Hotel Overview

Hotel on the Cay is an iconic landmark located on the privately owned Protestant Cay just off the St. Croix shoreline. With just 53 rooms on the private island, the hotel invokes a sense of intimacy and security for couples and families alike.  When staying at this hotel, guests can enjoy ocean views and the only in town beach on St. Croix.  Relax in the tranquility of a private island with the convenience of downtown shopping, restaurants, bistros, nightlife and historic attractions. Excellent snorkeling is available just a short walk from your room. Our hotel partners with St. Croix Watersports to offer on-site guest activities including jet ski tours, snorkel rental, windsurfing, kayaking and more; as well as offering amazing diving excursions through St. Croix’s original PADI 5 Star training facility, Dive Experience. Perfect for honeymooners or other privacy-seekers, our hotel is the ideal hideaway just minutes from the Christiansted boardwalk.  If your idea of a Caribbean vacation includes sunset, white sand and the simple phrase “No problem…” this is the place for you.

Property Information

Year Built: 1950
Last Renovation: 2010
All rooms non-smoking: 53
Buildings: 1
Floors: 3
Total rooms and suites: 53


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General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy - This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information -   Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.  Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 578 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Hotel On The Cay, St. Croix USVI- a lovely visit

    I just returned from an all-too-brief, 3 night stay at Hotel On The Cay, USVI. The location of the hotel is perfect - near downtown activities, shops, eateries, historic sites. The views of Christiansted from my room balcony were stupendous. The room amenities were perfect to my needs as a lone traveller (kitchenette w/micro, toaster oven, fridge). The staff was pleasant and helpful. The 5 minute ride to and from the Cay on the complimentary water taxi (provided 24/7 for hotel guests) made the stay that much more unique and special. Lovely spot for snorkeling and diving. Loads of photo ops of wild life on the Cay. Splendid. I look forward to vacationing there again in future.

    Dec 07, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Bucket List....the Cay

    The staff and beach were amazing. It was under construction but is well on it's way to be great again!! Would highly recommend!! Snorkeling was a daily adventure for us and all we had to do was walk from our chair to the water!!

    Dec 05, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Hotel on the Cay is a Special Experience!

    The Hotel is fun. You travel to and from the Hotel on the Hotel's motor launch, which runs continuously. The rooms have magnificent views of the harbor and ocean and are nice, with refrigerators, microwaves and toaster ovens. The hotel decor is dated, but that doesn't really matter. However, there are two issues. The first is that the mattresses are in desperate need of replacement. Ours sagged and was very uncomfortable. Second, most of the published telephone numbers for the hotel do not work after 4pm or on weekends when many people check in. Be sure to find the direct front desk number before you go, and also call and get specific instructions on how to find the boat dock. Its not obvious and can be distressing if you are wandering around with suitcases trying to find it. We had a great time and highly recommend staying there.

    Nov 18, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Amazing snorkeling time

    This hotel is perfect if you want to escape from your daily stress. You need to take a boat that is complementary for the guests. The boat ride is about 1 minute and then you arrive at paradise. When you arrive at the property you are welcomed by a lot of fishies at the dock. The lobby is ok but the staff is very attentive and very helpful with recommendations. Room is ok nothing fancy just that what you need to spend a few nights. The room includes microwave, toast, refrigerator and safe box. The view from our balcony is amazing. They have a pool but most of the time is empty because people prefer the beach instead. Don't forget to explore the hotel grounds because that hotel was a fort in the 1700's theres a lot of story to know. At the moment they don't offer breakfast but you can take the boat and get breakfast at the main island. They do a good BBQ smoke lunch and dinner in the property restaurants and don't worry about the prices because they're not high. Please don't forget to bring your snorkel equipment because the hotel is a cay so you are going to see a lot of fishies and turtles too. We saw two turtles during our snorkeling time.

    Nov 13, 2019
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Not bad.

    One roach, minimal amenities, soft bed & good pillows. Views and critters cool to watch. Ferry operators awesome and helpful. Other staff nice as well. Very quiet. Not fancy, but it was a good stay. Try the bbq when there, it was great.

    Nov 05, 2019

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