Protestant Cay, St. Croix

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Beach · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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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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  • a great and cheap way to look at the whole island of st croix. the ferry to the island was $5 round trip and it is a very quick ride (like 1 min). the chairs and umbrella were inexpensive as well. we....  more
    a great and cheap way to look at the whole island of st croix. the ferry to the island was $5 round trip and it is a very quick ride (like 1 min). the chairs and umbrella were inexpensive as well. we....  more »
  • It's worth taking the water taxi on the short trip to Hotel on the Cay (pronounced "key" locally) There is some good snorkeling around the shallow grassy areas and Rolling Smoke BBQ cooks up some... 
    It's worth taking the water taxi on the short trip to Hotel on the Cay (pronounced "key" locally) There is some good snorkeling around the shallow grassy areas and Rolling Smoke BBQ cooks up some...  more »
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  • 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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