Bungalows on the Bay
Bungalows on the Bay St. Croix is the new name for the old Chenay Bay Beach Resort. The resort comprises about 35 cottages, a pool, a beach, a beach bar with live music and on-site restaurant. The location is good, with a nice bay and decent snorkeling. Most cottages have a small kitchen with fridge, microwave, coffee maker, but no stove or oven.
The general vibe of the resort is low-key and laid-back, for travelers who want their own beach and happy to spend lots of time at the resort. There’s plenty on-site activities, socializing, and regular entertainment like live music and a lively beach bar. Travelers looking for privacy and tranquility may find it a bit too noisy.
The resort went through some rough times, with a hurricane in 2017 and a fire in 2018 which destroyed the restaurant. However, the property is in new hands and in 2023 finally getting the attention that it needs with improvements being made. Many of the cabins have been renovated, lounge chairs have been added to the pool and beach. Also, the grounds are better landscaped, and the restaurant is also working again, providing free breakfast for guests and lunch, but no dinner (as of Feb 2023). Additionally, there are regular live events and music, so check the Bungalows on the Bay event schedule for the latest.
Bungalows on the Bay is located on the East End of St. Croix and has its own beach. It’s a nice beach for swimming, snorkeling and kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and other water sports and activities. Its shallow and calm waters make it good for young children.
Bungalows on the Bay St. Croix offers the following cottage types:
- Deluxe Garden View Cottage
- Deluxe Ocean View Cottage
- Luxury Garden View Cottage
- Luxury Ocean View Cottage
- Luxury Ocean Front Cottage
- Overlooking the Ocean Cottage
Deluxe Garden View Cottage: $160-180/night++. 1 Queen Bed. Sleeps 2. Amenities: Bathroom. Bathtub or shower. Hair dryer. Private bathroom. Towels. AC. 32-inch TV. Coffee/tea maker . Microwave. Refrigerator. Daily housekeeping. Safe. View – garden. Outdoor space – Porch/lanai.
Deluxe Garden View Cottage with 2 Beds: $180-210/night++. 2 Queen Beds. Sleeps 4. Amenities: Bathroom. Bathtub or shower. Hair dryer. Private bathroom. Towels. AC. 32-inch TV. Coffee/tea maker . Microwave. Refrigerator. Daily housekeeping. Safe. View – garden. Outdoor space – Porch/lanai.
Luxury Garden View Cottage with 2 Beds: $200-220/night++. 2 Queen Bed. Sleeps 4. Amenities: Bathroom. Bathtub or shower. Hair dryer. Private bathroom. Towels. AC. 32-inch TV. Coffee/tea maker . Microwave. Refrigerator. Daily housekeeping. Safe. View – garden. Outdoor space – Porch/lanai.
Luxury Ocean View Cottage with King or Queen Bed & Sofa Bed: $240-300/night++. Sleeps 4. Amenities: Ocean view. Bathroom. Bathtub or shower. Hair dryer. Private bathroom. Towels. AC. 32-inch TV. Coffee/tea maker . Microwave. Refrigerator. Daily housekeeping. Safe. Outdoor space – Porch/lanai.
The amenities you’ll find here include:
- Free parking
- Free internet Wifi
- Basketball, Kayaking, Outdoor pool, Snorkeling, Tennis
- Water sports equipment, Beach loungers, towels and umbrellas
Bungalows on the Bay Telephone & Address
Address: 5000 Cane Bay Road, Off East End Road on Chenay Bay, Christiansted, 00820, U.S. Virgin Islands
As always, book direct and save money!
Directions to Bungalows on the Bay
From Christiansted, it’s located along East End Road (Rt. 82). Look for a sign on the left side for Bungalows on the Bay Saint Croix. Turn left here and take that road to the parking lot at the resort. Park your car there and then walk 100 yards walk straight through the resort property to get to the beach.
For directions from St. Croix airport (STX) to Bungalows on the Bay, click on the Google Map below on your smartphone and follow the route:
Check-in & Check-out
Check-in is from 3:00 PM until midnight. Early check-in subject to availability. Minimum check-in age: 21. Check-out before 11 AM. Late check-out subject to availability. Late check-out fee: USD 20
Special check-in instructions
The Bungalows front desk works daily from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. If you arrive outside of these hours, contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and key retrieval information.
Pets not allowed.
Children and extra beds
Children are welcome. Rollaway/extra beds are not available. Cribs (infant beds) are not available.
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As of this Feb 2023 update, nearby you can find a number of restaurants in the area, including:
Goat Soup and Whiskey (2 miles away)
Website: http://www.soupandwhiskey.com/ St. Croix Menu:
Cheeseburgers in Paradise (0.4 miles away)
Castaways of St. Croix (2 miles away)
Ziggy’s Island Market (1.7 miles away)
Telephone : 340-773-8382
The Deep End Bar and Grill
Bungalows on the Bay restaurant, menu
Check first if it’s working (telephone: 340-201-1309 , but here are some online reviews of the Bungalows restaurant.
- Cuisine: American | Caribbean | Desserts | Seafood | Vegan | Vegetarian |
- Cost: Very Inexpensive
- Category: Casual Dining
- Star Rating: 4.5
- Reservations: Recommended
- Dress Code: Beachwear
- Meals Served: Breakfast | Brunch | Lunch | Dinner |
- Parking: Private Lot |
- Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Cash | Apple Pay | Debit
- Phone: 340-201-1309
- Features: Full Bar, Ocean View, Hotel Dining, Sunday Brunch, Live Entertainment, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout Available, Personal Wines Allowed, Lounge / Bar, Cooking Classes, Chef’s Table, Free Wi-Fi,
- Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Dog Friendly, Quick Bite, Trendy / Hip, Celebrity Spotting, Date Night,
Bungalows on the Bay Reviews – 2023
Because Bungalows was only recently re-branded, new reviews are thin. But here are the reviews from its predecessor Chenay. Best to look for the most recent reviews online because the situation is changing.
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Is there a minimum stay at Bungalows on the Beach?
No, you can stay as few as a single night.
Are children allowed?
Yes, children are allowed.
Are pets allowed?
No. Pets are not allowed at Bungalows on the Bay, so leave Fido at home.
Is Bungalows on the Bay a good place for families?
Yes, it’s popular with families because of the nice beach plus lots of events and activities to keep kids entertained.
What are the typical amenities in the cottages?
Most the cottages have A/C, private bath and toilet, a small kitchen with fridge, microwave, coffee maker. There is no stove or oven. It’s good for making light meals like breakfast. They also have porch or lanai to sit on and relax. The ones in the back have garden views, while the more expensive ones closer to the water offer a seaview.
Is there an airport shuttle?
No, there isn’t an airport shuttle. Guests either take a taxi or rental car from the airport.
Do I need a rental car?
Depends on how much you plan to leave the resort. If you plan to leave a lot to visit Christiansted, Frederiksted, etc, or tour the island, then a rental car will be a better deal. If you just plan to chill mostly at the resort with only a few trips outside, then you’re better off simple renting taxis.
Will the resort re-branding affect anything?
The old resort had mixed reviews and many noted the cottages were in need of upgrades. But the new management seems to be working hard on upgrading the cottages, the grounds, and the amenities. So it’s likely you’ll have a better experience than some of the older reviews suggest.
What about Bungalows on the Bay St. Croix sports facilities?
Aside from the water activities (pool, kayaking, snorkeling, stand-up paddleboard), there are tennis courts and a basketball court.
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