis and water-sports equipment make this resort a real find, particularly for families with active kids. Rooms have ceramic-tile floors, tropical color schemes, rattan furnishings, and front porches. Gravel paths meander among terraced wood or stucco cottages. Other facilities include a large L-shape pool, a protected beach, a picnic area, and a casual restaurant. There's also a reasonably priced shuttle to grocery stores and shopping

areas.

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Hotel Information

Address:

Rte. 82, Green Cay, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

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Phone:

340-773–2918; 866-357–2970

Hotel Details:

  • 50 rooms
  • No meals

Updated 03/04/2014

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Jul 28, 2005

Chenay Bay was bad with an attitude.

We were so disappointed. I had done all the research and thought this would be a great place. When we arrived were greeted with 3 women with an attitude. They had clients ahead of us that received the same treatment. We were told our unit would be oceanfront. We were put in a garden view and told all the others were full. No apology. The "family cottage" is basically two adjoining rooms with 2 kitchenettes. There is not seperate living area

or dining area. The website was misleading in this. There bugs flying around the rooms. Worms on the ceiling and floor and ants everywhere. The water sports were misleading also on the website. There are no windsurfers or paddleboats. The property is smaller than it appeared on the web and beach is a lot smaller. All of this would have been easier to except if the personnel had been friendlier. The pool was open but under construction. We only stayed one night and moved to Sugar Beach. The manager left the office when she saw us coming obviously not wanting to deal with us. The woman working the next morning was very friendly and tried offer us another cottage but the bug probelm was so bad we thought it would be bad in all the cottages. Everyone else we came in contact with in St. Croix were wonderful. Just not at Chenay Bay.

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By George

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Jan 6, 2005

Go to the Water

We just returned from a week trip over the Christmas 2004 holidays. This is a nice resort, perfect for families. It is about 200 acres with a very nice, low key beach with chairs, kayaks, snorkilng, tennis courts and a pleasant resturant on the beach. They are in the process of renovating all the cabannas so be sure to ask for an updated ones as the older ones are a bit tired.

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Aug 18, 2002

Quiet, Unpretentious Beach Resort

We spent our honeymoon at Cheney Bay after finding an ad advertising a honeymoon package there that included a snorkeling trip to Buck Island, champagne, flowers, two t-shirts, and a West Indian buffet. When we got down there we found out that it had all been false advertising and we felt quite gypped! The resort blamed the magazine for running the ad incorrectly - the package we thought we were getting cost quite a bit more than it said in the

ad. Chenay Bay stated they could not honor the ad, but when they saw how upset we were they threw in the 2 t-shirts and champagne at no charge. Despite that, we enjoyed our stay. The room was clean and comfortable and had a fully stocked kitchenette and Caribbean casual decor. The grounds were beautiful - full of flowering trees and birds. Our only complaint about the room was that the air conditioner was a little hard to regulate. It tended to get a little too cold in the room at night and the unit even frosted over with ice crystals at one point even though we didn't have the temperature set that low. We enjoyed the free use of snorkeling gear and board games and the nice little tennis court. The small beach is nothing spectacular, but is clean and quiet. One day during the week we had the whole beach (and hammock) to ourselves! We didn't partake of the West Indian pig roast as it seemed rather expensive for what you get, so we had dinner somewhere else and came back later for the after- dinner entertainment.

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By Jodi

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Feb 24, 2002

Never again!!!

First off, the room was absolutely horrible. There were millipedes everywhere. We couldn't get the hot water heater fixed and one of the people in my party got shocked on the stove. For the money we paid, we expected alot more. It was hardly my idea of a beach. No real snorkeling anywhere. I don't recommend this place at all. The only good thing about it was Bill the bartender. Very very nice and hospitable. You've been warned.

By Paula

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Mar 14, 2001

Families can do AS MUCH or AS LITTLE as they like...

We found Chenay Bay Cottages to be a great value for us (family of 4, kids aged 5 and 9). The cottages are nice and clean, staff helpful and cheerful, and nothing was EVER crowded, even during President's week in February. I met more than a few families that return each year. The bay is quiet, clear and calm and complimentary snorkel and beach equipment are good quality and abundant. Beach and pool are just steps away from cottages, and it

is also VERY quiet at night. Beach and quiet... we'll be one of the families returning each year.

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