We know that planning a vacation is stressful – working together the costs of travel, hotel, dining and activities can be overwhelming. At Chenay Bay Beach Resort in St. Croix we want to help streamline the process as much as possible! That’s why we have rolled out the option to book all-inclusive with us!
Guests are still welcome to book a room without the all-inclusive deal, but we now offer the option to include 3 full meals per person a day for every day of your stay. Our restaurant, Mahi’s, is on-site and oceanfront! The view, the food, the food and the friendly service will not disappoint!
While at Chenay Bay we also have breathtaking snorkeling right out from the resort. All of our guests are able to use our new snorkel equipment to get a look first hand at coral reefs, sea life and more! We’ve spotted sea turtles and all kinds of tropical fish just a short distance from our shoreline.
The stunning view while dining at Mahi’s!
Today, June 8th, is the 10th Annual World Ocean Day. It is a day of awareness, education and activities to promote knowledge and appreciation for all of Earth’s oceans. This year’s theme is Youth:the next wave for change.
St.Croix is happy to celebrate this day. How can we not with the great blue ocean stretching in every direction around our piece of paradise. To celebrate all of us at Chenay Bay Beach Resort wanted to write about some of the reasons we love and appreciate the ocean.
First of all we love the inspiration and relaxation that being in its presence provides. There’s a good reason that we live on “island time”…it should really be called “ocean time” as its the real cause.
Then there’s our appreciation for everything the ocean provides from oxygen to food.
In celebration of World Ocean Day and its theme of educating youth St.Croix is offering free snorkeling training today. If your on St.Croix come out and enjoy the ocean, if your by the ocean elsewhere take a moment and appreciate it. If you aren’t by the ocean…use today to plan a trip or learn some new things about it! Happy World Ocean Day 2012 everyone!
While the NBA finals in full motion most of us on St. Croix have chosen a favorite team – the San Antonio Spurs. It’s not because we are fond of the Texas weather (we prefer our tropical, Caribbean climate) it’s because their team captain, Tim Duncan is one of our beloved St. Croix natives.
Duncan grew up on St. Croix and was a top swimmer – it wasn’t until Hurrican Hugo trashed his pool that he decided to play a basketball. It’s a good thing he did. Duncan moved off St. Croix to take a scholarship to Wake Forest University and eventually went #1 in the NBA draft. He has spent his entire career with the San Antonio Spurs and has won four NBA Championships, been named the Finals MVP three times and the NBA’s MVP two times.Tim Duncan is known for his personality as well – he is very much an un-celebrity – staying humble and low-key, even after his many great successes. For this the United States Virgin Islands has awarded Duncan with their highest award – the “Virgin Islands Medal of Honor.”
We look forward to rooting for Duncan in this year’s NBA Finals and the Finals for many years past. We are proud St. Croix was the paradise in which he could first discover his love and talent for basketball.
While it’s known as “Happy Hour” it’s often more than just an hour. Here are the top four reasons why here at Chenay Bay Beach Resort in St. Croix we truly love happy hour:
- Try the new. Been dying to try your favorite Cruzan Rum with a new mixer? Well Happy Hour is the time to try it with discounted drinks so you can try all the combinations you want – for a fraction of the price. It gives you the chance to try food for a lowered price as well.
2. Social Scene. Nothing brings people together and creates new connections better than a great Happy Hour. I mean come on everyone is happy – what better time for introductions.
3. Relaxation. The hours are ideal – at Mahi’s, the on-site, ocean front restaurant at our resort we have happy hour at the perfect time to begin relaxing whether you had a long day at work or a long day at the beach. Either way between 4 to 6 Monday thru Friday and noon to 5 on Sundays there’s no better time to drink and eat up.
4. Expect the unexpected. You never know where a Happy Hour might take you – it could be a few quite drinks with close friends and then call it a night. Or it could end as a glorious night that stretches until dawn. Or when you are in a Caribbean it could lead to a homemade slip and slide stretching out from the bar. You just really never know where the night will take you.
Come on out and join us for Happy Hour every week on St. Croix! And please share with us why YOU love Happy Hour!
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As a St. Croix resort we love this island. It’s our home and some of our residents have been born here, while some have come to visit and never left, making a life decision to permanently reside on this slice of paradise.
One great thing about St. Croix that some people may not know is that since we are an unincorporated territory of the United States there is no passport required to travel here if you are a U.S. Citizen. So you can fly from New York City to the tropical island of St. Croix with the same ease as flying from New York to Los Angeles.
Traveling is hard enough with the planning, packing, budgeting and everything else – why stress yourself out to travel to the Caribbean and deal with passports. Just hop on the plane and come on down…we are warning you though, you will probably enjoy it so much we won’t be able to get you to leave.
It’s the most special day of your life. Little girls dream about it. Dad’s dread it. The options and budgets for it are limitless. It’s your wedding day.
While destination weddings have been around for ages, they are becoming more popular than ever. Destination weddings give you a stunning and memorable backdrop that cannot be created anywhere but in a paradise such as St.Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The ease at which it takes to plan a destination wedding is another one of the great things about them. Forget decisions and stress and details and concentrate on the love that is being bonded through the marriage.
Chenay Bay Beach Resort on St. Croix is a beautiful destination for your wedding. One perk is that the whole thing is planned for you. Pick a package and show up. It’s that simple. What’s even better is that a passport is not required for U.S. Citizens to come to St. Croix so travel is a piece of wedding cake.
Start your marriage out beautiful, peaceful and serene by having it in a place that encompasses all those qualities. For better or worse, you’ll always have a tropical, magical memory.
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Ahh paradise. By definition it means a “place of extreme, beauty, delight or happiness,” or a state of “supreme bliss.” So really any place can be anyone’s own personal paradise – from being home with your children to kicking back on the beach in St. Croix.
At Chenay Bay Beach Resort on St. Croix in the United States Virgin Islands we have a lot of ideas about paradise. We think snorkeling directly off the hotel’s one-mile stretch of beach is paradise. We also think dipping into our on-site restaurant, Mahi’s, Crucian Crabby Dip is quite heavenly. The most perfect piece of paradise though – the view.
Looking out at the beach from our St. Croix Resort, whether it be from the infinity edged pool or the private, Wet -Indian style cottages the view is truly breath taking. There’s crystal blue water, white sand and tropical plants flourishing. There’s no way that gazing out in any direction you can’t let your worries melt away and slip into your own personal paradise and bliss.
Running, biking, swimming – oh boy! This upcoming Sunday, May the 6th St. Croix and Chenay Bay Beach Resort are honored to welcome and sponsor the Ironman 70.3 Race – also known as the “Beauty and the Beast” race. This stunning race features some of the top Ironmn athletes – including Lance Armstrong. Armstrong will be racing in this year’s Beauty and the Beast race to help raise $1 million for cancer. On behlf of the island of St. Croix in the United States Virgin Islands we are honored to have Armstrong and all the other amazing athletes particpating in this gorgeous setting.
The Beauty and the Beast 70.3 Ironman race has athletes swim 1.24 miles through the crystal clear water then hop on their bikes and ride 56 miles through the St. Croix hills (complete with a 600-foot climb) and finishes off with 13.1 mile run.
Congratulations to everyone running this. It’s an achievement that all athletes should be very proud of! For all those islanders and visitors though who are choosing not to run the race Chenay Bay’s on-site restaurant – Mahi’s – has Happy Hour specials all day long (noon to 5) with specials on drinks and food. As an added bonus the biking part of the competition will fly rights by the front of the resort. You’ll find us perched along the Chenay Bay beach with a Mango Sangria in hand thinking about training for this intense race “one day”
St. Croix has always had a love affair with rum – Cruzan rum has always been produced – churning out gallons upon gallons of their delicious rum the old fashioned way. With the addition of Captain Morgan bringing their rum distillery and visitor’s center to this United States Virgin Island visitors can get a well-rounded rum experience. Captain Morgan offers a state-of-the-art distillery and a visitor’s center with the history of their rum and rum on St. Croix – better yet it’s got it’s own Captain Morgan. Then those wanting to know more can see rum produced by the hands of Cruzan’s 55 employees who handle the oak barrels and take care of all the production.
Here’s a great article detailing the St. Croix Captain Morgan Rum Experience written by the St. Croix Lime: