Protestant Cay, St. Croix

#4 of 14 in Beaches in St. Croix
Beach · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Beat the crowds and find your own little oasis at Protestant Cay, a tiny 1.6 hectare (4 acre) islet easily reached via a five-minute boat trip from Christiansted. Rent some snorkel gear from the local diving company and enjoy the crystal clear water's diverse marine life and colorful coral reef. Those feeling a little more adventurous can rent one of the kayaks, windsurfers, and sailboats. Don't fret if you're not staying on the island's tranquil resort, as the restaurant and beach are open for public use. Using our world travel planner, St. Croix attractions like Protestant Cay can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We stayed in Christiansted and weren't going to take the boat over because we didn't think there would be much to see. Glad we went. Costs $5 round trip per person. Friendly people on the boat and...  more »
  • We stayed at Hotel on the Cay for a few days and had lunch one day at the beach BBQ. VERY good Brisket i must say. If you get a chance do go, the views are great, the beach is nice and the short boat....  more »
  • Love it here. Shortly after the hurricanes they were hosting travelers. Not everything was functional ( bar, rest., etc.) but it was very liveable. Short ferry ride to the board walk makes the entire town accessible. Not fancy but very comfortable.
  • Nice little island with a great beach for snorkeling, or just relaxing. Hotel guests can be a little messy, so I do wish the hotel staff cleaned the beach more often or enforced cleanliness.
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