Chenay Bay Beach Resort Hotel, Christiansted
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Chenay Bay Beach Resort Hotel
Quiet and relaxingfrom shamane
Great Beach settingfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Beautiful View, Nice Roomsfrom Meaculpal
"The Ritz," Chenay Bay is not. It provides nice bungalow style rooms with kitchenettes and views that vary based on the rate paid. It was extremely quiet and beautifully landscaped with tropical plants and a nice view of Chenay Bay/Green Cay. The beach was clean and the water clear. I received a complimentary bottle of champagne as an arrival gift...nice touch.
One word of warning: some of the cottages are on steep inclines at the top of the property which can make getting to them a bit of a challenge. I looked at it as a bit of exercise I really needed.
I would recommend this place to anyone who wants peace and quiet with easy access to the creature comforts of Christiansted.
chenay bay just greatfrom A TripAdvisor Member
we have not seen the new restaurant but were told they remoled it and it is beautiful from friends we met last year.
Paradise in the Caribbeanfrom A TripAdvisor Member
at Cheney Bay, mon!from A TripAdvisor Member
This is not the place to go if you're looking for a wild nightlife, but a fabulous destination for young families or the romantic to enjoy the gorgeous crystal blue sea, the kiss of the tropical sun and all that historic St Croix Island has to offer (i.e. check out 350 year old historic Christiansted and it's waterfront shops and boardwalk, tour the Cruzan rum factory, take the "Buck Island" snorkeling tour or check out the island's botanical gardens & museums - all a "stone's throw" from the resort)! All this and it's a great value too!
Highly recommended. Don't forget your sunblock!
NEVER STAY HERE!!!from A TripAdvisor Member
These reasons were all well enough, however the main reason for my absolute disgust for this property came from Peter Locke, the owner himself. On the second day of our trip, we took out a complimentary sail boat, one of the many things we were promised with this property. We learned that a week earlier there was a problem with one of the two boats and the rudder was snapped off during a voyage into the bay. As an experienced sailor and skipper of small sailboats, I knew I had the capability to handle the single-sail sunfish, and decided to take the other one out with my younger brother, 16. However, I made the unfortunate mistake of assuming the worker on duty, the owner's son, rigged my boat correctly. When he told us that he had rigged it, and helped us cast off, I never realized that he never put in the boat plugs, or checked to see if a rudder pin was in place. Both MAJOR problems when taking out a sailboat. Ten minutes later, with an attempted tack back towards the beach, we floundered toward the reef in the current as our boat continued to fill with murky brown water. So much for sailing. The worst part of this experience came with the owner's reaction.
Before we even left our cabin on the third day, the owner already approaced my youngest brother, 14, and began yelling at him for my "inexperience" in sailing, and now, as punishment, we would not be allowed to take out any other equipment. After hearing this report, my dad and I, 21, took to the beach to find out what had happened. The owner appoached us, already heated, and started shouting in front of 15 other guests, within 6-inches of our faces, with a pointed finger attempting to intimidate me, and stading over my shorter father to do the same. We do not rattle easily and we simply asked him to demonstrate how well his equipment works, if I am "inexperienced" after two years as a midshipman at the US Naval Academy and a semester on the USNA Sailing Team. He continued to shout choice words at us, telling us that he isn't going to spoon feed us lessons, or teach immature guests how to sail. He then accused us of using the 'f-word', and he would not tolerate us on his property. Luckily, those 15 other guests know that the 'f-word' was never used, by either party, and the owner of this property, who also owns two others on St. Croix, is the embodiment of the 'a-word'. All said and done, we had the USVI Police Dept. file a report to document the owner's hostility, and later found out that this was due to HIS LACK OF INSURANCE. We felt entirely unsafe and thoroughly disgusted with our experience with Peter Locke, his "management staff" (aka wife and son) and began making phone calls to find a place to stay. We took a short drive to the Diva Carina Hotel and Casino and had an AMAZING vacation. The trained staff at Diva Carina not only had working sailboats, but also taught us to windsurf, showed us where to dive for conch, and provided an amazing environment for the family to relax and play, for far cheaper, even booking same day, than the Chenay Bay. For a full review of the Diva Carina Hotel and Casino, please click on their posting. For anyone wishing further details on the horrific experience at Chenay Bay, please email me. Be wary of any property owned by Peter Locke, as we were advised he owns two additional properties on St. Croix.
The major issue however does relate to the sailboat, both of which have always been in working order. We are extremely diligent in making sure that whoever requests to use the sailboat assures us that they do know how to sail. There have been many instances where Peter Locke has had to go and rescue so called experts when they were unable to return. Safety is first and foremost and we reserve the right to refuse to allow anyone the use of the sailboat who is not capable of controling the boat in open water.
This was the case with this family. The son assured us he could sail and that turned out not to be the case. Sailing on a lake is very diferent than sailing in the Caribean.
We assisted in gettting him back and told the watersports staff not to allow him to use the sunfish again. This did not bode well with the boys father who proceeded to scream and curse out Peter Locke all within earshot of our other guests. Yes, the other guests did in fact hear him curse out the owner and were happy to learn that they were asked to leave.
The statements stating that we do not have insuraunce and that Peter Locke owns 2 other hotel are both false. We pay over $120,000 a year for insuraunce and Chenay Bay is the only property owned by Peter.
Again, the safety of our guests is #1 and I am sorry that these guests did not understand this.
The Perfect Placefrom gsxrgirl
Chenay Bay is great!from A TripAdvisor Member
We didn't really eat at the resort much--we drove into town and experienced the downtown restaurants.
The pool is a nice size and has a jacuzzi too. The beach is nice, but remember you are on a bay, so no big waves. The place would be great for a family vacation. It is not a wild and active place. Keep that in mind if that is what you are looking for, but the drive to Christansted is only 5-10 mins.
We would definitely recommend staying at Chenay Bay!! We hope to visit St. Croix again soon!
Very nice resortfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Top Local Tips for Christiansted
Bug Spray - can't be said enough I was eaten alive by no-see-ums! Bring lots of bug spray and use it when you go to bed too.
Nice Town with many shops Christiansted is a nice Island town, but you really want to stay at a place like Chenay Bay because the town will get old after a while. Rent a car - the Island is amazing, and there is so much to do around the city. 90% of what we did was around Christiansted, but not in Christiansted. Frederiksted (the other town/ other side of the island) is kinda rebuilding. Taxi's are expensive. Drive only if comfortable driving on the wrong side of the road (in a left hand drive car)
Be sure to rent a car Unless you are staying for a very short time, a car is a must on St. Croix. You drive on the left but it only takes a short time to get in the habit.
Other names for Chenay Bay Beach Resort Hotel
- chenay bay beach resort
- Address: Route 82 East End Rd - Christiansted - 00824 - Virgin Islands U.S.
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