Chenay Bay Beach

Chenay Bay Beach is a one mils stretch of sand that Chenay Bay Beach Resort calls its own. Guests of the resort have access to all of the amenities set on the beach, making it an extra perk for staying at the hotel, but in truth, it is one of the most beautiful beaches on the island.

Situated just outside the heart of the island of St. Croix, 3.2 miles east of downtown Christiansted, Chenay Bay Beach is on the North coast of the island, You should consider dropping by whether or not you are staying particularly close by. At Chenay Bay Beach, there's a nice balance between seclusion and amenities, which are easily accessed from the urban area nearby.

How to Access The Beach

Chenay Bay Beach is located just east of Christiansted on Route 82.

Amenities and Ambiance

The horseshoe shaped Chenay Bay Beach features white sands and turquoise waters, with a good deal of amenities such as lounge chairs, hammocks, and kayak rentals.

Restrooms are available at Chenay Bay Beach. Additionally, you will have access to chairs and umbrellas, so guests hoping for some respite from the sun will not be disappointed. The water here is fit for snorkeling, so grab some equipment if you want to do some underwater exploration.

What's Nearby


The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the North coast of St. Croix. Green Cay National Wildlife Refuge is seen three quarters of a mile to the , and it is one of the attractions in the region.

If you're interested in combining culture with your visit to the beach, you should plan a trip to Steeple Building. This museum is located only a short taxi ride away, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Chenay Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Green Cay National Wildlife Refuge Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 0.7 mi. NW Green Cay
Coakley Bay Ruins Historical Site 1.1 mi. E St. Croix
Buccaneer Golf Course Golf Course 1.5 mi. W St. Croix
Fort Louisa Augusta Light Lighthouse 2.4 mi. W St. Croix
D C Canegata Ballpark Sporting Event Venue 2.6 mi. WSW St. Croix
Fort Christiansted Historical Site 3.0 mi. WSW St. Croix
Customs House Historical Site 3.0 mi. WSW St. Croix
Steeple Building Museum 3.1 mi. WSW St. Croix
Scale House Historical Site 3.1 mi. W St. Croix
Mitchell Larsen Studio Art Gallery 3.1 mi. WSW St. Croix
Maria Henle Studio Art Gallery 3.1 mi. WSW St. Croix
Reef Golf Course Golf Course 3.1 mi. E St. Croix

Cities and Towns

The nearby town of Christiansted is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From Chenay Bay Beach, Christiansted is a quick trip away, maybe three miles (five kilometers).


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how full the nearby hotels are. Typically, you can expect to encounter quite a few other guests who are staying close by.

Because the beach is situated in a fairly popular vacation area, it typically isn't that difficult to find just the right kind of hotel close-by. If you and your party are wanting to find a place that's on or near the beach, the table that follows shows the options closest to Chenay Bay Beach.

Accommodations near Chenay Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Chenay Bay Beach Resort 0.0 mi. ESE Hotel
Tamarind Reef Hotel 0.9 mi. W Resort
Buccaneer 1.5 mi. W Resort
Hotel on the Cay 3.0 mi. W Hotel
King Christian Hotel 3.1 mi. W Hotel
Hotel Caravelle 3.2 mi. W Hotel
Holger Danske Hotel 3.3 mi. W Hotel
Club Comanche 3.4 mi. WSW Hotel
Divi Carina Bay Resort & Casino 3.7 mi. ESE Resort
Carringtons Inn 4.0 mi. WSW Hotel


If the heat at the beach has you craving a cool cocktail and a bite to eat, you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the nearest places to eat is Island House Restaurant. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk since it's just a short distance away.

A list of nearby restaurants is shown below.

Restaurants near Chenay Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Island House Restaurant -- -- -- 0.0 mi. ESE
Mahi's Seaside Seafood Bar and Grill (340) 718-2918 Caribbean Informal 0.0 mi. ESE
Cheeseburgers in Paradise (340) 773-1119 American Very Casual 0.4 mi. SW
The Galleon (340) 718-9948 Caribbean, Pan Asian / Pacific Rim Fine Dining 0.7 mi. W
Deep End Bar & Grill (340) 718-7071 American, Caribbean -- -- --
Cultured Pelican (340) 773-3333 Italian Informal -- --
Kendrick's (340) 712-2100 Caribbean, Italian Informal 1.5 mi. W
The Terrace (340) 712-2100 Caribbean, International Informal 1.5 mi. W
The Mermaid (340) 712-2100 American, International Informal 1.5 mi. W
Pickled Greek (340) 713-1868 Greek Very Casual 2.1 mi. WSW
Sharkey's Bait Stand (340) 719-9935 American, International, Tex-Mex Very Casual 2.6 mi. WSW
Blue Water Terrace (340) 692-2583 International Very Casual 2.6 mi. E

Other Beaches

St. Croix has many nice beaches, and Chenay Bay Beach is just one option.

Another option worth considering is Tamarind Reef Beach, which is located within a short distance. Book your next St. Croix vacation at the Tamarind Reef Hotel, which is situated on the magnificent beach front property of the Tamarind Reef Beach.

Of course, the Virgin Islands has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but visiting Chenay Bay Beach or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in the Virgin Islands even more memorable.


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