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, this amazing 2 acre tract of beachfront land features the most picturesque Caribbean views and has been extremely well maintained. As one of the longest-standing hotels on the island, it has an exceptional reputation and is often referred to as the “happy place” of frequent guests. The hospitality aspect of the property is composed of 28 cottages, each uniquely designed. The cottages are all named and are different sizes. Among the cottages, there are 23 full kitchens and 6 kitchenettes (no oven). Each unit also features keyless entry and covered outdoor areas (with the exception of one cottage).

On the grounds, immaculate tropical landscaping can be found at each turn. For guest convenience and enjoyment, there are two beachfront patios (with BBQ), on-site laundry, and a Yoga Deck. On a practical note, the property also features an on-site office, storage sheds, 3 parking lots, City Water/ Cisterns, and WAPA electric.

Ideally located on the West end of the island, this property is located only 1/2 mile south of the quaint town of Frederiksted, a popular place for day-trips among guests. This amazing property has a calm, clear, and pristine beach with minimal rocks and no sargassum or seaweed. There is a beautiful view of the cruise ships when they frequently arrive at the Frederiksted Pier to the north and to the south is the Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge. The most stunning view is the spectacular and serene sunset. 

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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