Chenay Bay Beach Resort

4 stars
Rt. 82 East End Road, Estate Green Cay, St. Croix, 00820
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.3
out of 5
50 reviews
Great Hotel

Nice hotel, wish there was some kind of store on the premises, far from everything, definitnley... See full review

  • Giselle V.
  • Dec 20, 2014
Can't wait to go back!!!

My wife and I were there 10-15/10-22. The place is amazing. It's quiet,serene and beautiful. The... See full review

  • Scuba divers
  • Oct 23, 2014
Cottage-style accommodations, postcard perfect views at St. Croix hotel

Chenay Bay sits on 30 acres of a former sugar plantation on a green hillside overlooking the majestic Caribbean Sea. The property's West Indian-style cottages feature porch where guests can take in soothing ocean and garden views. Visitors can trek along the trails, play a few rounds at the tennis courts, take a splash in the pool and engage in snorkeling. Beachfront bar and grill offers breakfast lunch and dinner.

Chenay Bay is known for its fishing (fees apply for gear rental) especially tarpon and rock fish. Deep-sea fishing charters depart from a marina that is about a mile down the road.

Highlights
  • Hiking and tennis
  • Scuba diving and fishing
  • Near golf and horseback riding
  • Complimentary use of snorkel gear, pedal boats

 

Rooms
Guests choose between West Indian style cottages that sleep four, with one king and one or two double beds and family cottages that include two adjoining units and sleep up to eight guests. Units at the Chenay Bay Beach Resort have either garden or sea views and are just a short walk to the beach. Cottages are equipped with kitchenettes, complete with refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and stove-top range. They also are air conditioned and feature ceiling fans, TVs and direct-dial phones. The cottages are decorated with traditional rattan and dark wood furniture, and art made by local artists.

 

Features
Quaint cottages, just steps from the protected beach at Chenay Bay set this resort apart from many others. Units feature private patios with garden or ocean views and are outfitted with kitchenettes to accommodate guests who prefer to cook their own meals. The restaurant at the Chenay Bay Beach Resort serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests have access to free Wi-Fi at the beach, around the pool and in the restaurant. Complimentary outdoor children's activities for ages four to 12 are provided upon request. In-room childcare is also available (fees apply).
 
Two golf courses are a short drive from the resort and staff arranges tee times, Buck Island sailing tours, horseback riding, jeep tours and scuba diving. 
Transportation
  • Henry E. Rohlsen Airport (15.3 mi/24 km)
Attractions
  • Buccaneer Golf Course (1 mi/2 km)
  • Fort Christiansvaern (3 mi/5 km)
  • Steeple Museum (3 mi/5 km)
  • Reef Golf Course (3 mi/5 km)
  • Christiansted National Historic Site (3 mi/5 km)
Policies and fees

  • Minimum age required at check-in is 21. 
  • Please note that there is a USD 200.00 deposit on a major credit card required at check-in for incidentals/room charges. Contact resort 1-340-718-2918 for specific details. Upon check-in, Defender Resorts reserves the right to inform the guest that a mid-stay move to other accommodations may be required.
  • Pets are not allowed. 


This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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Chenay Bay Beach Resort Rooms

Cottage Garden View - 2 Queens
This cottage is fully air conditioned and includes a kitchenette, cable TV, and a private furnished porch, making it ideal for a family. It accommodates 4 guests with 2 queen beds. Unit has a garden view. 2 Queen beds. Unit sleeps 4.
Cottage Garden View - King
This cottage is fully air conditioned and includes a small kitchenette and cable TV. It is a freestanding unit with its own porch, making it ideal for a couple and features a king bed. Unit has a garden view. 1 King Bed. Unit sleeps 2.
Cottage Ocean View - 2 Queens
This efficiency unit is fully air conditioned and includes a kitchenette, cable TV, and a private porch, making it ideal for a family. It is just minutes away from the beach. Unit has a view of the ocean. Unit has 2 Queen beds. Unit sleeps 4.
Cottage Ocean View - King
This cottage is fully air conditioned and includes a small kitchenette and cable TV. It is a freestanding unit with its own porch, making it ideal for a couple and features a king bed. Unit has an ocean view. 1 King bed. Unit sleeps 2.

Amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
Activities
Pool
Parking
Free parking

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1600
Check-out:
1000

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (50)

Ratings and reviews for Chenay Bay Beach Resort

Overall score

3.3 / 5
5.01.0
50 out of 50
Amenities:
3.1
Room cleanliness:
3.4
Hotel staff:
3.7
Room comfort:
3.4
Location:
4
Value:
3.5

70% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Giselle V.
Business
Woodhaven
Dec 20, 2014

Great Hotel

Nice hotel, wish there was some kind of store on the premises, far from everything, definitnley need to make sure you have a car or taxi arrangement but beautiful views. Food could be more sustainable, I had hot dogs, that took a bit of time and there was no one at the bar. all in all room was awesome and clean, loved waking up to the sound of the beach. would suggest this to others

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Scuba divers
Business
Toms River, NJ
Oct 23, 2014

Can't wait to go back!!!

My wife and I were there 10-15/10-22. The place is amazing. It's quiet,serene and beautiful. The view from our cottage(48# was awesome. If you want a 4-star place to stay,this isn't it. If you want to just relax,unwind,enjoy the water and the sound of the water lapping at the shore...THIS IS THE PLACE! Staff is friendly and attentitive. They are in the process of repairing the pool# you have the bay# and the resturant#they have a great little bbq grill that you can take to your cottage and use). We can't wait to go back there.!!!! The scuba diving is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

For great take out food, go to the SeaSide Market just on the other side of Christensted. It's hard to put an address into the gps. Once you get to your location,hit favorites. It'll get you from place to place with no problems

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Warm Weather Travelers
Business
Tampabay, Florida
Aug 27, 2014

Not really a resort

Taken over by the bank 5 years ago and hardly anything done. Basically it is a lot of small cabins with fresh paint over bad wood and metal. Beds are comfortable but none of the windows close all the way and the unit could be a lot cleaner. The Seafood restaurant is just a little bar serving beer and standard drinks along with hotdogs and burgers. What a joke and only open a few days a week. The pool is useless since the pumps have been broken for years. They just throw raw chlorine in to stop it from being green. Beach is all shells and water is loaded with seaweed. A lot of hotels and resorts are going bankrupt so beware of this before getting a place to stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

The Buccaneer resort is the closest. All together not much choices.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
mibl74
Business
new york
Aug 20, 2014

not recomended at this time

restaurant opens after 11AM. Bar closes at 6pm????? Bathroom faucets were corroded. Shower area needed a lot to be desired.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Warm Weather Travelers
Business
Tampabay, Florida
Aug 13, 2014

Not really a resort

In bankruptcy 5 years ago and the bank has spent nothing since. Everything is run down, but the painted over all the bad wood and rust to make it look better. The grounds aren't bad but the beach is all shell and only 20 feet of clear water than it's all seaweed. Beds were good but nothing else except the beautiful view. The advertised Seafood restaurant was only open a few days per week and only served hotdogs, burgers and basic drinks, occasionally a Mahi sandwich. Would be wonderful if updated because the area and view are fabulous. Low price because of condition.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

The Mermaid restaurant at the Buccaneer Resort, the only real place to eat in the area, but don't buy the breakfast at the main dining area, $55 for 2 and a small buffet, not worth it. Lunches are great and reasonable for the area.Christiansted waterfront is also good, about 10 miles away. Fredericksted has almost nothing.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Regretting Chenay Bay
Business
Dallas, TX
Jul 20, 2014

TRUTH in review...

This was our second visit to St. Croix, and we had such a great experience the first time, we were excited to go back. We decided to stay at Chenay Bay because we new that we were getting a good deal for the vacation package, and couldn't imagine it being unpleasant. Well, we were wrong. Apparently this property is constantly being sold to new owners, and none of them have done anything to improve the property. While the cabin/cottage we were given had everything we needed to cook and sleep, it lacked SERIOUSLY in the cleanliness and comfort arena. The bed... a rock. Jetted tub sound nice? Got one! Did it work? No. Did the bathtub even have the function of being able to be stopped and filled. No. Days 1, 2 and 3 housekeeping came and made the bed and replaced towels, but that's all. Sheets were not changed. Day 4, no housekeeping service. When we went to the front desk to tell them no one had come and that we had no clean towels, the front desk attendant spent 5 minutes browsing through paperwork as if she could find an excuse to give us for them not tending to the room. Then, as I stood there, arms empty, she demanded that we bring the dirty towels to her before she would issue more. When I went back to the room to get them and presented them to her, she gave me 2 towels in exchange. No bath mat, no washcloths. I had also asked for a clean pair of sheets. We're on an island folks... there's sand everywhere. So, since housekeeping hadn't bothered to actually put fresh sheets on for several days, I decided to get the fresh set out of the closet and do it myself. Lo and behold, the 'clean set' in the closet was dirty. I don't mean stained, I mean DIRTY #footprints on the sheet#. I presented those to her as well, and she asked me where I had gotten them. I told her they were the clean set in the closet. She then asked me if they came off the pull out bed. Pretty sure I didn't stutter. Seriously. Just give me some dang clean sheets to put on my rock hard bed! They weren't even a little bit friendly or accommodating. Now, they have a restaurant/bar on site, Mahi's. It doesn't open until 11:00 a.m., they stop serving their limited menu at 3:00 p.m., and the bar portion closes at 7:00 p.m. So unless you buy food to cook in your room, or go into town, you're out of luck for food and drinks. The upside... the bartender, Sheri, was friendly and informative. She was the ONLY staff member that was helpful and welcoming. On to the pool; very dirty #can't see the bottom, or even the steps leading into the pool#. The water was very low the entire time. We saw them add water, but never quite enough to cover the first step into the pool or reach the skimmer/filter. I stayed at a different resort the first time we visited the island, and it was perfect. This was a sad and run down property in bad disrepair. I don't need fancy, and can get by with the bare minimum. It's all about the beach and relaxing, right? But, when the staff can't even get you clean towels, you can't get anything to eat or drink after 7:00 p.m., and the staff acts like you are intruding on their time when you need something as simple as clean linens, there's a problem. Best thing about our trip? Sheri the bartender, the view from our cottage, and our taxi driver, Tiger. Works part of our trip? Deciding to stay at Chenay Bay. Trust me folks... pass this one up and stay at Carambola or Buckaneer. From the moment you pull up at this property you are going to feel like you've wasted your money.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

Most definitely do the Big Beard snorkeling trip to the coral reefs at Buck Island. Do the FULL DAY trip. This was our second time, and it's worth twice the price!

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Clay island hopper
Business
Tulsa , ok
Apr 8, 2014

Needs TLC

We were greatly decieved by the photos. This place is not at all what is described. The grounds are overgrown and the beach was less than desirable. The restaraunt only served bar food (sometimes). If the grill worked. The bar didn't have soda for mixed drinks. I must say the staff the one or two on site were very pleasant. We were told the resort is bank owned and they are cutting costs everywhere. It is very clear that they really don't care. I must say the rooms were clean....run down but clean. We talked to other guests and some didn't have hot water. This place has so much potential and could be a great place. Hopefully someone will turn this place back to what it once was or so we were told. We will not be returning to Cheney Bay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Chenay Bay Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
SueandAl
Business
Vero Beach, FL
Mar 31, 2014

Peace, tranquility and relaxation

Chenay Bay was easily located with excellent directions from the Car rental. We had reserved through a third party and our reservation and room were ready. We were located in a cabin on the upper level with a great view of the blue carribean sea below. The hotel is not new but it was clean, with a new granite counter top, mini fridge and 2 burner cook top with all necessary dishes/utensils, etc. We had breakfast everyday on the veranda and enjoyed the beautiful tradewinds, and the peacefulness. The staff was always pleasant, helpful and accommodating. The beach had shade, beach towels and a tiki bar that opened from 11-7. The menu was very limited, hence the kitchette and take out or dine out. You should have a car if you want to get around because except for the beach there is nothing left to do here. However, we had an overall fantastic experience and plan on returning.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

Rent a car. You don't need a Jeep, we had an economy car from Budget (very helpful and convienent) and used one tank of gas for the week. Buy the gas from Budget saved $.30/gallon.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
shopgirl627
Business
tampa fl
Feb 25, 2014

a place to go back to

these little cottages are adorable. I'll definitely recommend to friends and family. With a little more upgrades, this could be an almost resort kind of place. love the views, that makes it all worth it! Very near downtown Christiansted. Very convenient.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
IslandHopper123
Business
USA
Jun 8, 2013

Nothing Special

Check in is at 4PM and check out is at 11AM. Don't know why it takes 5 hours to prep rooms. There aren't that many at this property and other places clearly does it in 3 hours. We were not allowed to check in until around 4PM, even though we observed there were tons of rooms unoccupied during our stay. The cottages were ordinary...nothing special. Walking into the room, it felt like a 2** motel. Some of the items and equipment in the room weren't working such as the phone. There was only 1 outlet to use in the bed area. Good thing I had a travel 3-to-1 splitter to add some much needed outlets to charge our phones. We've visited this property a couple years ago and the place has run down a lot since then. I saw pieces of paper stuck in cracks throughout the room. The purpose seemed to be to keep the bugs out. I would have thought some silicon or caulk would have been more appropriate and not so tacky. The rooms weren't really cleaned while we stayed. Trash was taken out and the bed was remade but there was a dead bug on the floor when we arrived and it was still there 4 days later when we departed. There was also a razor head behind the toilet when we got there and again, it was still there after leaving. There was a bunch of hair on the blow dryer from the previous guest (or guests). This proved to me that the level of cleaning wasn't where it should be. This site had the property listed as a 4**** hotel. At E x p e d i a is is listed as a 3***, this is really a 2**, maybe a 2**-1/2*. The beach at Chenay; however, is one of the best on St. Croix. The location is also great for water activities and things to do in St. Croix east end. The restaurant on property is also really good and the food is affordable. Overall, I don't think we will be returning to Chenay. The price was average but we are at the point in our lives where we prefer to stay in hotels that are truly 4**** (or even 3-1/2***) and above. If you aren't looking for anything special though, this is a good choice. Cheers!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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