Vacation in St. Croix, USVI

A Boutique, Family Owned and Managed, Beachfront Hotel in Beautiful St Croix

"Oh island in the sun, willed to me by my father’s hand, all my days I will sing and praise of your forest, waters, your shining sand…” - Harry Belafonte


Cottages by the Sea Offers....

  • No Passport Required
  • No Added Resort Fees
  • Cash and All Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Additional Parking Fees
  • New Wifi in Every Cottage
  • Bikes Available for Guest Use
  • Kayak Available for Guest Use
  • On-Site Guest Laundry
  • Convenient Restaurant, ‘Beachside Cafe'’” Within a 1 minute walk of any Cottage

Location, location, location……

Established in 1949 by our Grandparents, Harold and Genevieve Benedict, Cottages by the Sea is a family owned and managed beachfront, boutique hotel, located on the western end of the beautiful, tropical island of St. Croix in the American Paradise of the United States Virgin Islands.  We are located 1/2 mile south of the quaint town of Frederiksted where we believe that “West is Best”. Please read the "Our Story" page on this website to get a full history of our family and our Cottages. 

Spread across almost 2 acres of beachfront property, Cottages by the Sea has long been a place where guests come to relax, reflect and get away from everyday life. Our regular guests often refer to us as their "happy place" and a place to get their much needed "vitamin sea". The old world Caribbean life of simple, beach cottages, dazzling sunsets, tropical breezes, crystal clear water, and friendly people will provide you with a new place to call your “home away from home”. 

27 Uniquely Different Cottages

Without the hustle and bustle of a large resort, Cottages by the Sea has slowly evolved over the past 7 decades to be one of the most popular hotels in the Caribbean.  All of our small, beach cottages offer full kitchens (except our 4 European Guest rooms), open floor plans, comfortable beds, private bathrooms, easy beach access, cool tropical breezes, private patios, colorful decor, authentic artwork and air conditioning.

Enjoy swimming and snorkeling in the warm, calm, crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea, or bask in the sun while lounging in one of our beach chairs.  Enjoy hunting for sea glass, BBQ grilling, bike riding, kayaking, or reading a book from our guest library. Enjoy your nightly cocktail while gathering with other guests on one of our common patios to enjoy the sunset and while waiting for the elusive “green flash”

Perfect Vacation Getaway

Shhhhh!  Our guests often tell us that we are the best kept secret in the Caribbean Islands. We definitely work on "island time" and we embrace the slow, old world, quiet, relaxing, atmosphere that we have worked for decades to maintain. Our unique and "organic" property is the perfect beach destination for those who are looking to completely unwind, relax and experience what an authentic Caribbean vacation is supposed to be. Our magical, beachfront destination has long been a place where guests look forward to coming back to, year after year.  Most of our guests are repeat guests, and we hope you will be too!

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