Vacation in St. Croix, USVI

Boutique Family-Owned Hotel in the Quaint Town of Frederiksted - "West is Best"

"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 Features

  • NO PASSPORT REQUIRED
  • NO RESORT FEES
  • CASH AND/OR ALL CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED
  • FREE PARKING
  • FREE WIFI
  • FREE BIKES
  • FREE KAYAK
  • ON-SITE LAUNDRY
  • CONVENIENT RESTAURANT, ‘THE BEACHSIDE CAFÉ’” ADJACENT TO OUR PROPERTY

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”.

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. The Caribbean living 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 cottages offer full kitchens (except our 4 small hotel rooms), comfortable beds, private bathrooms, easy beach access, cool tropical breezes, private patios 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 colorful 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

Cottages by the Sea is your destination for those who are looking to completely unwind, relax and experience what an authentic Caribbean vacation is supposed to be – all at a reasonable price.  Our magical property 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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