Cottages By The Sea

Established in 1949, this family owned and operated beachfront, boutique hotel, is located on the west end of St. Croix, 1/2 mile south of the quaint town of Frederiksted. Spread across almost 2 acres of prime, beachfront property, Cottages by the Sea has long been a place where guests come to relax, reflect and get away from everyday life.

With 29 uniquely different cottages, and without the hustle and bustle of a large resort, Cottages by the Sea offers our guests an authentic, old-style Caribbean getaway. 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 sea glass hunting, grilling, bike riding, kayaking, reading, and join us for a nightly cocktail while gathering with other guests on one of our common patios to enjoy the sunset, while looking for the elusive “green flash”.

All of our cottages offer full kitchens (except our 4 small hotel rooms), free wi-fi, comfortable beds, private bathrooms, easy beach access, cool tropical breezes, private patios and air conditioning. Cottages by the Sea is the perfect vacation getaway for those who are looking to completely unwind, relax and experience what a 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.

“The Cottages are truly the spirit of St. Croix” Sheron, TX

“In short - Cottages by the Sea represents a great bang for buck for the Caribbean” Peter, NC

“Our room was literally a stones throw away from the water’s edge” Larry, NC

Evening and nighttime security, Free Parking, Free Wi-Fi, Housekeeping
Sports on or nearby:
Kayaking, Bike riding, Swimming, Snorkeling, Sunbathing, Diving, Golf, Sightseeing, Sailing, Boating, Jet skis, Fishing, Tennis, Horseback Riding, Rainforest Tours, Golf, Shopping, Restaurants, Museums, Forts
Individual Units, Air Conditioning, Cable TV, Ceiling Fans, Full Kitchens, 2 Community Patios, Private Patios for each Cottage, Private Bathrooms, Room Safes, Hair Dryers, Free Wi-Fi, Irons, Guest Laundry Facilities, Housekeeping, Reading Library, Gas Grills, Free Bike and Kayaks for Guests, Beach Lounge Chairs, Beach Towels and all Linens

Toll Free:   (800) 323-7252

Phone:   (340) 772-0495

Cell:  (340) 514-4824

Address: 127A Smithfield Rd, Frederiksted, VI 00840-3677



Beach Guide

Did you know... St. Croix is ringed by beaches of all shapes and sizes, some are long white sand stretches, others are small patches shaded by low sea grape trees and towering coconut palms. Some have smooth sandy bottoms ideal for swimming, and others have rock and coral-lined entries perfect for snorkeling!

Did you know... St. Croix is the only Caribbean Island where a diver can:
●Dive a wall that drops over 13,000 feet
●Dive a reef that is the largest living reef of any Caribbean Island
●Dive five wrecks that are within 100 yards of each other
●Dive a pier        


Weddings / Romance

DID YOU KNOW THAT... Many couples are opting to save the money (not to mention the stress and hard work) of a big wedding at home by escaping to a Caribbean island for a combination wedding/honeymoon. Upon their return, they can share the event by showing the video and photographs at an informal reception.

All the islands are beautiful and, on some, weddings have become a major promotional tool. So why should you choose St. Croix above others?


Moving Here

DID YOU KNOW... In addition to it's long and rich multicultural history, friendly people, open spaces, the blue sea and near perfect year-round weather, there are a number of reasons to consider relocating to St Croix. Most importantly, the U.S. Virgin Islands, which includes St Croix, operate under U.S. law which is important in both business and personal matters. 

This means mainland US companies do business here including retail stores such as K-Mart, Radio Shack, Office Max, McDonald's and Wendy's. Also U.S. financial services including a variety of U.S. mortgage, insurance and banking companies offer local service.  U.S. cellular phone companies including AT&T and Sprint, both operate here.


Arriving By Cruise Ship

Our Port

The Ann E. Abramson Pier is named in honor of the Virgin Islands Public Works Commissioner who was responsible for much of the rejuvenation of the Frederiksted area. This is the pier where most of the large cruise ships dock, as well as military ships, submarines, and other naval vessels. From time to time, tall-ships especially from Denmark, can be seen here.

The dock itself has been a favorite diving place especially for viewing bright coral, sponges, and a multitude of fish life. A night dive should reveal the sea-horses unique to this pier. Visitors arriving at the pier often walk through the small town of Frederiksted and walk to the nearby beaches and beach club     

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Planning A Trip

Planning a trip to the St. Croix is exciting, fun and so easy…..

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St. Croix Food Tours

Guided Food Tasting & Cultural Walking Tour On St. Croix
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Events & Festivals

So many wonderful events and things to do in St. Croix

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Water Sports

Come join us in our exploration of the unique underwater world.

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