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"Established in 1949, Cottages by the Sea is a quaint, family run and value priced vacation escape, located just south of Frederiksted on a perfect stretch of sandy, white beach on the Caribbean island of St. Croix, in the US Virgin Islands."

Why Visit St. Croix

St. Croix is simply exquisite. It boasts the most perfect climate of all the United States -- the worst day on St. Croix is still better than most other places. St. Croix is also uniquely historic, agricultural, serene, uncrowded, affluent, and is characterized by spectacular topography. See for yourself…
  • St. Croix is one of the three main U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI). Since it is a U.S. territory, the US dollar is used for currency and you have access to the US Postal System, US Court System and protection from US laws and agencies. A passport is not needed to enter the island from the United States.
  • St. Croix is the largest of the USVI at 87 sq. miles. The island is 28 miles long and 7 miles wide.
  • St. Croix has a population of over 50,000 residents
  • St. Croix is in the passageways of the easterly, cooling Trade Winds. The Trade Winds averages temperatures between 75 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit, seldom above 90 and never under 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The Trade Winds are the most reliable winds in the world, and in the days of sailing ships, could be guaranteed to carry ships on their routes carrying goods between countries, hence the name trade winds.
  • St. Croix is the most easterly point of the United States.


  • St. Croix boasts the most and best historic sites of the three major USVI.
  • St. Croix is the only place in the present day United States that was named by Christopher Columbus.
  • St. Croix is the only territory in the New World to have been under seven flags -- Spanish, Dutch, English, French, Knights of Malta, Danish, and since 1917 the USA.
  • St. Croix , in its early days, was known as the Garden of the West Indies and attracted many government officials from surrounding islands to learn from the exceptional layout of its 300 acre estates, towns and roads.
Serene & Uncrowded
  • St. Croix is unique in that it is completely surrounded by the Caribbean Sea.
  • St. Croix is permeated by charming Danish architecture.
  • St. Croix has uniquely beautiful rolling hills.
  • St. Croix is not known as a "tourist" island like St. Thomas so enjoy the true Caribbean life.
  • St. Croix has a topography that is not as rugged as many other Caribbean Islands making it easier to traverse.
  • St. Croix has manageable traffic and an efficient network of roads.
Spectacular Topography
  • St. Croix has up to 1100-ft. hilltops creating breathtaking views.
  • St. Croix has lush rainforests on the northwest side of the island.
  • St. Croix has a very diverse topography, from the dry plains in the east to the beaches of the south west, to the north shore, and the rainforests of the north west.

Cottages by the Sea
127A Smithfield Rd.,
Frederiksted, St. Croix
U.S. Virgin Islands 00840
800.323.7252 | 340.772.0495 | email us