The Palms at Pelican Cove – St. Croix, USVI

The Palms at Pelican Cove | 4126 La Grande Princesse | Christiansted, VI 00820 | 1-800-548-4460


The Palms at Pelican Cove’s 40 beach front guest rooms are clustered in two freestanding buildings designed with your comfort and privacy in mind. Each and every guest room has its own separate patio or balcony, complete with a sea breeze and infinite view of the sea or garden.


As a small St. Croix hotel with a family atmosphere, The Palms has so much to offer: their friendly and attentive staff, 24 hour guest assistance and security, long quiet stretch of white sandy beach, great snorkeling, large swimming pool, award-winning restaurant, lively bar, on site recreational activities like scuba lessons and yoga, tennis, and modern amenities including cable TV and wireless internet.



Designed for your total comfort and privacy, the hotel’s accommodations are situated in two freestanding buildings on the ocean’s edge. Each of their 40 large rooms have king or queen sized beds, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, cable TV, refrigerators, coffee-makers, double-sink vanities, and in-room safety deposit boxes.

Rooms will have either a private beachfront patio (ground floor) or private beachfront balcony (second floor).


Upon arriving at your room, guests of The Palms are greeted with the fragrance of freshly cut flowers, which the attentive housekeeping staff will place around your room each day, and a sweeping view of part of the 1400 feet of beach and the azure Caribbean Sea.

The hotel is pleased to offer a Welcome Gift of locally produced Cruzan Rum and Coke for arriving guests as well.  Simply bring the tent card in your room to the front desk to receive this amenity.

Click here for available room types at The Palms at Pelican Cove.



Whether you’re looking to lay in the sun and sip frozen cocktails or explore St. Croix’s more exotic and adventurous side, The Palms at Pelican Cove provides the amenities you want in your Caribbean vacation.


The Beach — the beach has its own page, it’s that nice! See it here.


The Restaurant —  the hotel has so much to say, they needed another page. See it here.


Expansive Pool – On St. Croix, the word “limin’” means “chilling out”. At The Palms, they know you’ll be doing your fair share of limin’ around their crystal clear fresh water pool, one of the largest on St. Croix. The water depth ranges from 3 feet to 9 feet. With so much room to spread out, you can claim a favorite spot for yourself — either steps from the beach or steps from the bar and restaurant. You can finally have that lounge chair with your name on it! Sun and shade provided at no additional charge.


Mahogany Bar – Relax at their beachside bar and enjoy the hotel’s extensive bar menu and specialty drinks, which are served until 10pm or later. The friendly bartender and staff will be happy to serve you at the pool, if you’d like. Read more about the bar.

Complimentary Snorkel Gear –  Complimentary snorkeling gear is available to guests of The Palms that are interested in exploring Long Reef, located just off the hotel’s beach. With adult supervision, kids may also enjoy using the mask and snorkel in shallow water or in the pool. Make sure you sign up at the front desk for a complimentary snorkel familiarization tour of Long Reef, just off the hotel’s beach.

Complimentary Guest Computer – Internet in the guest rooms is spotty at times and not guaranteed, so the hotel provides a computer with high-speed internet connection in the lobby that is available to guests at no charge.   Complimentary Wireless Internet is also available in the hotel’s lobby/reception, restaurant, bar and pool area.

Complimentary to Guests:

  • Snorkeling trips
  • Picture disk of your snorkeling trip
  • Internet use
  • Lobby Guest Computer
  • Tennis Equipment
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Hair Dryer/Irons, Ironing Boards

Book Exchange – Pack light! The hotel has a lending library with popular novels, guidebooks and maps. If you finish a book you brought with you, consider swapping it for another and leaving it for a future guest.

Tennis Court – A Klaycote tennis court is available for guests, along with complimentary racquets and tennis balls. Additional sports and recreation are described on the Hotel Recreation page.

The Palms Staff – The knowledgeable, friendly staff are happy to guide guests in selecting the best options for exploration beyond the hotel grounds. The Palms is centrally located so you have easy access to the historic and natural sites of St. Croix. St. Croix attractions and things to do can be found at St. Croix Recreation.



The Palms’ Beach is ideal for snorkeling and swimming.

The Palms at Pelican Cove received the very first internationally recognized Blue Flag in the U.S. Virgin Islands! On Dec 1, 2011 at 9am, environmental history was made in the U.S. Virgin Islands when the very first Blue Flag was raised on the beach at The Palms at Pelican Cove. The following month, readers of the Virgin Islands Daily news voted The Palms the “Best Beach Resort on St. Croix” for 2012.

A significant internationally recognized achievement, the flying of the Blue Flag symbolizes that a property offers the highest standards regarding water quality, safety, environmental management and education. The Blue Flag program became an international award in 1987 and has since spread across the globe. With the inclusion of the U.S. Virgin Islands, Blue Flag sites total 3,650 throughout Europe, South Africa, Brazil, Canada and the Caribbean.


Because the beach spans the entire length of The Palms’ property (around 1400′), you will have a beautiful beach and sea view from just about anywhere on the resort grounds. Never more than a few feet away, the long stretch of beach has plenty of room for you to take a leisurely walk, go for a jog, build a sandcastle with your kids, or let the sound of the waves lull you to sleep as you relax in a lounge chair.

No need to pack your own snorkel gear as The Palms has fins, snorkels, and masks in every size for guests to use. Our friendly staff is happy to lend these to you, help you find the right fit, and give you some tips on snorkeling the fringes of Long Reef; which is just a few yards off shore. Once you get the hang of it, consider signing up for a St. Croix Snorkeling excursion with S.C.U.B.A. or another tour operator. Please see our Hotel Recreation page for details on each of these beach activities at The Palms:

  • Guided snorkel tours of our reef, often led by the hotel’s own Chuck Fischer. See our scrapbook for photos.
  • Scuba lessons / certification right here in our pool. (available through local SCUBA operators)
  • Yoga classes and meditation take place on the beach regularly. No experience necessary.
  • Additional amenities at The Palms are listed on our amenities page.



The Palms Restaurant is a favorite St. Croix dining spot! 

The natural setting of The Palms Restaurant underscores the award winning flavors coming from the kitchen. The atmosphere can be dressed up or down; dining may be available al fresco by the sea in our open-air beach side pavilion or in the semi-formal Mahogany Dining Room. The Palms Restaurant is a favorite among locals and has very reasonable prices.  Locals aren’t partial to “resort” prices for dining, and because The Palms’ prices are favorable, there tends to be a lively and diverse locals patronage.

Seven days a week from 7:30 a.m. until 10 p.m., your meals are served just feet from the shoreline, at the bar, or delivered to your room.

Breakfast — Served 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. daily
Home-style American breakfast featuring a selection of griddle, continental and egg dishes.

Lunch — Served 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily
Lunch at The Palms is served beachside and may include specialty sandwiches and soups, mixed salads, finger foods, and traditional favorites such as burgers, pasta, quesadillas and fish & chips.

Dinner — Served from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The hotel’s chefs know how to balance a menu with a combination of Caribbean inspired gourmet dishes and all-American favorites like a good ole’ char-broiled ribeye steak, for which The Palms has been voted “Best Steak on St. Croix”. The dinner menu is complete with daily specials, but you can always rely on a locally caught and prepared fresh fish, a selection of beef, pork, chicken, and pasta dishes, all seasoned with locally grown produce and spices. Start your meal with our freshly prepared soups, salads and appetizers, finish it with our homemade desserts, and you have an evening to remember.

Sunday a la carte Brunch — Served 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sundays
All your brunch favorites served in a picturesque beachside setting, often with live music.


Mahogany Bar — Bar Foods from Lunch Menu starting 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. Happy Hour 4-7 p.m.
The Mahogany Bar offers outdoor and indoor seating areas with cozy couches and good conversation, and a casual bar menu including buffalo wings, burger and fries and our specialty pizza, a local favorite.

The Palms Restaurant is consistently voted “The Best of the Best” by the readers of the Virgin Islands Daily News and has recently been awarded “Best Beach Resort” “Best Wedding Services” “Best Reggae, Latin, Calypso, and Steel Pan Venue and Carnival Night”, along with “Best Wait Staff – restaurant – Best Frozen Drinks, and Best Sunday Brunch” for 2015.  Recent awards were 1st and 3rd place for appetizers and homemade soups at A Taste of St Croix annual food event.

Wine and Specialty Drinks
The Palms has an expansive wine list from which you can enjoy anything from Barefoot Merlot to Veuve Clicquot Champagne. Specialty drinks such as passion fruit daiquiris and mojitos are made by one of the island’s best bartenders. The Palms’ restaurant and bar is a favorite local hotspot!

Live Music


On many weekend nights, The Palms features special entertainment, see our Weekly Events page.



Weddings are only one memorable event in your lifetime. What about all the others? Some of St. Croix’s largest fundraising events, as well as some of the most intimate gatherings, take place at The Palms. In fact, just this year alone we have been the venue of choice for such prestigious island events as St. Croix Environmental Association’s annual Masquerade Ball, cable station Tempo’s VIP party, real estate conferences, corporate luncheons, government functions, engagement dinners, rehearsal dinners, class reunions, vow renewals, graduation celebrations, proms, and more.


The outdoor restaurant, bar and pool deck spill right onto the sandy beach. The perfectly located bandstand can showcase St. Croix’s local music scene as you’d like it – a DJ and your favorite songs, the tropical sounds of live steel pan drums, classic jazz, Caribbean reggae, salsa, or even a classical music ensemble. We can create a fantastic buffet-style meal for your group, or we can have a more formal sit-down meal, both with professional and friendly wait service.


Every detail for your special event is handled personally by Julie, General Manager, and her Assistant Manager, Marc. The Palms can accommodate up to 600 guests for events. With 40 beach front and garden view guest rooms, award-winning restaurant and chef, and poolside, beachside, or indoor seating options, our resort can be the perfect place for your next event.

Special Group Rates
The Palms at Pelican Cove is pleased to offer special rates for a block of rooms to accommodate your group or out-of-town guests. Please contact the hotel directly to begin planning your memorable trip and to get the party started!


Learn more about weddings at Pelican Cove Resort HERE.


Learn more about Business Travel and Meetings HERE.

Learn more about Family Vacations + Reunions HERE.



Gay friendly Palms at Pelican Cove has an array of packages available year round! For up-to-the-minute information click HERE.


Hotel Recreation at The Palms – Something for Everyone! 

If staying active is part of what makes your Caribbean vacation fun, you will find there is no loss for things to do at our hotel. In addition to their beautiful beach and long list of resort amenities, there is also:


Nightlife at the Palms – The Palms is proud to present a wide variety of live entertainment to their guests and St. Croix residents. There’s something fun for everyone almost every night of the week! See below for the current schedule.

Monday – Caribbean Night: Great buffet, Mocko Jumbies, Fire Dancers, live music from Tony Romano… $30 Adults and $15 for Kids 12 & under.  Dining and the fun begin at 6 pm and wrap up around 9 pm.  Please make reservations, as this can be a very popular Caribbean Night on St Croix.  800.548.4460.
Wednesday – Trivia Night 6 – 9 pm
Thursday – Mexican Night 6 – 9 pm
Friday – Surf & Turf Friday Nights 6 – 9 pm with Live Entertainment*
Saturday – Prime Rib and Buy one Bottle of Wine get another One ½ off with Live Entertainment*
Sunday – Sunday Brunch 11.30 am to 2.30 pm with Live Entertainment most Sundays*

* The Live Entertainment schedule varies Seasonally and Entertainers may alternate days occasionally.  You may wish to check ahead regarding Entertainment.  Reservations for Dinner and Sunday Brunch are always recommended.

Scuba Diving – Did you already know that St. Croix is home to some of the best scuba diving in the Caribbean? The best way to know if you like scuba diving is to try it! In collaboration with S.C.U.B.A., our preferred dive partner on St. Croix, guests at The Palms have the opportunity to “TRY-DIVE” with a free session. Depending on your comfort level, beginners can start in their fresh water pool or in the shallow ocean water. If you enjoy the lesson and want more, S.C.U.B.A. will apply your lesson as a credit toward the certification requirements to become an open-water diver. To read more about scuba diving on St. Croix, see the Top Ten Dive Sites on St. Croix.

Snorkeling on St. Croix – No need to pack your own snorkel gear when The Palms has fins, snorkels, and masks for guests to use. The hotel’s friendly staff are happy to lend these to you, help you find the right fit, and give you some tips on snorkeling the fringes of Long Reef; which is just a few yards off shore. Often they  may have a resort staff member available to lead interested resort guests on a complimentary guided snorkel tour of our reef. Once you get the hang of it, consider signing up for a St. Croix Snorkeling excursion with S.C.U.B.A. or another tour operator.  Check with our front desk for more information.

Tennis – A Klaycote tennis court is available for hotel guests. Complimentary tennis racquets and tennis balls can be requested at the front desk.

Turtle Watch (seasonal) – Each spring, the endangered giant leatherback, the small green turtle, and the distinctive hawksbill turtles emerge from the sea, scoop out the sand, and lay their eggs. In the months that follow, thousands of two-inch turtles make a mad dash to the sea. During summer months, guests can participate in periodic nighttime turtle watches, sponsored by the St. Croix Environmental Association. This activity is based on space availability and, of course, depends on the turtles!

Complimentary Guest Computer – Internet in the guest rooms is spotty at times and not guaranteed, so the hotel provides a computer with high-speed internet connection in the lobby that is available to guests at no charge.   Complimentary Wireless Internet is also available in the hotel’s lobby/reception, restaurant, bar and pool area.

For everything St. Croix has to offer outside of the hotel, please see our St. Croix Recreation page.


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